May 20th, 2005

bundled up, walkabout, snow

brief break

This weekend is designated cleaning-before-the-party-and-then-going-out-of-town for a month. Tell me again what idiot thought June would be a great month to take the train trip? Oh yeah, me.

I've a long list of various priorites that I'd like to accomplish before the party, and Flar didn't add anything to it. He created a list for himself, that took at least one thing off of it, in fact. Or, you could say he only added the super-list those things he wanted to do himself. ;)

Tonight, we cleared the jacuzzi off and around it, and took out the filters to soak in filter cleaning solution. Tomorrow, we'll drain the jacuzzi and re-fill it, and blast the filters with the pressure washer.

Flar made yummy ham steak with red-eye gravy for dinner, with a side of baked beans doctored by Critter. Tigger had popcorn. Critter is sleeping over with a friend tonight, and Tigger is having a friend over here tomorrow night.

I've caught up on LJ and am spending the rest of the night working in the kitchen. I won't be done until all the dishes are cleaned. Clearing off the ornery corner and the table are different items on the list. ;)

I had a nice long nap this afternoon, after spending the day out of the house. It was field-day at Sayre: five grades descended on Shelter #3 at Jacobsen park, and played picnic games like Sack Race from 9 am until 1:30, with two snack breaks and lunch. I sat under a shade tree and began reading a book that was in the car (yes, I actually forgot to read a book from my summer reading pile). We stopped at Sam's Club and the allergist on the way home.

Yesterday, I overslept the seminar I had intended to attend, then went to lunch with Flar, but not Berry. She forgot to put lunch on her calendar, but we've rescheduled for Sunday. I picked up some odds and ends at Michael's and then went to my therapist. We talked about this and that, and decided that in order to work on being able to control the tears, I should have a scheduled "sad" time. Since my next appointment is not until July, I'm going to wait on this one until after the party. But, it will be an excuse for another notebook. I'm a sucker for stationery.

Between bringing Tigger home and leaving for the movie, I washed whites and moved them (via jr remote) to the dryer, worked with Tigger on some homework, and looked around for a replacement guest for our guest-of ticket. No takers, but they refunded Ted's money. :)

Movie was good - I'll leave the review to others, but just say that I was expecting some of the scenes to be a bit more graphic from reading reviews in the paper.

I went in to work after the movie, thinking I'd just be taking an hour to image process queues, but there was a substantial queue still left to index, so I stayed later after all. All the better for my before-trip paycheck. :)

And now to the sink!
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Scrubbing bubble, Cleaning

Attack of the Sponges!

The only dirty dishes in this house are currently in the dishwasher, or hiding upstairs. There are plenty of clean dishes on the counter to put away in the morning, however.

Tomorrow I'm tackling the rest of the kitchen, the dogs, and the jacuzzi room.

Flar hates dealing with the hose, so I'll drain the jacuzzi, and he's planning to do the rest, especially since there were ants this spring. I haven't opened the top since they appeared, but they've stopped appearing. Don't know what that means about what we'll find under the cover. ;)

Since there is a rather ornery pile on the counter that came from the table, and a mini pile started in its place on the table, that is probably quite ambitious enough for the day. But, I may get a head of steam and Voom!

The scotties have an appointment at 10am, and I've got the Dogwash reserved for Flood for 3pm, so I've a couple of outings built into my day.

It only took two episodes of SG-1 to wash all the dishes in the house, and the broiler pan is remarkably easy to clean. It was an encouraging start.

Bed now. When normal people sleep.
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