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Spring Break Mania: Day 3


I don’t know why I try to set non-guest goal activities for myself when I have people coming over. Isn’t that silly? Like I’m going to be tromping around with a dirty laundry basket while people are trying to socialize! Tonight’ll be my catch-up night, to finish the things from the other two nights this week that I didn’t manage to get to, plus a few extra. Tonight starts my 5-day weekend, too, ahhhhhhh! I think I’m going to drink an organic raspberry ale in celebration. And eat a salad. I’m so subversive.


  • Finish laundry
  • Straighten bedroom
  • Vacuum bedroom
  • Order sink unit for basement bathroom
  • Cook dinner
  • Plan menu and grocery list for St. Patrick’s Day feast tomorrow
  • Wash bedding
  • Spot vac floors
  • Sweep kitchen

Spring Break Mania: Day 2


So, I didn’t end up being as productive last night after work as I had wanted to be. I was SO MOTIVATED! And then shit just ended up taking too long. Grocery shopping always always always takes forever, and this time took extra long because we got a crapload of (GOOD) food and spent too much money. Oh well, now Kevin will stop complaining about never having enough food in the house. I also ended up making some delicious homemade guacamole, which took an hour for some reason. And then, instead of cleaning the bathroom like I should have, I ended up editing the photos that K took at the Old Thrasher’s Reunion show last Saturday. I do it to myself, honestly.

Anyway, we’ve got friends coming over tonight! JoAnn and Dawn are coming over to hang, which I’m totally stoked for. Gotta get prepared!


  • Clean bathroom
  • Sweep kitchen
  • Spot vac house
  • Make shortcake biscuit things for dessert
  • Do the remainder of the laundry
  • Grill out
  • Chillax by the firepit

Spring Break Mania: Day 1


Spring break, woo hoo!

Let me be honest, dear friends: I’m fucking beat. Who knew any kind of school could be this hard/draining/angst-rendering? I didn’t, that’s for sure. Finally, I get a break! Do I get to relax like kitty up there? (That’s her current favorite activity, by the way, and what you can’t really make out under the heft of her body is the heating vent she’s lying atop.) No, I’m a grown-up, which means I get to get back to doing stuff around my house now that I have some free time, stuff that Kevin has really selflessly and graciously picked up while I’ve been eye-glazed with school crap.

I’m much more productive when I make lists for myself, and I currently have probably 5 different lists going. Why not add another?


  • Grocery shopping
  • Clean bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Dig staples out of stairs in basement Kevin said to forget it, since we’re demo-ing them anyway.
  • Deep-clean kitchen
  • Vacuum house
  • Workout

That’s not too ambitious, is it? I think it’ll still allow me a little bit of relaxation time while being productive during the hours between 5pm and 11pm. We’ll see!

(Okay, I’ll be honest. I’m going to do a little bit of the prawn-kitty thing. But only a little.)