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Huma Rashid
09 December 2012 @ 09:09 pm
Talking is soliloquy; conversationalists, on the other hand, are equal to their partners.

"Symposium" - "mutual engagement of the minds;" human beings in a state of being connected.

Talkers want to sell us something: a pathology, a polemic, real estate. Talkers love cell phones, texts, tweeting because these are the media of assertion. They feel there is a right and wrong way to get through the hurried minutes. The talker is a perpetual adolescent. Talkers assert themselves without evident curiosity: they talk from habit. ("I can't believe she wore those pants - she's so fat." He imagined that the listener was dead.)

This was really interesting - this dichotomy of the talker and conversationalist, laid out in a couple pages. I'm definitely a bit of a talker. I want to be more of a conversationalist. I think I've slowly been getting there, and I've been getting better at it, but I have a LOT of work left to do, obviously.

We can't predict when a conversation will start - who can predict a surprise?

The Greeks understood that life was a highly complicated layering of mysteries. They felt the here and now was a big deal. They knew divine help wasn't always going to be forthcoming in the immediate moment or immediate future. To them, the quality of human engagement MATTERED.

Rule 1 of Greek conversation is to sing the praises of your subject.

On love, Agathon says: Therefore, Phaedrus, I say of Love that he is the fairest adn best in himself, and the cause of what is fairest and best in all other things. And there comes into my mind a line of poetry n which he is said to be the god who Gives peace on earth and calms the stormy deep, Who stills the winds and bids the sufferer to sleep. This is he who empties men of disaffection and fills them with affection, who makes them to meet togehter at banquets such as these: in sacrifcies, feasts, dances, he is our lord - who sends courtesy adn sends away discourtesy, who gives kindness ever and never gives unkindness; the friend fo the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods; desired by those who have no part in him, and precious to those who have the better part in him; parent of delicacy, luxury, desire, fondness, softness, grace, regardful of the good, regardless of the evil: in every word, work, wish, fear-savior, pilot, comrade, helper, glory of gods and men, leader best and brightest: in whose footsteps let every man follow, sweetly singing in his honor and joining in that sweet strain with which love charms the souls of gods and men. Such is the speech, Pahedrus, half-playful, yet having a certain measure of seriousness, which, according to my ability, I dedicate to teh god.


OMG the chapter I just read in this book is SUCH PRETENTIOUS BULLSHIT. I just want to scream at these people in this 'modern symposia', NO ONE CARES YOU FUCKERS.

Samuel Johnson felt that conversation "is built from a mutual desire not to offend, and that it's based on the delivery of respective pleasure." Now I'm thinking of people I know who converse, and people I know who simply talk. Interesting.

The art of converation can be a kind of tom-foolery - a bit of having us on, but the feckless and adolescent business of demeaning your interlocutor is altogether forbidden. The example above (salesman, camel skins, etc) demonstrates that it's possible to confound your fellow conversant and still remain agreeable. (story about his mom and the bible salesman)


He writes really fucking stupid dialogue bits between his grandmother and her left hand, which she used to shake Nixon's hand or something. It's so fucking stupid. And then he talks about talking to yourself, which I do all the time, so whatever.

Stick to subjects of general interest and don't don't about yourself.

Conversation is actually kindness of disposition. It's better to speak with a stupid man, per Dr. Johnson, than to speak with a very intellectual one who guards his language.

These questions are really cute:

-- what is winter for?
-- What is the greatest thing about childhood? Old age?
-- if you're not a sailor or a scientist, what use are the stars?
-- why is music the mother of memory?
 
 
Huma Rashid
09 December 2012 @ 07:07 pm
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I was green at brth, then suddenly I turned gold as a dancing shoe. And this afternoon I am happy with the moon rising in the east and I feel I need nothing more. What a life I've had! What peculiar night blooming flowers are in my possession!
 
 
Huma Rashid
07 November 2012 @ 09:45 pm
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Where there is hatred, let me sow love
...Where there is darkness, let me bring light.


-- From the Prayer of St. Francis
 
 
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"When Buddhists Attack" is an excellent examination of the complex relationship between different forms of Buddhism, focusing on the more mainstream and accessible "Zen Buddhism" and martial arts.

