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09-15-2009, 07:47 PM

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~The Daily Grind~ 9/16/09

It's Hump Day!! :banana:

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

Dinner... :confused3

Have a Great Day!! :teeth

09-15-2009, 07:57 PM
Alrighty, I seem more productive when I do my to do list before the day gets going:

To do:

Put laundry away
Throw a load of whites into the wash
Throw a load of whatever is in the washer into the dryer
Fold whatever is in the dryer - this repeats daily, I still can't figure out who is wearing all these clothes :confused3
Write in DD's communication book
Get DD up and ready for school
Get a sympathy card for my boss, he had to put his adult puppy dog down.:sad1:
Meeting with DD's case manager. This will not go well.:rolleyes:
Watch Top Chef

09-15-2009, 08:01 PM
Yay!! It's Wednesday! Ok, as I type this (Tuesday night), I'm achy and feeling run-down. I'm really hoping I'm just tired. . .that's what it is, just tired!!! Hoping a good night's sleep will work some magic! Don't want any of us to get sick before the trip!!

Lisa--good luck with the case manager meeting!!

Here's my list for today:

1. Up
2. Caffeinate
3. Allergy pill!! I forgot this Tuesday morning & had to go buy some!
4. Dust living room areas
5. DS up
6. DS to mom's
7. Work
8. Fix dining plan so DH can call in Thursday
9. Fix grocery list for Thursday
10. Week of P365 journaling--I didn't get lunch Tuesday, so I have to catch up!
11. Pick up DS
12. Fold laundry--Lisa, I'm so with you! Who wears this stuff??
13. Clean our bedroom
14. Wash 3 loads of laundry
15. Go to sleep sort of early!!

Everyone have a wonderful Wednesday!!

09-15-2009, 09:07 PM
morning ladies (okay it's evening)

Lisa good luck with that meeting I have and IEP meeting next week and UGH
Brooke no colds lots of sleep

Well since my days are not going at all like i planned lets see:
boys up breakfast,lunches and on bus
load dishwasher and run
switch over laundry I with ya'll this is pathetic
check on farm and mafia (i'm addicted please help me)
get swim team stuff together
fold laundry
clean eric's room with garbage bag
pick up from bus
home for 20 mins to change
head for practice till 6
leftovers fir dinner
homework gotta get started on the space rover project :scared1::scared1:
boys to shower read then bed
me pack for thurs field trip to fair.

09-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Hello Ladies!

SIOH- I hope you feel much better very soon
Joyah- I am addicted to farm stuff too (on facebook)
Lisa- good luck trying to tame the laundry

keep a watch on duchess
church - potluck tonight- DH is doing ribs for us
ATC backs/ready to mail
picture cds - ready to mail


09-15-2009, 10:23 PM
you'd think I'd have enough farm in real life instead i go do more on FB I'm insane!!!

party of 3
09-15-2009, 10:39 PM
Wednesday's List.....

ds, up dressed breakfast bus
load of laundry -ditto from me about all this laundry
prep supper
dr's appt @ 11:30
go over scholastic order w/bubba on what books he wants
write check for fundraiser
pack swim bag for saturday
update my list that i carry around with me.
update calendar

i so feel like crap again tonight. UGH. i am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Brooke-hope you feel better
Rebecca-keep an eye on those stitches
Deb-good for you for staying on points
Lisa-do you have the rainbow bridge poem for you boss?
Christy-space rover project? bubba would so love that!

09-15-2009, 10:48 PM
Holly it's time for the dr to figure it out or figure out another dr to help, I think you're gonna have to get pushy. Our 3rd grade does space things out of receycled materials DS11 did the hubble this time it's either the moon rover or the mars rover not sure which but ready to bang the head on the wall already. Not only do they have to make it they have to explain it and answer ?'s on it. down to 11 days to finish the whole thing.:scared1:

Hugs and I hope the Dr has some answers

party of 3
09-15-2009, 10:50 PM
thanks Christy. i hope so. i'll let you know what he says.

good luck on that project. let us know if we can help.
what grade is that for?

09-15-2009, 10:56 PM
3rd grade is projectville here but his teacher is awesome and i wouldn't trade her for the world.
Thanks for the help offer, but it has to be made of all recyclables or things that were going to be thrown out. good thing recycle isn't until monday
please do pm me and let me know I'm worried about you

09-16-2009, 05:27 AM
Rebecca- hope the pup is doing OK!

