I've had a very productive evening. Wanna know what I did? (if not you can stop reading and find something better to do, I'm not offended--remember, I don't like writing, I just keep trying at writing a blog because I think as an English teacher I should write more and try to enjoy it. I actually write in here more than I ever did when I tried with pencil and paper--which tells you how bad I was at that.) I'm worried that I'm going to write everything down and look at it and feel less accomplished, that I will compare it to my to-do list and realize that I still have way to much to finish. But, I asked if you wanted to know so I better be willing to tell. I finished work and...
-went to Whole Foods and picked up some groceries that I've wanted for a while (I think their candied ginger tastes better than anywhere else)
-went to Home Depot to get new insides for the upstairs toilet (more on that later)
-took out the recycling (forgot things, ended up making 2 trips, visited with the adorable Greek neighbor lady for a moment)
-emptied the dishwasher
-reloaded the dishwasher
-scrubbed out my water bottle, including taking the cap apart and cleaning every little crevice
-made chicken salad (got distracted and ate all the heart of the celery, I love pale yellowy green celery hearts, they are so tiny and sweet)
-made corn and black bean salsa (made way too much and have been forcing roommates to eat it)
-packed my lunch for tomorrow
-fed and got water for the kitties
-scooped 3 litterboxes
-took the trash out from 3 rooms
-emptied the vacuum
-cleaned the dining room
-emptied the vacuum again
-replaced the water intake/float valve on the upstairs toilet as a piece had broken off and you had to turn the water on and off manually at the pipe before and after flushing
-lint rollered all the fabric in the living room to remove cat hair (curtains and chairs)
-refilled 2 humidifiers
-finally ate the chicken salad (and jelly beans, I love Just Born Jelly Beans, and there were 5 black ones left in the little handful from the bottom of the bag, I like black licorice jelly beans)
-ordered bridal shower gift and black cocoa for a baking project
-wished for hot, chocolate chip cookies to appear, shared this with roommates, they liked that idea, we want the "oven" from Fifth Element that you just stick in the magic little item, push the buttons and out comes your food (not that I don't love to cook, just at that moment, I wanted cookies to appear piping hot with nothing to clean up)
-and now I wrote a blog post.
My to-do list still is way too long, and there is a small mound of items sitting behind me waiting to be taken care of, but I did get a lot done. In other news, my school decided to have another big cop turnout--I stopped counting at 30 cars. (no pics this time) Last Thursday we had two separate fights on the 3rd floor about an hour apart. One of our school police who almost never calls for back up, called, so between knowing that he doesn't call often and the shooting of the detective nearby (also within the hour), there was a serious turnout out of police. Several students were arrested and we had to be in "lockdown." Which we've never practiced in the 8 years I've been there. Don't worry, they wrote the procedure and we got it today. So helpful. As our roster chair says, "It's not the wrong way, it's not the right way, it's the Franklin way."
Alrighty, I better dry my hair and go to sleep.