this didn't last too long....
it hasn't been alllll bad... despite the
waking up at 5 am
total meltdown by 745 and back to bed for claire
mess with playdough
some general grumpiness and
snow on the ground
it was a rather lovely day. the sun came out. the playdough was pretty easy to clean up. claire and i had some fun at the golden arches (empty play place means no worries about claire stealing anything- bonus!) fresh baked cookies and milk. i got two LONG-AWAITED packages (not that long... but one came early!) i am wearing new earrings (sorry sarah!). i got a nice looong shower. my face wash is here=good bye zits! really. a pretty great day. oh, and claire actually let me do her hair. double bonus!
i am totally laughing to myself right now. my parents are in the loooong and grueling process of moving (again.) and my dad is mostly not around for helping while he is traveling like a madman and starting his new job, so my mom is up to her (recently straightened) teeth in getting the house ready to be sold. as such, things are pretty hectic, and her creativity for birthday presents (normally AMAZING) is just not up on the priority list. TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE. so joe and i got a little cash for birthday presents this year, and i just can't decide what to do! you must know, this is a very first. my parents are really ones to think up some great gifts, and cash is just not usually one of them (which is just fine! they are always so thoughtful) we kids always had jobs and such, so when we wanted something, we worked for it. hmmm. what to do, what to do! i could
get new shoes
clothes or swimsuit
night on the town
hmmmm... it might be a while before i decide! i am feeling the usual tendency of hoarding any extra cash and just keeping it. the possibilities are endless- don't want to decide too soon and then find something later.... ugh.
and finally, a word of caution. do NOT, ever EVER rent the movie catfish. possibly the worst movie ever made. really and truly. i get a free redbox code every first monday of the month, and forwarded it on to joe to pick something out on his way home last night, since he would be home earlier than usual. he had no idea what it was, but said it had "good reviews." i had never heard of it, and we got about 15 minutes in to it and just had to turn it off. it claims to be "suspenseful" and such, but really it was the biggest waste of a free movie rental. save yourself. do not bother with it. he already apologized profusely, but it didn't matter too much. i just put on another episode of 24 and called it a night. (i am having jack bauer with-drawls, and have been re-watching all the seasons. addicted? probably... but i only watch it after kids are in bed while waiting for joe to get home!)
now off to mutual, kids in tow. always an adventure. can't remember the last time claire actually sat still. no really. she is always. on. the. move. i sometimes (seriously) think she has restless leg syndrome.