August 14th, 2005



Damned Aggravating: Having the power go out at midnight, and holybatcave batman, it's DARK in here. Fumbling my way through the house to the far end of the laundry room only to find that ALL FOUR of the flashlights are dead as doornails. Even with new batteries (fumbled back to the kitchen, fumbled from the fridge, fumbled into the stupid dead flashlights)...DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD. #¤"%¤#!

Double-Damned Aggravating: Leaving the stupid dead flashlights on the kitchen table and fumbling my way to the cabinet where the matches are kept only to realize with my fumbling fingers that there ARE NO MATCHES. WTF?! It is a LAW in this house to write used-up items on the shopping list IMMEDIATELY to avoid just such scenarios as this. #¤!½%&!!


I can't believe how much I did today. My neck and back are aching, and since Anders is gone again to drop off the trailer, after arriving about an hour ago from his 4-day motorcycle weekend, I doubt I'll get a neckrub. 2 loads of laundry, 1 load of dishes, weeding in the front flowerbeds, watering the plants, 3 meals for the kids and myself, plus 2 extra dinner meals made to take to Angie & Kristian this week. Kristian starts chemo tomorrow...they found out Friday that his lymphoma is a rare and aggressive kind and now we're all worried again. :(

The kids and I also COMPLETELY cleaned both of their rooms, moving furniture, emptying boxes of toys for sorting and pitching, vacuuming EVERYWHERE, lengthening both beds, as well as stripping, washing and re-making them. Their rooms are cleaner than they've been since we moved in, I think, and they were both VERY helpful during the whole process: helping to pick things up, put them away, running back and forth like little cleaning automatons, it was great!

We watched the original Dr. Dolittle movie last night, the one with Rex Harrison. Martin's comment: "I don't think that big pink snail is really real." Karin's comment: "Are they going to sing AGAIN???!"

I also did some searching on Blocket today and found a Poang chair to replace our collapsing one, AND possibly, one of the huge trampolines that we keep dithering about buying or not buying, both for half the price! Woot!