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Evening update
Tigger didn't miss too much by being late to gymnastics.

When I got home, Flar was splattering spaghetti sauce merrily away on the stove. He insists on cooking sauce on the front burner and pasta on the back, even though the front is the smaller burner. Grr. I chose to eat in the kitchen rather than join the boys in the family room, after squabbling with Flar over his mess. When he cleans the kitchen, he doesn't bother to wipe down the counters, much less the fronts of the lower cabinets (the splatter is pretty impressive), so I feel it's doubly inconsiderate to mess them up.

My boots came in the mail today. Bébé commissioned them from Erosul for my birthday, and Flar measured me. But he did it last minute, in a hurry. So they used the last for my other books, which means the boot can't have higher than a half inch heel. They're not very dressy looking, but they'll be warm in the winter.

That is they would. If they fit. But they don't. There's a lack of 2-3 inches around my calves. The reason to commission these boots was because my calves are too beefy for off-the-rack knee-high boots. Grr.

Perhaps by next Christmas, I'll have dress boots. Sigh.

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Old Laundry:
    • Re-washed load in washer (sigh)
    • Folded and put away towels & linens
    • Folded and put away work towels
    • Put away my clothes
    • Folded Flar's clothes
  • Clean Kitchen:
    • Ran & put away a load of "regular" dishes in the dishwasher
    • Ran a load of china and crystal in the dishwasher
    • Wipe down counters
    • Clear & wipe down sinks
    • Wash hand-wash dishes
    • Clear & wipe down kitchen table
  • Played a couple of games of Scrabble: a smaller time commitment than a bubblebath
  • Called Grace to coordinate Tuesday Tigers banquet stuff
  • Called Lexington Green office to see if they sell mall-wide gift certificates
    Nope. It's a pity.
  • Dropped off leftover Pasticchio for Ro & Knight
  • Picked up Harry Potter DVD
  • Allergist
  • Took Tigger to Gymnastics, to make up for Spring Break
  • Tried on my new boots, which didn't fit (pout)
  • Played Scrabble with canuckgirl
    She won, but it was almost a close game. ;)
  • Flar made dinner
    And made a mess of the counters, which I hadn't gotten around to wiping down yet</s>
  • We watched Chamber of Secrets during dinner
    Looks like no time for bedtime reading tonight
  • Set clocks
  • Phone call with Wolf
  • Pack for IN
  • Tuesday Tigers
  • Drive to Indiana to see Cinder
  • Write email to chess parents about year-end gift
  • Print pictures from Spring Break for slide frame and key chain album
  • Wrangle boys into getting the playroom clean for the sleepover
  • Drive home
  • Take Tigger to Gymnastics
  • Update Quicken:
    • Sort mail
    • Enter checks & deposits
    • Enter receipts
    • Post bills
    • Check with Matt about bills coming due
    • Print checks
  • Print bowling forms
  • Rookettes
  • Sam's Club
  • Get banquet supplies at Party Universe
  • Plan menus and grocery list
  • Start Laundry:
    • Strip the bed
    • Sort dirty clothes
    • Feed the machines
    • Clear & wipe down jacuzzi top
    • Make the bed
  • Grocery shopping
  • Finish Laundry:
    • Feed the machines
    • Sort clean clothes
    • Fold and put away towels
    • Fold and put away my clothes
    • Fold Flar's clothes
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Half day at TLS
  • Chess club sleepover
  • Chess club sleepover

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When I cook spaghetti, I always have the noodles in back and the pasta sauce in front because I am a wimp and don't want to have to reach over the noodles to stir the sauce. I usually don't splatter everywhere, but if I do, I'm also bad about cleaning it up right away.

I'm sorry the boots don't fit. :(

Yeah, but there's no actual reason to reverse the pans on your stove -- the burners aren't sized differently. On ours, they are. And using an oversized burner means needing to turn down the heat, at a minimum, and just plain isn't recommended.

Plus, it takes forever to boil pasta on an undersized burner.

I know it seems like a trivial thing to be annoyed about, and I'm as much annoyed with myself for letting it get to me.

He put away the leftovers.

He didn't wipe up the spaghetti sauce on the counter-top.

grump grump

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