Another quick tip...yesterday I was complaining about the smell coming from the washing machine tub. Cathy, told me to run a small load of warm water and when it was almost full to add 1/2 cup of salt to the water. She said this would help to get rid of any soap that did not clear out of the washer and caused odor. She recommended that I do this once a month. I've never heard of doing that before and thought I would pass it along to ya'll.
Here is a little message about people pleasing...it really struck a chord with me and I wanted to share it. It came in an email from Spark People.
The dangers of people pleasing
No matter how hard you try, no matter how many hours you spend pondering and planning, and regardless of making your hardest efforts, you absolutely cannot please everyone. It is impossible. So do yourself a favor and stop now before you drive yourself further towards insanity. There are many drawbacks to being a people-pleaser. A big one is that you often put yourself in a position of subservience. Sometimes you even put yourself last, which helps no one. Remember that helping yourself and doing what you feel is important should be valued. Find worth in your own opinions and viewpoint, and don't let your desire to please others compel you to keep yourself in the background. Falling short of perfection only proves that you are a normal human being.