Bre: How much time do you have? Get rid of the food plates lining the counter and if you don't have time for the dishes at least make sure they are all piled in the sink, not spread out everywhere. Then pick up your socks and shoes from throughout the house. If you've still got time, make the bed. Don't tell her the drain is clogged, act surprised when she says it's clogged, "Oh I didn't know, honey, here let me take care of it" As for the dishes....you're on your own, but hey at least the rest of the house is clean. =)
DFO: I went with 2. Dishes, 3. Pick up socks, tennis shoes, and workout clothes, and 4. Feed scraps off plate to the dog ... as well as fresh-cut yellow daffodils and tulips on the dining room table and kitchen sink, and stuft burritos and joe-joes waiting for them when they got here. Not an HR. But not a single either. Thanks everyone for practical advice.