1. I have a huge..blemish..on my cheek. I haven't had such a thing on my cheek since, let's see. Maybe ever? It is situated in such a place that if it were a beauty mark, it would be quite dashing. Or dotting, as the case may be. However, it is not in the least beautiful.
2. It's almost 1:30 in the afternoon and all I've managed to accomplish thus far today is a load of laundry. And really, did *I* accomplish that? I just put the dirty clothes into the machine, added some potions, and punched a few buttons. I didn't even twist a knob, for heaven's sake.
3. Speaking of laundry and laundry machines, mine is somewhat on the fritz. I am told it is due to a failing solenoid. Because it works intermittently, I am relating the faulty solenoid to an alternator/starter on a car. When those go bad, the car will sometimes start and sometimes not. That's the situation here. A part has been ordered. Now that I know that's the problem, I will be quite dogged in my determination to get to the good parts of the solenoid. Right now we are on "good part." That will probably stop at any moment, though. So, I did my stuff first. Heh. Just kidding. I actually did the children's stuff first, but it was several days ago so they probably have a whole new crop of stuff.
4. One girl is actually still at home. This is rather miraculous for a Saturday afternoon. I think she plans to depart soon.
5. I have decided I would like a ragdoll someday. Would you like to see what a ragdoll looks like? Of course you would!
This cutie pie ragdoll lives in Austria. I picked him in honor of Corky, the Austrian Wonder Exchange Student. Doesn't he look mad about the snow situation? Poor baby. Ragdolls are huge, up to 20 pounds or so PLUS the fluff, and they get their name because when you pick them up, they just go all limp like little ragdolls. Got to get me one of those.
6. Speaking of Corky, we picked her up from SOM last night and she had to go to Wal-Mart. Yikes. It was way after 10:00 and that's when the miscreants and ne'er-do-wells really show up. I try to limit my Wal-Marting to once per calendar quarter if at all possible. I think I have been 2 times so far this quarter, eep. The lady who checked us out was very, very nice. She had purple lipstick and purple nails.
7. I owe my sister-in-law, Tracie, about 3 emails. Hi, Trace! Hope my brother's not driving you nuts.
8. My brother-in-law has a gig tonight here in our lovely town. All he has to bring is cymbals and a snare drum. Apparently that is traveling light, not that I really have a clue.
9. My brother-in-law also does website stuff in addition to his music stuff. He recently revamped Daryle Singletary's website, if you would like to visit: Daryle Singletary--New album coming soon! He is also Daryle's drummer. He is a man of many facets. A man of many facets who spends a lot of time working on his laptop on my couch. Because we can't get the wireless network to work with his iBook or whatever it is, and the modem and router are under the end table right next to my couch.
10. E cleaned the downstairs bathroom. Thank God.
11. My children tell me that my friend, Dani, is on Facebook now. Hi, Dani! When are we getting together? I've also heard you've been cropping at Samantha's with Jody. You are a busy Dani.
12. I have been very good about not spending money lately. Fear will do that to you. I think more people should have fear of this sort. The savings rate has increased in the past few quarters. About time.
13. My job is keeping me very busy, and I still have the part-time thing as well. I have been depressed about not working on my cool hobbies (be quiet children, they are cool. You just don't know) but then I realized that my work week went from around 30-35 hours including the part-time thing to 48-55 hours. That's a lot more. So, now I'm still depressed but at least I don't feel like a total loser.
14. We have been asked to host an exchange student next year. You get to pick them, apparently. Who knew? It's sort of like shopping. Only, for people instead of a bracelet. I had no idea things worked this way. It's always interesting to learn new things. Right now, we are leaning toward one who is very art-oriented. I figure I can throw her in the studio and tell her to find something to do if things get dire. Then there's one from Finland who likes cats. That may or may not also be the one whose mother is "an agent to distribute drugs." I figure that could definitely come in handy. Corky is supposed to help us but it makes her sad because she is not ready to start thinking about leaving. Neither are we--we are getting a kick out of her.
15. Steve stayed up all night and took Corky to school at 6 AM this morning. Well, he stays up all nights probably half the time anyway, since he is somewhat nocturnal. He said she got up at 4 AM and he's never seen such a production of a teenager getting ready to go somewhere. Hahahaha yeah. 4 AM? Whoa. That's dedication to a routine.
16. I thought I could get to 25 randoms, but I'm tapped out. And my attention is starting to wander. And I have to go pay some bills. That last sentence almost made me try to go the distance for 25, but...I must try to be responsible. I'm out.