Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday's Tackle: Scaling Mount Washmore

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I have had company in my home all last week. Of course, that meant spending the good portion of a couple days doing the tourist thing. I hope to have a good Wordless Wednesday post tomorrow with some of the pictures I took on one of the two sightseeing days. Last week was also the week I went into the public school to present Thanksgiving. Things went very well both days and I learned many things to remember if I ever have the opportunity again. One was ..... don't bother to make a dish of candied yams because the Spanish kids would not even try them. However, the punch (cranberry juice mixed with Sprite) was a big hit. The days that we weren't sightseeing we were either at the school or at home baking and preparing for the school presentations.

Friday morning after we went out for coffee and Spanish tortilla we had just under 3 hours before picking the kids up after school and heading into Madrid for tourist day #2. I commented that I needed to get a load or two of laundry in because I had not done any all week. I got two loads washed and dried but not put away. This is a problem. I have a family of 6. I need to do 1 to 2 loads A DAY to keep up, and here I have gone ALMOST A WHOLE WEEK and only washed 2 loads. The mountain is growing out of control. Today I must tackle as many loads as possible ... and they need to be finished all the way to landing in the right closets and drawers.

It's not a very exciting tackle, and I would be embarrassed to post a picture of the overflowing hampers but it definitely needs to be done. Head on over to 5 minutes for Mom to see what others are tackling today. And, if you can, please help me out with #4 on my list below.

Secondary goals on the to do list for the day are:
1. Find folder with insurance papers and medical info to take with me to my son's ENT appt. tonight.
2. Straighten the living room in a futile hopeful attempt to prepare for Christmas decorating later in the week.
3. Plan the rest of the week's menus and post (all be it late) for Monday Meanderings.
4. Learn how to remove comments from a couple of old posts. I guess this means my blog has "arrived" (?) since I have now had my first "drive by commenter" leave snarky comments. I opened commenting up for anyone because I know some friends and family wanted to comment without registering with blogger but that now leaves me open to others like the "anonymous" commenter (from California, according to my sitereader report). Can anyone tell me how to do this in blogger? Thanks in advance for your helpful comments and please just surf on by and save your energy if all you have to say is to bash my religious beliefs or the fact that I eat meat.


Jenna said...

Hello! I like to read other people's Tackle it Tuesdays for inspiration... and I ran across yours.

I think I understand your question... how do you delete unwanted comments? Correct? On my blog, you just sign in and then pull up the comments of a given post and hit the trash can below the comment that you want to delete.
Is that what you mean? Otherwise you can have an e-mail sent to you and you can authorize the comments. You do that by going into customize and then the tab settings, then comments and then you enable comment moderation. Hope that helps!

NeedANap2 said...

Rocks in my Dryer and/or BooMama talked about going back and closing comments on older posts, that might help.

madridmom said...


Thanks so much! I never noticed the little trash can below the comments. I need one of those easy buttons now ... just 2 clicks and I am now no longer an "ignorant brainwashed fool". I will also go back and close out comments on older posts.

Livi said...

Good words.