April 24th, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Quickie travelogue

I'm getting more in the habit of writing in my journal. Enough so, that I jotted down some notes while I was away. I've put these into order with the travel notes I sent in email, to form a very brief travelogue:

Short notes from the Road:

9:00 am EDT Sam's gas for $1.419? I'll pass. If I'd known, I would have filled up at home for $1.299.

Email sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:51
Leaving Collins Bowling center. I bowled sucky, but we took 3 out of 4 points.

10:55 am EDT 49°F! What happened to Spring? Nice, overcast day for a drive.

11:35 am EDT Woo hoo! Go Flying J! $1.309 a gallon. Nifty postcards, but they've sold out all their elastic watches.

Email sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:59
Leaving Flying J.

12:45 pm EDT Stopped at Watkin's Marathon station for Dad's Rootbeer. Jackpot! They had three 12-packs. I cleared them out.

12:49 pm EST (IN doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time.) Bill O'Reilley is on about some TV dad wearing high heels & a dress on a school field trip to the zoo.

I say high heels on a field trip? All the moms I've seen on field trips are wearing canvas shoes or sandals, and machine-washable pants. I wear knit, but some moms (the ones who still take the time to put on make-up) wear khakis.

Oh goodie, a mom just called in with just that point.

Email sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 13:31
I'm now in IN. Thus begins the construction.

1:04 pm EST The construction was only just north of Louisville. If it's intended to scare away KYans, it didn't work on me. Now I'm seeing signs for various outlet malls. I'm planning to stop & look for party supplies for the Tuesday Tigers banquet.

Email sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 15:17
Leaving Edinburgh Outlet Mall. The Paper Factory had great luau supplies.

Email sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 15:43
Looping around Indianapolis now.

Email sent: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:32:09 -0400
Still driving. Turns out Clinton is just north of Terre Haute, which is practically in the next state.

3:51 pm EST I arrived in Terre Haute before the Texas Roadhouse opened for dinner.

Email sent [by Wolf]: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 17:53:17 -0400
FYI: Spoke with Minikin on the phone, she has arrived.

Wed

Email sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 1:02 PM
Driving through Brazil IN.

Email sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 12:24 PM
Leaving Clinton.

Email sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 2:18 PM
Looping around Indianapolis

Email sent [by Wolf]: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 17:29:36 -0400
FYI: Minikin just left our house.

5:36 pm EDT I got to stop by for a short visit with Wolf & Sydb on way home from IN.

Email sent: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 20:19:00
I just realized that after all of those on-the-road messages, I failed to send out a notice that I was home.

I'm home, safe & sound.
  • Current Mood
    rushed rushed
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Friends List Info Grab

Got this from ladonne who got is from the_gwenzilliad who got it from kibbles and I'm curious enough to ask here:

If I'm on your friends list, how do you know me? Even if it's obvious, even if you know me RL, please comment with a short blurb about how you know me and how you came to inhabit my friends list. Please give a tiny little biological blurb about yourself. Tell me how old you are, where you're from, a little relevant information like that.

My friends list folks seem to have come from far and wide so I'm curious to know more :)
  • Current Mood
    busy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Getting back into the list

Okay, that was a nice vacation for a couple of days, now I've got tons to do, and I shall try taming it via

The list:

    Monday - Pink
    Tuesday - Orange
    Wednesday - Yellow
    Thursday - Green
    Friday - Blue
    The Weekend - Purple
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  • Printed bowling forms
  • Rookettes
  • With Grace, shopped for door-prizes for Tuesday Tigers banquet
  • Revisit list, consider feeling overwhelmed
  • Write email to chess parents about year-end gift
  • Print pictures from Spring Break for slide frame and key chain album
  • Pick up boys from school
  • Get boys to finish cleaning playroom
  • Plan grocery list for sleepover
  • Set clocks
  • Start Laundry:
    • Strip the bed
    • Sort dirty clothes
    • Feed the machines
    • Clear & wipe down jacuzzi top
    • Make the bed
  • Girls Night Out with roina_arwen Collapse )
  • Current Mood
    busy busy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

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
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  • 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
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  • Current Mood
    busy busy