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Busy Day

In addition to generally catching up on things work-related (or at least making some headway), I also:

  • confirmed my brother is not dead in a ditch somewhere, just swamped with his surgical rotation
  • made a dentist appointment for Kate (can’t get in until November 19th!)
  • made a doctor’s appointment for Kate (needs immunizations updated)
  • arranged with my mom to send Kate to her house for Labor Day Weekend visit
  • made three Flexcar reservations
  • arranged to return Kate’s defective shoes to Land’s End (second try with these, same problem both times, getting a refund this time)
  • took Kate to 6th Grade Orientation at her new school building
  • went grocery shopping for the first time in weeks

I still have to arrange to have our washing machine fixed, replace the garbage disposal, and mow the weeds before the HOA notices them, but I really felt like I made some progress today. I’m very much looking forward to being home, eating my own food, sleeping in my own bed for a while.

40 comments to Busy Day

  • I lucked out on a pair of boots from Land’s End I recently took back – I live very near a Sears store, and they will take returns for Land’s End. I ended up getting my daughter a pair of tennies that cost the same, and fit her better.

    Ugg…you had to mention weeds. I think our HOA is going to be bugging us about ours. I know what I’m doing this weekend. :)

  • I lucked out on a pair of boots from Land’s End I recently took back – I live very near a Sears store, and they will take returns for Land’s End. I ended up getting my daughter a pair of tennies that cost the same, and fit her better.

    Ugg…you had to mention weeds. I think our HOA is going to be bugging us about ours. I know what I’m doing this weekend. :)

  • I lucked out on a pair of boots from Land’s End I recently took back – I live very near a Sears store, and they will take returns for Land’s End. I ended up getting my daughter a pair of tennies that cost the same, and fit her better.

    Ugg…you had to mention weeds. I think our HOA is going to be bugging us about ours. I know what I’m doing this weekend. :)

  • I lucked out on a pair of boots from Land’s End I recently took back – I live very near a Sears store, and they will take returns for Land’s End. I ended up getting my daughter a pair of tennies that cost the same, and fit her better.

    Ugg…you had to mention weeds. I think our HOA is going to be bugging us about ours. I know what I’m doing this weekend. :)

  • I lucked out on a pair of boots from Land’s End I recently took back – I live very near a Sears store, and they will take returns for Land’s End. I ended up getting my daughter a pair of tennies that cost the same, and fit her better.

    Ugg…you had to mention weeds. I think our HOA is going to be bugging us about ours. I know what I’m doing this weekend. :)

  • took Kate to 6th Grade Orientation at her new school building

    6th grade?!!! Holy hamsters, kids grow up too damned fast. I hope Kate does well this year.

  • took Kate to 6th Grade Orientation at her new school building

    6th grade?!!! Holy hamsters, kids grow up too damned fast. I hope Kate does well this year.

  • took Kate to 6th Grade Orientation at her new school building

    6th grade?!!! Holy hamsters, kids grow up too damned fast. I hope Kate does well this year.

  • took Kate to 6th Grade Orientation at her new school building

    6th grade?!!! Holy hamsters, kids grow up too damned fast. I hope Kate does well this year.

  • took Kate to 6th Grade Orientation at her new school building

    6th grade?!!! Holy hamsters, kids grow up too damned fast. I hope Kate does well this year.

  • I hate to ask but are you getting help with some of the house things? (not the Kate things but the house repair and etc.)
    it sounds like you do the lion’s share of the work around the house and it doesn’t seem right to me.

    • Chris works two jobs (and isn’t particularly handy, whereas I am) so household stuff does indeed fall to me.

      Raised in the “I’m Ok, You’re Ok” generation, I got the message that I could “be” anything (a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, how 70s!) except a housewife. Definitely got the message that staying home cooking and keeping house was a betrayal of my otherwise feminist values but my not-so-secret desire is to do exactly that. You wouldn’t know it to look at my house now because I can’t devote my time and talents to it (and I’m not driven to be some super woman who does it all) but I could run a kickass house if that was my full-time job.

      Hmm, maybe this deserves its own blog post in the near future.

      • oh ok- no I should have worded the question better.
        it just sounded stressful to me and that you were the only one doing the house upkeep so I was wondering what the specifics of you & C’s situation was.
        sorry- coffee hasn’t kicked in fully this morning.

    • For the record I do pitch in around the house, I just don’t tend to blog about it. I might have written that I unloaded the loaded the dishwasher, broke down about 30 boxes, moved a dozen cases of books into the garage, and took out the garbage and recycling over the weekend, but that’s not a terribly exciting read. Nicole is handier than I am, so I do tend to let her build the Ikea furniture and suchlike, but she does like a project.

  • I hate to ask but are you getting help with some of the house things? (not the Kate things but the house repair and etc.)
    it sounds like you do the lion’s share of the work around the house and it doesn’t seem right to me.

    • Chris works two jobs (and isn’t particularly handy, whereas I am) so household stuff does indeed fall to me.

      Raised in the “I’m Ok, You’re Ok” generation, I got the message that I could “be” anything (a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, how 70s!) except a housewife. Definitely got the message that staying home cooking and keeping house was a betrayal of my otherwise feminist values but my not-so-secret desire is to do exactly that. You wouldn’t know it to look at my house now because I can’t devote my time and talents to it (and I’m not driven to be some super woman who does it all) but I could run a kickass house if that was my full-time job.

