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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!


@FindingMyJoy wrote:

 

Working from home, is that a good thing for you?  I can work one day from home and I love it. Just avoiding all the traffic in the morning and evening is a dream. Plus the fact, I dont have to jump out of bed as early. I would love to wfh all week - I think.  Or at least have the option of days as I chose.

 

 

 


I started with 1 day too! Then mgmt needed to make room for new people and I was asked to cube share. I was in office 2 days a week then finally they wanted THAT cube too so I'm full time at home. My commute each day was a little over an hour so I don't miss that drive or getting up earlier to get dressed up to go. I know I won't miss the drive at all during winter! I honestly didn't think I would want to do full time, I hadn't asked for it...but so far, I like it! I don't miss the office drama/politics. I chat with coworkers alot on our office communicator program so I stay connected that way.

 


 

It is a nice option to have. It is the traffic that gets me too as well as having to be in the office most of the day. I would love the option of working from home when I chose.  Some days I just dont feel like going in and other days I just dont feel like staying home.  I am still grateful for what I have and the option of wfh even one day a week.  And, yes, I cant stand the office politics either.  Nice that you are able to do it.  

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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!


@just bee wrote:

@FindingMyJoy wrote:

 

Could anyone here squeeze their belongings into an RV and still live in it?


@FindingMyJoy

 

In a word... no!


 

LOL, me either.  BUT, I would love the simplicity of it. And to be so mobile as to pick another place to live for awhile is intriguing to me.  However, I will never get there and my 4 legged lovelies would revolt.

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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!

Sorry for all of the posts, Everyone.  This will be my last one.

 

So, in the spirit of using things up, I finally put my body scrubs in the tub so I can begin to use them. I have 3.5 of them that I keep staring at and either I am going to use them or toss them.  They have been around too long now. Well, I used one and realized why I stopped using them. One, you need more time in the morning but two, they make the bathtub so slippery. Yikes. I had to be very careful after that. It is time to get these things out of my collection.

 

The good news is I opened my last bar of soap this morning and was going to start searching for a new shower gel. It is thrilling to be able to buy something new, I have been holding off. However, Geezerette, mentioned using her Wen cleansing conditioner as a facial cleanser and now I think I may try mine as a body cleanser.  It is the tea tree one so I am not sure if that will be pleasant but doesnt hurt to try and a good way to use something I thought was going to eventually get tossed. 

 

Alright, I hope everyone has a nice day. 

 

Just Bee, I hope your husband is hanging in there.

 

 

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@aprilskies wrote:

Sorry for all of the posts, Everyone.  This will be my last one.

 

So, in the spirit of using things up, I finally put my body scrubs in the tub so I can begin to use them. I have 3.5 of them that I keep staring at and either I am going to use them or toss them.  They have been around too long now. Well, I used one and realized why I stopped using them. One, you need more time in the morning but two, they make the bathtub so slippery. Yikes. I had to be very careful after that. It is time to get these things out of my collection.

 

The good news is I opened my last bar of soap this morning and was going to start searching for a new shower gel. It is thrilling to be able to buy something new, I have been holding off. However, Geezerette, mentioned using her Wen cleansing conditioner as a facial cleanser and now I think I may try mine as a body cleanser.  It is the tea tree one so I am not sure if that will be pleasant but doesnt hurt to try and a good way to use something I thought was going to eventually get tossed. 

 

Alright, I hope everyone has a nice day. 

 

Just Bee, I hope your husband is hanging in there.

 

 


@aprilskies

 

I've given up products that make the shower slippery or clog the drain.  I finally bought those Salux towels and I can't imagine how I showered without them.  Getting good results with all those B&BW shower gels I thought I couldn't use.

 

As for Better-half, he and his brother are emptying the house and just about everything will be donated.  The area is lovely but the people up there are grating on his nerves.  I suspect he's getting more misanthropic.  All this time I thought he just hated New Mexico.

 

He'll be on an even bigger anti-stuff rampage when he gets back.  Maybe I should hide things in a storage unit before his return...

