February 2008


6:30 to 7:00 a.m.

§         Get up

§         Feed cats

§         Grab cup of coffee (thank goodness it’s on a timer and was set up last night!)

§         Draft letter to class party committee and their parents about Valentine’s Party this coming Thursday.

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.

§         Begin to wake up Kiddlebiddle (she can sleep for 15 more minutes without too much rush or being late)

§         Skim first section of the newspaper – keep eye out for great editing bloopers like yesterday’s “gun who killed five had mental problems….”

§         Make Kiddlebiddle breakfast and watch 10 minutes of TV with her

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

§         Get dressed (pull clean underwear and socks from dryer because they haven’t been put away yet….)

§         Make Kiddlebiddle’s lunch (oooooo, cold pizza!  Mommy doesn’t have to make a sandwhich today!)

§         Search for file folder with class party info to complete letter (whaddya mean it’s right here on the desk?  Let me search in the car, in the dining room, and living room first willya!?)

§         Complete committee letter and write note to teacher about early pickup for orthodontist appointment and that I will bring Onion Pie and Shoo Fly Pie to the 5th grade “Colonial Day” on Wednesday

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

§         Drive KB to school (use DH’s truck as my van is about out of gas – get in truck, realize I don’t have correct key, run back in house, grab key, and maneuver big truck out of small garage…brakes suck!)

§         On drive discuss pros and cons of all the pointe shoe brands/styles we have ordered and plan to meet with teacher for advice; discuss care of blister on toe and that I won’t order additional shoes to try until company process refund for shoes I returned.  (Buying pointe shoes online is a challenge….)  Discuss if Mike told her how I should get the DVDs he finished burning so that I can put together the final package (over 60 ordered so far!).

§         Kiss her goodbye; have a great day…remember to have fun.

§         Drive home; dream about time to knit or work on on-line art class that I’m a week behind in – park in front rather than maneuver big truck into miniscule garage.

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

§         Ask to borrow truck again so I don’t have to cram “get gas” into time before 9:30 a.m. dentist appointment.

§         Make breakfast (poached eggs on toast) and pour another cup of coffee.

§         Draft this entry while eggs cook.

§         While toast is in for second time (why, when you put the same bread in the toaster, at the same “darkness” setting, day after day, does it come out different every time??) add dishes to the dishwasher I loaded the night before (there’s always room for another fork and knife).

§         Take breakfast back to computer to check email, begin to read blogs and eat, dripping egg yolk down chin and onto clean jeans.

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Whatever your affiliation, get out there and vote!  It does count.  And today, thanks to Franklin Habit, I’ve discovered the party of my dreams – The Fibertarian Party!  Ya gotta go read about it…  Dolores is running for president and she’s got a pretty strong platform! 

  1. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s birthday will be declared a national holiday.
  2. All fiber-related purchases will be fully tax-deductible.
  3. Knitting will become a mandatory subject in American public schools.
  4. Government subsidies for the establishment of independent yarn shops in high-need areas.

Do check it out…  http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-fellow-americans.html