What I’ve done so far:
- Gone to Stuart, Miami Springs, and Kendall to visit family and exchange gifts.
- While Jodi worked on GRE prep:
- Dropped off paperwork for 10 college transcripts. (The registrar’s office made an error in our favor, so we got two for free.)
- Ferreted out recent journal articles, chapters, and whole books by professors at schools Jodi’s applying to.
- Filled seven boxes with books, movies, tapes, etc. that we’re discarding. The bookshelves in our living room are now merely 98% full, with a single layer of stuff, not double-stacked.
- Went through a whole bunch of paperwork. Kept a 3-inch stack for later filing, set aside a 6-inch stack for shredding, and threw out 8-10 inches of stuff we no longer need.
- Agreed that a new bed would be a good use of the gift money we’ve received.
- Read what Consumer Reports has to say about beds. (Quality is mostly price-invariant; personal preference is all-important.)
- Ordered a new iPod. (We waited so long that even “one-day shipping” would arrive January 2nd, so instead I’ll just have it show up at the office on my first day back.)
- Made a plan in my head for redoing the bedroom: bureau under the window, desk between the doors, bed between the bookshelves with the foot near the closet’s mirrored doors. I don’t know from feng shui but I suspect it’ll be easier to use.
- Pick up pills for Pied’s ‘rodent ulcer’.
- Give blood.
- Deposit the gift money so we can put it to good use.
- Get some groceries that expire in 2007.
- Do more laundry.
- Get rid of all the books, music, movies, etc. that
declined to take.
- Get more colored crates (“Rubbermaid Revelations” sounds more like an erotic graphic novel than a household organization tool).
- Finish creating a crossword puzzle for Grandma.
- Maybe play a bit of Guitar Hero, if I have the time.
- Go back to work.