 

And I still don't know what to eat.  Why doesn't pizza sound good anymore?

 

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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!


@just bee wrote:

@aprilskies wrote:

 

 


@aprilskies

 

I've given up products that make the shower slippery or clog the drain.  I finally bought those Salux towels and I can't imagine how I showered without them.  Getting good results with all those B&BW shower gels I thought I couldn't use.

 

As for Better-half, he and his brother are emptying the house and just about everything will be donated.  The area is lovely but the people up there are grating on his nerves.  I suspect he's getting more misanthropic.  All this time I thought he just hated New Mexico.

 

He'll be on an even bigger anti-stuff rampage when he gets back.  Maybe I should hide things in a storage unit before his return...

 

And I still don't know what to eat.  Why doesn't pizza sound good anymore?

 

P.S. Apology not accepted.  Never apologize for posting!  We always enjoy hearing from you.


 

I love the salux towels. I can't shower without them and they wash up nice and dry instantly. Love them. 

 

At least most things will be donated which takes a lot of pressure off. You better hide things in the basement.  Do you have basements in New Mexico? At the very least into the second bedroom and lock the door before your DH gets back.  Are they almost done?

 

I think you need your chef back.  Sounds like he kept eating interesting.   Everything tastes better when someone else makes it.  Why is that?

 

 

 

 

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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!


@aprilskies wrote:

@just bee wrote:

@aprilskies wrote:

 

 


@aprilskies

 

I've given up products that make the shower slippery or clog the drain.  I finally bought those Salux towels and I can't imagine how I showered without them.  Getting good results with all those B&BW shower gels I thought I couldn't use.

 

As for Better-half, he and his brother are emptying the house and just about everything will be donated.  The area is lovely but the people up there are grating on his nerves.  I suspect he's getting more misanthropic.  All this time I thought he just hated New Mexico.

 

He'll be on an even bigger anti-stuff rampage when he gets back.  Maybe I should hide things in a storage unit before his return...

 

And I still don't know what to eat.  Why doesn't pizza sound good anymore?

 

P.S. Apology not accepted.  Never apologize for posting!  We always enjoy hearing from you.


 

I love the salux towels. I can't shower without them and they wash up nice and dry instantly. Love them. 

 

At least most things will be donated which takes a lot of pressure off. You better hide things in the basement.  Do you have basements in New Mexico? At the very least into the second bedroom and lock the door before your DH gets back.  Are they almost done?

 

I think you need your chef back.  Sounds like he kept eating interesting.   Everything tastes better when someone else makes it.  Why is that?

 

 

 

 


@aprilskies

 

Up early this morning because the world's greatest dog was barking at 3 AM.  He's not a barker so I knew I had to investigate.  We had coyotes in our cul-de-sac.

 

I'm down to peanut butter and frozen burritos right now.  This means I have to go to the store.  I do need a chef and I think Better-half is missing his kitchen.  He realized when he got to his mother's house that someone had taken the toaster and skillets.  He and his brother haven't been eating well -- just grabbing something quick when they can.  I had to email him restaurant options so he didn't end up at chains or eating fast food.  Sounds like he's eating salads, too.

 

As for basements, some houses here have them but most don't.  I already have a storage room.  No, it's time to address the possessions.

 

He seems to have an issue with my mugs.  Since he has given up caffeine he's not drinking tea or coffee.  There's only one person in the house who drinks tea, he says, so why does that person need 40 mugs?

 

I'm fond of my mugs.  Which reminds me -- I need another mug of tea.

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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!


@just bee wrote:

So Better-half is still addressing his mother's estate issues and I have been in control of all my food.  I can't tell you how boring my menu has been.

 

Last week it was mostly fruit, salads and tuna sandwiches.  Had a Tony Soprano moment: I felt like I had a _______ albacore around my neck.  Or I was turning into a fish.  Tried to do a taste test: Kirkland albacore versus Wild Planet.  First of all, Kirkland has a 7-ounce can while Wild Planet offers 5 ounces.  I was going to compare these to canned salmon but, as I said, I was getting a little burned out on fish.  The stack of sardines in the cupboard is now not an option.