SIOH- If you're gonna get sick, get 'er done now...otherwise hoping it's just a good old tired. Have you tried those Zicam swabs? I swear by them here, and DS21 thinks they work too...once you get past the grossness. And Lisa's good old netti pot... It's what kept me healthy last year!

Holly- I sure hope the doc has some answers for you! This is going on for so long! :hug:

Lisa- OMG, I can't read that rainbow bridge poem! Even thinking about it makes me :( Are you feeling better?

Does anyone use a steam mop? Just curious if they are worth the cost...

09-16-2009, 05:47 AM
Holly--I hope you get some answers from the dr!!! Let me know how it goes!! :hug:

I'm feeling a little better this morning--just run down and achy. I don't care about the run down (comes from getting up at 4), but the achy is yucky!!! Hoping it's just that I've had too much sodium in the past few days and/or all the rain we've had, and the arthritis in my knees is acting up. Yep, 33, and the arthritis does me in!!!

09-16-2009, 06:06 AM
SIOH, I hope you feel better.
Holly, good luck with the doc. I sure hope they do something more for you.

My day:
DS up and off to school
Write checks for DS to take to school for NHS dues and homecoming dance tickets
Update checkbook/pay bills
Package up holiday/season swap and topper & tag swap
Box up return for Amazon
Kit up 2nd tag and pages 5&6 of paper bag class project
Pull fabric and floss to stitch cover piece for paper bag album
Meet DS at mall to pay for shirt & tie for homecoming dance

Have a wonderful day everyone!

party of 3
09-16-2009, 06:24 AM
thanks ladies! :hug:
i feel worst today than yesterday. bubba had an asthma attack last night too!:scared1:
i've had enough already and it's only 6:20 am!
it's going to be a long day.

christy-good luck with *your* project! dh took ds to the museum last fall when i was in the hospital and he made a satellite out of recycled stuff. he loved it. he still loves it.

brooke- hope you are feel better real soon. i agree w/debbie get it over with now BEFORE the trip!

stephaine- what color shirt and tie for your ds?

debbie-i've seen those steam mops at the home show. i'd love to have one. my sil has a really nice one. she loves it.

09-16-2009, 06:45 AM
I woke up with a headache! I think it's those kids! I went to the school yesterday for girl scouts, I bet I picked something up from those 3rd and 4th grade germ factories!

Urgh, I have to work. I wanna go back to bed.

Hope everyone feels better, or stays fine, and has a super day.

party of 3
09-16-2009, 06:57 AM
I woke up with a headache! I think it's those kids! I went to the school yesterday for girl scouts, I bet I picked something up from those 3rd and 4th grade germ factories!


Urgh, I have to work. I wanna go back to bed. .

me too!!!!

09-16-2009, 07:55 AM
Oh, that was fun! I forgot it was picture day and got up late! Running around like a maniac trying to get PrincessM's hair done and her too tight tights on. Oy! And, get this, they aren't getting their pictures taken until 1:00! Right, that makes loads of sense...after lunch, after recess. She'll be a complete mess. At least I talked her out of mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce for lunch, she said she'll have a cheeseburger, no ketchup. :scared1:

09-16-2009, 08:13 AM
Funny you mention the steam mop. I finally gave in about two weeks ago and bought my first one ever.

I've been looking for awhile at the Shark one and others. I didn't want to get any of them that needed any fancy solutions, etc. - just would clean with steam. DH complains that many cleaners leave the floor stickier than it was before being washed. I love the Scooba (robot wet floor cleaner), but at $300+, that isn't happening - we already have a Roomba for vacuuming and I like that - but the Scooba is so much more $.

Anyway - I was flipping through the tv channels (the few we get now that we've dropped cable) and caught the Bissell steam mop showing on HSN. They were offering it for $79 with free s/h. I also easily found a "first time HSN buyer" code online and saved another $15. I really like it! It is pretty sobering to see how much *stuff* ends up on the pads - eek. The deal also came with an extra floor pad - they easily get tossed into the washer when done - and a small bottle of essential oil (eucalyptus mint). The kids love putting a few drops into the steam/water tank and it really makes the kitchen smell nice. (I've got a few nice oils of my own from other craft projects that will also be fun to try out)

So - not had it long, but have used it quite a bit and it seems to do a nice job, is fairly lightweight to push around, heats up quickly, does not leave a lot of water on the floor, and I'm happy with the purchase. If anyone wants more info, just ask me and/or check out the HSN link below...still looks like they're offering the free shipping.