Naturally, this is a rather esoteric subject, and one might expect that this book is geared toward an audience that is already at least somewhat familiar with the subjects of either Buddhism or martial arts. Not so. Mann and McCarthy do a wonderful job of laying a thick, solid foundation for his readers. The author explains his own connection to the topic, which is something I've always felt goes a long way in making an informative, nonfiction book engaging and accessible, adding a personal touch that readers can appreciate. He discusses the basics of Buddhism, and then the different forms it takes, from the conservative Buddhist forms to the more commercial, accessible and easily recognized Zen Buddhism (and how it differs from our common social perception of it, what with $19.99 Zen gardens with motorized fountains that you can buy at Target).

He delves deeper into his chosen subject, Zen Buddhism, and explains it in detail, including quotes and stories from its main texts and most revered practitioners, as well as his own experiences in Buddhist monasteries, studying, for example, the fine art of sitting. (I'm entirely serious, and not at all mocking him or the concept - the discussion on sitting was one of my favorite parts in the book because I never really appreciated just how much went into the simple act.)

And then the author delves into his thesis: the complex, intricate relationship between Zen and the martial arts. It's a thorough examination of the intersection of two seemingly contradictory ideologies, but upon reading the book, it becomes quite clear that they actually fit together in a seamless way that may seem counterintuitive at first glance.

When Buddhists Attack is an excellent examination of the relationship between one of the world's most popular ideologies, and martial arts. McCarthy and Mann have crafted an engaging, accessible, and yet still thoroughly scholarly work.
 
 
 
Huma Rashid
04 September 2012 @ 12:46 am
Recipes that can be doubled and either used for two weekly meals – one fresh, one leftover – are perfect for reducing the monthly grocery budget. Consider cooking larger meals on the weekends when you have more time; then freeze leftovers and use them on nights when you would otherwise stop and grab something from takeout, which is always a budget buster, or for when you’re tired and don’t feel like cooking.Read more at location 792

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below. 1. Chicken noodle 2. Chicken and rice 3. Vegetable Beef 4. Vegetable and rice 5. Vegetable and noodles 6. Taco soup (taco seasoning mix, vegetables, tomatoes, crushed tortilla shells) 7. Potato 8. Tomato 9. French OnionRead more at location 801

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Purchase whole chickens when they sink to $.99 a pound and bake; eat for a main meal one night, and save the leftover stock in pan and leftover chicken meat to create a rich chicken noodle or chicken and rice soup on another. Cheaper cuts of red meat work well in soups or with a marinade, since marinated meat will be softer to chew. An easy marinade for tougher cuts of meat consists of equal parts oil and vinegar along with any spices you might like: fresh garlic, rosemary, thyme, or steak seasoning packets.  Put in a freezer bag in the morning and let marinade all day in the fridge. Sauté in a pan and use to create fajitas, steak and rice, beef stroganoff or stir fry meals.Read more at location 817

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If you want to see a reduction in your monthly grocery bill, go meatless once or twice a week. Meat prices add up quickly, even when purchased on sale.Read more at location 822

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purchasing in-season produce will cut your fresh fruit and veggies tab by quite a lot of money, so you’ll be able to fill up on healthy munchies without busting your grocery budget. Check out our list of in-season fresh fruits and vegetables at the end of this book. Use it to help create an inexpensive but healthy menu based on fresh foods throughout the year. Remember, too, that items like berries can go from the grocery store to the freezer without losing a lot of their flavor. Also, if you enjoy a certain vegetable, such as green beans, that is only in-season during a certain time of the year, consider purchasing a larger batch, cooking, freezing and then using in a few months when beans are no longer in-season and cost twiceRead more at location 838

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head to the location and make a note of the products they’re offering and the price of each. Then compare these to the prices found at your local grocery store.Read more at location 850

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Determine how you will coupon – clip ahead or clip when needed. Subscribe to a newspaper that offers weekly Sunday inserts. Peruse the sites listed in this book to understand how each can be a valuable savings tool. Take stock of what is available in your home now, and create a list of the items you need to stockpile to makeRead more at location 868

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from one sales cycle to the next. Choose a store that offers the best coupon policies so you will see the highest savings, and, once you’ve put it all together, watch your grocery bill shrinkRead more at location 870

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January Broccoli Cauliflower Grapefruit Oranges Papaya February Broccoli Cauliflower Lemons Tangelos Oranges Grapefruit March BroccoliRead more at location 879

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Lettuce Mangoes Pineapple April Asparagus Broccoli Artichoke Zucchini Lettuce Mangoes Pineapple May Asparagus Broccoli Lettuce Okra Zucchini Cherries Pineapple June Lettuce Corn Cherries Cantaloupe Peaches Strawberries WatermelonRead more at location 889

