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Posted on: May 31, 2011

Being a committed procrastinator, I did not spend my morning cleaning. Are you kidding? LOL. Instead, I took some photos, and made a few new listings on Etsy. Now YOU can buy handmade cloth diapers! 😀 DO IT YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
While I’m thinking about it, I really should list the other earrings. I photographed them and everything, but it was late when I was listing them so I only put 3 of them up. Hmm…



Posted on: May 31, 2011

My mother-in-law is coming to visit (for an entire week). She’s arriving on Saturday. Hubby has to go get her (and his younger brother) from the train station in Syracuse on Saturday. Oh by the way, that’s the same day as the garage sale (it’s a community event, so I can’t change the date). Oh, also, both of them are staying in our house. Our relatively small house.
Our house which is also a mess 99% of the time, so we (read: I) have to get it pretty damn clean this week, and keep it that way.



Posted on: May 23, 2011

I’m compiling a custom cookbook from all the recipes I have ripped out of magazines. There are a LOT of them. It’s pretty fun, though. It satisfies my organizing bone.
And it’s a good way to procrastinate from doing other things, lol.

A to-do list.

1. Iron, photograph, edit/watermark, and post on Etsy the cloth diapers I made.
2. Cleaning argh
3. Community Carnival tonight?
4. Wonder about whether they intended for the carnival to be a pre-Apocalypse event, lol
5. Wean child off of Mickey Mouse
6. Decide on prices for yard sale. Acquire tables, figure out how to rig a clothes line, etc etc etc
7. Hey maybe I could actually read the rest of that Chinese novel for TL? LOL I am so lazy. Relatedly, Jurassic Park (the book) is even better than the movie. I am a moron and am actually thinking about making yet another connected blog, for non-Norton book reviews/summaries. Because I am just that retarded.

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A list of the various projects I am currently bemuddled in:

1) Cleaning my house for the Visit of the Mother in Law (shown in horrifying 3D). Oh saints preserve us.
2) Preparing for a garage sale (hooray for decluttering!) that just happens to occur (it’s a post-wide thing) on the day of the VotMiL. The cleaning involved in this is completely separate from the MIL cleaning.
3) Opening an Etsy store! I have a small amount of “inventory,” but can’t manage to get off my bottom and stage some photos to post them. I have made a number of beautiful earrings and necklaces, and have a collection of pretty cloth diapers, and plans for many more things. (I also need to make a banner, and so many other things. Man, I’m lazy.)
4) Getting my health in order and losing weight. I’ve been experiencing all kinds of medical stuff this past year, between a thyroid condition, a breast reduction, anemia, and my persistent habit of being fat (which appears to not be my fault since my body can’t do anything for itself). I’m *finally* feeling some energy, so I’ve started working out again. I’m trying the Couch-to-5k thing, but I’ve got a problem with my shoes so my legs hurt an awful lot. (Accepting donations for a fund for new running shoes!) We have a workout bike in our living room (and I literally just got off it after an hour).

Some things I’d like to say about this new blog:

1) I’m going to use a pseudonym for my daughter. I’m not particularly concerned about it, but some mommybloggers are, and I’d rather not have that fight. I’m also going to use a pseudonym for my husband, who is in the military, for security reasons. Better safe than sorry. Everyone, please meet Silly Bear and Hubcap.
2) I am going to try to avoid certain hot-button issues. Absolutely no politics and absolutely no religion will be discussed here. Certain mommy-issues that devolve into debates will probably pop up at some point, but I’ll be monitoring my posts closely. I have no intention of letting comments get out of hand. Feel free to disagree, but be nice about it (to me and to other commenters). I’m not afraid of banning people.
3) I have a friend who posts crafting tutorials and I think it’s a great idea. I might do this from time to time. Also be on the lookout for roundup posts of crafts I like, or blog posts that I’ve found meaningful, or whatever. Maybe even a lolcat or two. What’s a blog for if you can’t post what you like?

Why, hello there! You may or may not know me from my literature blog (probably not, though), Textbook Leftovers. I started this blog because, having recently closed my LiveJournal (lol), I was lacking a blogging space. I thought I didn’t have much to say, but it turns out that I do.

Things you might see here:
ramblings about my lovely daughter
ramblings about military life
crafty thing
bitching and moaning about housework
anything else I feel like writing about, haha

See you soon with a real post!

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