Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Highlights of the Day (Wednesday 10.26.2005)

1) Got a whopping 2 hours of sleep last night at best. Thanks for that, Hannah. Thanks a lot.

2) Sent an exhausted screaming 2-year-old to daycare this morning, making me feel completely guilty on top of tired beyond words.

3) Chugged some coffee.

4) Decided that if I didn't do the grocery shopping ASAP, it wouldn't get done.

5) Was too tired to shower yet, so went to the store wearing jeans, no bra, Steve's WAY too big sweatshirt, no makeup, my glasses and an ugly black baseball hat. Stacey and Clinton would've had a field day with me had they been watching secret footage.

6) Had a lovely conversation with the woman bagging my groceries about how they told her daughter she was having a girl, but she gave birth to a boy yesterday. Funny how that happens, huh?

7) Used the story to justify to myself once again, why finding out the sex of your baby ahead of time can be bad news. ;)

8) FINALLY took two large garbage bags out of my trunk (where they've been for a month now) and dropped them off at Salvation Army.

9) Returned three already-way-late movies to Blockbuster. Thank you Blockbuster for "The End of Late Fees"!

10) Grabbed the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit from McD's that I've been craving for a week now.

11) Sat here and ate that and typed all this out while my groceries still sat in the car because I was too tired to bring them in and put them away.

12) Left them out there for a good hour before I forced myself to bring them in.

13) Realized I'd need to find gloves for the girls for trick-or-treating tonight. STUPID cold weather when we have to be outside.

14) Picked up some daily vitamins and calcium chews in what is going to be my feeble attempt to give myself at least an ounce of energy, and perhaps help my teeth from cracking in half.

15) Bleached the downstairs tub due to the disgusting film that was beginning to form thanks to the piles of dirty dishes we put in there until I have a chance to wash them.

16) No, we do not actually bathe in that tub. (I know some of you were wondering.)

17) Washed close to 5 million dishes in the bathroom sink again. HOW do we make so many damn dishes?!?!?

18) Went to pick the girls up at my parents house and found out I had to give my dad a ride back to the car dealership so he could pick up his car.

19) Rode the whole time with the uncomfortable realization that my pack of cigarettes were right behind the little flap door on my dashboard... just casual finger flick away from a man whom despises smoking and whom doesn't know his daughter does it.

20) Was thinking about it so much, I blew threw a stop sign with him in the car and then had to slam on my brakes, complete with tire squealing. Yup. That's much better.

21) Came home where I had to listen to two children ask every three seconds... "Is it time to go trick-or-treating now? Can we go trick-or-treating?..."

22) Was informed by my darling husband via his cell phone that the floor hadn't set up quick enough and he was just leaving the job and had an hour's drive home.

23) Wouldn't care if it hadn't been only 15 minutes until trick-or-treating was scheduled to start.

24) Took the girls to my mother-in-law's house, where we took them to three or four houses for candy and then managed to convince them that handing out the candy to the other trick-or-treaters would be a really cool, fun thing to do until Daddy could arrive to help me cart your tired heavy asses all over town begging for treats.

25) Walked WAY too many blocks considering the ages of our children.

26) Realize it bothered me WAY more than it bothered them.

27) Saw a young boy (posing as an innocent mannoquin) scare the living beejeezus out of Grace, prompting her to declare she was done with trick-or-treating and wanted to "go home and watch TV."

28) Decided that sweeter words have not been spoken to me in a long, long time.

29) Arrived back at mother-in-law's house where we found my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and Grace's evil cousin, Gunnar.

30) Knew it would be awhile before I could convince Grace it really was time to leave.

31) Watched Gunnar catapult himself over my mother-in-law, smashing his head into the wooden leg of their armchair.

32) Thanked god I have girls.

33) Got them home, fed, and in bed by 9:00. See? I'm not so bad at this parenting thing.

34) Was pissed when I was reminded that "Lost" was a rerun. All that work and rushing around for nothing, dammit.

35) Received a stunning gift basket from a friend of mine. ;)

19 comments:

geenalyn said...

6) Had a lovely conversation with the woman bagging my groceries about how they told her daughter she was having a boy, but she gave birth to a son yesterday. Funny how that happens, huh?

7) Used the story to justify to myself once again, why finding out the sex of your baby ahead of time can be bad news. ;)

...a boy is a son....um i'm confused

Alien said...

Dammit. I meant they told her it was a GIRL! LOL! Off to edit...

EE said...

11) Sat here and ate that and typed all this out while my groceries still sat in the car because I was too tired to bring them in and put them away.

12) Left them out there for a good hour before I forced myself to bring them in.

OMG, LOL, I do that ALL the time. Come inside and sit down in front of the computer and then remember oh yea, groceries are just SITTING out in the car. I love having new food in the house but putting them away is like something I *dread*. Ick.

Glad T-O-T went better than you were anticipating. Or at least it sounded like it did, ROFL. :)

And dear heaven, I hope you get more sleep tonight!

Melissa said...

Your dad doesn't know you smoke? LMAO. I am so telling him.

Carrie said...

20) Was thinking about it so much, I blew threw a stop sign with him in the car and then had to slam on my brakes, complete with tire squealing. Yup. That's much better.

This one made me LOL, because it's something I would do myself.

Glad trick or treating went well!!

Alien said...

Melissa,

Dear LORD, no my dad doesn't know I smoke. No one in my family does. OK. Truth is, they probably do... because god knows I'm not always that careful about hiding my cigarette butts outside. But I've never, ever, EVER smoked one in front of them, nor admitted I do it, nor discussed it. They'd be absolutely devastated. [blush]

Kim: The Mom, The Myth said...

First my next door neighbor (the motorcycle guy from hell) said his sister was told she was having a girl. She had TWO BOYS. Aaaaack!

And second, they know you smoke. They just haven't brought it up. But live with the delusion if it makes you happy.

Finally...more info on the basket, please. I need to live through others.

Alien said...

LOL Kim. Yeah. I know they know. But I'm going to continue telling myself otherwise. Just play along please. :)

And I received this fantastic gift basket in the mail, delivered by a REALLY hot FedEx guy...

http://www.lverose.com/mind-body-spirit/order/Lolita.htm

mama_tulip said...

Lost won't be new again until Nov. 9. Boooo.

flipflop said...

Be glad the cigs didn't come flying out when you slammed on your brakes.

Janet said...

Zach was supposed to be a girl. Problem was he was so darn fat that his penis was almost an innie when he was born so they couldn't spot 'it' on the ultrasound! LOL

I am sure they know you smoke. I can smell it from a mile away on someone. The stop sign story is like a scene from a movie.

Glad the trick or treating went well.

EE said...

Actually Janet, I'm the same way, I can smell cig smoke a mile away. But having met Alien, and knowing how she smokes while hiding (lol), I can vouch. I couldn't smell it on her, her clothes, her house. :)

Janet said...

Hmm, Maybe they don't know then. I have an idea, maybe you should quit and then you don't have to hide it;-)

Anonymous said...

No, I think they know. LMAO. I just can vouch that she doesn't reek of cigarette smoke. ;)

EE said...

Huh? Apparently my blogger identity has been stolen. LMAO. That's me above. IDK what the hell happened.

EE

Alien said...

LOL! I'm not sure if they know or not. I'm pretty sure they do, but they're in denial? [shrug] I dunno. I just know that out of respect for their pure hatred of it (and the fact that I too think it's nasty), I don't do it in front of them.

And yes, I am very careful about my cigarette smell. I ONLY smoke outside, I rarely smoke in my car, and I use a lot of body spray and perfume throughout the day. ;)

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