So... Today I wanted to get the house in order, laundry done and the bedroom I am going to paint taped. I did a little blogging and then got to it.
First, I took my thyroid medication. You are supposed to take it on an empty stomach with water. But I took it with a Diet Dr. Pepper. I thought I should check to see if not taking it with water and say... with Diet Dr. Pepper... if that would change its effectiveness. I went to look it up online but forgot to look it up. But I did look at some blogs.
I set the timer for 30 minutes because you have to wait 30 minutes to eat. And I was hungry and needed to make sure I did not wait 31 minutes. I ate. A sandwich. For breakfast. That was left over from the baseball tournament on Saturday. It wasn't that great.
I then decided the most prudent course of action would be to start the laundry. I had told Frappy the other day to clean the washer and she did... kind of. I looked down into the thingy that you pour the fabric softener into and it was gunky. I decided to clean it. To my horror, that part came loose and I pulled it out... only to discover a disgusting gunked up mess. I then spent a good bit of time trying to figure out how to clean it. It included a toothbrush... my toothbrush because I couldn't find the toothbrushes I usually use for such nasty jobs. Mr. Macchiato finds them and throws them away. I gagged a lot and thought I was going to lose my sandwich more than once. I then took a bunch of pictures that I thought I might put on the blog but they didn't pick up what I wanted them to. Then, I finally started a load of towels.
I had put Booper and Lu Lu in their crates after feeding and watering them and letting them run around. Booper and Lu Lu are not conducive to cleaning. Especially Booper. I walked by his crate and he looked at me sadly. I stopped to tell him I need to clean. He smiled at me and wagged his tail because he thought I was saying, "I love you." So, I let him out and rubbed his belly and scratched his ears and told him I loved him. Then I let Lu Lu out and rubbed her belly and scratched her ears and told her I love her and that I love her as much as Booper. But, that was a lie. Poor Lu Lu. It's okay. Mr. Macchiato loves her more than Benny. He says I love Benny more than him. But I don't. No, I really don't. Then I put them back in their crates.
I then noticed that it is chilly this morning. We even have had sprinkles off and on. I thought I should check the weather on the computer. So, I did. And I read a blog. Our high is only going to be 76 today but our house is usually a little cooler than the predicted temp. I wondered what happened to our outside thermometer so that I could verify that that is actually true. And... I decided it is cool enough for me to bake some cookies. And I shut the laptop and turned on the oven to preheat.
My kitchen was a mess so I emptied the dishwasher and loaded it. I noticed the silverware is not as clean as I like so I dumped it all into the sink and filled it with the hottest water from the tap and dish soap. I then filled the kettle with water and once it boiled...dumped it in the water. That way it could all get a good soak. Then I stared at the mess on my stove top. The other day Frappacino decided to roast marshmallows over the heated element on my glass top stove. No, I wasn't staring at hardened marshmallow that fell... I was staring at melted plastic from the loaf of bread that Double Shot then turned around and set on top of the stove after Frappy had made her little treat and the element was still hot. I considered my options. I thought maybe I should get online to look up how to clean such a thing. But I didn't. I got out a little plastic pampered chef thingy that you use to clean up pampered chef stone stuff. I looked it over and thought...hmmmmm maybe this will work. I then scraped this way and that way, slow and then fast and then from different directions. It worked. I stood there and thought to myself how smart I am.
I then opened the fridge and made sure everything was facing label out. Someone opened a new box of butter when there was one already opened. They were not the same brands so I couldn't put the one stick in with the other box. And that someone, whoever it was, made the box ugly. So, I took all the sticks of butter out of both boxes. I noted to myself that we must use the odd shaped stick of butter first because it does not look nice with the other sticks of butter.
The buzzer on the washer went off so I went and put those towels into the dryer and put in another load of towels. Then I stood and looked at my laundry and realized that I will have to wash three loads of just towels today. Just towels.
I went into my son's room to look around and visualize my new office. He was still asleep on the couch. Guess what? It is noon and he is still asleep on the couch. Why am I letting him sleep so late? Well, I'm doing stuff and I haven't showered yet and well... I don't want to put on a bra yet. But, when I am done here I am going to shower and he will have to get up.
Did I tell y'all I am making cookies? Yeah... good ones. White chocolate macadamia ones. I was going to start back on a diet today, because it is Monday, but... Double Shot's birthday is on Thursday. So, I guess I'll start back on Friday. But, it will be Friday so... maybe next Monday. We'll see how it goes.
I was clearing the dining room table. It was covered with all of my loose leaf teas. They'd been there since Friday when Chai Tea came over and we went through my tea to see which ones she wanted. I have a lot of tea. I like tea. I actually like tea more than coffee. Especially fancy loose leaf tea that costs a lot. But, I like coffee too and because Mr. Macchiato prefers coffee I usually drink that. But, since I am going to go back on a diet, I am going to switch back to tea. That is because I drink tea naked. Not naked... I may go without a bra if no one is around but never without clothes. I mean I don't put anything in my tea. I put lots of junk in my coffee. You can't do that on a diet. Anyway, I saw Frappy's gas card on my china cabinet and remembered that when Mr. Macchiato took her car for an oil change yesterday that he found it just sitting in her console. Naked. Where anyone could see it. And next to it was a key to the house. He wasn't happy. I then thought... hmmmmm... I should get online and look at her bank account (I'm on it so we can just transfer money from our account to hers while she is in college) to see if she's really keeping track of things and to see if she really hasn't used the credit card she got for emergencies... and to see if she's used any money from savings. I went to get my passwords but just stood looking at them. Just yesterday, Mr. Macchiato was saying that some things kids just need to learn themselves... like the need to balance their checkbooks and not running up credit card debt. She's been given a bit of rope... enough to hang herself short term but not long term. I put the passwords back.
I then smelled a lot of my teas.
Then I made some coffee. Because coffee goes better with fresh baked cookies.
Then I decided to brush my teeth. I brush my teeth a lot. Only, I used my toothbrush to clean the gunky washer. I thought I had another new one still in its package. But, I couldn't find it. I can't wait to go to the store to get another toothbrush... or keep looking for the new one... because I've got stuff to do. So I used Mr. Macchiato's toothbrush. But, don't tell him because that will gross him out. It grosses me out too... but not as much as not brushing my teeth.
Then I scrubbed all the silverware and put it in the dishwasher. So it will be sterilized. And I cleaned the silverware organizer because there were crumbs in it. But, I didn't turn the dishwasher on because I've been washing towels and I want to have some hot water for my shower. And then I was going to go get in the shower... but I am baking cookies... so I thought I'd get online. I've had talk radio on and thought maybe I should go look up some stuff I heard about... or write another blog post. A dumb blog post about how I am getting so much stuff done and in such a timely manner.
I am going to take a shower now. No, I really am. And then I am going to turn off the talk radio and put on some Daughtry. Love me some Daughtry. When I get out of the shower I am going to wake up my son and give him a list of chores. When he starts whining I will dangle the you can have a friend spend the night carrot. Well, that's not true. I will take a shower, get dressed with the inclusion of a bra and then spend 30 minutes blow drying my hair. Then I will wake him up. And... I will get out my handy dandy timer and play beat the timer with myself and really get some stuff done. I will. I'll come back later and tell you everything I got done.
So, since you are reading my blog... what are you being sidetracked from?
Hey, guess what? I just learned something! You spell conducive with a "c", not an "s." Who says blogging is a waste of time?