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    Kids went to thier Nana's today, husband off to a farm extension workshop. I thought "Oh boy, I'm going to get a lot of sewing done!"

    Then I thought, well, I better do some housework before I sew. I'm going to put in a load of laundry and do the dishes first. As I was doing the dishes, I heard a huge "THUMP!" from the laundry room (okay, the laundry nook/utility space, we don't have a real room). The huge 90-load jug of laundry soap, which had been sitting on the dryer, fell off from the shaking when the washer hit the spin cycle. Laundry soap poured out on my floor.

    So I hurried and picked up the jug and scooped as much as I could off the floor by hand. THen I finished the dishes and got out the mop. I mopped and mopped, rinsed the mop out, mopped some more. I had a bucket full of very very soapy water, and I thought, well, hate to waste it, guess I'll wash the pickup.

    Washed my husband's very muddy pickup (we had a good rain a couple of days ago). Brought in laundry off the line, while I was outside. (Did I mention it is HOT out there already?) One more pass of the mop to try and get the soap off my floor.

    Now I have time to sew, and I feel like I RICHLY deserve it, but I'm too tired and all I want to do is sit here with a coke and read the message boards.

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    Sounds a lot like my day every day. Always think I'm going to get to sew: but by the time I get there I'm too tired.

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    Sounds like the problem I had when I mistakenly used dish washing soap in my dish washer! Noticed the problem when I saw my Molly cat sitting in front of it, looking first left then right. Then I saw the bubbles come out both sides. Mama, never thought I'd get all the soap & suds out!!

    I couldn't but I wonder if you would have had quicker clean-up using dry paper towels or cloth towels? Both could have been re-used for the next soapy cleaning job. ??

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    Yeah, after I was done I did think I should have cleaned up the bulk of the liquid soap with a towel, and then I wouldn't have had all that soap in the water and the mop to deal with, but at the time I wasn't thinking of efficiency so much as I was thinking of how to get this awful slimy puddle of soap out from in front of the door that is the most used in the house.

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    What can I say? I feel your pain??! :roll:

    I find that when I'm really aggravated, my sense of proportion and sensibility goes out the window, usually because I'm blaming myself for some idiotic move I made. NOT that you did anything wrong!!

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    [The huge 90-load jug of laundry soap, which had been sitting on the dryer, fell off from the shaking when the washer hit the spin cycle. Laundry soap poured out on my floor.
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    We MUST be related somewhere down the line!!!
    ;-) ;-)

    Those type of things ALWAYS happen to me! :?

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    I bet your floor is VERY clean, lol!

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    Ahh but what valuable lesson have we all learned from your experience?

    Sew first! Clean later. Life is short, eat dessert first! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    Kids went to thier Nana's today, husband off to a farm extension workshop. I thought "Oh boy, I'm going to get a lot of sewing done!"

    Then I thought, well, I better do some housework before I sew. I'm going to put in a load of laundry and do the dishes first. As I was doing the dishes, I heard a huge "THUMP!" from the laundry room (okay, the laundry nook/utility space, we don't have a real room). The huge 90-load jug of laundry soap, which had been sitting on the dryer, fell off from the shaking when the washer hit the spin cycle. Laundry soap poured out on my floor.

    So I hurried and picked up the jug and scooped as much as I could off the floor by hand. THen I finished the dishes and got out the mop. I mopped and mopped, rinsed the mop out, mopped some more. I had a bucket full of very very soapy water, and I thought, well, hate to waste it, guess I'll wash the pickup.

    Washed my husband's very muddy pickup (we had a good rain a couple of days ago). Brought in laundry off the line, while I was outside. (Did I mention it is HOT out there already?) One more pass of the mop to try and get the soap off my floor.

    Now I have time to sew, and I feel like I RICHLY deserve it, but I'm too tired and all I want to do is sit here with a coke and read the message boards.
    :lol: :lol: Well at least now you can rest and enjoy yourself! :XD: :thumbup:

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    do you just love how easily it is to get distracted? I always think "I'll do this one thing and then go sew". Well, it turns into a chain as I accomplish one thing and see another thing to fix and while fixing that I see something else and pretty soon my day is done.

    I think the trick is to ignore those things to fix. They will be there later. Example: throw a towel over the soap. Go have fun. Later you can throw the towel in the wash and then clean up.

    I suffer from depression and one of the biggest problems for me is feeling overwhelmed. I had a psychiatrist tell me once to make sure I do the fun stuff FIRST. Because if I don't I'll never get to the fun stuff. I have been doing this for years. And it really does work. Yes, my house isn't spotless but I'm a happier person than I used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I bet your floor is VERY clean, lol!
    Yeah, and it was pretty filthy before. :oops:

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    mzsooz - well, most of the time I think I am TOO good at ignoring the things that need fixed.

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    That is how the last 4 weeks have gone for me! I am bound and determined to get up in the sewing room today!(or tommrow, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    mzsooz - well, most of the time I think I am TOO good at ignoring the things that need fixed.
    Ha! I feel the same way! I want to get some sewing done, but I think about all the other things I "should" be doing (cleaning, dishes, laundry, etc).....so I decide it all seems like to much work and I sit on the board all day!! :lol: :lol:

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    Been there so many times!!! Take a break, then go do some sewing!!! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Ahh but what valuable lesson have we all learned from your experience?

    Sew first! Clean later. Life is short, eat dessert first! :lol: :lol:
    I SOOOOOOO agree with you!! lol :D

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    I can understand being too tired to sew - sewing in the morning works well.

    I'd suggest taking care of that rocking washer - it's not good for the washer to be moving so much on spin. Simple shims underneath will work wonders.

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    I totally understand...I've been there SO many times. I want to sew so bad, but I can't block out all the other things I should be doing!

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    My policy is sew first and housework later.

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    WOW!!! Talk about Murphy's Law!!! You poor thing! :-(

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    You deserve a rest and a cool coke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Ahh but what valuable lesson have we all learned from your experience?

    Sew first! Clean later. Life is short, eat dessert first! :lol: :lol:
    YESS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I love it! Sewing first should always be the first choice. Why do we have to feel guilty when we sew? Do men decide to clean out the garage before going hunting or fishing? Do they feel they must mow the yard before going to work out? NO! They always do their fun stuff first and the honey dos later. I think we should accept that they have shown us the example we are to use! :)

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