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19 April 2012 @ 02:03 pm
Another week, more low numbers in the LJ Idol poll. My entry is here, with links to the other entries and voting, if you're of a mind to help!

My parents are coming tomorrow (for real!), and will spend the night for the first time in about 11-12 years. The guest room doubles as my home office, and is also the place where all random paperwork, TBD-stuff, pending craigslist-posting items, etc. go to die. So, some serious tidying is in order tonight.

My sewing pile (mostly repairs/alterations) has been little touched for about 6-8 months, and the sweaters-that-need-shaving is in its second winter. Gah. I need a better sweater-shaver, though-- the two I have are tiny, and therefore incredibly slooooow.

I finished fertilizing the last of the 70-75 roses last weekend, and did some yard cleanup. More cleanup still needed, though, and I need to plant the cherry tomatoes I bought before Spring Break. It's the "soil improvements" that slow me down. As in, getting the gravel unburied that successive 'landscaping' people have dumped dirt over (even after being told to remove the gravel first). That's a mistake that just keeps on giving.

So, we're in mid-April now. I'm starting to think I might not get up to the snow (what's left of it) with Christopher this year. And, on the flip side, my parents are nagging me about my summer plans. Since school is starting even earlier next year, those will be harder to make than usual. So many demands, so few answers!

whipchickwhipchick on April 19th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I have that sewing pile...so many fun little projects, so little time!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 19th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
I wish mine had something more like fun projects on it, and fewer things like, fix Christopher's pants, or shorten Lauren's pajamas, or extend the sleeves on my bike jersey.

The days of making new things often seem behind me!
nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on April 19th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel - I sent hubby an email today saying I feel like I'm juggling too many balls and something's bound to fall on my head sooner or later. A few things will take care of themselves in a month or so; hope that helps. In the meantime, you have my commiseries! (C'mon spellcheck, that sure sounds like a real word)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 19th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
Is a month about when your partnership will be closed down and your business will be a solo operation? It'll be a relief to get that squared away.

I'm realizing that I need to plan our summer now, which may be slightly simpler since my son doesn't seem to want to take a 1-2 week summer course at the local university and we'd be lucky to crowbar him off to camp.

We always have to work around 1) Girl Scout Camp, 2) Summer Specialty Classes (if any), 3) When to schedule overnight camping? 4) When to visit family in Oregon? 5) Both kids' birthdays in mid-late August, and finally 6) School starts in August here, and is even earlier this coming year-- the 15th! I thought the 22nd for last year was bad, but this loses an entire week. :(

Summer was 3 glorious months when I was a kid, and for my kids it went down to 10 weeks about 6-7 years ago, and this coming year will be only 9 weeks. Booooo!