Temps are dropping my lovely lizards. Time to emerge from those rocks and caves and tour the wreckage that results after a few days off, not that they weren't well deserved.
I kept things pretty clean, though I confess to letting a basket of laundry sit for 24 hours. That was weird, like, "Is this a new piece of furniture? A sculpture perhaps? It's been here forever." I've been getting my bursts at night, probably in keeping with Mesina time for when I crack completely and arrive unannounced at her door exclaiming, "It's a girl!"
But the clutter was sent by satan himself. Broken pieces of media cards (SCREAM!), one leg off the keyboard (louder SCREAM!), everybody's books, watches, iPods, lists (which are charming when I write them but now my kids do so. "Wake me up at 7:00 for a Dr. Who marathon, love Quinn," or "Remind Reilly to check sweepstakes to save the wolves." It's clutter.
Okay so Today, Friday, depending on whether we're in Sam's time zone, Mesina's, my circular, all-time-is-any-time zone, or y'all's zone, this is what I plan to boast:
-Hang the magnificent, glorious world map I scored, and find a place for the US map.
-Organize cd/dvd binders (yes it's a real thing).
-Make kids' chore lists, with extra chores because it's allowance day! Ha!
-Check, no kidding, 67 disks of unknown content so as to clear off my computer desk.
-Put clothes away.
-Give my laundry room some serious TLC. Like hands and knees and shit.
-Paint Reilly's nails. Again. Busy kid chips it off like a mo'fo.
-Threaten to beat Todd to death with his guitar magazines if he doesn't move them off my clean, serene, bookshelf.
-Find the awesome Pier 1 woven magazine rack for the front bathroom.
-Say "fuck you" to the front bathroom every time I see it, for not being remodeled yet.
-Scrub tension rod.
Straighten everything and be satisfied because I have 49349423493 places to be tomorrow. Beat that Debe!
-Dishes. All of them. Washed, put away.
-Laundry, wake up at 4:22am to get it started but I forbid anyone to iron! (Sam's hubby has to have ironed slacks, I'm teasing her.)
-Let kids run in the sprinkler or get in the kiddie pool so when they come in you can turn into a ghoul and order them around.
-Keep ice trays full.
-Take a damp cloth and spend 10 minutes doing whatever you can throughout the house.
-Find someone to give you high-five.
-For you outdoor types, go trim, whack, prune, clip, or water something.
-For non-outdoor types, high five moi, and laugh at the people outside.
-Whatever else you can, you're a creative lot. :)