09-16-2009, 08:38 AM

I have gotten several things done this morning and still have a brief list to go..

Here is the to-dos for today:

pick up N @ 1030am
finish embellishing France elements
cut the 2nd element for DHS
find font for Gettin' Autographs (need a chunky fun one)
pick up PJ from XC
tutor student tonight Algebra 7-8pm no longer (he knows it, just doesn't want to do it)
there is more but I'm not thinking clearly right now.

09-16-2009, 08:41 AM
Lisa, good luck w/ case manager meeting
Brooke, glad you are feeling a little better; we need you a lot better before your upcoming trip!
Christy: :hug: you should be burnt out w/ the farm stuff! LOL
Rebecca: continue to watch pups stitches
Holly: I told you to find a new dr.; this one is not listening!!!! This has gone on far too long, sweetie!
Jennifer: LOL picture day... there is just nothing to say w/ the scheduling of that... you just have to shake your head.. our photos are so bad that I don't even buy them (buy the yearbook so they have it) but I take them elsewhere now to have their school photos done..
Pinballfamily.... have a good day!!!

ok, I hope I didn't miss anyone!
Have a good day!!

09-16-2009, 08:42 AM
stephaine- what color shirt and tie for your ds?

He wants to wear a black shirt with a tie that has purple in it. He's taking a girl (just a friend) who goes to a different high school and her dress is black with purple. I already bought a black shirt and 2 purple ties, but, of course, he didn't like those so we'll go together and find something.

09-16-2009, 08:50 AM
SIOH- Feel better! I agree, better to get it out of the way now than be sick on the trip!
PO3- I hope this appointment clears things up for you... :hug:
Christy- You need a vacation without a computer... when you get back, you don't use it. At least, I haven't been.
DIT- Purple is really hard to pick for! When I went to prom, I had a lavender dress (of Tinkerbean's, actually, so it was FREE!), and after I got it tailored, they gave me scraps so I could color-match. Which I then forgot when we went to get DBF's tux and accessories. So we tried our best (took about an hour), and they ended up matching PERFECTLY that day. It was great!

...I forgot my day's to do. Whoops.

Breakfast (there's no good breakfast stuff in the house!!)
Out to catch the MBTA to school
Meet with professor
Do homework that I didn't do last night (just reading)

I hate this three-day work week! I have to do all of my homework over the weekend, otherwise I have NO time to do it when I get home. Luckily it's only until the end of September, so I only have three more weeks, counting today.

09-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Does anyone use a steam mop? Just curious if they are worth the cost... My SIL and her sister have one and they swear by them.

At least I talked her out of mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce for lunch, she said she'll have a cheeseburger, no ketchup. :scared1: That sounds like a conversation I'd have with DD. Eat OVER the table, no marinara, no ketchup! 1:00 is ridiculous. I wonder when our pictures are- DD needs a haircut.

DD dressed, lunch
DS dressed
loving movement
shine the sink
swish and swipe
strip bed
DS's bed
work on closet
vacuum front room and living room
sweep kitchen
measure DD for growth chart
thaw something
anti-procrastination day: hang pictures?, order Snapfish pics, take things to garage, check on wine fridge
pick up DD
DD clean out guinea pig cage

09-16-2009, 05:13 PM


Thanks Pam and everyone for the answers!

The Bissell one was the one I was looking at. I saw the shark, but it didn't seem very sturdy.

Anyway, I think I'll order from HSN, as I can reutrn it if I'm not happy with it. Gotta love those home shopping channels!

Thanks again!

09-16-2009, 05:55 PM
I thought I would post an update. We are over halfway there, and now 1 month from closing! I wish it were here already. There was a slight hiccup with the appraisal. It came in a little low. Everyone thinks it is because the area we bought didn't have very comparable comps and what was there was from before this "bump" in the market with so many people trying to get something before the tax cut expires. Our realtor sent a couple more comps, and the appraiser recalculated and came up most of the difference. Once we close, everyone thinks our house will be a very popular comp. Basically the difference, was the closing costs that we had wanted to roll into the loan to preserve cash. So in the end, we are just having to pay cash for half the closing costs. We also had a radon test done, and are now getting a mitigation system installed, paid for by the sellers, but we are getting the estimates and having it installed after we close, so we get what we want. Packing is progressing. My scrap room is all packed up now, packed the Cricut yesterday. I wish it were Oct 16th already!

