Friday, July 01, 2005

Task List du Jour

Here it is. Here is my list of Fun and Excitement for the day:

1. Clean dishwasher
2. Clean & disinfect microwave
3. Scrub stove burners / grates
4. Wash lampshades (! – c’mon, that’s just mental)
5. Laundry
6. Ironing
7. Go through Handle-it-handle-it drawer (this would what most people call “pay bills, do filing”, but I have this drawer where I shove all that stuff
8. Run antivirus software
9. Yardwork: mow lawns, trim roses, weed, de-spider play equipment and rehedge the stupid shrubs
10. Cancel AOL
11. Clean out toy box, donate 98% of everything to kids who will actually play with said toys instead of just leaving them all over the stairs
12. Clean downstairs. All of it. Because in spite of having already done it once earlier in the week, it now looks as though nobody has ever done it in the sixteen years that this house has stood in this spot.
13. Clean upstairs. All of it. Including peeling up the drywall that got into the carpet and dusting all the drywall off the furniture.
14. This one is my personal favorite: Clean the window runners.


OK, you know what? I really need to get a life. Washing the lampshades? Cleaning window runners?!

Come ON.

And I know there is no way in hell that I’m going to get to all of that today. In point of fact, five of those things were supposed to have been done earlier in the week. But I was…busy.

As I am right now. I would be getting on with things, but I’m chatting with you instead.

So. How’re things…how’s your cat? Your mother in law? Your aunt’s mother in law? You cousin’s dog’s nephew’s mother in law?

Greeaaaaaaaat, that’s greaaaaaaaat!

{glances around, notices that house elves have not yet appeared to do all this for her}


OK. Well, guess I’d least better go pretend I’m thinking about actually doing some of this stuff. I would just ignore it, but I can’t. it will bug me, no use pretending it won’t. So I guess I’ll just…go do it.

Just as soon as I’ve checked to see if I can beat my high score at Big Money today…


Very Herodotus said...

Sorry, but clean the dishwasher??!!! Huh? Doesn't it pretty much get clean every time you run it?

Or, is this just a funny way of saying "Take a shower"?


Mother of Chaos said...

Hee - I think the same thing every time this pops up on my task bar.

Specifically, the task is to get all the gunk out of the filter and scrub the soap scum and whatzits off the walls and the heating element.

And, of course, to keep removing Bacon Bit from the washer while doing so. What is it with babies and wanting to climb into dishwashers, anyway...?!

Stephanie said...

Okay, explain this task bar thing. I'm sure it is another one of your amazing organizational methods and it sounds intriguing. Not that I will actually adopt it, mind you, but it is good to *hear* about organizational methods just in case, one day in the far off future, I decide to allow a little organization into my life.

Myownigloo said...

Your list made me so tired I'm going to take a nap. As soon as I remove all the clothing piled on the couch. At least I don't have to clean the kitchen floor today since my feet only stick to the part nearest the stove.