November 19th, 2007

Scrubbing bubble, Cleaning

Slightly longer update.

I'm taking a break from the confines of the closet, and thinking.

I mean taking a break from thinking, that is. Figuring out what to keep and what to toss is hard thinking for me.

I'm all the way caught up in reading my friends view through 12:52 this morning, with forays into LJ Idol directly to ascertain the next topic - The Giving of Thanks, so it's time to make another post and click up another tabset of reading for a reward, then get back to work. :)

The forensics tournament on Saturday was fun. I got to judge broadcast, which I particularly enjoyed, as it includes getting to read along with the script. Heck, that's one of the things I loved about going to Faust when I was in high school - we had the libretto, and I could read along. ;) Critter is getting outside confirmation that he needs to practice his prose more. It hit home when he realized that their team was one place away from team recognition awards, and he got solid last ranking in both rounds of prose.

I didn't get the right sort of rest and nutrition before and through the course of the tournament though, and came home feeling lethargic and hyper at the same time. Decided to give a miss on church in the morning, and I may even have had a 24 hour bug -- I threw up before bedtime, then felt fine. *sigh*

Yesterday I demolished the overhanging dread that had formed from the backlog of mail and bills and assorted paperwork. I have turned it into neat bits and filled envelopes and pile for others in the family, and a somewhat daunting to-be-filed on my desk. There was even a bit of slack in paying bills, although whether it was as great as what Flar was anticipating - we shall see.

What I didn't do yesterday was clear the road block in the walk-through closet or tackle the dishes. Today the closet gets first priority, with more clean laundry as a back-ground task. Tonight, casserole for dinner, and I tackle the kitchen.

Ooh, and making important calls, like letting the plumber know the toilet is Still Running, and reserving ham for Thursday.

And now, back to work,.
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Coming out of the Closet

Oh, you knew that was next, right?

These are the purses and hats that I'm keeping. There are some that are in the laundry room now, that will be put here, too.

The floor is now clear, but for a pile of luggage Flar said he would handle.

Two shelves in my closet, after organizing

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Productive Kin gets Cake

Critter bought Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes yesterday. They come five to a box, so I let Flar decide who should get the fifth cake.

He gave it to me, for cleaning the closet today, and getting more than half the dishes washed, as well.


I also made dinner, which was yummy, except to Tigger's taste buds. But Ouchie enjoyed the scrapings (dogs dying of cancer don't really have to worry about heart disease, y'know?), and Tigger supplemented his dinner with Bagel Bites. He managed to choke down 1.5 tenderloins and about half the rice, which was pretty good, considering his normal record for eating "yucky" food.

We watched Heroes in HD, which around here means Avec Les Annonces, since our local station doesn't offer HD dish upload. Loved the commercial for the Honda Fuel Cell car. Zoned out for most of the others.

I'm knitting a sweater for Flood. Using my trusty Nifty Knitter (Green) and a size J crochet hook. The body of the sweater is a simple stockinette tube with a rolled hem. I'm guessing at where, and how many, stitches to use, to open up leg holes, for sleeves that I'm crocheting. I'm doing the first sleeve now. This is challenging for me, since I generally suck at crocheting yarn. I'm fairly decent at crocheting string, but then it's easier to see where the stitches are.

Pictures to follow, if I make something that Flood can actually wear.

Tomorrow is looking to be a busy day:
  1. Plan shopping list for cookie swap and Thanksgiving
  2. Pick up Tigger by 11:30 sharp -- no after school on half-days
  3. 1-2pm French tutoring for Tigger
  4. 4-5pm Therapy session for Tigger
  5. Grocery shopping two days before Thanksgiving, fun, fun
  6. Pick up L at some point
  7. Synergy with L & S

I should probably figure out something for dinner, if I want to keep earning wiffy points. Oh yeah, and finish up the dishes and laundry and general straightening.

Wednesday, I have the boys at home to clean and decorate for Thanksgiving, and the ham to buy. And baking to do. And shipping.

Thursday, we're doing Thanksgiving here for family, then resting up for Black Friday.

Friday, we're taking down Thanksgiving and pulling out Christmas. And then, I can haz carolz?