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The week's half over, and I feel as if both nothing has gotten done and I've accomplished a lot.

Perception is such a tricksey thing.  

If I were to list all the things I did, it would be a long list, and yet the list of things I should have done and the list of things I still need to do are ever so much longer.

It didn't help that I splurged last night on an 89¢ burrito from Taco Bueno that was cold, and woke me in the middle of the night with cramps.  A slight case of food poisoning, no doubt, but I have an iron constitution so that's as far as it went.

This confirms for me that I shouldn't be eating out until all the restaurants and businesses remember that the customer is the one who suffers when they do stupid things like deny health care and paid sick leave to their employees - and when the customer suffers, they don't go back.  Enough customers suffer and the business fails.

No more eating out as a splurge, only if I am forced to by travel. And even then, I'm thinking perhaps I should pack along my cooking things and food and prepare my own meals - so very medieval!

So, long list of things to do today...

How busy are you?

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:55:47 AM PST

  •  Good morning everyone! (9+ / 0-)

    I wish my constitution was made of iron. I think mine's made of lace.

    I just took the pups for a walk and we are leaving soon to go out for brunch. Doing stuff this afternoon.

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:05:19 AM PST

  •  Morning. (7+ / 0-)

    Caedy has no voice so she stayed home sick today. I'm really hoping this isn't the flu and is just a cold. My constitution is made of lace as well.

    We've still got to go out today though, need food, dog food for Freya, and meds. This will be Sophie's first time at Walmart, because that's where my scripts are, and I can't go without prednisone.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:20:36 AM PST

    •  Poor Caedy (5+ / 0-)

      Try some hot honeyed lemonade spiked with whiskey - it cuts through the phlegm, soothes the throat, and does a bit of healing.  If you have some thyme, rosemary, or sage, adding those to the lemonade boosts their healing power.

      Also gargles of sage or rosemary help a lot.

      And adding eucalyptus or tea tree to a humidifier or as a steamer (a pot of water on the stove held just below a simmer and with a cup of eucalyptus leaves or adding drops of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil as needed, and topping with water so the pot doesn't run dry).

      All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

      by Noddy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:11:16 AM PST

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  •  morning all; moving a bit late today (6+ / 0-)

    spent night at daughter's since her fiancee is out of town and she is not comfortable home alone with the kids.  dunno what sort of protection I am supposed to be but I did switch to my sword cane so she would feel better.

    Then found out that the auction house never received my absentee bid on Sunday so it appears to going to be another one of those days.  Did pick up a pair of Goloks on auction so I can still indulge my hobby a bit.  Mailman delivered Victorian banquet lamp that was $20 on auction so mebbe it will be OK day  

  •  Nothing but good busy stuff today! (8+ / 0-)

    When I woke up it was warm enough to go sit by the pool under the palm trees!

    Ok, it's at my sister's house in Florida, but it was still a beautiful start to the day!

    Today we will go to a beach,  shop a little, ride in the boat and dine out!  This is my first vacation since 2002, I am going to make the most of it!

    Take care, all!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:36:36 AM PST

  •  busywork getting ready for 30th ann. tomorrow (4+ / 0-)

    I think we're going to a movie & going out to dinner, not a lot to do in this town, if you don't eat "exotic", which we don't.

    well, assuming Himself miraculously manages to get to sleep before 9am tonight. kind of hard to get to even a matinee if you're not up by 3 or 4 in the afternoon. he's really annoyed by this particular issue, at the moment.

    cleaning up from the Front-Door project still, so he can get on with the next one (get the fabric storage cabinets OFF THE FLOOR), have made a bit of a start on that one. not enough work room in the uninsulated garage, in this kind of weather. so he spends about as much time cleaning up and putting away, as he does actually working on X.

    as usual, we all have the "mystery low-grade grunge", where you feel dragged out, may have a sore throat, it may be a bug or it may be allergies or a combination... doesn't seem as prevalent in warmer weather, when the house is open more, or we're just not closed into it as much.

    scouting teeny-tiny ants again the last week. sigh.

    hope you're all feeling better than we are, and weather is being reasonable for the season.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:17:47 PM PST

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