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Routine Ramblings of an Occasionally Interesting Housewife

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Staying loose
Not panicking yet.

It's only the kitchen that's a wreck, and the counter in the boys' bathroom. Otherwise, the house is ready for kid-company.

The list for tomorrow looks doable, as long as I get going in the morning, and don't laze about. Okay, so I won't *finish* the Quicken bit before time to leave for school, but if I start in on it, I can work on it over the weekend... And then strip it out of next week's list entirely.

I was hoping to hear from Opman today, so I'll have to follow up with him tomorrow. I'd like to know when he'd want me to come in for training, in case I need to rearrange anything in my schedule.

Got the email written for the chess club gift. I've got $30 so far and $10 more pledged, but I'm expecting at least twice that before next Friday.

Just remembered I need to email Beadlady to remind her about the pictures...

And, I spiffed up the list, to set my mind at ease about tomorrow:

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
  • Bubble Bath
  • Phone call with Wolf</li>
  • Made deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches
  • Packed for IN
  • Tuesday Tigers
  • Road Trip:
    • Drove to Brooks, KY to buy Dad's Root Beer>
    • Dropped off some "left-behinds" at Wolf & Sydb's
    • Stopped Edinburgh outlet mall to buy party stuff at The Paper Factory
    • Drove to Terre Haute, IN
    • Had dinner with Cinder and her mom
    • Drove to Clinton, IN, with Cinder's mom riding shotgun to give me directions
    • Sat around and listened to stories about Cinder's childhood
    • Spent then night with Cinder in the only motel in Clinton
    • Found out that there's an Earthlink access number for Clinton
  • Road Trip:
    • Went to Wal-Mart with Cinder. Got a birthday present for Kittybane, and a new pedometer.
      This one has a number-of-steps readout, as well as weight entry, and calorie readout
    • Had breakfast with Cinder and her mom; set up my pedometer while Cinder re-packed, then took pictures
    • Followed Cinder and her mom, who was leading the two of us "the back way" to US 40, to avoid construction on I-70
    • Stopped off at the Good Will in Plainfield (Plainview?) for Cinder to look for a violin case
    • Stopped off at a McDonald's to pee, and to hug good-bye
    • Had a phone interview about a potential job; I'm waiting to hear back from him today
    • Stopped at Wolf & Sydb's for a short visit
    • Picked up a couple dozen glazed at Krispy Kreme
    • Drove Home
  • Flar took Timothy to gymnastics
  • Had dinner while I caught up online
  • Got the boys to start cleaning the playroom
  • Took a Kittybane her present and visited awhile
  • Went to bed early
  • Printed bowling forms
  • Rookettes
  • With Grace, shopped for door-prizes for Tuesday Tigers banquet
  • Revisit list, consider feeling overwhelmed
  • Selected pictures from Spring Break for slide frame and key chain album
  • Wrote email to chess parents about year-end gift
    Called parents without email
  • Got boys to finish cleaning playroom
  • Planned grocery list for sleepover
  • Start Laundry:
    • Strip & make the bed
    • Sort dirty clothes
    • Feed the machines
  • Missed Girls Night Out with roina_arwen
  • Grocery shopping for sleepover
  • Clean Kitchen
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Finish Laundry:
    • Feed the machines
    • Sort clean clothes
    • Fold and put away towels
    • Fold and put away my clothes
    • Fold Flar's clothes
  • Update Quicken:
    • Sort mail
    • Enter checks & deposits
    • Enter receipts
    • Post bills
    • Check with Matt about bills coming due
    • Print checks
  • Put another seat in minivan
  • Half day at TLS
  • Chess club sleepover
  • Chess club sleepover
  • Print Spring Break pictures
  • Set clocks