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Routine Ramblings of an Occasionally Interesting Housewife

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Okay, the first step was waking up. :)

After I finish breakfast and my shower, I've already got another load ready to wash. Once I've got it started, I'll scoot to the grocery. Yes, I can handle this 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
  • Started Laundry:
    • Stripped & made the bed
      I got Flar to help, and we flipped the mattress. I also took the blanket off: summer sheet rules are in force. But I still get to tuck my side of the bed.
    • Sorted dirty clothes
    • Washed & dried whites
      Tigger needed a white shirt
  • 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