Cynthia devoured every publication she could find on the subject and was looking forward to spending some quality time hiking the high country, if the demand of Bird Song's chores would allow snatches of free time.
We managed the weekend in between together, mostly catching up on domestic chores; Friday night in the downstairs laundry room of my apartment.
Monday was cleaning day, but since smiling Maria had joined the staff, the Deans' chores were reduced considerably.
The time and chat, spent interspersed with interrupting chores, was long overdue.
Donnie had pretty well taken over the project as the chores of Bird Song limited Cynthia's time.
"And he don't have to do chores in all kinds of weather," she concluded with a shiver.
With any luck, she would have the chores done before Alex was free.
After chores, she went to bed and cried herself to sleep.
She would be free to do as she pleased all day – after all the chores were done.
Occasionally, he even lent a hand with the chores at Bird Song.
From that point on, she made sure the chores outside were done before dark, and was always aware of things around her that could be used as weapons.
It rang earlier when you were doing the chores and I missed it.
They completed the morning chores and then Katie headed out to pick up her brother at the airport.
There were chores to do and she'd best get at them.
There was plenty of room in the old house and Katie would continue helping with the chores until they found a place to live.
The first two weeks of June were a never-ending list of chores and activities jammed full with last minute preparations, one workplace crisis following another, and an annoying series of details that demanded Dean's attention.
Every morning before I went to school I had chores to do, which began with mixing up the formula and feeding the calves.
"If you wake me up early, I'll help you with the chores too," Jonathan told Alex.
This was more evidence of Howie's ineptness at the everyday chores the rest of us took for granted.
I set about showing Molly some of our Econ Scrutiny simple chores and she was immediately interested.
There was no time for Cynthia to talk to her husband, who was busy serving breakfast to the late sleepers while she showed Maria, by hand communication, the upstairs chores of Bird Song.
One of Martha's Bird Song chores had been keeping the struggling plant hydrated.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
Her presence reduced Cynthia's domestic chores and eliminated the need for Dean and Fred to pick up more than the occasional dust rag.
It was after ten by the time the kitchen chores were finished and the place cleaned up, sort of.
Cynthia protested, citing the accumulating chores and full house, but reluctantly agreed.
When he finished the chores, he swallowed three aspirins and went outside to shovel the accumulating snow, hoping further activity might dissipate the anger he felt, not only at Shipton, but at himself for losing it in so public and childish manner.
Illness plagues me each morning, causing me difficulty in accomplishing my chores, as simple as they may be, though failing Mrs. Cummings hardly seems to notice.
It wasn't Katie's farm and this pity party wasn't getting the chores done.
Dean had hoped to make it as soon as possible so he could beat the worst of the late afternoon traffic when he returned from his chores in Philadelphia.
It seems kind of silly for you to get up every morning and walk over there to clean his house and do his chores – then go back to your house.
Bill is going to come over tonight and do the chores so we can have the evening to relax and talk together.
They did the chores together, though.
It was actually a bit of a nuisance to go out to breakfast at times, but mostly they had completed chores and were on their way to some outing.
The mornings and evenings had been packed with chores, but there was usually time during the middle of the day to enjoy some time outside.
After chores and a shower, she headed for town to shop for some furniture and get some groceries.
I have chores to do and I can't afford this hospital bill, anyway.
I understand you have friends doing your chores, and your hospital bill has already been paid through tomorrow, so stop worrying and complete your convalescence.
Cynthia, in her infinite wisdom, arranged a generous monetary scale of chores-for-bucks that seemed to take care of the problem.
"Thanks for doing all the chores," Dean mumbled.
Dean spent the afternoon busying himself with the chores of Bird Song, partially out of guilt for having dumped the morning duties on Fred and in part to take his mind off the ever-present feeling he'd caused long term or, heaven forbid, permanent damage to his seven-month marriage.
Dean thought back to the fifteen years the two of them had shared similar meals and chores, with each sure he was doing more work than the other.