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July Cucumbers Green Beans Corn Summer squash Tomatoes Watermelon Apricots Plums Peaches Raspberries Strawberries Blueberries Cantaloupe August Green Beans Lettuce Summer squash Corn Eggplant Kiwi Peaches Plums Berries (Blue, Straw, Rasp) Tomatoes Watermelon CantaloupeRead more at location 906

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September Eggplant Lettuce Spinach Pumpkin Apples Grapes Pomegranate Tomatoes October Broccoli Pumpkin Spinach Sweet Potatoes Winter squash Cranberries Grapes Apples November Broccoli Spinach Winter Squash Cranberries Oranges Pears Pomegranate TangerinesRead more at location 924

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December Broccoli Cauliflower Mushrooms Sweet potatoes Cranberries Papayas Pears Tangelos Tangerines OrangesRead more at location 942

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Huma Rashid
04 September 2012 @ 12:45 am
searching for and printing coupons found on the Internet comes in at a close second. ImpulseRead more at location 409

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The two major companies offering weekly newspaper inserts, Red Plum and Smart Source, offer manufacturer coupons through online databases found on their websites (redplum.com and smartsource.com). Users can search for specific coupons by desired category, such as food or beauty, or can conduct a general search that will pull up all deals listed.Read more at location 413

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2011, coupons.com offers a large database of coupons from a vast number of companies, like General Mills, Kmart, Kroger and Clorox. Users can search a specific type of product or all products, check the coupons to print and then print all coupons at the end of the session. Read more at location 416

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Retailmenot.com includes a fantastic Internet browser tool that alerts users to coupons and savings available from the website on which they are searching. Download the add-on, and when you hop onto a website, such as Amazon, the tool will tell you the codes and deals available from that site. This is a must-have for those who shop the Internet on a regular basis.Read more at location 423

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Tjoos.com, pronounced ‘choose’, boasts one million coupons and 10,000 exclusives, making it a great site to frequent before making a purchase.Read more at location 427

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Most stores offer printable online coupons as well. For instance, Target typically has a large database of grocery coupons available from both manufacturers and the store. Go to Target.com and look for the coupon tab by the navigation menu. These coupons can be printed and used at Target. If your grocery store accepts competitor’s coupons, they can also be redeemed at your local market.Read more at location 430

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Two free for use sites have become very popular within the last few years: CouponMom (couponmom.com) and Southern Savers (southernsavers.com). These sites offer users the ability to check off the items desired and, at the end, to create a weekly grocery list by printing the checked products only. Each site combines coupons found in the major newspaper inserts, store coupons and printable coupons found on a variety of websites, such as coupons.com. Drugstore deals found at places like CVS and Walgreens are also listed, since those who master grocery market couponing often move on to playing the drugstore rewards games in an effort to obtain free products like shampoo and toothpaste. Read more at location 469

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Coupon Sherpa, another coupon lover’s site that offers a large database of printable coupons, developed a mobile app that allows users to locate coupons while on the go. These coupons can then be redeemed at the store through either inputting a numeric code or scanning the phone at the checkout line. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android 2.1 and up and it is absolutely free, making it a coupon user’s dream. Users can search by the product or store name and set favorites so only certain store deals appear. The CouponsRead more at location 527

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GroceryIQ This app, designed for both iPhone and Android, was touted as one of the five hottest iPhone apps available. Users can create a grocery list, customize categories to organize how you navigate the grocery store aisles and enter product quantity and price. In addition, users can choose a category to locate a related coupon. Find additional coupons in the coupon gallery, which holds over a hundred coupons from popular brands. All of this, and it’s free!Read more at location 542

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you must stick to your plan for at least four to six weeks. True savings won’t be reflected until you’ve put in enough time to build a stockpile of food in your cabinets;Read more at location 560

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To complete a quick menu plan, first take stock of what is available in your home – cabinets, freezer, and pantry – and then create a grocery list of items on sale. Next, considering what you have in the house and what you will purchase at the store, find recipes on sites such as allrecipes.com or foodnetwork.com that use the ingredients you have on hand.Read more at location 780

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Create the menu on a sheet of paper separate from your grocery list, but take the menu to the supermarket when you shop, to ensure you pick up everything needed for the meals listed. Then, once home from the store, hang the menu on the refrigerator for quick reference. Check the menu each evening to see what meats need to be thawed or what preparations might be required for dinner the next day.Read more at location 787

