Showing posts from October, 2011


Anyone out there a germ-a-phobe like me in public bathrooms? Do any of you flush the toilet with your foot? You know, hit the silver bar with your foot so the toilet flushes?

So let me set up this little scenario for you. My husband and I are at the York Train meet in York, PA held at the fairgrounds. Now, the women’s bathrooms inside the buildings are staffed by women who are continually cleaning the stalls, mirrors, floors, spraying air freshener, making sure the toilet paper and paper towels are stocked, selecting a radio station (not kidding), etc. Weirdest thing I’ve ever seen but then again, I won’t turn my nose up at a clean public restroom. So, there are signs posted that they work for tips so please be generous. Okeydokey.

So, I go to flush with my foot and I manage to flush but I also…………….lost my balance and my foot slipped. Yep, right into the still flushing toilet.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that at this time it was just me and the bathroom attendant present at the time? …

Eat and Don't Run!

At Mass today, our priest was talkinga about gathering as a family for meals and the benefits that it offered. I had no idea that gathering as a family at least 5 times a week could improve your child's grades as well as preventing self destructive behaviors, to name a few.

One barrier that may stop you from enjoying a meal with your family may be clutter. Some tips to help you de-clutter and organize your kitchen are:

1. Create zones in your kitchen to save steps:
Some examples of zones are baking, cooking, chopping/preparation zones.

2. De-clutter your gadgets. Instead of buying one gadget for every process, buy one gadget that does multiple things.

3. Make it easy for your children to set the table. Place your dishes (not the good china) in a low cabinet as well as your placemats and glasses.

Need more reasons to get your kitchen organized? Read more here .