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A moderately active Sunday
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I finally tackled the kitchen this morning. There's more left to do, but that'll be where I start tomorrow. It's gotten to the point that I need to clean to reorganize my thoughts.

I took 2935 steps today, equivalent to 1.16 miles. A moderately active day for a Sunday. It'll be interesting to see whether I have an active day tomorrow, finishing the kitchen cleaning and laundry, or a sedate day, doing the books.

Bulletproof Monk was quite funny; I really enjoyed it. I stand by my theory that martial arts movies are this generation's ballet. ;)

Tigger gave us a scare this morning. He woke up early in the morning (around 4:30 or 5:30) with an ear ache. I gave him children's tylenol and suggested that he take his Claritin and his Flonase. That helped a little, but the pain seemed worse by 9:30. I gave him more tylenol, and Flar suggests that he use a warm wash cloth against the outside of his ear. Flar went out to get decongestant to add to the pain relievers and antihistamines we were already trying. While he was gone, Tigger started really complaining about the pain, and then rather suddenly, his earache went away.

And it hasn't come back.

Tigger's going to school tomorrow, but we're keeping close tabs on how he's feeling.

Of course, my ears hurt. Sympathy pains. Kind of like the hay-related skin irritation getting all itchy and suspicious when Critter had Impetigo. My body works that way.

I've started working on the PWP invitation, with less than a month before Memorial Day weekend ahead of me. I'm thinking of the party as PWP-Lite this year, because we don't have the extra money to spend on silly party stuff. But I think I've got a game plan for (a) being cautious about spending and (b) keeping the stress levels to a minimum.

That is, aside from the stress of not getting info about the PWP out to people before now. Sigh.


The final list for this week:

    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
  • 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
  • Revisited list, considered 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 and her friends: had too much to do at home
  • Grocery shopping for sleepover
  • Cleaned out car for driving home extra kids
  • Laundry:
    • Fed the machines
  • Put another seat in minivan
  • Half day at TLS: Picked up three kids for the sleepover
  • Chess club sleepover
  • Made sandwiches and soup for lunch
  • Formatted a great picture for Coach's gift
    Couldn't print it on the first pass
  • Played Life, and Money & Aguarius with the kids
  • Chess club sleepover
  • Played Robo Rally and Life with the kids
  • Played Scrabble online
  • Cleaned Kitchen:
    • Wiped down counters
    • Rinsed Recycling
    • Washed a drain board & two towels worth of dishes
  • Tuesday Tigers banquet -- wrapped packages while Grace filled goody bags
  • Went to Bulletproof Monk
  • Started work on PWP invitation
    The fun part is the graphic for the webpage
  • Live Journal -- Email -- Bed



The list for next week, extras loaded toward the beginning:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
  • Clean Kitchen:
    • Wipe down counters
    • Clear & wipe down sinks
    • Wash hand-wash dishes
    • Clear & wipe down kitchen table
  • Last week's laundry:
    • Re-wash load in washer, if sour
    • Feed 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
  • PWP:
    • Finish graphic for webpage
    • Make sure all old RSVP pages are disabled
    • Write up PWP-Lite invitation
    • Work with Wolf on setting up current RSVP page
    • Publicize invitation
  • Chess Club:
    • Print picture for Coach
    • Write email to Coach suggesting certificate ideas for kids
    • Shop for frame for picture
    • Idea: plastic overlay over picture for kids to autograph
    • Pick up gift certificate
    • Pick up sheet cake for party
  • Print Spring Break pictures
  • Set Clocks
  • Print drawing numbers for doorprizes for Tuesday Tigers Banquet
  • Tuesday Tigers
  • Sam's Club
  • Allergist
  • 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
  • Take Tigger to Gymnastics
  • Print bowling forms
  • Rookettes
  • Some cleaning project
  • Chess club


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Tigger started really complaining about the pain, and then rather suddenly, his earache went away.

I'm thinking the pressure that was building up finally vented itself. You may want to take him to the doctor to check if he has any perforations in his tympanic membrane.

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