I'm trying a new strategy: Go to bed BEFORE bedtime, but bring the laptop. Post, THEN open windows to read.
Today I sorted dirty clothes, put away clean towels, ran four loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen table, cleared the counters to the left of the sink, re-organized the dishes so they won't be so imposing when I start washing up tomorrow, straightened the family room (after Hazel vacuumed the bits she could get through), and then ran five errands on the way to picking up Timothy. I stopped long enough for breakfast and lunch, and one reading break in between.
It seems I have survived another round of LJ Idol. The new topic is my Most Annoying Personality Trait. As I didn't get it written today, I'll let some ideas stew around in my head, and but no doubt get it written before the list of infamy is posted Friday morning.
Flar and Critter and I went to see The Bucket List with Ro and Knight tonight. I laughed and cried. It was a wonderful movie, worthy of all the positive reviews you could heap on it. Or, maybe I'm just easy. Go see it. Tell me what you think.
I've been taking grease out of the chili using the ladle, a soup bowl, and the fridge. By serendipity, Tigger showed me the easiest way to remove the solid fat from the chilled broth. He poked a couple of holes in it, to see what it was, and it gave me the idea to simply pour the broth out of the bowl through the hole in the fat, then free the edges of the fat and take it out of the bowl in the one piece. Cool.
Tomorrow I start adding spice to the chili.
For now, I get to read a bit.