After a very nice, relaxed visit, my parents are safely home in Ohio.

I used this afternoon to catch up with several things that have been shoved to the periphery of my attention lately, and did a fair job of catching them up – not entirely there yet, but it’s getting closer.

I am, yet again, behind on my reading journal. Drat it all.

Plan of action for tomorrow:

  1. Stay indoors. We’re in the middle of what is apparently a record heat wave, or so I heard someone say on the radio earlier. I think this is a length record not a high temps record, but I was only half paying attention, so I could be mixed up. At any rate, I’ll be indoors, which will facilitate:
  2. Turn the guest room back into an office. Yes, amazing as it may seem, I’d like to get the two rolling desk chairs out of my closet and back in the office where they belong. Call me crazy.
  3. Catch up on all the laundry – this includes clothing I put off washing this week and all the bedding and towels involved in entertaining guests. (Ha, yes, I entertain guests with my towels. You’ll have to be a guest to learn more.)
  4. Restock the pantry. Over the course of the week, I found that we’re almost out of flour and brown sugar, and we are entirely out of potatoes and semi-sweet chocolate chips. These things are unthinkable and might, in fact, signal a close brush with the apocalypse. Also, Matt is getting less and less indulgent about letting me live off of oatmeal, ramen, and chicken pot pies, so I’m thinking I’ll need to pick up a few more things to round out our diet.

And that, my friends, is the battle plan. Though we all know such plans only survive the first engagement with the enemy.