1. When dog gets sprayed by skunk- tomato juice all over.
(and keep one spare jar of tomato juice for yourself...I love a good Virgin Mary)
Unfortunately this hasn't worked entirely and I still get wafts- she needs a damn good swim or something before we put her in the car with us for the 3 1/2 hour trip up to VT when we next go.
2. Knit. And knit and knit and knit and knit...all the while listening to A Game of Thrones on audio book. [ Matt made me watch this series with him on HBO as he's a fan of the books. The excessive nudity/soft porn really annoyed me and I spent most of the series having no idea what was going on and who was who and how they were related. Much easier with the tapes- and better than reading, because I can knit.]I am loving how much I am learning with this blanket. The leaf border is especially gorgeous. Unfortunately, I have run out of wool, so I'm not sure when I will be able to do some more- I think I have one more ball up in VT... (BTW Dad, surely I win with this!)
3. Become a Victorian Mother (how I love that phrase!). We did chore lists last year, and they kind of worked-better than anything else I've tried. The kids say they actually prefer it this way, as they know exactly what they have to do. I have 4 chore lists, they each have one for a week and then we rotate. I only started on Monday (I only had the energy to revive them on Sunday) and it's taking some a little longer to get into them than others (Go Ella, Shame Remi), but hopefully it will help everyone.
4. When all else fails, a game of words with friends with the Oscar and Remi (a scrabble app) is always fun.