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Saturday

1. Knit scrubbies
2. Read one chapter of book
3. Change paper in parrots’ cages
4. Make up new batch of hummer nectar
5. Sync iPhone to refresh podcasts
6. Divide spider plant
7. Worm donkeys
8. Plant zucchini in larger planter
9. Plant tomato in larger planter
10. Take birdfood bags out of truck and put in tackroom
11. Fertilize houseplants
12. Thin pond plants


Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit one square for baby blanket
  2. Fling 25 things (2)
  3. Unpack from PA
  4. Change bed sheets and make bed
  5. Plant new seeds
  6. Review summaries
  7. Put away all clean laundry
 

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  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Read one chapter of book
  3. Change paper in parrots’ cages
  4. Make up new batch of hummer nectar - DONE
  5. Sync iPhone to refresh podcasts - DONE
  6. Divide spider plant
  7. Worm donkeys
  8. Plant zucchini in larger planter
  9. Plant tomato in larger planter
  10. Take birdfood bags out of truck and put in tackroom - DONE
  11. Fertilize houseplants - DONE
  12. Thin pond plants - DONE
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit one square for baby blanket
  2. Fling 25 things (2)
  3. Unpack from PA
  4. Change bed sheets and make bed
  5. Plant new seeds
  6. Review summaries
  7. Put away all clean laundry
 

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So glad to have another day/week for a fresh start!!

Saturday
1. Finish Week 11 of online class
2. Finish Week 12 of online class
3. 6PM Dinner at Roy's
4. Laundry 1
5. Laundry 2
6. Talk DH into doing #s 4 and 5
7. Finish Orange dresses
8. Cut out lining for orange dresses
9. Sew in lining of Orange dresses
10. Post pictures of dresses on FV
11. Strip bed
12. Remake bed

That should keep me busy!!
 

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No counting this week. Just lists. For Saturday after work:

Charge Kindle
Switch out books on MP3
Put away washed dishes
At least 8 rows on granny stripe afghan

It's time to renew my lease, and the manager said that when I sign the new one, she will schedule a carpet cleaning for me! That's never been offered as a signing bonus in all my years of renting. The bad news is -- it's going up $35 a month, but I've been there at least 2.5 years (I lose count) and it hasn't been increased at all, so I think I'm still ahead.
 

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  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Read one chapter of book
  3. Change paper in parrots’ cages - DONE
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Worm donkeys
  6. Plant zucchini in larger planter - DONE
  7. Plant tomato in larger planter
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit one square for baby blanket
  2. Fling 25 things (2)
  3. Unpack from PA - DONE
  4. Change bed sheets and make bed
  5. Plant new seeds
  6. Review summaries
  7. Put away all clean laundry
 

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How was PA Madhen - I am so out of touch with everyone!!

Saturday
1. Finish Week 11 of online class DONE
2. Finish Week 12 of online class
3. 6PM Dinner at Roy's
4. Laundry 1
5. Laundry 2
6. Talk DH into doing #s 4 and 5 DONE
7. Finish Orange dresses DONE

8. Cut out lining for orange dresses
9. Sew in lining of Orange dresses
10. Post pictures of dresses on FV
11. Strip bed
12. Remake bed

Definite progress on the home front!!

Need to work on Sunday's list before I forget - down to the last days of so much being done!! And yes, I need to file an extension on my taxes too!! If I know my accountanct - he's already done this!! ;)

Sunday:
1. Grocery shop for party at school tomorrow
2. Find fabric for baby quilt
3. Cut out squares for baby quilt
4. Finish pink dresses
5. Pay bills online
6. Finish blue dresses
7. Cut out green ruffle for 20 dressed
8. Cut out and sew more spaghetti straps - 9 dresses
9. Rough draft of PepT

I should add sleep to my list to be sure I get some. Gotta break that sick cycle!!
 