 

And I'm getting tired of lettuce.  Or should I say greens?  I don't even know what kind of greens I had yesterday.  Just a big bowl of different shaped leaves.  I think there was mizuna in there.

 

I have the opportunity to eat anything I want and I can't seem to figure out what that is.

 

What would you eat if you didn't have to think about anyone else?


Uh, I did exactly that last week and ended up having a medium cookie dough blizzard for dinner, followed by a hard-boiled egg for something healthy. 😳😫

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Thanks... I needed that!

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Ok...you all pushed me over the edge! I have seen great reviews for salux cloths for years and have debated about buying. I saw the love mentioned here and oh yeah I checked out some more reviews and then went online to buy some!! LOL

 

I also don't like how the shower gets super slippery from regular scrubs and the buildup in the drains definitely slows down draining when I use them a lot. I'm looking forward to trying something new!! I'm ok with the purchase due to it sounds like these things can last a long time and they are reuseable/washable vs a scrub that's one time use! Is it sad that it took me a lot of debating about what color to try? I finally decided to get a 3 pack of a mix of colors then....I saw they have a "new" version? Bought 1 of them to try too.

 

Since it's a cloth, it doesn't break any of my August goals Smiley Wink

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Re: ComPact 2017 – Auspicious August!


@just bee wrote:

@aprilskies wrote:

@just bee wrote:

@aprilskies wrote:

 

 


@aprilskies

 

I've given up products that make the shower slippery or clog the drain.  I finally bought those Salux towels and I can't imagine how I showered without them.  Getting good results with all those B&BW shower gels I thought I couldn't use.

 

As for Better-half, he and his brother are emptying the house and just about everything will be donated.  The area is lovely but the people up there are grating on his nerves.  I suspect he's getting more misanthropic.  All this time I thought he just hated New Mexico.

 

He'll be on an even bigger anti-stuff rampage when he gets back.  Maybe I should hide things in a storage unit before his return...

 

And I still don't know what to eat.  Why doesn't pizza sound good anymore?

 

P.S. Apology not accepted.  Never apologize for posting!  We always enjoy hearing from you.


 

I love the salux towels. I can't shower without them and they wash up nice and dry instantly. Love them. 

 

At least most things will be donated which takes a lot of pressure off. You better hide things in the basement.  Do you have basements in New Mexico? At the very least into the second bedroom and lock the door before your DH gets back.  Are they almost done?

 

I think you need your chef back.  Sounds like he kept eating interesting.   Everything tastes better when someone else makes it.  Why is that?

 

 

 

 


@aprilskies

 

Up early this morning because the world's greatest dog was barking at 3 AM.  He's not a barker so I knew I had to investigate.  We had coyotes in our cul-de-sac.

 

I'm down to peanut butter and frozen burritos right now.  This means I have to go to the store.  I do need a chef and I think Better-half is missing his kitchen.  He realized when he got to his mother's house that someone had taken the toaster and skillets.  He and his brother haven't been eating well -- just grabbing something quick when they can.  I had to email him restaurant options so he didn't end up at chains or eating fast food.  Sounds like he's eating salads, too.

 

As for basements, some houses here have them but most don't.  I already have a storage room.  No, it's time to address the possessions.

 

He seems to have an issue with my mugs.  Since he has given up caffeine he's not drinking tea or coffee.  There's only one person in the house who drinks tea, he says, so why does that person need 40 mugs?

 

I'm fond of my mugs.  Which reminds me -- I need another mug of tea.


 

Coyotes??!! Is it common to see them? The craziest thing we see in our neighborhood are some albino squirrels. LOL

 

I have an issue with mugs too. They accumulate really quickly - random gifts or souvenirs. I no longer have a matching set of any mugs. It's an odd variety of colors and sizes.