When my alarm went off this (Thursday) morning I thought a police siren woke me up.
That’s how out of it I was. SO tired. For a specific reason that I am sure
once a month many of you can relate to.
I got up and made the kids breakfast (popped frozen things in the toaster), made their lunches (even a Christmas-tree shaped sandwich, GO ME!), and drove the boys to school. When I returned from drop-off I climbed back into bed while Tim got ready for work and K watched t.v. on the floor in our bedroom.
I went in and out of consciousness while she watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and I do remember peeling a “cutie” for her and discussing whether or not she would actually go IN to her gym class this a.m. I also remember hearing a lot of “Hey Tooooo-dles!”
(An aside: She REFUSED to go in to gym class last week and we came right back home and she took a 2.5 hour nap.)
At 10:10 she crawled up on the bed with me and said, “Mommy, I promise, promise, PROMISE to go into class today.” You know the class that started at 10:45.
So I sprang from the bed and took the fastest shower known to man, put on my 2.5 minute make-up face, grabbed a nut bar thingy
breakfast and took off in the “van that can” in a flash.
We were only 3 minutes late.
And she did go into class. The entire time and did great.
And the whole time I dreamed of a peppermint mocha that I never got.
After an unhealthy lunch from a local fast food place, she took a good nap while I edited photos and putzed around on the internet and “vegged”.
After the boys got home from school we finished up homework and ate snacks and I filled out a few more Christmas card addresses.
Oh, and I still do not have stamps for these cards Getting to the D.A.M.N. post office is like an act of Congress. Or worse, especially since they usually only have one person working in there at a time. I found the ONE other post office in town and when I went by with “just enough time” to buy stamps they were closed for lunch. NO wonder people hardly mail anything these days…
I’m feeling a tad run down, and bah-humbug-ish so who wants to cheer me up?
Tell me joke, send me a Christmas present, give me your favorite holiday recipe. Whatever you think will get me there, I’ll take it.
Are you in the Christmas spirit? How was YOUR day?
p.s. I did make healthy, veggie-filled chicken stir-fry for dinner to make up for lunch. Sort of.