Tuesday, August 30, 2011
everywhere but the drawing room
Documentation of the madness has commenced. Today is drawing room day, yet I have been everywhere but the drawing room. So our visit will have to wait, for I've been doing everything but doodling.
Here's what I DID do today.
I tore through the alley this morning with two panting children behind me and 5 minutes to arrive by the bell (and was clearly not going to make it) when our marvelous neighbors magically appeared from their garage, brandishing two car seats and whisking us all away to school before I knew what happened. (Thank you, good neighbors.)
Dialed Sears to track down an obscure refrigerator part but called Miracle Ear instead.
A friend called me to tell me she was late to meet me for lunch, which was a nice surprise because I didn't know I was going anywhere for lunch. Apparently I had wholeheartedly agreed to this last week but have no memory of it. Needless to say I was delighted. She picked me up and fed me a margarita before tossing me back into the fray.
Called more people. E-mailed more people. Printed stuff. Threw stuff out.
Faced the mystery of the dead garage door remote. It has been plaguing me for months and I've been just manually closing it so I didn't have to deal with the fix. There was no way to open it that I could see and I was afraid I'd annihilate it. So I called a local company and begged for help. They helped me.
Cleaned. Muttered and decluttered. Called more people. More people called me.
Zapped more kiddie graffiti with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, which is an absolute genius of a little device. Like Photoshop for walls.
Weeded through stacks of stuff. They are deceiving. One little pile can take days.
At one point ten tasks entered my mind and I went to do them all but only managed to pivot in a large circle. That's pretty much where I am now.
Back Thursday-ish with our drawing room guest. She's awesomesauce, if that gives you a clue who it is, and let me tell you, she is a show fully worth the wait!
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