Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Honey Do List

Music of the moment - "Such Great Heights" by the Postal Service



"And when you scan the radio, I hope this song will guide you home."

That song is for TFN, who I dropped off at the airport this morning as she heads off for a 24-day business trip.

We've never been apart for that long before, but in preparation of this trip, I made a list of items that I wanted to accomplish, including, but not limited to:

1. Cleaning my office
2. Putting trim around the front door
3. Cleaning the basement
4. Staining the deck
5. Writing a story I've had in mind
6. Cleaning the basement
7. A lot of biking

And several other things, too. A lot of stuff, but not too much to accomplish in a month.

Instead, while helping TFN pack last night, I slipped carrying some clothes down the stairs. Sprained ankle. Now, in a house all by myself, all I can do is read and watch movies with my foot propped up.

Hopefully I won't be laid up for too long.

And hopefully I'll be able to bike soon.

For now, I'm just happy that TFN has safely reached her destination, and that I have wine in the house.

3 comments:

ZILLA said...

Not to be critical of your list, but I think cleaning the basement should happen only once, and it should go to the bottom of the list. Plus your list needs ten things, not seven, so you need to come up with four more (after eliminating one of the basement cleanings.)

So.

Job ONE is planning the homecoming party. Job two is sending out invitations. You can accomplish this while you work on job three, which is healing the ankle. Job four is procuring refreshments for the homecoming party. Then you can do job five, which is write your story, to give your newly healed ankle a rest from job four.

6) See how a bike ride feels.

7a) If the bike ride goes well, you can tidy up your office, but don't move the furniture.

7b) If the bike ride proves too strenuous, repeat job five.

8 & 9) Have a deck staining and door trimming party, but have everything measured and cut to fit before the guests arrive.

10) Replenish party supplies for homecoming party.

(Cleaning basements is overrated.)

Also, MrZ asked me to tell you to encourage TFN to insist on a series at the each-bay in Andon-bay. It's a favorite spot.

Ange (formerly Writer Mom) said...

So behind. Sorry about that. You feeling better?
24 days is a long time.
And with a couple of your peeps recently moving to Austin, I bet it's putting thoughts into yer head.

I keep hoping you'll put coming to the Heart Walk on your list. We could add TFN's homecoming to our list of things to celebrate, though she'll be home awhile by then.

I'm one track minded these days. Possibly two.
You'll have to forgive me for that.

Have a good day! I hope the ankle is healing up and you're getting things done.

fineartist said...

Wine is very medicinal, just don't try going for a bike ride when your all medicated.