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Routine Ramblings of an Occasionally Interesting Housewife

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In before the rain came down

That took less time than I'd expected. I hoed and raked and sowed and mulched. I wish I'd bought more flower seeds, but we'll see what comes up.

I forgot about the fertilizer that we bought for the grass seed. Oops. I brought the dogs in, and spread the fertilizer over the hay. With any luck we'll get a nice wetting rain, and the fertilizer will drip through the hay onto the grass seed.

Now to see about my inside list. It's weird to have so much done already.

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
  • Worked on Laundry:
    • Fed the machines
    • Sorted clean clothes
    • Folded & put away my clothes
    • Folded Flar's clothes
    • Washed cloak material & muslin
  • Bank: got cash for trip
  • Ro's: got Tigger's LEGO project; forgot to leave behind Pengie's hat
  • Wal-Mart: picked up embroidery floss for cloak; they didn't have waste cloth
  • Radio Shack: picked up a universal car charger
  • CompUSA: Critter got a USB keyboard to use with his laptop until he can afford to get its keyboard repaired.
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cut more balusters
  • Took Tigger to first week of gymnastics class
  • Clipped & sorted coupons
  • Helped spydielives hem her dress
    She brought iron-on seam tape, and it made the job easy as pie.
  • Printed double bowling forms
  • Bank: deposited check from equity account
  • Bowled; turned over records to Prez for next week
  • Fabric Store: waste cloth
    They didn't have any
  • Sam's: just water
  • Allergist
  • Stitch Niche: waste cloth & a beaded counted cross-stitch project
    I'm not going to cut the cloak out before I leave; I bought the little project to see if I like beaded counted cross-stitch. If I do, I'm going to add beads to the cloak project. Which is why I decided not to rush starting it.
  • Wal-Mart: got rest of floss
  • Got car washed
  • Took Tigger to optician
    The good news: they think the repair is covered by warranty
    The bad news: Shouse is always packed that time of day, meaning another rush to make dinner
  • Went to The Core with Flar & the boys
  • Picked up cascade at Kroger
  • Spread grass seed and hay on bare spots in yard
  • Prepared soil for flowers by garage and back of house
  • Spread flower seed and mulch by garage and back of house
  • Finish Laundry:
    • Fold & put away work towels
  • Pack for trip to Florida
  • Print sign-out sheet and hand-out for Chess Club
  • Chess Club
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cutting the balusters
  • 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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The plan is to go to bed at a reasonable hour tonight, and wake up naturally. Then shower, pack the rest of the car, and leave. I'll probably wake up around 8, and get out of here by 9.

It's why we went to the movie last night instead of tonight. Well, and also because lines are non-existent on Thursday nights at the movies around here.

When do you get back?? I'll miss you while you're gone. :)

We're driving back on Thursday and Friday. I'm taking my laptop with me, so I'll be updating at least once a day...

Yay! I'll still miss you, though. *smooch*

We got the rain first. When I read about the overcast sky and you trying to finish before the rain, it was raining here, with just a little bit of thunder thrown in for good measure. It's now sunny (and probably very humid) outside here.

It as starting to spit when I came in, but still no real rain yet. I hope we get a good soaking. :)

Flar has promised to water twice a day like the directions on the grass seed say. We'll see.

What we got here has already dried up, so it couldn't have been too terribly much, but it seemed to be a lot coming down when I looked out the window this morning (after I heard the thunder).

Hope you get lots of rain. :)

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