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If a coupon policy is not available, ask the customer service department specific questions to learn how much you might save. You’ll want to know the following: Does the store allow stacking? What amount does the store redeem for each coupon you use – face value, double or triple? If a coupon can double or triple, up to what amount can it do so? Some stores will allow doubling of a coupon up to $1.00; others, up to $.50. Is there a limit to the number of products you can purchase with coupons? Some stores will only allow you to buy one or two of the same product if you have a coupon for each.Read more at location 177

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The key to really seeing the savings on your receipt is to shop when the item is on sale AND you have a coupon.Read more at location 187

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studies that show that nearly seventy percent of all purchases made at the grocery store are unplanned impulse buys. Seventy percent! Imagine the money you could save by cutting these impulse buys to nothing and sticking to what is printed on your grocery list. You can, and should, stop buying unplanned items.Read more at location 197

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Prior to making a stop at the store, do three things: · Check to see what is on sale · Clip coupons to accompany the sale items, and · Create a grocery listRead more at location 203

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Two popular sites that track the sales cycle and find accompanying coupons are southernsavers.com for those living in the southern United States and couponmom.com for those living all over the country. Another popular site, thegrocerygame.com, offers the same type of service for a small fee. Shoppers can use these websites  to create a grocery list that consists only of those items that have hit their lowest price, find and clip the matching coupons for each product and head to the supermarket to grocery shop, saving an enormous amount of time prior to the trip AND money at the end.Read more at location 255

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Toothpaste, soap, paper products, toothbrushes, shampoo, canned foods, certain sauces, spaghetti sauce and frozen vegetables can be kept for fairly long periods of time. Anything with an expiration date six months or so into the future, or products with none at all, will hold up well inRead more at location 291

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Marshmallows, pie crusts, hamsRead more at location 307

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and other food go on sale in November for celebration of turkey day. Consider the Christmas holiday menu and buy what you need for it during the November sales. Sugar, flour and other baking items also hit low prices during this time of the year. Stock up for the holidays, but consider what you might need for the next three, six or nine months. Other products areRead more at location 307

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The first thing you want to do is take inventory of what you already have on hand.Read more at location 317

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Next, make a list of the items you use the most around the house. Consider not only foods in the pantry, like soups, pasta sauces and beans, but also frozen foods, such as ice cream and meats; toiletries, such as shaving cream and hand soap; and cleaning supplies, like toilet bowl cleaner and laundry detergent.Read more at location 323

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Now go through the list and estimate how often in an eight to twelve week period you might use each product or item listed and how many, if any, you have on hand.Read more at location 325

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One of the best places to find coupons is the place in which they have been found for years: the newspaper that’s delivered to your door every Sunday morning.Read more at location 349

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Typically, one time per week each store in your area will print a weekly sales flyer to showcase the products on special that week. Some stores will also print additional coupons in these sales flyers; coupons that are not found in the Sunday paper or online.Read more at location 370

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Huma Rashid
04 September 2012 @ 12:42 am
God is not a God of disorder.Read more at location 727

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Our first responsibility is our home, not for the sake of the house but for the sake of ourselves and our families.Read more at location 734

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You have only a limited amount of time and energy. Spend it where it will help accomplish your goals. Read more at location 741

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A goal must be specific in order to be meaningful or useful. Just to say, "I don't want to live this way anymore" is not enough. Read more at location 744

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"I see myself being able to have friends over anytime without three days' work."Read more at location 745

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If you are visually inspired: Get a picture out of a magazine. Use it as your inspiration. Read more at location 756

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4. If you are very verbal: In a journal, write about your dreams and goals daily. Read more at location 759

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If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. Read more at location 768

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It's true, there might be some use for them, but no one has appointed me keeper of everything that might have some value. That is too big a burden to bear.Read more at location 803

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Things control us and our lives. We begin to make adjustments in our way of life to accommodate all the "stuff" we have.Read more at location 813

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Don't start out too fast. You will not be able to accomplish the method in a single day.Read more at location 861

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Think of this as a marathon as opposed to a sprint.Read more at location 862

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Try to work for at least an hour each stint.Read more at location 865

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I also advise that you leave the kitchen until last. Kitchens aren't for rookies! Read more at location 867

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I sometimes came to a place I felt I just couldn't tackle. To get around this obstacle, I did two things: (1) 1 took an extra day off, and (2) 1 decided to reward myself with something extra special when I finished the "big bad job." Read more at location 867

