Wash son’s Tae Kwon Do uniform. It’s so stinky that it is threatening to do flying side kicks under its own steam. Scrub out whatever the sticky stuff is that has adhered tiny star-shaped confetti candies to the living room carpet.
Vacuum said carpet and while I have the vacuum cleaner out, I might as well do all the other carpets as well.
Put last night’s dishes in the dishwasher. It was “free choice” dinner night which, apparently means “free choice” chores as well.
Pick up the book (Clash of the Demons) that my son has had on order for three months from the book store. This, he assures me, cannot be put off.
Go to the bank to find out why my account is overdrawn. This actually happened three days ago, but the bank doesn’t make any money by letting me know in a timely fashion, does it? Also, not optional.
After finding out how much money is actually in my account, shop for a birthday gift for a friend of my kids whose birthday party is tomorrow.
Put birthday party on tomorrow’s To Do List.
If there is still some money left over, we could use some bread, milk, eggs, cereal… (*sigh*)…
Take the tire, tennis rackets and wacky noodles out of my hatchback before grocery shopping.
There is a $3.00 kid’s movie at the cinemas today. How can I work that into the grand plan?
The hummingbirds in my backyard are planning a sit-down strike because my feeder has been empty for two weeks.
Take out the chicken to thaw for dinner. I always forget this one.
The cat food bowl has brown mush in it because it was left in the rain last night. If it is not replaced, the cat will start eating the hummingbirds…
Consider whether hummingbirds are worth the effort…
Put cat food on the grocery list.
Get propane cylinder filled for the gas grill because there’s no way I’m going to fire up the oven on a 90 degree day!
If the former doesn’t happen, scratch #15. We’re doing KFC.
Place Tae Kwon Do uniform in the dryer… oh, and turn it on… the dryer, I mean.
Answer phones at my husband’s business for 2 hours because his receptionist’s sunroof had a run-in with a dump truck who decided to share his load with the world. If she didn’t get it fixed before it rained again, she would have a small pool instead of a car.
If everything went according to plan, take son to Tae Kwon Do with a washed, dried, and tamed uniform.
If everything went according to plan, cook chicken… on the grill. If not, pick up KFC. Prod children through chores, baths and bedtimes.
Write To Do List for tomorrow.
Ah, a light day! What will I do with all the extra time? Laura Snyder is a nationally syndicated columnist, author & speaker. You can reach Laura email@example.com Or visit her website www.lauraonlife.com for more info.