Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen--Things On My To-Do List


Thirteen Things Things On My To-Do List


1. Write, write, write! This is just about always the #1 thing I have to do, am behind on, am stressing over, etc. The glamorous life of an author, doncha know.

2. Train the laundry. (A joke between myself and Laura Hamby--we've both shown the laundry how the washing machine and dryer works, and how folding happens, so very many times, and the stupid laundry STILL can't seem to remember and do itself...)

3. Clean the house. Argh. What's this about authors being rich and having maids and personal assistants and stuff? I wish. I hate cleaning, and have often said that all I really want out of life is a maid.

4. Check on the chickens and make sure they all have food and water, then gather the eggs later this afternoon. (If you want to see the fascinating chickens, have a peek at my other blog on myspace.) I'm such a geek, but I actually like them! When I was in my teens and my parents kept chickens, they drove me absolutely batshit crazy with their crowing. Now I sorta like it... does this mean I'm getting old?

5. Spend some quality time with the spoiled Elias pets, Simi and Pharaoh. They get cranky if they're not fawned over frequently.

6. Clean off my desk. (Yeah, like that's gonna happen--I once had a sign that said "A clean desk is the sign of a disturbed mind." Only it got lost under the clutter.)

7. Find some wrapping paper to wrap my future sister-in-law's birthday present. Her actual birthday was on the 19th, but I wasn't done crochetting this until yesterday.

8. Make hummus. I cooked garbanzos last night, and the left-overs always turn into hummus. It's yummy.

9. Mail a package to Australia. Can't tell you why, cuz the recipient might read this blog...

10. Find all the movies I've got rented and send 'em back. I've had these far too long, but can't find the stupid things... this might be filed under "clean the house" and "clean off the desk," actually.

11. Play with the baby chicks. I saved some stale bread and I'm going to try to get them to eat out of my hand. The big chickens will, sometimes, but they tend to pinch me!

12. Waste time on myspace, my blog, eHarlequin, email, IM, etc...

13. Do the Thursday Thirteen... well, at least I can check one thing off my list!

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39 comments:

Shonna Brannon said...

This looks like my to do list...well except for the chickens that is.

Amanda Young said...

I want a maid too. And a cook. lol. I often pick at my husband and tell him he would make a much better wife than I do. He doesn't mind doing the dishes. :)

Christine said...

Writing is always at the top of my list, but I tend to push it aside if my kids need me. I'd kill for a maid, and I'm lucky my husband cooks. :)

Emma Wayne Porter said...

aaaaaaahahahahaha All I want out of life is a maid.

Ugh. I could use one today. The cats got a hold of a paper towel roll upstairs and I'm sorry, but running amok on TT takes precedence over picking that up.

Shelli Stevens said...

Chickens? That's too cool. I need to edit. Sigh.

Denise Patrick said...

Writing and a the time to do it. Yep. I agree. I could even live without the maid if I had to.

Sydney said...

If there is even the most remote possibility laundry can be trained, then I'm game to try it. LOL

Loribelle Hunt said...

I need some of those laundry training instructions. ;)

GreenEyedGirl said...

Thats quite a list! They are never ending!!

Samantha Lucas said...

Train the laundry. lol That's too funny. :-D

Bianca D'Arc said...

Good list. It's almost exactly like my mental to do list, except for the chickens. I live in the suburbs, so no chickens, but my folks moved out to the country and their neighbors have chickens who come visit every day. They're the cutest! LOL.

Heather said...

Don't "clean the desk" and "do the laundry" always seem near the top of the list?

Cat Marsters & Kate Johnson said...

Your desk sounds like mine.

And putting the Thurs 13 on your Thurs 13 is cheating!

Karen Erickson said...

I sooooo want a maid! Your list reminds me of mine - and yeah what's with the laundry? It needs to be trained pronto! It's not like it doesn't see how it works all the time...

Mitchypoo said...

Your world sounds nice, I so miss having laying hens, they were fun to have.

My TT is up. :)

Robin said...

I how I would love to be able to train the laundry. I currently have FOUR loads waiting to be folded. Bleck.

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Tilly Greene said...

Hmmm, I'm sensing some diversions from the first thing on your list - write, write, write...I recognize the symptons.

Great list Amelia...now go play with the chicks and the kitties, those sounded like fun :-)

Tempest Knight said...

Yep. Writing is in my list today too. Along with buy a new bathroom sink and paint and tiles.

Emma Sinclair said...

I personally am trying to make "clean the house" fun this weekend with some hard core spring cleaning. Open the windows, blast some music and CLEAN!

I guess we'll have to see if it works.

Margo Lukas said...

Baby chicks? Ohhhh. I grew up on a farm and my mom kept chickens. I use to love going in the "baby chick" barn with the round cardboard pen and the heat lamp.

Wish that was on my "to-do-list"!

Annmarie McKenna said...

LOL! The closest I can get to playing with the chickens is to visit my daughter's class. They just incubated and hatched ten of them :)

Starchy said...

Awesome list and blog! Your books sound great. Thanks for visiting my TT!

Jaci Burton said...

It always makes me feel so much better to read other people's To Do list ;-)

Shannon Stacey said...

I can't click on that link unless you have some kind of exotic footless chickens. Sorry. :)

Amelia Elias said...

No footless ones, Shannon, but I do have a beakless one-- http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/iopele/NoFace3.jpg --called, of course, No-Face. He survived a fox attack about a year ago, but got his beak bitten off. Seems to do fine without it, though!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Great to-do list!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my first TT!

Duchess said...

No chickens but have most of the other things to do.

I hate housework!

Nicole Austin said...

I'm impressed. That's quite a to-do-list. I'm so unorganized at the moment I don't even have a list.

Amelia Elias said...

Waah, my mother came home at lunch and gave the chickens the bread I'd saved for them! Now I'll have to find something else to hand-feed the babies. Sniffle. Maybe I've got some frozen broccoli they'd peck at while I held it?

Amelia June said...

Maybe laundry is really the thing that holds the universe together.

Gravity schmavity.

Wylie Kinson said...

I totally relate to #6. I was going to do a TT and list all the cluttery things on my desk, but the theme would carry over for at least 3 weeks!

Larissa Ione said...

I love chickens! :)

Ingela F. Hyatt said...

OMG! I don't even want to THINK about my "to do" list! Because, no matter how much I work on it, I never get even half of it done! *sigh* The life of a writer... At least deadlines make great excuses....

Heather Rae Scott said...

I need a maid. And I need to do all the things on your list, minus the chickens of course. We have a parakeet and one hamster left, there were more.

Great list!

Michelle Pillow said...

Thanks for coming by my blog :) I love my typing gloves, they've saved my wrists.

Ctina said...

My laundry has a learning disability as well! Nice list!

spyscribbler said...

Hummus from scratch? I'm impressed!

I always need to clean!

Happy TT!

Brenda Williamson said...

I used to have chickens. Not a lot, maybe 100 at most. It was fun to play with the chicks. I have a few geese right now and two are sitting. Snakes and other wild animals always manage to steal the eggs, but I'm hoping maybe this time we'll get some babies.

christine said...

Laundry and house cleaning are both such time consuming chores that my husband and I argued over time and again until we decided to get a cleaning lady to come in once a week to help us.

Totally love the fact that you have chickens and baby chicks!

Thanks for visiting my site. I'm glad we've discovered one another through TT - it's so cool isn't it?

Have a great weekend.