Random Tuesday: Deadlines Edition

It is Tuesday. I have blender head. This? Is not news.

  • I need my calendar. NEED NEED NEED. Without it, I wouldn’t have a fricking clue what day it was, and where I was supposed to be on whatever day at whatever time. So, we have this whiteboard calendar in our kitchen, where I can write what’s going on for who and when, and plan out projects and meals and schedules… and today I realized it is not big enough. OMG I NEED ONE OF THOSE BIG WALL PROJECT PLANNERS. I was trying to schedule into February and the calendar says January and I JUST DON’T KNOW. And also? If anybody has a way to write on a whiteboard and not rub off whatever is already written there with your had when you go to add something, PLEEZ PLEEZ tell me your secret. Because it’s getting to be challenging, writing in the days of the month and then all the things I know at a glance are happening and then ADDING stuff in. And if you are one of those people who wants to plan something with me, and it is potentially in February? I AM SO SORRY YES I AM A BASTARD BUT IT IS NOT BECAUSE I HAVE FORGOTTEN YOU MY CALENDAR SKILLS ARE IMPAIRED.
  • I keep taking things out of the fridge and freezer and cupboard in the morning to do some baking, maybe banana bread or pumpkin bread or some icebox cookies. But then the day gets busy, and things need doing, and I turn around and it’s almost dinner time. And back the ingredients go into fridge and freezer and cupboard again. Until the next day, when I take them out again in the morning in hopes of doing some baking THAT day.  Lather, rinse, repeat. Talk about your eternal optimist.
  • So, here’s the thing. My daughter got a cold a few days before Christmas. It ran its course in a week or two for the most part, but she still has this dry cough just hanging on. Is this normal? It doesn’t bother her except when she is sleeping/napping she may wake up and cough, or if she gets running around a lot she coughs. I don’t want to schedule her a doctor’s appointment if I don’t have to because OMG CALENDAR IMPAIRED (see previous point). However, I don’t know if it should just be hanging on, either.
  • I’ve been working on a project for work, to get a new client directory together. It’s not difficult work, but it’s time-consuming and tedious, involving going through an online database, and some websites, and some spreadsheets, and an old copy of a past directory, in order to make sure the list I generate for this year is as complete as possible. It’s been ongoing for weeks now, and it’s safe to say I am ready for it to be done. DoG knows my boss probably is ready for it to be over, too, to get the damn thing published. I hope I can see the end of it this week, as my eyeballs begin to spin in their sockets and I am beginning to doubt myself after seeing some company names time and time and time again.
  • Does anyone else talk to inanimate objects? Because we have baby monitors that seem to be dying a slow painful death — either that, or I have a metal plate in my head that nobody is telling me about that causes the monitor to periodically erupt into fits of interference. Either way, I just told the monitor to fuck off. (And you don’t want to hear the language I use with computers that are uncooperative, but as far as I can tell that is just normal.) So perhaps a grip on reality is what I am lacking, and I need to get one.
  • I am 6 days away from the end of the month, which means I have to finish my first knitting project of the year for my 11 in 2011 dealio. And OMG GUYS GUYS I am about 7 rows of pattern from the end. THAT’S 42 KNITTED ROWS. Ish. The never-ending scarf is ending! Just in time for spring. Yippee!
  • I spent an hour with Stinkerbelle, just sitting in her room reading storybooks after naptime. Yeah, there are things I *should* have been doing, but cuddling up reading storybooks together is the best way I can think of to spend an afternoon.

3 thoughts on “Random Tuesday: Deadlines Edition

  1. For the calendar issue. Those things you want to have last a little longer on the calendar, write in washable Crayola markers. They don’t rub off as easily. In fact, when you want them off, you may have to get a cloth and some cleaner. Maybe test a corner before committing??? It works for me.

    I used to say foul things to inanimate objects, but now all I can do is think of my mom. She used to say that an inanimate object can’t be stupid. And then stare knowingly at me. ie. I’m the stupid one. Sigh….

  2. I talk to inanimate objects all the time. And not always in a “why aren’t you working?” kind of way. Sometimes in a “hey, how you doin” sort of way. Yes, I have issues.

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