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we can ritualize their passing.Read more at location 872

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As you move from one spot to another around the room, take with you three boxes: a giveaway box, a throwaway box, and a put-elsewhere box. Open the first drawer. Read more at location 877

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Have different centers for your items. You can have the photo center, the sewing center, the craft center, the music center, the art center, the baking center, the mailing center, the repair center, etc. Group together all things that relate to that center. Even CDs, DVDs, videotapes, and cassettes can be organized this way. Read more at location 915

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Containers are more boundaries. Don't just lay your belongings on a shelf; they will get away.Read more at location 943

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you cannot use the Flipper successfully until you have Mount Vernonized your home. Read more at location 1005

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photo album that has plastic sleeves arranged in a staggered series and attached to a larger, heavier sheet of card stock.Read more at location 1008

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You should have enough cards for four weeks-plus a few more for other things. Read more at location 1012

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decide what you want to do daily.Read more at location 1013

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Each daily card stands at the beginning of eachweek.Read more at location 1013

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Fill in three or so daily activities for yourself and at least one for every member of your household on your daily list. Consider what needs doing in relation to the dishes, kitchen, mail, meals, maybe bathroom and laundry, on a daily basis. Read more at location 1016

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List one cleaning (do a load ofwash, vacuum the living room rug) or organizing activity (pay bills, straighten room) per person on each day-of-the-week card. Read more at location 1020

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If each member in a family offour does one day-of-the-week job over four weeks, that adds up to 112 jobs done! That's impressive.Read more at location 1023

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She makes up two weeks of menus, goes through them, then starts again at the beginning for the next two weeks.Read more at location 1049

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the reason Cleanies show you around the house is because they consider the house an art form, and they work at each part of their homes in the same way in which an artist paints different areas of canvas. As you work on the house, think that there might be a time when you will want to show people around your house with pride or at least take them to the bedroom closet to show them a new dress you have bought with the confidenceRead more at location 1324

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I divided my clothes into four groups: slacks, blouses, two-piece outfits, and dresses. In each group I arranged the clothes from light to dark like an artist's palette. This did wonders. Previously, I could not tell whether the pair of slacks I was looking for was out of the closet or lost under something in the closet. Now I know that if my black slacks are not right at the end of the slacks section, they are not in the closet. This trick also helps me to see what clothes I have and how I can mix and match them. I highly recommend it to you. Read more at location 1353

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Hang up brooms and mops. ThisRead more at location 1398

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In order to know where things like canned and boxed goods are located in my kitchen cabinets, I label the shelf with words like tomato products, beans, baking supplies, etc. I fit smaller things into rectangular plastic baskets and label them supplements, condiments, etc. Read more at location 1418

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Keep mildew at bay in the fridge by wiping the inside with vinegar. Don't forget to vacuum the refrigerator coils. Some are under the refrigerator and some are in theback ofit.Read more at location 1423

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In addition, set your water temperature to 140 degrees.Read more at location 1436

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turn on your hot water faucet for a little while to bring hot water into the pipes toward the dishwasher.Read more at location 1437

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run a half cup to a full cup of white vinegar through the wash cycle periodically to keep scum and lime deposits from forming. Read more at location 1438

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One of the reasons Cleanies don't procrastinate is because they hate to do big jobs. They don't let big jobs develop because they know they won't want to do them and might procrastinate. Read more at location 1479

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Mother would criticize or suggest changes to improve Mary Beth's work. She always urged her to do better. Consequently, Mary Beth learned not to trust her own judgment.Read more at location 1522

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Cleanies value little minutes. They use little bits and pieces of time whenever theyhave them and consequently get a lot done without ever seeming to have to do long hours of housework.Read more at location 1581

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Clear Surfaces To accomplish this, a lot of cluttered surfaces need to be cleared.Read more at location 1803

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plan not to let things get dirty. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cleaning up.Read more at location 1820

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spot chronic problem areas and look for a solution. IRead more at location 1829

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Use a memory journal. Write down the activities of the day, especially the nice ones.Read more at location 1858

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Huma Rashid
04 September 2012 @ 12:41 am
Before they can begin to change, Messies must release the grandiose attitude that they can handle multitudes of things, projects, opportunities, etc. 
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The solution is goal orientation rather than task orientation. We should never lose sight of our overall goal, which in this case is a beautiful and orderlyhouse. When we see our work in terms of this goal, individual tasks become a means to an end. Read more at location 276