      Hmm, maybe this deserves its own blog post in the near future.

      • oh ok- no I should have worded the question better.
        it just sounded stressful to me and that you were the only one doing the house upkeep so I was wondering what the specifics of you & C’s situation was.
        sorry- coffee hasn’t kicked in fully this morning.

      • oh ok- no I should have worded the question better.
        it just sounded stressful to me and that you were the only one doing the house upkeep so I was wondering what the specifics of you & C’s situation was.
        sorry- coffee hasn’t kicked in fully this morning.

    • Chris works two jobs (and isn’t particularly handy, whereas I am) so household stuff does indeed fall to me.

      Raised in the “I’m Ok, You’re Ok” generation, I got the message that I could “be” anything (a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, how 70s!) except a housewife. Definitely got the message that staying home cooking and keeping house was a betrayal of my otherwise feminist values but my not-so-secret desire is to do exactly that. You wouldn’t know it to look at my house now because I can’t devote my time and talents to it (and I’m not driven to be some super woman who does it all) but I could run a kickass house if that was my full-time job.

      Hmm, maybe this deserves its own blog post in the near future.

    • For the record I do pitch in around the house, I just don’t tend to blog about it. I might have written that I unloaded the loaded the dishwasher, broke down about 30 boxes, moved a dozen cases of books into the garage, and took out the garbage and recycling over the weekend, but that’s not a terribly exciting read. Nicole is handier than I am, so I do tend to let her build the Ikea furniture and suchlike, but she does like a project.

    • For the record I do pitch in around the house, I just don’t tend to blog about it. I might have written that I unloaded the loaded the dishwasher, broke down about 30 boxes, moved a dozen cases of books into the garage, and took out the garbage and recycling over the weekend, but that’s not a terribly exciting read. Nicole is handier than I am, so I do tend to let her build the Ikea furniture and suchlike, but she does like a project.

  • I hate to ask but are you getting help with some of the house things? (not the Kate things but the house repair and etc.)
    it sounds like you do the lion’s share of the work around the house and it doesn’t seem right to me.

  • I hate to ask but are you getting help with some of the house things? (not the Kate things but the house repair and etc.)
    it sounds like you do the lion’s share of the work around the house and it doesn’t seem right to me.

    • Chris works two jobs (and isn’t particularly handy, whereas I am) so household stuff does indeed fall to me.

      Raised in the “I’m Ok, You’re Ok” generation, I got the message that I could “be” anything (a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, how 70s!) except a housewife. Definitely got the message that staying home cooking and keeping house was a betrayal of my otherwise feminist values but my not-so-secret desire is to do exactly that. You wouldn’t know it to look at my house now because I can’t devote my time and talents to it (and I’m not driven to be some super woman who does it all) but I could run a kickass house if that was my full-time job.

      Hmm, maybe this deserves its own blog post in the near future.

      • oh ok- no I should have worded the question better.
        it just sounded stressful to me and that you were the only one doing the house upkeep so I was wondering what the specifics of you & C’s situation was.
        sorry- coffee hasn’t kicked in fully this morning.

    • For the record I do pitch in around the house, I just don’t tend to blog about it. I might have written that I unloaded the loaded the dishwasher, broke down about 30 boxes, moved a dozen cases of books into the garage, and took out the garbage and recycling over the weekend, but that’s not a terribly exciting read. Nicole is handier than I am, so I do tend to let her build the Ikea furniture and suchlike, but she does like a project.

  • I hate to ask but are you getting help with some of the house things? (not the Kate things but the house repair and etc.)
    it sounds like you do the lion’s share of the work around the house and it doesn’t seem right to me.

  • Chris works two jobs (and isn’t particularly handy, whereas I am) so household stuff does indeed fall to me.

    Raised in the “I’m Ok, You’re Ok” generation, I got the message that I could “be” anything (a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, how 70s!) except a housewife. Definitely got the message that staying home cooking and keeping house was a betrayal of my otherwise feminist values but my not-so-secret desire is to do exactly that. You wouldn’t know it to look at my house now because I can’t devote my time and talents to it (and I’m not driven to be some super woman who does it all) but I could run a kickass house if that was my full-time job.

    Hmm, maybe this deserves its own blog post in the near future.

  • oh ok- no I should have worded the question better.
    it just sounded stressful to me and that you were the only one doing the house upkeep so I was wondering what the specifics of you & C’s situation was.
    sorry- coffee hasn’t kicked in fully this morning.

  • :) I read your blog this morning. No worries.

  • I’m suffering from the RAGING hormones.
    For some reason it’s far more manageable in the winter/fall/spring than in the summer or the last throes of it.

  • For the record I do pitch in around the house, I just don’t tend to blog about it. I might have written that I unloaded the loaded the dishwasher, broke down about 30 boxes, moved a dozen cases of books into the garage, and took out the garbage and recycling over the weekend, but that’s not a terribly exciting read. Nicole is handier than I am, so I do tend to let her build the Ikea furniture and suchlike, but she does like a project.