09-16-2009, 06:27 PM
Sounds like things are moving along for you Hope! I'll keep my fingers crossed things continue smoothly for you!

09-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Thanks Pam and everyone for the answers!

The Bissell one was the one I was looking at. I saw the shark, but it didn't seem very sturdy.

Anyway, I think I'll order from HSN, as I can reutrn it if I'm not happy with it. Gotta love those home shopping channels!

Thanks again!


Ordered... did a search, and got $15 off with a coupon, free ship, and 2 easy payments...

Thanks again Pam!

party of 3
09-16-2009, 08:18 PM
glad to read the update Hope. you must be so excited!

i have to vent please......

dh and i went to sign up ds for cub scouts and i WANTED to and he did NOT!

please tell me your thoughts.....

yes or no and why??

we are having a **disagreement** about it.

09-16-2009, 08:29 PM
depending on the pack it can be a great mom and me thing but some are literlly forcing moms out. also it can be a HUGE time commitment.
find out DH's real reasons something bad happen to him?
we did it with L for 4 years happiest day of my life to leave it. All the cubmasters doing. they are no longer in charge of the pack but have moved up to BS and pushing people away everyday. so look out for the dynamics of the pack as well. We had 3 1/2 great years were deeply involved by choice.

ask if you can check it out and see if Bubba really likes it.

party of 3
09-16-2009, 08:45 PM
well i thought that the father from the bus stop was going to be the leader of the den, but it's not. it will be another father from the school that i don't know, but one of bubba's friends is in the den, so i asked if he could be put with him.
dh did it with his brother until his brother was an eagle scout and then dh quit. i think he did it more to hang out with his brother or maybe his mother made him because his brother was doing it??? i don't really know. pretty closed mouth about it.
bubba and i talked about it and i'd like for him to give it a try for the school year and then in june we will talk about if he likes it or not. i told him for 1 school year we will do it. i like him to have outside interest. he's an only child, we live on a main street (not a neighborhood)....he does swim but is that enough?

09-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Holly, I think it is good that you are exposing Bubba to different activities. Then he can decide what activity is for him based on full knowledge. :thumbsup2

party of 3
09-17-2009, 07:37 AM
Lisa, that was my thought exactly. I just don't want to make him want to do it. ya know?:confused3
we tried tball.....:scared1:
we tried soccer.....:scared1:

i just want him to try new things. :confused3

dh and i have different sides on this one. and we are usually in agreement about bubba, BUT.......not this time!:rolleyes1:rolleyes:

09-17-2009, 07:43 AM
I think your on the money on this one. try it for a year I might even have extras for the uniform if you need it I'll look around.

09-17-2009, 08:01 AM
I like to let PrincessM try new things. I don't let her quit halfway through, she needs to complete the season, but if she really doesn't like something, she doesn't have to do it again. Hopefully, DH will see that he likes it (if he does) and change his mind.

09-17-2009, 08:43 AM
Holly, I think it's great to let Bubba try different things. We had DS try lots of different sports before he found the one that was the perfect fit. He stayed with each sport (soccer, t-ball, tennis, etc.) for at least one season, some were longer.

DS been in scouts since he was in 1st grade. He started as a Tiger and is still involved (he's an eagle now). DH and I have been very involved in his career. In cub scouts I was the den leader until the boys got to Webelos and needed more "guy" stuff. DS loves scouts and it really helped him grow and learn lots of different activities that he wouldn't have tried before. But, the biggest thing that kept him in scouts were the friends he made. I think letting Bubba try it for a year is a good idea and if he doesn't like it and it's not a good fit for him, then try something else.

Oh, and what's funny is that DH wasn't too thrilled about DS joining scouts. I was the one to push it when DS wanted to join. Anyway, I think DH loves scouts as much as DS. He's made great friends in there too with the other dads and has really enjoyed camping and sitting around the campfire with the other dads while the boys do their thing!

party of 3
09-17-2009, 10:23 AM
I think your on the money on this one. try it for a year I might even have extras for the uniform if you need it I'll look around.

thanks Christy. i'd love that.

Thanks everyone for your support. We also have the same rule in our house that you have to ride it out if we sign up for it. complete the season even if you don't love it. you can not quit mid stream. so we will see. hopefully he will love it.