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09-14-2009, 09:04 PM

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~The Daily Grind~ 9/15/09

It's Tuesday!!

My List for Today:

Caffeinate http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e147/ddavis860/smiley/smiley_drinkcoffee.gif This repeats every day!!

Stay on points!

Work till 3p


365 pic

Swish and Swipe

Clean in Zone

Kelly Mission 1 and 2 Why #1? Because I didn't do it on Monday!!!

Dinner... not a clue!! :confused3

Have a Great Day!! :teeth

09-15-2009, 12:29 AM
Woah, am I really first? Crazy.

Up (I wish this meant the movie)
Eat breakfast at home for once
Tour of the Boston Athenaeum

I just applied to be on the Moms Panel for 2010. Who am I kidding? I'm not a mom!

But the requirements were only that you have to be 18 or older........ so I tried!

Won't hurt anything.... (just my pride)

09-15-2009, 05:43 AM
Good Morning!!!

My day:
DS up and off to school
Clean up kitchen
Kit page 1 & 2 of paper bag album for class I'm teaching at a cross stitch retreat in October - none of these ladies are scrappers, so I have to do a lot of the prep work for this album. All they'll basically be doing is gluing!
Get Holiday/Seasons Swap and Topper & Tag Swap boxed up and ready to mail
Box up return to Amazon
Go to Junior Parents meeting at school
Go to Court of Honor for scouts

Have a great day everyone!

09-15-2009, 05:52 AM
Good morning, everyone!! It's Tuesday! Woohoo!!! I hope everyone is off to a great start!

Here's my list for today:

1. Up
2. Caffeinate
3. Empty dishwasher
4. Finish thank-you notes
5. Clean kitchen
6. Switch to my new purse
7. DS up
8. DS to mom's
9. Bag of stuff to mom's
10. Work
11. Pick up DS
12. DH--get tea
13. DH--drop off stuff @ my brother's
14. Week of P365 journaling during lunch
15. Clean our bedroom--this has been on the list forever! I have to do it!
16. Get dining wish list together to call Thursday
17. P365 pic
18. Go to sleep sort of early!!!

Everyone have an awesome Tuesday!!!

09-15-2009, 06:10 AM
I have today off. I've got some errands to do and some prep for the Junior meeting this afternoon.

Write note for PrincessM to not take bus home today
PrincessM up, fed, watered, dressed, on bus
Clean kitchen
Adjuster is coming from Ins. Co. to look at ceiling, etc.
Home to prep for GS meeting (nut sale handouts, etc.) - Oooh, bring camera and photo printer to meeting! Glad I remembered to put that down, I *should* remember now.
GS meeting at school

Somewhere in there I've got to get my Shutterfly book done, I got a free coupon and it expires today!

Hope everyone has a great day!

party of 3
09-15-2009, 06:56 AM

well it's tuesday and i feel like complete crap! my side is still killing me and i have an awful cold. my head feels like is 10X's it's normal size! UGH!

my list....

ds up dressed breakfast bus
prep supper-no clue?
balance checkbook
send in pto paperwork to school
send in phonebook info to school
check on fundraiser due date. (they already have fundraisers.)

ok. i'm done and it's only 6:55 am! good grief charlie brown it's going to be a long day!

have a nice tuesday everyone!

party of 3
09-15-2009, 07:05 AM
Awe. poor patrick swayze. sad.:hug:to his family & fans.

09-15-2009, 07:16 AM
I just saw that on the news, maybe I'll watch Dirty Dancing today. :sad2:

09-15-2009, 07:18 AM

Feeling puny today.. think it's just tired from tutoring and not having dinner last night til almost 10pm.. :( I know, I know.. I should have ate before I left but was getting dinner for everyone else..

gotten several things done already...so here is the rest of the list

ck boards
ck email
older kids up, routine
older kids on bus
finish cutting France/assembling
cut Gettin' Autographs
empty dishwasher
figure out 2nd element for DHS (as everything I try, I don't like)
index 25 pages of virtual scrapbook (awaiting poll to close on Friday/but trying to get a head of the game)
balance ckbk
pay bills
pay real estate taxes tomorrow (get ck to friend who works there)

I know there is more but I can't think right now...

