Friday, June 19, 2009

random summer.

I've been frequenting Sonic this summer. I always order the same thing, a Route 44 Cherry-Lime Water With Lots of Extra Ice. (Drool.) Two days ago, someone put mango in my Cherry-Lime Water With Lots of Extra Ice. I still drank the whole thing, but I didn't love it. From now on, I'll taste my drink before I drive off into the blistering heat. Oh, and FYI, this gigantic delicious concoction is only 54 cents. You can't beat that! It does NOT qualify for the Happy Hour Half-Price discount, though, so don't go getting any ideas.

Speaking of the blistering heat, I have been to the pool every day this week. Every day. I don't really like going to the city pools, but we got a summer family pass so I'm committed. The kids love it and it feels so great to be wet when it's 100 (okay, 99) degrees outside, but I just struggle with being surrounded by so many other almost-naked people. I have trouble being in fully-clothed crowds, so a pool crowd is a huge challenge for me. The relief from the heat is definitely my motivator. We usually don't go until at least 5:00 and I have learned that at 5:00, I still need sunscreen, but at 6:00, I don't.

Outside is the lovely sound of someone mowing and weedeating and blowing grass. We normally don't pay someone to do our yard (I am happy to say that I am way too thrifty for that - that that sounds so prideful in a weird, cheap way and the reality is that we really can't afford to have our yard done so we do it ourselves - and when I say "we" and "ourselves" I mean "Doug" and "himself"), but the yard is crazy-overgrown (especially the back yard) and it's Father's Day weekend, so I grabbed the guys who were doing my neighbor's yard and begged them to squeeze us in. Happy Father's Day, Sweetie.

My to-do list is quite long today, but I am motivated and excited to get some things done. I have a shiny new stack of Sterilite baskets (I use these for everything) and my label maker is ready to print. My boys went to Grandma's for the weekend, so their room is at the top of the list! I always miss them when they are gone, but the grandparents are RVing to Alaska this summer, so this will be their last visit for a long time!

Here's the to-do list. I know you were wondering.
  • mow grass
  • boys' room (this should have a sub-to-do list attached)
  • CPS Blog card
  • send Basic Grey paper matches to Prism
  • plant ice plant clippings
  • complete phone rebate
  • buy stamps to mail rebate
  • grocery store
  • return videos to Blockbuster
  • make zucchini bread
  • vacuum gigantic hairballs from hard floors
  • mop
  • clean kitchen cabinet to make gift-wrap center
  • mail box to Tiffani
  • CVS for 88-cent Raisin Bran
  • birthday gift(s) for tomorrow's party
  • put mosquito sprays away
  • empty diswasher
  • fold laundry
  • bean supports in the garden
  • put up cucumber trellis
  • fix blow-up pool
  • clean litterbox
  • order cookie cake
  • cook ground beef
  • make lemon bars
  • wash cars
I am happy to say that I will be delegating as much as possible...as always. I have lots more to do, but these are my items for today and very likely tomorrow.

The mowing-weedeating-blowing sounds are gone, so I guess I can cross one thing off my list. If you know of something that should be on this list, please let me know...

{to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:5}

2 comments:

java diva said...

I wish I was local...I'd make you some lemon bars! I've been needing to get some more lemon juice. I had a divine lemon-raspberry bar at Starbucks (in B&N). YUMMMMM!

Jeanne said...

Nice to see I'm not the only one with a mile long to-do lists that include sub-lists. lol
Enjoy your holiday <3
Jeannie