The magic of the kitchen timer

 

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If it’s true that cleanliness is next to godliness, then I’ve been consorting with the devil.

When I was still engaged in a career outside the home, I kept a passably tidy house.  For one thing, I wasn’t around to mess it up, and there was an certain amount of urgency about straightening up each morning.  Saturdays were spent on marathon sessions of mopping, dusting and vacuuming.  Bummer.

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Preparing for the New Year – clean house!

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If you’re like me, your house is a wreck after holiday preparations.  I can’t figure it out because I didn’t even have holiday company this year.

Nevertheless, the dining room table is covered with gifts to put away and a couple to return.  Bits and pieces of wrapping paper and Christmas decorations are lurking everywhere.

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