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PA was very successful. I didn't stay but the one night, though, so I didn't get a chance to see much of the city. I spent more time in the air, traveling to and from, than in the actual city! :(

  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Read one chapter of book - DONE
  3. Change paper in parrots’ cages - DONE
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Worm donkeys
  6. Plant zucchini in larger planter - DONE
  7. Plant tomato in larger planter - DONE
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit one square for baby blanket
  2. Fling 25 things (2)
  3. Unpack from PA - DONE
  4. Change bed sheets and make bed
  5. Plant new seeds
  6. Review summaries
  7. Put away all clean laundry
 

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I'm ready for a new week, too.

Today wasn't too bad. The first thing I saw when I went into my sewing room was a crewel stitch bird picture I got several years ago for a quarter. It was very nearly finished at that time and it's been floating around in my way ever since. So I took a couple hours today and finished it. Glad it's done now, finally. The person who started it did a very nice job.

Today's list:

[-]1. Remove shelf from sewing room window.
2. Make new recipe. (Italian seasoning mix and yogurt with pectin)
3. Finish crewel bird UFO.
4. Read 30 pages.
5. Measure cabinet.
6. Give Sparky meds.[/-]
7. Track food.
[-]8. Move sewing table out of living room back into sewing room.
9. Fling six cookbooks.
10. Tend Aerogardens.[/-]
11. Remove cabinet doors.
12. Move small bookcase into sewing room.

Sunday's list:

1. Track food.
2. Work on wolf picture.
3. Look at sewing machine.
4. Make new recipe.
5. Tend Aerogardens.
6. Fling six cookbooks.
7. Remove doors from cabinet.
8. Sand front of cabinet.
9. Medicate dog.
10. Empty dishwasher.

OT: I have to vent. One of our dogs takes multiple medications every day due to canine glaucoma. Her ophthalmologist e'd me today and informed me one of her meds has gone from about $17 for a bottle of 100 tablets to $4 PER TABLET! (Yes, that's $400/bottle now. WTH!?) She takes two tablets per day. And I thought the Xalatan was bad, but at least we can order that from Canada. I don't know what we're going to do. I just feel sick. We pay a small fortune every month for her eye care already and just can't afford that huge of an increase. The old drug company was bought out by a new one, and this price increase is the result. Way to gouge customers. Greedy SOBs.
 

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  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Divide spider plant
  3. Worm donkeys - DONE
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit one square for baby blanket
  2. Fling 25 things (2)
  3. Change bed sheets and make bed - DONE
  4. Plant new seeds
  5. Review summaries
  6. Put away all clean laundry
 

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Sparky's eye doc is very thorough about looking for the cheapest meds and has a drug rep he talks to quite a bit. I'm going to e our pharmacy in Canada and see if they can get it, but I don't think so.

It looks like 1-800-PETMEDS has it for $2.50 per tablet. Crazy time. That would get the cost down to $150/month, on top of the cost of the other drugs she has to take.

I e'd her doc again. She has to see him in a couple weeks and I want to try just giving her the Xalatan eye drops and see if that controls the pressure in her eyes till then, and see if maybe we could just quit the methozolamide completely. It's going to be an interesting conversation the next time he sees her.

This is very new news to us, so we're going to be searching online for the best price if she has to continue taking it. Thanks for offering to help us find a good source, but I think we'll be okay once we have some time to think about what to do, and talk some more to Sparky's doc.

I just can't believe the price increase.

 

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  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Divide spider plant
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit one square for baby blanket
  2. Fling 25 things - DONE
  3. Plant new seeds
  4. Review summaries
  5. Put away all clean laundry - DONE
 

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Sunday

  1. Clean bunny litter box
  2. Sweep bunnies' pen
  3. Move two planters off the deck
  4. Plant alpine strawberries
  5. Move chain link panel to bone pile
  6. Rearrange mister system in back yard
  7. Clean parakeets' cage
  8. Move utility cart upstairs (to use as seedling transport)
  9. Move single flight cage into tack room
  10. Move double flight cage into tack room
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Divide spider plant
  3. Knit one square for baby blanket
  4. Plant new seeds
  5. Review summaries
 

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SD - that is a scandalous price increase. I hope you can find something cheaper that will work for your dog.

All I did from my list last night was:
Charge Kindle
Crochet 8 rows (+) on the afghan

So 2 stragglers:
Put away clean dishes
Switch out books on MP3

No commitments for today. It's my longest day at work. When I get home I'll probably crochet or read.
 