I hope everyone has a great day..

Holly, hope you feel better soon! :flower3:

09-15-2009, 07:19 AM
okay it's tuesday and I'm already wishing for a weekend not a great start.

boys up
bus (thank god the normal driver is back)
me dressed and ready
dishwasher running
dis,farmville, mafia check in
someone coming to look at scrap stuff any minute
tidy kitchen and living room
follow up on job stuff
check on farmville
finish loading wagon with sugarwood (ugh this hurts and there are snakes in it:scared1:)
kids off bus
eric and tom out door for hunters safety
levi finish homework
kids to bed me to bed

Holly hope your feeling a tiny bit better I think it's time for a different dr.
Jennifer enjoy your day off
Brooke your much to happy this am could you send some extra north please
ZTH enjoy the classes
Deb when you figure out something good for dinner pass the ideas this way
Hope you all have a great day

09-15-2009, 07:19 AM
DH txted me last night w/ the news.. :( I'm so sad..
There are supposed to (I'll ck the channel)... have a special of Dirty Dancing this weekend w/ deleted scenes..

Let me see what I can find; in case any of you have that channel..

09-15-2009, 07:21 AM
finish loading wagon with sugarwood (ugh this hurts and there are snakes in it)

Uh, not on your life.. DH would have to immediately send me to Disney World for that job!
:hug: to you!!! You are a brave, brave woman!

09-15-2009, 07:22 AM
Good Morning!

Holly- I hope you feel better
Jennifer- good luck with getting it done

dinner- finish from yesterday- power went out while I was cooking so DH did hotdogs on the grill (it was out for 3 hours so it was a good thing we didn't just wait)
ATC backs
keep taking puppies outside (I am the only one home)
circle journal
picture of SDV oages
picture CD of bridal shower


09-15-2009, 07:25 AM

Storms or something else cause the power outage?

09-15-2009, 07:29 AM
finish loading wagon with sugarwood (ugh this hurts and there are snakes in it:scared1:)

Oh my!!!!! There's no way I could do that. I am totally :scared1: of snakes. I saw one cross the sidewalk into a bush in my yard and it was weeks before I'd get anywhere near that bush!!!:rotfl: Good luck to you.

09-15-2009, 07:50 AM

Storms or something else cause the power outage?

Storms I guess- they weren't that bad - just heavy rain but it is the second time in a couple of days- we were without power for about 3 hours some weekend evening too, another rain not thunder and lightning event.


09-15-2009, 08:01 AM
Was just curious, as we haven't had much rain lately.... (storms)... our leaves are already starting to fall! ;(

09-15-2009, 08:51 AM
Sorry about the power outage Rebecca! We finally had really heavy rain last week into the weekend. It was fantastic- of course it only slightly helped with severe drought. The other good news was that it cooled us down- we were only in the 80's yesterday! :banana: It's cool again today!

Nan and Holly, I hope you feel better!

DD's hair
DD and DH out the door
straighten hair
loving movement
figure out where I'm going for the meeting
make bed
DS fed
DS dressed
DS's bed
swish and swipe
run dishwasher
shine the sink
pick up DS
DS nap
finish project in the closet
pick up DD
have DD pick up mess in play room
grocery store list
grocery store?

party of 3
09-15-2009, 09:54 AM
thanks for the g.w. wishes.

Nan-hope you feel better too!

although have you seen the cuttlekids snake die. he's adorable!

09-15-2009, 10:28 AM
Thanks for feeling my pain ladies. Snakes well it hopefully left I HATE those things. It was weird I just calmly walked to the other side of the pile more like mountian and started working over there.

