To do list

Jan. 10th, 2017 10:04 am
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Get recycling in the recycling bin.

Vacuum. Oof. 2 hours. Ded now.

Set up studio.

Paint? Or sketch out painting at least?

There's so much other stuff that needs to be done, but I'm feeling lazy today. Not to mention that taking out the recycling is a bigger task than it seems on paper (the basement is finally a basement again, but much purging and organization is still needed), and the vacuuming involves both sets of stairs.

But I will feel better when these four things are done. A LOT better.

Oh. I also need to practice both piano and French. French can be done after Page's school, though, so as to include him.

Good news is I still have art students. Yay! (One of the things I won't be doing today is working towards getting more students.)

Anyway. Hi from a chilly State. Hope your day is a good one.
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Email K
- discussion group
- watch speeches; start journal
- read story; reader response
- remember what I'm forgetting...
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When it rains, it pours? Or is that deluge something else...


At least this is for the week, not the day...

Because really, it's just a to do list. )
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On the friendslist, that is. Nowhere near caught up on things that need doing in the here and now... Ach well. If I didn't comment on your entries, I apologize, but I have read back a couple of weeks now. You all got very active here while I was gone and didn't let me know! ;-)

Life here is... life. I think I'm doing the post-stress burn-out thing. I never realize how stressed I am at the time of the stress (school), and I'm great for about three days after the stress ends, but then... boom. Or should I say "crash"? Anyway, I'm okay, but so tired because the subliminal pain is disrupting my sleep. I'm still not sure what to (realistically) do about it at this point. I did take a benadryl last night (I had been itchy all day), which resulted in me waking almost rested, which was nice.

God, I'm bored just typing this out. You've probably already skipped on to the next post. I don't blame you.

Spring here is in full swing, and it's more or less lovely. A lot of rain and cloud-cover, though. My daffodils were glorious. Absolutely worth every penny and bead of sweat. And now my bleeding heart is putting on quite a show, which is also lovely. Next up are the irises, and it's looking like they're going to be kicking it up to fantabulous this year. It makes this garden mum proud, it does.

And it looks like every plant I planted survived. Well, non-bulb plants. I have no idea how many of the 300+ bulbs I planted last fall survived, though a good deal of them obviously did based on the spring show. But even my late-hard-frost-bitten clematis is alive and growing! I hope to get its trellis made before it needs it too desperately.

Page is also doing pretty well. Since he started the controller asthma meds, he's had a LOT more energy. It's been wonderful to see him running and playing and being happy! He's still got issues, but, by gum, there's progress. (Which is something I need to remember, especially as I focus on the stuff that still needs improvement.)

Geoff is... tired. He's been pushing himself lately, and probably will be pushing himself even more in the month to come as the biannual Conference of Doom approaches. Fortunately, he's not going to be on-site. In fact, it's almost guaranteed he won't be on-site, as the site is in China this year, and he doesn't have an entry visa. YAY! (Three weeks is too little time to get even an expedited visa, yes?) However, he's taking a full month off later this summer, so he should be feeling better by the time school starts up again.

Let's see... what else? Geoff and I spent Mother's Day staking the arbor into it's final resting place. I have a bit of repair work to do on the side of the arbor thanks to wind-damage (i.e. it being felled twice by a sharp breeze) but that will happen. Soonish. Maybe. I also made a garden bed out of pallet crate slats. I don't particularly recommend it unless you really have NO money to throw around. Those boards are... cheap. My goal is to have my back garden in good enough shape to have friends over to celebrate my birthday. That's only 3 weeks away, so it might not happen, but we'll see.

I suppose next week I really need to buckle down and start studying for a CLEP. Haven't decided which it's going to be, though - business law or microeconomics? And at some point I need to work on my resume. If I'm going to be applying to temp agencies in the fall, I suspect I need to start compiling and editing now. Because, yeah. :-P

And that's about it except for a to do list that's even more boring than what I've already written. Fun stuff. :-)

Read more... )

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and for the Americans, may it be a lovely Memorial Day.
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Project 4
finish case 4, start other 2.
start chapter 10
Review ch. 7
deal with stapley wood
fix arbor trellis
sort more books; sort giveaway pile
download (and upload) pictures
set ant traps (4/21)
design trellis and screen; write up plan for making it with 6 kids. Write up safety rules for power tools. Prepare alternate project
order trellis and screen materials
finish resume
figure out where to put sink-planter
write reminder email about SpSc
buy lemongrass; start it rooting

To do

Feb. 26th, 2014 10:04 pm
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Due Monday or Tues (printouts on Mon):
- ACCN: ch. 11; start project; read ch 12
- excel: read app. B; cases 5-1,5-4; read ch. 6

cook all the vegetables
play with new camera
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Geoff was a bit silly and booked a business trip today, so he's off in the wilderlands (OK, Boston-Lite (or dark, depending on your view of Worcester)) while I'm sitting here trying to get motivated to do the stuff I need to do. But computer programs are booooooooooooooorrrinnnnngggggggggg.

