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06 February 2006 @ 04:46 pm

Email people who will put her in touch with people who might know of people who want to give her a job.
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The people have spoken, and I have heard. Emails are sent. :)

Take Saffie for a walk and return library books.
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Saffie appreciates your kindness, and is now sacked out panting on the living room floor.

Force Rob to juice those blasted oranges.
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Rob decided the juice was too bitter, and though the oranges were good, there are too many too eat and they're too far along to send them to family. So rather than being juiced, they're being thrown out, which is sad. Maybe we can compost them. The soil here needs acid anyway...

Still left to do today:

Pick up fabric paint and work on those art quilts.
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Watch "Batman Begins," which features Christian Bale gloriously healthy.
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Some other time this week:

Go find and sign up at the cheap gym and work out already.
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Sew a quilt and watch SG-1 from Netflix.
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Bake the darkest rye bread she can bake and take some to her grandmother.
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Watch "The Machinist," which Rob swears is good, even though she is skeeved at the thought of Christian Bale being cadaverously skinny.
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Write the drabbles she owes like ten people.
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Do laundry.
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Make the shirt that shows off the tattoo.
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Give Saffie a bath.
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Jer: Stud - Reichen (from Elrond50)lugonn on February 6th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I *so* went with the majority opinion. Three of my choices were in the top group that you've now crossed off the list. My other choice - hot Christian Bale watching - is on the to-do list.

I'm glad you didn't fall for the choices of those sadists who wanted you to do laundry and go to the gym. :)
Elle: You were the lighttheletterelle on February 6th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
There's only so much I can accomplish in a day! Emails! A walk! Anything more and I'd be overworked! *giggle*

The email thing took three hours, actually. It's amazing how hard it is to sound professional and perfect.

Mmm, hot Christian Bale. I've been a Bale fan since I saw Empire of the Sun when I was thirteen or so. He blew me away. I've still never seen Newsies, though, although I did see Swing Kids.

Laundry and gym will come later in the week. Le sigh.
Mary Lewysmlewys on February 6th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
*smoochies* Sounds like a productive day! Fingers crossed for you on the job thing.

And what books did you get form the library?
Elle: Painfully uncooltheletterelle on February 6th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
*snugs* It really was! I am pleased with myself. Now I can go to bed and sleep in in the morning, knowing I'm not a complete lazy ass.

I didn't get any books, because I had Saffie and we can't just tie her up and leave her outside. So I tied her up and left her outside for about thirty seconds while I ran the books in and ran back out.

The books I had were "The Wilding" by C.S. Friedman (really great society building in that and in other of her books), "Grave Mistake," by Ngaio Marsh (I find whodunits restful), and "Lucas," by someone I can't remember the name of, a young adult novel that I wasn't too impressed with.

I also have a couple books on gardening in Florida, but I want to hang on to those for a while longer.
Mary Lewysmlewys on February 7th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
*grins* Gardening in Florida? Man, I have to show you my aloe plant. It's huge (and rather beat up) now, but five years ago my sister's boyfriend whacked off the top of the plant outside his house and told me to stick it in the ground. It grew.

This is a fascinating process to someone from Michigan. I'm forever clipping stuff and sticking it in the group. Geraniums worked that way. Orchids, not so much.
Elletheletterelle on February 7th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
I have an orchid in my house! They require surprisingly little care.

I read on a gardening forum that someone had some cornstalks she was going to throw out, but she decided to stick them in a bucket of dirt instead. And behold, corn!

Does your yard get a lot of sun? Mine doesn't, and I wonder if that means I can't grow veggies. I want onions, man. And garlic. And herbs of all kinds. I would love to grow a little bit of corn, but Rob isn't down with that for some reason, which is weird, because he's the one who likes corn, I don't.
vlynnvlynn on February 7th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
Do you get partial sun or all shade? If it's partial sun you'll be able to grow a fair lot of garden goodies, particularly as some things will be very grateful for a break from the heavyduty Florida sun. If it's all shade a lot of the basic garden staples won't be very thrilled.
Elletheletterelle on February 7th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
oooh, I do get partial sun, just not the full 8 hours of sun. You think that will work? The back yard has mostly dappled shade because of all the trees around. But if that's good enough, then I'm all excited!
vlynnvlynn on February 7th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
An awful lot of stuff will happily grow in partial sun! :) When you hit the library, grab a book on gardening. Check out one that has Florida info as all the scoop on your best times to plant, what will grow best for you, what they'll need and all of that will vary.

There's a great organic gardening show on NPR that's helpful in finding out specific tips for stuff like this. You can read a bunch of their FAQs, ask questions and such at gardensalive.com. I listen to them all the time.

My herbs seem quite happy to get partial sun as it shelters them from some of the most brutal heat. And my friend's incredibly productive square-foot garden is right under a tree. His beans grow so tall they leave the tall trellace and lace up into the branches!
Mary Lewysmlewys on February 7th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
My sister is orchid crazy. I've tried on. *grins*

No, I don't get a lot of sun. I have two huge oak trees that tned to block out everything. On the east side of the house, I have fence blocking it. There is a patch of land that gets regular sun, but that's where the septic tank is.


The old man down the street tries growing all kind of things, all with various degrees of success. I think root veggies would do better, rather than vine.
Tyellastyellas on February 6th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Bitter oranges = marmalade?
Elle: Eeeeww!theletterelle on February 6th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
We are not marmalade fans. :) Next year we'll be more on the ball and have plans for the oranges. Add enough sugar, we could make orange jelly. Lots of orange jelly. :)
vlynnvlynn on February 7th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I wonder if the peel/zest would last well in the freezer for flavoring dishes. mmmmmmm