Unfortunately someone has to do the wood and since i'm out of work and he was working i elected myself:confused3 what was I thinking. but sugaring pays the house taxes and keeps us going when times are slim like now. so I need to make sure it gets done. I can't split these size chunks as I just can't budge them so he splits I throw and then help stack. between the house and sugarhouse we go through about 20 cords of wood a year. I should be as skinny as a rail :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Well off to get his bills done and then unload the wagon (it holds a cord when i get it full). guess my list for the day went out the window.

09-15-2009, 11:16 AM
Christy - EGADS! Snakes!? Irrational fear of the snake. Thanks for explaining sugarwood! I was wondering.

Everyone feel better!


DD up, fed, dressed off to bus
Little DD up and fed
Vacuum - did not get to this yesterday
Pull financial records for construction loan
Dinner - chicken - ran late yesterday kids ate McDs on way to 4H meeting
Parents club meeting 6 pm
Schedule DD2 birthday pictures
Clean up some clutter piles

09-15-2009, 12:18 PM
but sugaring pays the house taxes and keeps us going when times are slim like now. so I need to make sure it gets done. I can't split these size chunks as I just can't budge them so he splits I throw and then help stack. between the house and sugarhouse we go through about 20 cords of wood a year. I should be as skinny as a rail :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Well off to get his bills done and then unload the wagon (it holds a cord when i get it full). guess my list for the day went out the window.

Christy - I didn't realize you guys did sugaring - that's so cool! :banana: We usually make trips farther up (from us) in NE annually to buy our maple syrup, but would much rather buy from someone we know! (If we run out, only then do we turn to BJs or the Christmas Tree Shop - eek! :scared1:) We love, love, love the B grades - nice and hearty maple flavor...

09-15-2009, 12:52 PM
yep theres been sugaring going on in this sugarhous since 1912. Toms family has been on this land since 1770's. I swear sap or syrup runs through his veins and my boys are just like dad so I know it will go on for another generation.

we can ship but it costs and arm and a leg. we're ususally around the boston area (family in Quincy and the south shore) every couple of months. course there is nothing better than fall in vermont for picture taking. I can't wait to do fall pics with the boys and hiking in the maples it's just beautiful.

TRM Sugaring is it's own world and people really have no concept of what goes into it. Tom and I have made it our sugarhouse's mission too show it to as many people and especially kids as we can. Even half of the boys class have NO clue. We host at least 3-4 classes a year and have the open house sign out whenever we are boiling on weekends. We do it the old fashioned way to an extent. but have some of the modern equipment.

09-15-2009, 01:29 PM
Oh, Morgan would love to see sugaring! I'm not a maple syrup fan (unfortunate sickness when I was young, I never recovered from it), but DH and PrincessM love love love it!

Please let know when you'll be in the Boston area, one of my sis's lives in Quincy ;)

09-15-2009, 01:38 PM
That is awesome! (The best things happen - and the best people meet up - on the DIS!)

We would love to come up sometime to visit and get syrup from you and enjoy the foliage and local sites. We can PM each other to work out details...

We use maple syrup on or in EVERYTHING - I even use it in my iced tea, instead of sugar; DH uses the granular type mixed with black pepper on virtually ALL his food; and our kids are practically made of pancakes and maple syrup! Desserts, soups, sauces/marinades, you name it, maple syrup goes in it around here! I grew up on that Mrs. Butterworth crap and am happy that my kids know what the real thing tastes like.

You are so fortunate to have such a wonderful family heritage! Lucky girl - even if it does come with snakes...eek!

09-15-2009, 02:26 PM
sounds great. Jennifer I will definately let you know. usually I go when needed for family events, but I really should go see nana (i hate seeing her when she'd be so misserable if she knew the condition she was in) Mom's headed out to look at new RV's so it will be a month before they are back I'm sure. They're headed fro TN (so if any of you down there see a VT 40' rv hauling a crv say hi)

Then you all need to make a mud season trip to see the whole operation working. the smell in the sugarhouse yUUUUUUUUMMMMMy! nothing better:cloud9::cloud9:

I'll be just a pm away! only day I have plans is my big scrap (if my SU rep gets her butt in gear) is not till 10/24 and the best foliage is gone by then.

