August 26th, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

List for tomorrow

  • wake boys at 6:30am. (I'm thinking of using Partridge Family.)
  • wash the dinner dishes
  • make breakfast for the boys
  • shower/dress for bowling
  • spend any remaining time on bills
  • Tuesday Tigers (talk to Tina about Rookettes)
  • Sam's Club
  • 3-4pm TLS student orientaton (catch a nap if there's time)
  • sausage gravy & biscuits for dinner; make King Ranch Chicken ahead for Wednesday night
  • work on bills -- no phone call with Wolf due to a church meeting
  • Current Mood
    optimistic
bundled up, walkabout, snow

awake

Step One: Wake up insanely early.

Step Two: Get up, instead of rolling over and going back to sleep.

Step Three: Play The Partridge Family Album up the laundry chute.

No boys evident, yet. That nap better happen. Okay, dishes.
  • Current Mood
    sleepy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Today, so far.

But, a brief aside about bills and the weekend. Flar came up with a plan for me to follow, and estimated cash flow. Looks like we'll be able to survive until money starts coming in, including some additional short term debt that we hope to clear up by December. Here's hoping the plan works.

  • wake boys at 6:30am. (Partridge Family.)
  • wash the dinner dishes from last night
  • make breakfast for the boys (Sausage Bites and Spam & Cheese Omelets)
  • shower/dress for bowling
  • catch up on LJ and email
  • write out some checks from the credit line to deposit and make loan payments
  • swing by bank on way to bowling alley
  • Tuesday Tigers (talk to Tina about Rookettes)
  • Sam's Club
  • Allergist
  • lunch
  • write out more checks from the credit line
  • 3-4pm TLS student orientaton (catch a nap if there's time no time for nap)
  • sausage gravy & biscuits for dinner; make King Ranch Chicken ahead for Wednesday night
  • work on bills -- no phone call with Wolf due to a church meeting
  • Current Mood
    busy busy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Plan interrupted

First, by a desire for Tigger's clothes to fit in his dresser. We netted a basket of goodwill, one neat dresser and one neat closet. Technically we still have the footlocker to organize, but that's got winter pjs and more sweats, so there's no hurry.

I didn't get a nap, or more checks written - as there were envelopes to find in the pile of bills I haven't finished posting. I did get time for a shower before taking the kids to school.

We found Tigger's classroom and Critter's advisor's room. Critter loaded up his locker, and Tigger ignored his locker, but loaded up his desk. I met Tigger's teacher and Critter's advisor, who is the computer teacher.

I met the new chess club teacher, told her that I was planning to be active in keeping track of the paperwork and calling and stuff, and got her phone number. No meetings until October. She's getting married at the end of September. Suits me -- I have trips planned for the last two weekends in September.

Once I got home, I wrote an email to her and to Coach, to start figuring out how to startup chess by the beginning of October. And found tournaments for October (in Lexington), November (in Richmond), December (in Cincy) and January. No info yet on Quads or State, and no Lousiville scholastics posted.

Then I made sausage gravy, and after dinner, my list got sidetracked by the kids. First there was organizing Tigger's clothes, then came reading Harry Potter. We were nearing the end of reading time, when the book mentioned Astronomy class, and I remembered Mars' closest approach is tonight.

Tigger got bored with our attempts to find a clear shot of the planet for the telescope and went on to bed. We finally found a spot in the yard with a clear shot of it (near the road), but we could never get the telescoped aimed and focused properly. Need more training. ;)

And now I find myself incredibly sleepy, so I'm going to bed early rather than stay up and do more work.

Tomorrow morning, I drive the boys to school, and then swing by the office for my performance review. Lunchtime phone call with Wolf, working on bills, and starting this week's round of laundry. Which will include folding all the jacuzzi towels that I've already laundered. Then shower at 2 and get ready for work before leaving for carline.

My current carline project is coupon clipping. Step one: cull expired coupons.
  • Current Mood
    sleepy sleepy