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Part of getting back in "work" mode is just remembering how to be productive

Things I did today:

  • Got up at 7am (although not willingly)

  • Had my water heater replaced (goodbye, $1000 I really would have liked to save)

  • Took down most of my Christmas decorations (just the tree and outdoor lights to do tomorrow)

  • Got my chia seeds from Amazon so tomorrow I can make a kick-ass smoothie

  • Made an actual dinner (a casserole, no less!)

  • Made a no-sew tank top for the first time (not horrible, but I'll be able to refine my technique for the next time)

  • Put on a new shower head (now I don't have to crouch down to rinse my hair!)

  • Cleaned my laptop

  • Washed the living room curtains and cleaned the blinds

  • Decluttered the guest bedroom

  • Organized and labeled my tools for storage in the garage

  • Contacted a junk hauler about hauling some junk



Hot damn, I hardly recognize myself.

Tomorrow, mom and dad are coming over and we're going to the Jelly Belly Factory. Dad's a JB freak and he's never been (it's a standard field trip destination for kids in the area, so I've been a couple of times) so for Christmas I got him some JB paraphinalia and promised to 'take' him on the factory tour (it's free, but it's the thought that counts) since it's literally just up the road from where I live now. I'm also hoping to get their help doing some odd jobs (putting up a new, sturdier curtain rod, hanging a big mirror that will require two people, and anything else I can squeeze in).

I'm so, so, so behind on the be_compromised Secret Santa exchange. I totally meant to read/appreciate/comment on everything as it came out, and... yeah. That lasted about three days.
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Wow! That's a super productive day! You're making me feel like a bit of a lazy bum (I got things done, but nowhere near that level!).

Love, love, love the Jelly Belly Factory! Whenever I'm down visiting my grandparents in Sacramento, I always make a quick side trip down to see visit it... and, you know, pick up some Belly Flops (plus a bag of the Black Pepper ones from Every Flavor Beans out of the bulk section).
LOL I'm reeeeally not a jelly bean fan. They're too sweet, the texture is weird... but I can handle the sour JB's. I got dad some of their chocolate-dipped fruit ones for Christmas, and some of the new Tabasco ones. However, I really enjoy their chocolate shoppe ;)
I was surprised by how good those Tabasco ones turned out to be. Or, perhaps, I just really like the pepper based beans.
Wow, you're really making me feel bad for being so lazy! Good for you. :)