09-15-2009, 02:37 PM
My little puppy has pulled out her stitches, the vet is saying it will be fine but i am keeping a close eye on her now.


09-15-2009, 02:46 PM
nuaghty duchess !!! but we've had them do it and they are fine try to keep her from too much rough housing. It's not easy task with a puppy. Bailey is almost 9 months and shows no signs of adult hood:rotfl2: course she's a hunting dog so she'll take longer growing out of it.

09-15-2009, 02:47 PM
Oh NO!!! Rebecca!!! I'm so sorry.. I'd be in panic mode right now...as I don't have animals....and my kids haven't had stitches since PJ was 14 months old....it was by her nose between her eyes..so she never messed w/ it because she would go cross-eyed!

09-15-2009, 02:54 PM
Wow, my kids would love homemade maple syrup! And I would love the fall foliage! It's so much fun to hear what's going on in the different parts of the country.

09-15-2009, 02:59 PM
Ok, girls, am I over reacting???

The kids are using recorders in music class... I'm unaware of if they are all sharing them or what....but I have one from DS13....and sent it in w/ DS8. He was told he could not use it and must use the one she provided...
I'm concerned...with all the viruses going around, H1N1 (and NO, I am not in a panic), mono (which is currently going around our HS), I'm not comfortable w/ him using a "public" recorder....

I emailed the teacher... How do you all feel if this was your DS/DD...


09-15-2009, 03:03 PM
Nan, I think you are doing the right thing by emailing to see what's going on. Surely, she has one for each child or is disinfecting them somehow. If not, then yes, it is a concern with all the sickies going around. No one wants their child sick and if there is a way to prevent it, then it should be done.

09-15-2009, 03:15 PM
ICK! I do not think you are over-reacting in the least. Sounds like a strange music teacher power trip to me. (Would you let the whole grade full of kids share a drinking straw at lunch? Same thing...ick!)

I would also be contacting the principal, superintendent, etc. on this if you don't get a swift and satisfactory response from the teacher. It sounds like you are already pretty plugged into the school administration.

(The noodge in me wonders why, with all the public info about viruses out there, that the teacher/school wasn't proactive enough to send home notices PRIOR to the lessons saying "Starting next week, the kids in Grade X will be using shared recorders, but we're sterilizing them in...." or whatever.

In the meantime, stick to your guns and ensure that your child uses his own recorder or he'll have to be excused from music class - too bad!


09-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Nancy I would definately ask- I don't understand why a child couldn't use one that they have at home instead of having to play the school one- recorders aren't different other than in color. I would ask that if she won't allow him to use the whole recorder to at least allow him to use the mouthpiece from the one you own.


09-15-2009, 03:46 PM
Thanks gals!! Your points are all ones that I had... especially, considering there was no notification other than at back to school nights the kids would be playing recorders this year... nothing about sharing/purchasing/using one assigned to only them, etc.

Funny you mention being proactive w/ regards to illness.. we have had a boat load of emails on H1N1, seasonal flu, colds, etc... how to handle, report absences, remind kids to wash, cover, etc..

09-15-2009, 03:55 PM
Sorry gals, I've been running back and forth between Guiding Light and posting...and now I'm in tears.. wow! Wow! 3 days left and it is proving to be the best week and finale to such a tremendous show!

09-15-2009, 04:21 PM
no way no how would my kid be sharing and how can they keep them separate unless it goes back to the desk with each student. you'd hear me I'd be yelling so loud.

09-15-2009, 04:40 PM
I agree with everyone Nan. If the teacher is going to be a stickler about this, I'd take it over her head. Nope, with the way kids are getting sick, and 2 flus to worry about, and kids are so germy anyway... NOPE!!

Doesn't Grey's start next week?

