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Last night was Seth's weekly game night. You know, the night he abandons me for a bunch of gaming geeks in Northern VA? Right. That night. (I'm teasing... I really don't mind I just wish they could alternate between VA and MD but they won't even though Seth isn't the only MD player) Anyway, so Seth was out last night. And I was feeling like a human being again for the first time in a couple of weeks. So once Julian went to sleep, I decided to be productive. I didn't get nearly as much done as I would have liked, but I did get quite a bit finished.



    Sunroom
  • Cleaned up the toys
  • Set up Julian's new folding table and chairs
  • Thought really, really, really hard about sending some things up to the attic, but never quite made it that far
  • Emptied trashcans

    Living Room
  • Picked up all the blocks and toys. Put everything away.
  • Put furniture back in place (it was all askew)
  • Moved some small things into the attic that we didn't need out anymore
  • Uploaded a bunch of new Julian photos onto my laptop, re-established .Mac account. No it's not the most cost effective solution, but I love that I can click a button in iPhoto and my photos are magically uploaded to my .mac account. For the moment, I'm willing to pay for it.

    Julian's Room (I actually did this before he went to sleep)
  • Made the bed
  • Cleaned up kitty poop (ew)
  • Picked up toys and put them away in living room

    Bedroom
  • Folded two loads of laundry, put away about half of it. Left the other half for Seth to put away because I'm mean and lazy.
  • Got a box ready to take up to the attic. Left it in the hallway for Seth to take up (too bulky for me to do)
  • Emptied trashcan

    Bathroom
  • Wiped up sink
  • Picked up Julian's bath toys
  • TOOK A SHOWER for the good of mankind (this was actually the last thing I did)
  • emptied trashcan

    Dining Room
  • Didn't do enough. Just pulled some things off the table and picked up the toys that were under the table.

    Kitchen!
  • Cleaned off counter at long last
  • Put away dishes in dishdrain
  • Finished washing fleishig dishes, dried and put away (this is very unusual for me... I hate putting away dishes)
  • Washed 80% of the milchig dishes. Didn't dry or put away.
  • wiped off stove.
  • Did a quick, unthorough sweep of the floor

And then what? Oh yeah. Then I collapsed.

Like I said, I didn't accomplish all that I wanted to, but I did get a fair bit done. I did waste some time, so I COULD have been more productive, but you know what? This was a helluva a lot considering that I've been basically bedridden for a while. So there.

Tonight I do not expect to be as productive, and I'm fine with that.

P.S. I have decided that I need a "domestic goddess" icon. Any of you who want to make me one are more than welcome to do so. :)

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: February 10th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
that sounds like a really fabulous night! im not kidding. i love that feeling of putting everything in its place and going to bed clean
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was pretty satisfying, actually.
My problem is that I'm a neat freak in a slob's body.

I grew up in an incredibly messy house. So I crave order and I crave getting rid of clutter. Unfortunately, growing up in that house also means that I picked up incredibly bad habits. So my goal is to learn to de-clutter and to have an orderly house 90% of the time. I know people who do it, but most of them have maids. I'm going to figure out how to do it without a maid. So there.
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Domestic Goddess

cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: February 10th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Domestic Goddess

You know, I was going to offer to come up with something for you, but allah_sulu has come up with a perfect one.
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

(Google Image Search is your friend.)

I can't take too much credit, I just added a touch of color to this picture:


I think the cat is one of the things that makes it appropriate for </a></b></a>estherchaya.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

I didn't even notice the cat. Heh heh.
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

It's not as obvious in the icon-sized version.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

true. but it's a nice touch.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: February 10th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

Looking at the full image, I would have pulled off the indian thing in the center of the forhead, seeing if I could make the head more Jewish (or, perhaps, work in the one from the graphic she had done earlier... let's see... how about...



estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

tee hee.
I like it.

I'm still not sure how I feel about the ring of fire. But I suppose it's a decent touch.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: February 10th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

It could be edited out, if you want. I do think it looks better than a halo!
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)


Added the name, improved the cat
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

You rock.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: February 10th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

Aren't team efforts wonderful!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

They are, indeed.
I've given you both credit in my userpic info page.
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

Yep. Check out the bottom of this page.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: February 10th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

Take a look at my user images. One of my trademarks is working in the highway 1 logo in all my user pics.

allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

Makes more sense than my Santa hat, wings, and "HUH?"
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: February 10th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

That, plus you need to get at least some of those elements in EVERY user pic. Some of yours don't have the santa hat yet (which I think would be the minimal element to clearly identify things).

allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

I have different categories of icons. The ones with the Santa hats et al. are the "assimilations".

I also have my Vulcans.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

though of course, if it were really me, it would have sleeves down to my elbows. But that's just a nit. ;)
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 10th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

Oops, I saw that comment too late...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (Google Image Search is your friend.)

it's okay.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Domestic Goddess

aw man, I was hoping for choices! :) Oh well. I'll let you off the hook this once.
mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: February 10th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Domestic Goddess

Yeah, I was planning to work on the same image myself. Stupid 'no-photoshop-havin' work computer. :(
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Domestic Goddess

sigh.
From: gittygiggles Date: February 10th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
you are the queen! and you need a swiffer. eveyrone needs a swiffer.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 10th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a swiffer. I do not need another.
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