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Shabbat starts around 8 tonight. Since 5 pm I have managed to do this:

Replace the (3) lightbulbs in the hallway that had blown out.
Put a load of laundry in the washer and another in the dryer.
Made a small batch of rolls to use as challah over Shabbat.
Roasted potatoes and onions with rosemary.
Boiled two thistles (well, artichokes).
Steamed salmon over onions and spinach with a slightly sweet slightly spicy soy sauce-based sauce.
Made cooked fruit with dumplings (strawberry, rhubarb, and plum, with some orange juice).

I still want to make a tomato basil scallion salad, but as long as I pick the basil before Shabbat, I can do the rest on Shabbat. And I still need to call my dad, and take a shower. (Why am I posting here?)

Oh, and mazal tov to Michelle & Meyer, 2 friends who just got engaged! Woo-hoo!

Mood: productive, perhaps even efficient
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It so often feels that the errandy things to do in my life could eat up all my time. There is so much laundry (and it never stays clean :-), dishes, papers that breed in the corners, I swear, plus the more intermittent stuff, the monthly bills, the trip to the post office, the things that break and need fixing, for some value of break.

I think I tend to ignore this stuff more than I should, in favor of the fun things - who wants to straighten up when Lost Cities could be played, after all? Perhaps that is why it feels like such an accomplishment to get things done.

In the last few days, I've managed to do some laundry, stake the tomato plant, recycle some of the paper in one corner of one room, and send in medical receipts for reimbursement (finally using the medical savings account). I'm glad I got those done, and I know I'll feel better once I do more, but there's a huge mental barrier to starting, even when I do have time available. I so wish it were otherwise. w

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