*I wrote this 2 days ago during my lunch break. 1 hour later, I got a call that Darian told her teacher she had a pretzel stuck in her ear that she put there the day before. Took her to the doctor. No pretzel. The day didn’t get better from there.*
Up, down, dodging bullets, and not particularly invested in surviving the day.
I am happy about so many things: the shrimp tacos I’m making for dinner
(Ugh, I have to peel all those damn shrimp, and then I have to try and make the marinade with my kids tugging at my skirt and Rhys WAILING about not having my 100% uninterrupted attention)
My house is relatively clean after TWO WEEKS without a sink or Dishwasher or clothes washer. We did our dishes camping style out of a keg tub. We didn’t do laundry. At all. It was my own personal hell.
Now that it is clean, Jared says I seem happier than I have in weeks. Which I am. Mostly.
(GRRRRR. Now I have to keep it clean and these kids won’t put their shit where it belongs and I just want to drink a beer and read my book but I have to pick up after these brats)
It’s hot. My garden looks great, and my drip system is running again. In fact, I get to harvest 2 zucchini today when I get home.
Except I KILLED my mint plants. How is that even possible? Mint is a weed.
I know how it is possible, actually. I didn’t water it for 3 days and it got all sick looking. I was feeling lazy and kind of angry at myself for neglecting it , so I still didn’t water it. (Good thing I still feed my kids when I’m angry and lazy, huh?) This is why I have an irrigation system. When I didn’t, things died.
The only thing keeping me going today is my shipment of Cookie Lee Jewelry.
I am a Cookie Lee consultant, and just got the most ridiculously fun ring in the mail. It is technically a hostess gift, but I ordered one for myself, too…
I know it is over the top. that is what makes it fun.
Some days, a girl needs something over the top to make her feel better.