March 31st, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Lazy morning; now to work

I haven't even looked at my list yet, because I know the first thing is bills. I need to go through a bunch of mess on the kitchen table to make sure I'm not missing any of it, and I've been lazy about getting started.

I have gotten caught up on hotsyncing, and sending Master my diet diaries. Which are shamefully incomplete, besides being late. I figured out how to rescue my Light Bulb Check List, which had become unreadable on the laptop end of the sync. I saved it to a different name on the PDA, and the new record uploaded just fine. With a different owning application on the Mac. Implying I need to import stuff into Excel before I put it on the PDA, if I want to be able to update it.

Wolf and Sydb asked me questions, but they never showed up on the poll. Not sure what's going on with that. If anyone else asked me a question that I haven't answered, please try again.

My car is ready! Woo hoo! Expensive, but ready. We would have been better served to spend a few hundred more back in November, but we had no way of knowing that. Sigh. Flar said he could take me to pick it up later this afternoon.

So I'd best get to work, so I can leave on his schedule, rather than mine.

I don't have a good portable craft right now. I finished Gaucha's afghan - which she loves, Flar tell me. I don't feel like getting back to knitting, and the Christmas stockings mock me with their complexity. I'm thinking if Flar's schedule has me downtown to pick up my car with some spare time, that I might drop into the needlecraft store (whose name I've forgotten) and see about acquiring advice and thread. I'm not sure the best choice for my cloak. I should probably bring the material, for better-informed advice.

That implies cutting out the cloak before I leave for Florida. Which also implied cutting out a new copy of the pattern, before it deteriorates further. Which means figuring out whether I already bought muslin for this purpose... Sometimes my lists are built in reverse order. ;)

To work!
  • Current Mood
    lethargic lethargic
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Sleepy afternoon

Whee! Yes, the repair was expensive. But he gave me a 12 month parts and labor warranty on the work. Woo hoo!

I have my car back. Yay! Tomorrow after school, the boys and I are going to empty it of anything that shouldn't go on the trip to Florida, so that I can take it to the carwash on Wednesday.

I stopped by the craft place. Darned if I've already forgotten the name of it. I put my name on their mailing list, this time, though. They specialize in needlepoint. She said I'd be happier with embroidery floss, given my particular project, and pointed me to Wal-Mart. This will be second time I've tried to give this lady my business, only to be sent to Wal-Mart for cheaper prices. Next time I've an idea for a needlepoint project, I'm definitely starting there. ;)

I can't finish bills and stuff till Flar comes down from his office, so next up is fixing dinner: baked chicken, slippery noodles and cooked carrots. Menu by Tigger.

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
    • Talk to Flar about which bills to pay
    • Print checks
  • Couldn't find a listing for Medieval Knights
  • 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
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cutting the balusters
  • T's school play
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cutting the balusters
    • Lumber Yard
    • Home Depot
  • Start Laundry:
    • Sort dirty clothes
    • Feed the machines
  • Clean out Water Garden
  • Prepare soil for flowers by garage and back of house
  • Spread flower seed and mulch by garage and back of house
  • Spread grass seed and straw on bare spots in year
  • Finish Laundry:
    • Feed the machines
    • Sort clean clothes
    • Fold & put away towels, linens & work towels
    • Fold & put away my clothes
    • Fold Flar's clothes
  • Take Tigger to first week of gymnastics class
  • Print double bowling forms
  • Bowl; turn over records to Prez or Grace for next week
  • Pack for trip to Florida
  • Print sign-out sheet and hand-out for Chess Club
  • Chess Club
  • 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
  • Current Mood
    sleepy sleepy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Evening wrap-up

Dinner was yummy. We watched a silly movie with John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow, called Lucky Numbers. The middle of the movie got downright riddled with stupidity, but it had a sweet ending, of sorts.

Billina has restored all of the transformation ornaments in the Nome King's palace, except for the the Tin Woodman. I think tomorrow night will finish out Ozma of Oz.

I talked to Grace about T's play tomorrow. I need to figure out where exactly Meadowthorpe is. I probably have to leave the house at least as early as Flar and the boys tomorrow, in order to get to the play by 8am.

Amazon has shipped the Anna Russell CD. They're still giving an estimate of April 2-3 for the Firesign Theatre CD. We'll see. I'll be getting the Anna Russell CD by Wednesday, so I'm pleased.

And now to hunt up Flar so I can finish up the bills work.

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
    • Talk to Flar about which bills to pay
    • Print checks
  • Couldn't find a listing for Medieval Knights
  • 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
  • T's school play
  • Bowl
  • Sam's
  • Allergist
  • Treehouse
    • Tigger cutting the balusters
    • Lumber Yard
    • Home Depot
  • Clean master bathroom
  • Start Laundry:
    • Sort dirty clothes
    • Feed the machines
  • Clean out Water Garden
  • Prepare soil for flowers by garage and back of house
  • Spread flower seed and mulch by garage and back of house
  • Spread grass seed and straw on bare spots in year
  • Finish Laundry:
    • Feed the machines
    • Sort clean clothes
    • Fold & put away towels, linens & work towels
    • Fold & put away my clothes
    • Fold Flar's clothes
  • Take Tigger to first week of gymnastics class
  • Help spydielives alter her dress
  • Print double bowling forms
  • Bowl; turn over records to Prez or Grace for next week
  • Pack for trip to Florida
  • Print sign-out sheet and hand-out for Chess Club
  • Chess Club
  • 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
  • Current Mood
    accomplished accomplished