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I write about about being a 40-something mum of five wonderfully exasperating children, attachment parenting, my adventures in the kitchen, and whatever else comes to mind. 

-Melissa.

Unproductive

I've been rather unproductive the last few days--mostly because I've been stymied at every turn by my wonderfully busy children. To remedy that, I found them an engrossing combination of Doodlebops and a craft/game activity and have plugged myself into my mp3 player--onto which I've loaded all my retro faves:

  • Blue Rodeo, "5 Days in May"
  • Madonna, "Immaculate Collection"
  • Bobby Darin, "Mack the Knife"
  • Corey Hart, "Boy in the Box"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA"
  • Patsy Cline, "Complete Greatest Hits"
  • The Band, "Best of The Band"
  • Romeo & Juliet, "Soundtrack"

It's all stuff I can sing to loudly--songs to which I know all the words that make me feel happy and energetic. A half hour of this has seen me:

  • empty the dishwasher, put everything away, load and wash all the dirty dishes
  • start a new load of laundry
  • take out the recycling
  • tackle some of the "yuckies" hiding in the fridge
  • make a ReallyBigPot of jasmine tea

I'm about to scale laundry mountain now--something I was intending to do yesterday but, um, was perhaps a little hungover from enjoying the previous night's tavern Stitch-n-Bitch a bit too much. ;)

ETA: Laundry Mountain half-scaled! Yay! Now to go wash my hair..

EATA: Hair washed, older son picked up from school (and, thus, available to entertain his brother), some online shopping completed, and am about to tackle the remnants of Laundry Mountain!

"like an octopus on roller skates"

I’m Such A Slacker