November 4th, 2011

art: guitton - housework

Not slacking

I didn't post to-do lists the past two day, but that does not mean I was slacking.  Wednesday was filled with doctor stuff for Soëlie, as well as errands and grocery shopping and the "normal" daily stuff I want to do, like write, art journal, and keep the house tidy.

Yesterday was consumed by my Battle Against an Invisible Foe.  According to the doctor, the bumps all over me and the Sprout are bites. She first said spiders and then maybe fleas. I mostly have bumps on my thighs, stomach, chest and a couple on my back.  Soëlie has some on her legs, on the insides of her elbows, and her armpits (at least 7 on each side). For my part, I'm having an allergic reaction to them; they last close to two weeks and remain inflamed--between penny- and quarter-sized (5 centime and 2 euro coina, respectively)--and itchy for almost the duration. This is the second "attack" I've had in the last month and I am Tired.Of.It.  

I don't know if it is fleas or if it will help, but I washed all our bedding yesterday and vacuumed the house, which is tile throughout, excepting the two sisal-carpeted bedrooms, where the cats are not allowed. I've confined the poor kitties to the terrace and yard until I can treat them and wash their bedding; I did 4 loads yesterday alone and my weekly quota is 4, so.... Oh, and I want to wash the doormats and the couch cover.

Ugh. When will it end. Will it end?

Enough whinging; now to do something about it:

~ Wash, fold, and put away laundry
~ make fromage blanc
~ fax important papers to Julien -- post about that to follow
~ re-vacuum the house
~ write 750 words
~ go to the pharmacy
~ get S an appt for an immunization Actually saw the doc right away and got it done.
~ art journal
~ make Honey Nut Medley.* Not going to happen tonight, but I put it at the end of the list because it was the least pressing. Maybe tomorrow...

~ Talk to landlord about the move
~ Take care of administrivia
~ go to post office

Soëlie has had me awake since 5:40. Not the first time, believe me, so you'd think I'd be smart enough to just get up and get busy instead of trying to coax her back to sleep.  If I 'd done that, I'd be halfway through my list now.

* I feel like I'm always the last one to figure things out, but did you know that if you use the LJ Rich text button for inserting a link, after entering the link in the URL field, you can click the "Target" tab at the top, and select "New Window (_blank), and your link will open in another navigator page (or tab is your browser is configured that way) so the person clicking doesn't leave your page? 

christmas - machu picchu

Christmas in ____________!



Ahem, sorry. Just a wee bit excited.

Julien got his first short-term mission posting in Tirana for two months, beginning Dec. 2.  (This is why I was faxing papers this morning.) He will have a flat while there, so S and I are going to go stay with him for 6 of the 8 weeks. He'll then have a month of hols once he gets back.  Which means:

We will let the rental go (no point in paying 3 months rent), and that means another move, albeit a small one, and then having to find something else if this place is rented out when we get back. Still.  WOOT!  Small hurdles that we shall gladly jump.

Gezur Krislinjden, everyone! :D 

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