09-15-2009, 04:45 PM
I do believe Grey's starts next week..but I am so far behind w/ the kids' events last year..the last episode I was....wait...are you seating down? was when she had sketched the house out by candlelight! :faint: the horror.. so I have to really start watching 2 episodes a day to catch myself up.... or maybe there was another.. I remotely remember....Cristina being bopped by the icicle and Army dr. taking care of her...

09-15-2009, 06:20 PM
Grey's in fact does start next week. :cool1::banana: And Nan, you'd better get going!!! Maybe you can catch up next week when you would have been watching Guiding Light.

09-15-2009, 08:21 PM
snakes in it:scared1:)

SNAKES!!!!!!! :scared1::scared1::scared1: Me and Indy, we don't do no SNAKES, eeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww :scared1:

My little puppy has pulled out her stitches, the vet is saying it will be fine but i am keeping a close eye on her now.


Ouch, hope everything stays okay

My to do list went something like this:

Played with Mt. Washmore, again
Get DD up and ready for school. This was ugly. Is there a teenager creed that getting ready for school must be such an ordeal?:headache:
Write in DD's communication book
Have strongly worded words with pharmacy, insurance, and dr's office Why must I be doing their work for them?
Talk to MomE. She is at the Cape enjoying the nice weather.
Avoid playing bumper cars with my crazy brother. Second time this week. Who taught that nut how to drive?
Take DD for her riding lesson
Stop by the tavern to pick up wings for dinner.
Order pies from DN
Bath time and bed.

09-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Oh he-l-l no. They want you to use shared recorders, but didn't tell you before they scheduled a rehearsal that they're going to sanitize them? No freakin' way. Totally and completely unacceptable!

I'm done with my photobook. I had most of it complete, just need to proof read and do some zooming on photos. It came out great, if I do say so myself ;)

My tail is dragging, those girl scouts can really tire and old broad out.

party of 3
09-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Nan- no flippin way should that happen. no way/no how. what is the matter with people.

jennifer-i'd love to see that book all finished.

Lisa-i loved your reply to the snakes! i totally got that one! i thought the same thing! you really are funny!!:lmao: and thanks for the suggestion on the pb and banana sandwich, but bubba is not a fan of pb. i mean he'll eat it.last resort. so that's out. did you ever meet a 7 year old that did not eat peanut butter or mac and cheese? yup that's my little man. can we say finicky?!

and for the record i'm so out on grey's!:scared1: i know me right? but my life got crazy and that was not a top priority.

09-15-2009, 11:07 PM
Holl- DD didn't like mac n cheese until this year. And even now it's not a favorite. She also doesn't like hot dogs.

party of 3
09-16-2009, 06:33 AM
good to know Ash! hot dogs are a staple in this house! i swear every month he takes something off his list. but loves his goodies!!!!

09-16-2009, 07:57 AM
I missed last season of Grey's completely! I want to buy the DVD and catch up, but I can't ;)

09-16-2009, 08:30 PM
thanks for the suggestion on the pb and banana sandwich, but bubba is not a fan of pb. i mean he'll eat it.last resort. so that's out. did you ever meet a 7 year old that did not eat peanut butter or mac and cheese? yup that's my little man. can we say finicky?!

Hey, I was impressed he ate egg salad. At his age, I wouldn't touch the stuff. He has a mature palette. :)

party of 3
09-17-2009, 10:28 AM
it's just because my mother made it fun so he would eat it. she would cut in in 4's and the cut each 4's in 4's and make teeny tiny sandwiches! he loved that. or sometimes she'd take the cookie cutters out and make fun shaped sandwiches. she had the knack ya know!;):angel:

09-17-2009, 08:31 PM
So many great memories for Bubba to have of his grandma. :goodvibes Although it was too short of a time, he is blessed with so many wonderful memories. He is a lucky boy. :hug:

party of 3
09-17-2009, 09:28 PM
thank you lisa.:hug: