Happy Birthday to my dear grandmother Betty, who is 90 years old today. She has been a role model and inspiration to me all my life. She taught me that a woman doesn't have to run herself into the ground to be a good housekeeper and mother. Here are some other things I learned from my grandmother:
Don't clutter up the house and you won't have so much to clean and deal with.
- Set a routine for your housekeeping - keep it simple but regular and you can keep on top of things.
- Only take on as much as you can comfortably handle.
- Pick one or two things to get done each morning so you can keep your sanity when you come home at night.
- Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Don't get emotionally involved.
- Stand up for what you believe in.
- Ignore small-town politics/gossip and don't worry about what other people think.
- Sometimes naughty people need a good telling off.
- Keep your mind sharp and your body fit.
- Be grateful for what you have and find ways to give to people who are less fortunate.
- Don't let your husband throw away your favorite vaccuum cleaner.
- Truth is stranger than fiction. Reality is often funnier than fiction.
- Have at least one good adventure during your life.
- An occasional fight is good for the spousal relationship as long as you can have fun making up.
- Ringer washer machines are cool.
- Stay on the phone all day if that's what it takes to get satisfaction.
- If you want to reveal family secrets, tell them to your chatty granddaughter without telling her they are a secret.
- Don't take those stupid medications that have "stroke" as a possible "side effect".
- A nice flower garden always makes a great backdrop for family photos. A sofa, too.
Happy Birthday to a reall "doll" of a Grandma!
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