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10. Post pictures of dresses on FV
11. Strip bed
12. Remake bed

Sunday:
1. Grocery shop for party at school tomorrow
2. Find fabric for baby quilt
3. Cut out squares for baby quilt
4. Finish pink dresses
5. Pay bills online
6. Finish blue dresses
7. Cut out green ruffle for 20 dressed
8. Cut out and sew more spaghetti straps - 9 dresses
9. Rough draft of PepT

Lots to do and soooooo little time!!
 

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  1. Clean bunny litter box
  2. Sweep bunnies' pen
  3. Move two planters off the deck - DONE
  4. Plant alpine strawberries
  5. Move chain link panel to bone pile - DONE
  6. Rearrange mister system in back yard - DONE
  7. Clean parakeets' cage
  8. Move utility cart upstairs (to use as seedling transport)
  9. Move single flight cage into tack room
  10. Move double flight cage into tack room
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Divide spider plant
  3. Knit one square for baby blanket
  4. Plant new seeds - DONE
  5. Review summaries
 

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Sparky's doc gave the go-ahead to try only the Xalatan drops, so we're quitting the tablets till we see him in a couple weeks. If her pressure is still down, then we'll try using just the drops. If not, then he has a couple alternatives we can try. We'll see what develops. My goal is to just keep her comfortable by keeping her eyes at a normal pressure.

Today was a mixed bag for my challenges, but that's okay.

Sunday's list:

[-]1. Track food.
2. Work on wolf picture.[/-]
3. Look at sewing machine.
[-]4. Make new recipe.
5. Tend Aerogardens.
6. Fling six cookbooks.[/-]
7. Remove doors from cabinet.
8. Sand front of cabinet.
[-]9. Medicate dog.
10. Empty dishwasher.[/-]

I made wilted spinach with pasta for my new recipe. I've looked at that recipe for about ten years now and thought it would be good, and it has hardly any calories. Why does it take so long to get around to trying a new recipe?

I couldn't work on the cabinet because it was storming outside, but in the interest of doing something home-improvement-ish, I designed our new deck and made up a materials list instead. We finally concluded an 18x12 deck would be a nice size. If we have any money left after medicating our poor doggy and filling the truck with gas to go get the lumber, maybe we'll be able to start the deck in May. We haven't priced the materials yet. I'm sure it's going to be painful but it's not going to get any cheaper and we're not going to get any younger to build it, so we've sorta concluded now is the time.

I flung about fifty small cookbooks. I was going to do six for the list, but it was going so well I went through all of them instead of dragging out the frustrating sewing machines. So I'm counting today as a success.

Monday's list:

1. Finish column, now that I've fixed all the stinkin' problems that weren't my fault in the first place. :(
2. Sand cabinet front.
3. Remove cabinet doors.
4. Work on wolf beading.
5. Read thirty pages.
6. Spray mushrooms.
7. Make new recipe.
8. Work one hour in sewing room.
 

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  1. Clean bunny litter box - DONE
  2. Sweep bunnies' pen - DONE
  3. Plant alpine strawberries
  4. Clean parakeets' cage - DONE
  5. Move utility cart upstairs (to use as seedling transport)
  6. Move single flight cage into tack room
  7. Move double flight cage into tack room
Stragglers (from last week):
  1. Knit scrubbies
  2. Divide spider plant
  3. Knit one square for baby blanket
  4. Review summaries
 

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SD - so what was the recipe for pasta with wilted spinacha nd was it good? So glad that you can give the drorps a try first!!

10. Post pictures of dresses on FV
11. Strip bed
12. Remake bed

Sunday:
1. Grocery shop for party at school tomorrow DH IS DOING!!
2. Find fabric for baby quilt
3. Cut out squares for baby quilt
4. Finish pink dresses DONE!!
5. Pay bills online
6. Finish blue dresses
7. Cut out green ruffle for 20 dressed
8. Cut out and sew more spaghetti straps - 9 dresses
9. Rough draft of PepT

Lots to do and soooooo little time!!....and now since I have finiahed the 9 pink dresses, I am taking another break - water this time!!
 
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