Today MJ was in school from 9:15 to 2:15. Here’s what I got done while she was gone:
- Picked up all toys, clothes, and artwork from floor.
- Straightened MJ’s “studio.” Put all beads, pipe cleaners, stickers, “treasures,” and stamps back in their designated bins, muttering under my breath the whole time.
- Vacuumed whole house.
- Mopped kitchen and utility room.
- Cleaned both bathrooms.
- Did three loads of laundry.
- Wrote fundraising e-mail to committee of Winter Faire at MJ’s school.
- Attempted–twice–to reach donation department at Home Depot. Want them to give two Christmas Trees for our Faire. Won’t get hopes up–they won’t even spring for voice mail.
- Wrote e-mail to work, asking for days off so that I can attend important Halloween events with MJ. Worried I’ll be denied.
- Attempted to play with cat. Desisted, due to lack of interest.
- Washed kitchen rug.
- Wiped windowsills.
- Dusted living room.
- Removed one more alphabet sticker from flat screen TV. At this rate it will be cleared of them completely by 2014.
- Attempted to remove glue from coffee table. Failed.
- Attempted to remove piece of construction paper pasted to bathroom sink. Failed.
- Loaded dishwasher.
- Wrote another fundraising e-mail.
- Scanned and e-mailed banking forms for our life insurance company. We fell victim to fraud again (!!) last week, and have had to close our old checking account and open a new one. This has meant contacting everyone we do online billing with and giving them our new routing number, etc. Next time an innocent-looking teenager comes to our door selling newspaper subscriptions “for her school” and asks me for a voided check I plan on assaulting her with a stepping stool.
- Made bed.
- Brought in trash cans.
- Ate lunch.
- Wrote this.
- Left for pickup.
Tomorrow, at least, I get to go back to work. Maybe I’ll even get a manicure on my lunch break. That’ll feel like a day off, indeed.
you emailed me three times too
That was today. From work. Or “vacation,” as it’s known around here.