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If it doesn't rain today, I'll be mowing again.

And if it's warm enough, I'll be sorting out the "downstairs" room (formerly garage, but not insulated, so not habitable, I used it as a library until the kids began using it as a storage room, then I used it as a storage room, and now it's a muddle).

And then I have to spend time catching up on the administrative side of OctopodiCon and prep for MedFair and the Water Paws booth we do there.

If it rains and is cold, I'll just do administrative stuff for OctopodiCon.

Oh,, and laundry and dishes because those have to be done no matter what.

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:04:08 PM PDT

  •  laundry and dishes (7+ / 0-)

    The t-shirts still haven't been put away from Thursday morning, and I emptied half the dishwasher. I think I'll change the dishwasher before bed.  I have a LA Kossacks event to manage tomorrow, so sleep is a good idea.

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:09:12 PM PDT

  •  whee lawn mowing, car washing, kiddo has 2/3 of (3+ / 0-)
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    broths, Noddy, weck

    this week's chores to do, TOMORROW! or else. or else no computer next week. he doesn't really believe that, as he always manages to wiggle through the last chores at the last minute. sigh.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 12:40:38 AM PDT

  •  Good morning everyone! (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck, FloridaSNMOM

    Supposed to be 71 today.  We have some severe weather coming later today.  Hopefully no tornado's.  

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 06:20:18 AM PDT

  •  Take care, there may be hail in the thunderstorms (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Noddy

    too.  The whole panhandle area shows up red.

    This storm will probably go south of us again, a few flakes, but none of the heavy wet stuff the east coast cities are expecting.

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 06:45:28 AM PDT

  •  Maybe I should change my mopping day... (3+ / 0-)
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    weck, old wobbly, Noddy

    so it stops raining all weekend. Seriously, I scheduled mopping day (the day all our floors get mopped whether they need it or not) for Saturday. Now every Saturday it rains so I have to mop multiple times. I picked Saturday because it's the day when fewer other things are scheduled. It's not a school day so I don't have to save the energy for lessons. I usually do the bulk of the school week planning on Sundays.
    And no, Saturdays aren't the only day I mop, but that's when I move everything and sweep and mop under and behind. My floors look so nice right now.. until the dogs have to go out again LOL.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:20:23 AM PDT

  •  Grieving (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck, FloridaSNMOM

    the loss of our beloved Boston Terrier, Elmo. We finally had to take him in to be euthanized yesterday afternoon.

    Our house seems so empty. We miss him terribly, yet there is relief, too. Relief that he is no longer uncomfortable, and maybe in pain. Relief from the stress that came from what had become our daily struggle to get him to eat something.

    He would have been 15 this June. He was the best dog ever.

    •  My condolences (3+ / 0-)
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      weck, FloridaSNMOM, elmo

      It's hard, losing a pet who depended upon and loved you.

      All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

      by Noddy on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 02:21:23 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry for the empty space in your home- (0+ / 0-)

      He'll always keep your heart full.  I'm sure he knows he was loved.  

      We've got an aging pup here, who is so sweet (a cocker rescue probably abt 15 to 16), but he is getting to be very expensive, with mouth surgery to keep a pre-cancerous area at bay.  Last summer it was $800.   (sigh......)

      Sending cyber-tissues.......

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