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Routine Ramblings of an Occasionally Interesting Housewife


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I got out my pedometer and messed with it, to see if it really seems to work. I set the stride length on 7', and shook it 75 times. Sure enough, it read .1 miles. So now I'm wearing it. I'll report when I hit a mile of everyday activity. ;) I should get lots of mileage at Universal...

I actually worked outside! I got started while I was talking to Wolf on his lunch, and then continued, while listening to talk radio. (I even resisted the temptation to listen to my Anna Russell album before the trip.) Flar fixed a sandwish for me while he was eating lunch, so I could eat without any work once I got back inside.

The froggie is spitting at a healthy volume again. I didn't touch the moss, but I got rid of lots of stringy algae, mud, sticks, leaves and walnuts. I pulled apart the filter, pressure washed the innards and repopulated it with flakey goodness. Then I stuck the pressure washer into one end of the supply hose to blow out the muddy buildup, then put the filter bucket all back together and sunk it in the pond. The water was still quite muddy when I left it, but that should clear up in a couple of hours of running time.

I should pull the top screen from the filter and clean it again in a month.

I think I'll wait 'til we're back from Florida to buy new anachris, water hyacinth, and maybe a couple of fish.

There's lots of grass peeking through the sod area; I hope I cleared the tree debris soon enough for more to fill in. There's a chance of showers on Friday, so I'm going to work in the flowers gardens and spread grass seed tomorrow. Quitting now meant time to eat lunch, sort and fold laundry, and get out of here in time for some errands.

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Caught up PDA hotsyncing
  • Update Quicken:
    • Sorted mail
    • Entered receipts, checks and deposits
    • Entered credit card receipts
    • Posted new bills
    • Talked to Flar about which bills to pay
    • Printed checks
    • Put together stuff for post office
  • Called Farmer and arranged for someone to bring over hay to spread over grass seed
  • Picked up my car at Powers
  • Forgot to retrieve Tigger's LEGO project from Ro & Knight's, where he left it
  • Made baked chicken, Lipton's noodles and honey-butter carrots for dinner
  • Watched Lucky Numbers, a very silly movie with John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow & Bill Pullman
  • Read Ozma of Oz
  • Made reservation at Medieval Times
  • T's school play
  • Bowled
  • Picked up Universal Tickets at AAA
  • Mailed Bills
  • Started Laundry:
    • Sorted dirty clothes
    • Fed the machines
    • Made bed
    • Folded & put away towels
    • Sorted white
    • Folded and put away Flar's whites
  • Lost a game of Scrabble
  • Made grocery list
  • Got dog & cat food
  • Grocery shopping
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cut more balusters
  • Dinner: Battered Fish Fillets and Mac & Cheese
  • Scrabble with sydb42, roina_arwen & canuckgirl
    Sydb's net connection went down, so I was up against the power players all by myself. Canuckgirl almost caught up with Ro, who took an astounding early lead, with a bingo.
  • Finished Ozma of Oz
  • Phone call with Wolf
  • Therapeutic chocolate kisses while updating live journal in bed
  • Washed dishes
  • Raked yard and sidewalk at back door.
  • Cleaned out Water Garden
  • Finish Laundry:
    • Fed the machines
    • Sort clean clothes
    • Fold & put away towels, linens & work towels
    • Fold & put away my clothes
    • Fold Flar's clothes
    • Washed and dry cloak material
  • Bank: get cash for trip
  • Radio Shack: pick up a universal car charger
  • Wal-Mart: pick up embroidery floss for cloak, waste cloth & muslin
  • Get car washed
  • Clip & Sort coupons
  • Take Tigger to first week of gymnastics class
  • Help spydielives alter her dress
  • Print double bowling forms
  • Bowl; turn over records to Prez or Grace for next week
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Prepare soil for flowers by garage and back of house
  • Spread flower seed and mulch by garage and back of house
  • Spread grass seed and straw on bare spots in yard
  • Take Tigger to optician: temple for his glasses came in
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cutting the balusters
    • Lumber Yard
    • Home Depot
  • Pack for trip to Florida
  • Print sign-out sheet and hand-out for Chess Club
  • Chess Club
  • Set all the clocks forward, so Flar won't be responsible for it.
  • Pack the car
  • Go to sleep early
  • Drive to Macon
  • Drive to Orlando

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Wow, it sounds you got a lot accomplished! :)

The real accomplish was getting me outside. Thanks!

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