Thursday, November 20, 2008

NBPM20 - Thursday Thoughts - A small case of whine

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Edited to add: Ok, rereading through this, I realize how whiny and self-pitying I sound when really, it wasn't THAT bad of a day. At all. However, being NaBloPoMo and all, if I don't leave this poor-me post up, well, then I have to think of something else to write about. So guess what? You're getting the whine today! :) Feel free to skip now!

You ever have one of those days? You know, the kind where your French press takes a nose-dive out of the cupboard first thing in the morning when you're opening it to reach for a mug? And smashes ALL TO HECK in shards of glass bestrewing the counter AND the floor?*

And then a couple of hours later when you are just heading out the door to get a replacement with the toddler because she's not taking a morning nap anymore (*sigh*) and the school calls to say your 4Ker has been having a runny and slightly bloody nose all morning? Maybe you could swing by and take a look to see if you want to take her home?**

And you might have a tad less patience than usual 'cuz the little one has decided that the switch back from Daylight Savings Time didn't actually happen, so she's been ready to get up at 5:00 am the last two mornings?

And then with one thing and another, you don't get your NaBloPoMo post up as soon as planned, so you keep thinking about it 'cuz you don't want to break your streak 2/3 of the way through...

Yeah, it was that day.

Not awful in its entirety by any means***, but still, the kind of day when you're just glad to be approaching the evening, and dreaming of when you get to put on some fleece pjs and hop in between those cozy flannel sheets with a book and relax.

Now, if only we could convince the brownies to come and do the dishes, tidy up the toys, vacuum the dining room floor...****

*It definitely could have been worse - Pumpkin was still asleep upstairs and Penguin was happily eating breakfast in her chair, so no kids were near or otherwise in danger of being hurt by all the slivers and shards and chunks of glass in my kitchen, thank goodness! Also, I was getting out a mug to drink some coffee already made in the thermal programmable coffee maker, so, you know, there was still coffee to be had!

**They were nice and had I been unable to get her then it wouldn't've been a big deal 'cuz it wasn't that bad. I do like her teacher & the classroom aide, too.

***Yes, I've had worse ones, and I know you have, too, and perspective and all that, blah blah blah. Sometimes it just eases the mind to whine and mutter a little bit, you know?

****Couscous eaten by a toddler is messy!

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