And I'm sleepy.

But. Needs must.

Just a regular 'To do' list )

Life has been relatively calm of late (well, except for my intense bursts of anger, which I've mostly held in check to maintain the outer calm). Page's health hasn't been top notch, but then, that's not surprising given how many bananas he's been eating lately. And he whines about me not buying anymore raisins... *rolls eyes at him* I'm trying to provide him with lots of foods he does like, but, being the negative nellie that he is, he's focusing on what he can't have.

On the plus side, for the most part, I'm feeling more energetic on this diet. I'm not yet convinced it's worth it, and I have "cheated" with a few cups of tea with honey in the past few days (probably why I'm so tired today), but it's interesting having the energy and the will to cook properly. And, oh my god, what a lot of food we eat! I've been filling half our large kitchen table with each week's shopping, which consists mostly of vegetable matter. I am very grateful we are able to eat this way.

ION, A lot of my friends around here have been wondering if they, or family members, have mono in the past few weeks/months. That makes me think that Geoff and I really did have it in November. No wonder that was such a tough Fall! At least we've both basically pulled out of it. Geoff hasn't really regained much energy, though, so his meds are now being adjusted. I hope that goes well and solves the energy and motivation issue.

Even though we now seem to be in the snowy season, I am starting to feel like Spring is coming. I think it's the lengthening days. Anyway, it's making me more flighty than usual, as well as making me anxious to go seed shopping! I might not get to buy any decorative plants this year (except for those mosquito-shoo geraniums), but my veggie garden needs planting! Of course, that means I have to decide what I'm going to be planting this year, especially as I have to give kale a break so the aphids don't take over again. :-( Turnips, I think. And cucumbers. And celery? And squashes of all sorts, of course. And that's on top of the garlic I planted in October.

But, it seems I've run out of quiet time. Page has decided it is story time and is dictating at me. *sigh* I love him, and his imagination is enviable, but I wish he were an introvert and would just write the stories down.

Ah well.
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To do:
read chapter 2 (due Wed.)
do cases 3, 4 (due Mon.)
make rice pudding
fix chocolate pudding
blend gravy

make larabars
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la un dr y
make toothsoap
(trip 1 of 2)
window pane thingies
Christmas cards (6 of 7)
other cards
BSG catch-up
roast chickens

Tomorrow I will resume the OCD scrubbing.
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order bones and livers
take recycling out
make brownie/cake
clean oven

clean kitchen (except floor, microwave and fridge)
clean bathrooms (1 of 2)
food shopping
mail packages (1 of 2)
do and send Christmas cards
(6 of 7)
water plants
call for furnace maint.
begin stretching again (v. carefully)
finish rearranging living room
post last 4 months' photos
put in windowpane thingies
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Make rum balls; don't eat them (remember, they're much better after a week of mellowing)!
clean downstairs bathroom
dark knits
start Christmas cards
make ornaments
re-season cast iron pot?
go to post office for flat rate box(es)
make cinnamon raisin cookies
make roasted cauliflower

water plants
talk to grocery store butchers about pork fat, beef suet
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I have been turning my mind to the topic of presents, and, oh dear it's going to be an uneven year. My eldest niece is going to be getting a valuable, if grubby, present of used oil paints and a few other supplies that I can no longer use. *sniff* Meanwhile, her younger sister is going to get a matching hat and scarf set I will be making.

As I said, uneven...

While on the topic of presents, did I mention that I managed to score a (used) Wii for $30? That, plus four games and a fit board for under $80 makes the big family gift a lot easier to manage! Poor Page will not be getting an iPad, though, even if all his classmates do have one. *rolls eyes*

But that's about all that's going on now. The adrenaline from semester's end is finally starting to wear off, so I'm pretty tired. I assume I'll be better by Christmas. I'd better be better by the 1st, as that's when this family is going on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), which means cutting nuts, eggs, nightshades and dairy from our already restricted diet. It's only for a month, though, but then the slow reintroduction to those things starts. I really hope none of us are sensitive to nuts. Or nightshades... (though I'm not very hopeful on that one). But we've all been so sickly this Fall that something needs to be done, and if it can be helped by lifestyle alone, then yay.

Anyway. Should go. To do list to tackle, and all.


To do

Dec. 13th, 2013 08:33 am
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More or less in order:
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So glad to be done with school for the semester. So. Glad.

And I will be so glad when, after I do my errands today, I will be done with this household's Christmas shopping and errands. So, so glad.

