Daily Archives: January 7, 2009

Will the clutter ever end?!?

Someone take my master bedroom . . . please! I started the excavation yesterday and, unfortunately, was not surprised to find papers from 2000 and 2003. Vintage stuff almost all to be shredded. The good news was that I was able to work while watching Oprah and Dr. Oz and “The Andy Griffith Show” after that (one of my black-and-white favorites with Mayberry’s choir discovering that Gomer has a wonderful singing voice . . . and Barney does not) on our new 40-inch Samsung HDTV.

But I’m getting ahead of myself . . . did I get ’er done yesterday?

• I redid the header in Photoshop, which wasn’t too hard.

• I suggested that my cousin Andi look into Nikon’s 12-24mm lens (wouldn’t mind having one of those myself!).

• I paid the bills online (groaning a bit as I did).

• I kept up with a live blog on technologizer.com of Phil Schiller’s Apple keynote speech at Macworld. I know a lot of Apple fans are disappointed that more wasn’t unveiled, but I think Apple would be better off with a big news conference in September or October, in time for holiday shopping. I’m interested in the 13-inch MacBook, not the new 17-inch MacBook Pro; my main concern now is whether or not iLife ’09 will be on the new MacBook I plan to buy.

• I called Walmart, was put on hold for at least 10 minutes, and then the line was disconnected. Sigh! Guess I’ll have to stop by customer service the next time I shop there. The best part of being on hold? Listening to one of my favorite songs, “Young Girl” by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. I’m just glad that I use the Apple bluetooth headset with my iPhone when I make these kinds of calls; that way my neck doesn’t hurt, and our landline isn’t tied up.

• As noted, I did start working on the bedroom clutter. I fear it might be a never-ending job!

Here’s the get ’er done menu for today:

• Fill the soap dispenser in the half bath with Sam Club’s generic antibacterial soap. The dispenser was running very low, so, of course, my ingenious spouse decided to fill it with water! That did make me laugh.

• Go to Sam’s Club to buy peppers for my mostly-daily salads. They package two yellow, two orange, and two red peppers together for a relatively low price. Got to add color to my salads! While I’m in the neighborhood, I might as well go to Walmart (it’s right next door to Sam’s) and check on the return policy as well as buy bread. The boys like Sara Lee’s Soft and Smooth Honey Wheat bread (it’s not enriched, unlike the Sara Lee Honey Wheat bread . . . that’s so weird!), and the Soft and Smooth variety isn’t sold everywhere. Plus it’s 50 cents cheaper at Sam’s vs. Kroger’s.

• Continue working on the master bedroom. Try not to sneeze from all the dust!