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Why put the toothpaste away if you are going to get it out again in a few hours? Why make the bed just to unmake it that evening? Is it practical to wash a few dishes? Why not wait till you have a whole sink full and do them all at once? These ideas are practical, but they delay your reaching your goal-a beautiful house. Read more at location 282

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The trouble is that ifwe are disorganized at home, we can lose our chance to do something about the problems we consider more important.Read more at location 292

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we've long since left childhood. We can backup, look squarely at the problem as it exists today, and take a new and mature running leap at getting our houses in order.Read more at location 301

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Always remember-you don't have to aim for perfection. You just want to be a successful, average housekeeper. Read more at location 314

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Now apply this idea of visual sensitivity to housekeeping. Cleanies are visually alert. They want to see clear, clean, uncluttered lines. If they finish a cup of coffee and don't want another one, the cup is gone, swooped up to the kitchen and sometimes washed, rinsed, and put away in order to maintain the clean lines of orderliness.Read more at location 365

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Being perfectionists, we want to make preparation for any possible need that maybe known to man or beast, real or imagined (and we have great imaginations). Nobody can foretell the future. Anything might be needed in the future.Read more at location 398

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The only thing we know for sure is that ifwe or anybody else needed something and we had not saved it (gasp!), we would feel really, really, REALLY bad. In order to avoid that possibility, we keep it. Read more at location 404

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The things we keep to define ourselves mock us on a daily basis because we are just too cluttered and too disorganized to do any of the good things they stand for. Read more at location 414

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Half of our organizational problems would be solved if we had half the stuff we do. Read more at location 456

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In her national bestselling books on simplicity oflife, Elaine St.James suggests we disentangle ourselves from a number of the modern "efficiency" devices that were supposed to improve our lives but end up complicating them. In her book Simplify Your Life,Read more at location 482

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Twenty percent of the tasks will result in 80 percent of the accomplishments while the other 80 percent of the tasks will result in only 20 percent of the accomplishments.Read more at location 488

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Find the important 20 percent and concentrate on those tasks. The onlywayto identify the 20 percent is by taking quiet, private time at the beginning of the day to review, reflect upon, and prioritize your schedule. Read more at location 490

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Remember, the 80/20 rule tells us that if we make a 20 percent change in the right areas, we can expect an 80 percent change in our lives. Read more at location 494

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The objects we want to keep are our pasts frozen in solid form. Read more at location 511

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We mix ourselves in some fashion with our belongings because we do not observe personal boundaries as much as others. Read more at location 511

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Fear of hurting our belongings. We assign them some kind of personification (similar to the way men name their cars, etc.) and want them to find a good home. Read more at location 514

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Fear of boredom. The daily struggle with clutter offers a certain excitement and adrenaline rush we would miss if the drama of the problem were gone. We fear serenity.Read more at location 517

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Failure is seldom caused by a major catastrophe. It is a series of little failures. Success is the same. Read more at location 526                       

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Messiness is a disease of self-neglect.Read more at location 531

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Somewhere along the line we have got to catch a vision of the beautywe can build into our lives. We need to feel passionately the love of the environment we can create. Read more at location 544

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Don't tell yourself that intelligent people don't need these kinds of mental props. A lot of us who are very intelligent are smart enough to know that these things will make our lives better. Read more at location 556

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At first order, beauty, and harmony in life and home seem uncomfortable. After we adjust to it, serenity feels wonderful! But it does take time to adjust. Be willing to experience serenity. Use meditation, devotional and inspirational reading, and tapesRead more at location 559

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Don't be satisfied with just whatever comes your way. You are too important, your life is too important, to go that route.  Honor the fact ofyour significance.Read more at location 582

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Carmen uses "little minutes." She never cleans cabinets. When the cabinets are nearly empty, she wipes them out.Read more at location 615

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Cleanies are very visually oriented and want the house to look pleasant. Read more at location 626

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Housework is really the privilege of managing your home. • Cleaning your room is actually treating yourself with dignity. • Organizing is relieving the stress of chaos. Read more at location 647

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The hardest part is keeping one's goal in view when the going gets tough and the end is not in sight. That's why it is so important to write it down. If it is written, you have made a stronger commitment. If you have not written your goal yet, you can write it in the margin of this book. If you have written it on paper, store it in this book so you'll know where to locate it. Read more at location 720

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