Music boxes (oldies, new ones, unique ones)
Souvenir cups from states . . . and other interesting ones
Elephants (the ceremic or stuffed variety! Although I must confess to a hankering for a PINK one. Sigh.)
Or should I say, lots of animals . . .
And then . . . I love and collect . . .
Plants (what's to say: I love 'em all! Poor hubby in the spring time! I'm way too tempted.)
Books (Son One and I vie for flea market, yard sale, and library sale books)
Dirt on my car ( Shamed confession here)
Raise your hand if you LOVE to dust. Ha. I didn't see any hands. Here's a couple of things that will help keep dust at a minimum:
- Because dampness serves as a breeding ground for mold, mildew, insects & bacteria, try to keep the humidity level between 30% - 50%.
- Make sure your attic and crawl space is ventilated.
- Dust, vaccuum, and clean often. Pay attention to carpets, draperies, and bedding.
- Maintain air conditioning and heating systems.
- Use kitchen and bathroom vents to remove contaminants and moisture.
- Clean evaporation trays in dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and under refrigerators.
Want to answer a few questions? Let me know . . . I'll use your answers on a blog next week.
- If you had it to do over, would you NOT have any children? (Be honest, now!)
- What is your most precious memory of being a mother in relationship to your children? Please be specific.
- Which is hardest: mothering girls or boys? Or if you have only one child, or one or the other, what is the hardest thing about mothering for you?
5% of men admit they snore. Till next week . . .
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh