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Blog: Organizing for Boomers
Send Yourself Roses

Kathleen Turner has out a new book, Send Yourself Roses. I haven't read the book nor perused it in bookstores or online but the ad in the paper caught my eye.

Send Yourself Roses is about Ms. Turner's thoughts on her life, love and leading roles. It might be a great book-I have no idea. I did love her in "Romancing the Stone". What I really liked about Send Yourself Roses was her title-what a concept!

Sometimes we wait for someone else to do something for us-send us flowers, take us to dinner, buy us chocolates (and do we even NEED these?).

Between the Hallmark Card Company, the candy stores, and all the mall ads, there seems to be a holiday happening about every other week. We finished up the December holidays in grand fashion, by licking the bottom of every warm artichoke dip container, only to be led kicking and screaming to the Dorito chips and seven-layer dip for Super Bowl, and staring us right in the face right now is Valentine's Day and Valentine's Weekend!!

I won't even mention the need for food for Academy Awards parties because as soon as those speeches wind down, here comes St. Patrick's Day!! And don't even get me started on giant chocolate bunnies for Easter!

We can fill our kitchens with every sugar-laden calorie known to man (and woman) during these days. We can come up with every excuse that's ever been invented: "After the start of the New Year…" or "Let me just get through this Super Bowl party" or "As soon as the holidays are over, I'm getting serious about what's in my kitchen cabinets."

The problem is the holidays are never over.

There's always another one, lurking in the corners-right behind Door Number One. It's ready to tempt us, to trick us, to taunt us. The holidays were fun when we were kids. Now they just seem fattening!

If we want to get rid of that excessive clutter gathering around our middles, we have to be strong, invincible and woman (an Ode to Helen Reddy) and say "No, thank you. I'd rather not have the double chocolate Mile-High and Ready to Die piece of cake. I'll have the small bowl of fresh blueberries.
But could you please throw some rose petals on top for extra flavor?"

So if your special someone has not sent you something spectacular this Valentine's or if there is no someone special at this time TREAT YOURSELF because you're worth it.

Just go for the roses instead of the rolled cannoli stuffed with whipped crème!

I'd love to hear how you survived another holiday and what steps you've taken to declutter your kitchen of calories. Send me an email at . I'll be sharing your responses in a future blog.

Until then- I'll try to stay out of the kitchen

Making Your Space a Special Place

the R.E.D. team-Reinventing Everyday Designs

posted on: 2/15/2008 12:30:00 PM by Sue Crum
category: Special Populations

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Organizing for Boomers

by Sue Crum

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Sue Crum knows and understands the life of a Baby Boomer all too well. Having served as the filling of an Oreo cookie for many years, she has reinvented herself in San Diego as the owner of The R.E.D. Team, Reinventing Everyday Designs, doing professional organizing, real estate staging, and interior redesign.

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