And, honestly, I am also glad that it is cold out. It makes it so much easier to want to get into the Christmas spirit, and, well, since I want Christmas-time goodies, I'd better get into the Christmas spirit toot sweet!

The only thing I'm not satisfied with in my life right now is that my words haven't returned yet. I assume they will, but, well, I have notes to send, and I'd like that to be a less than painful exercise. :-/

But, on the whole, life is good. I'll post photos at some point, but not today. Today's to do list is already full enough.

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What I want to do: watch (the entire) season 3 of West Wing.

What I have to do:

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And I thought this was going to be an easy semester. Ach well (she died).
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Oh, right. Because I'm too tired to do anything else.

Still, stuff needs doing, and not all of it requires brain power. Well, not full brain power, anyway.

Surprise! A to do list! Because that never happens here! )

So, yeah. Busy. Also not feeling all that well. I think I'm allergic to fallen leaves. Seriously. But, well, that's how Fall goes. At least I think I'm getting over the harbingers of a rattly cough I had a few days ago without really developing the rattly cough. That said, my chest hurts as if I threw a rib out of joint. Fun stuff.

But, so as not to be a total downer, Page has been pretty darn wonderful the last few days. We had a rough week last week, but this week he's been proactive and cheerful and generally lovely to be around. I'm loving it. It helps that he's feeling well and Geoff is actually in town.

He's going trick-or-treating as a ninja tonight. I hope I can find the black umbrella, because it would look really silly to have a ninja skulking around with a blue and white thing floating over his head.

Oh. That's another thing I need to do: call Geoff to make sure he's home before 6. *nods*

Happy Halloween, all.

To do

Sep. 23rd, 2013 10:59 am
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- finish moving dirt
- shower

- get cracked
- Homework: Psych: finish ch. 3, write essay, start ch 4. Photo: read through ch 8
- finish the cleaning of oven (wipe down, re-oil)
- make apple sauce
- make roasted carrots
- roast squash
- make choc. pudding if avocados are ripe
- pick up Geoff
- finish broth
- be nice(-ish) to the boy.
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The past few days have been rather taxing as I've been glued to the computer, watching the news unfold in Colorado. God, it's bad. Epically bad, actually. They aren't far off when describing it as "Biblical." I know I need to turn off the news, as it were, and just focus on the here and now, but... Of course, it's now that the good side of the flood is coming out, about how all the residents of the towns that are most affected are coming together to help each other. Like the diner owners in Jamestown who evacuated, but left their diner open for those who chose not to go... And basically all of the Hygiene (yes, that is a town name) residents helping each other clean up and rescue the stranded animals...

But, well, I do need to focus on the here and now. For the most part.

Speaking of which, Geoff's home sick with bronchitis. oh. yay. I forced Page out the door this morning (going so far as to give him a ride to school), even though he's not feeling well, either. So the house is descending into that mess again, which I am not thrilled with, but can't do anything about. On the plus side, Geoff should be feeling better in 24-48 hours (as the meds kick in), and I don't seem to be suffering from any lung ailments myself. I'm not 100%, but I'm definitely capable of doing most of what needs to be done.

Which leads me to the dreadfuled to do list:

Read more... )

Right. So, I guess I better get to work. Especially as the reading is best done when Page isn't here. *looks at clock* Shit. Ah well. Hopefully it was a good day and he'll be willing to earn back computer time...

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- finish reading/note taking on ch. 2
- M.econ ch 1 work; read ch 2
- make veggiful dinner
- paint
- ?
- do shutter speed assignment
- pow wow
- clean
- take bag o'clothes to M&C

To do

Sep. 10th, 2013 01:50 pm
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- go to class
- Costco/TJ's/Michael's run; look up ratios for canvas frames
- write journal paper for tomorrow's class
- read another 10 pages (or more) of Psy: ch 2
(notes taken on first 15 pgs of ch 2 counts)
- make something for dinner. Include red cabbage
- go to open house @ Page's school
- look up package versions of PS that don't require monthly fees (more complicated than I thought...)
- talk to neighbor!kids about various jobs
- nap? Please?
- M.econ. work; check answers

To do

Sep. 9th, 2013 10:35 am
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- Start bison stock (1st)
- make quince stuffing (thyme, maybe?)
- make choc. pudding

- find, read camera manual (Hey! I learned something! And it's going to help SOOO MUCH!!!)
- read at least 10 pages of Psych book
- read 1st chapter of Microeconomics book

- take plenty of pictures
- make roast for dinner @5 (chicken w/ quince stuffing, roast s.p., broccoli, salad, green beans or kale chips)
- start bison stock @9 (2nd) Start tomorrow sometime.


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