** Alternate title: Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down
It is raining again here. We had a beautiful weekend, particularly Saturday, where it finally felt like spring. Scott put on a short-sleeved shirt for school on Friday and complained that it felt strange having his arms exposed. I've been home all day with my sick, soon to be five years old, daughter. She had a fever and sniffles and wanted to stay in her pajamas, snuggle and watch TV.
Scott was not happy at. all. that she got to stay home. He's been griping about everything lately. I was considering doing a regular feature here called: What's Scott torqued off about today? but thought that was kind of mean.
In the Groundhog Day version of my life, I get up later than I want to. Go downstairs where Scott is already awake, watching Sports Center. While I try to get some coffee, he starts complaining. "I don't feel well. I'm tired. I feel sick. Can you take my temperature? I'm hot. I can't go to school."
My day goes on, I craft blog posts in my head all day, while I do laundry, go to the store, do preschool drop off and pick up, make meals, clean up, blah, blah, blah. All during the day I think, I will write that tonight. Then night time comes, the flurry of activity of the afternoon blurring into homework-dinner-cleanup-bedtime. And all I want to do is also go to sleep. I have no energy left to write any of the fabulous (you'll have to take my word on it) posts that I worked on inside my head.
I haven't run in over three weeks. I wanted to try this weekend, to see if it would hurt, but I chickened out. Today I started the 30 Day Shred DVD. It was alright, boring but quick. Jumping jacks in place? I need a DVD for that? And I only did it once and I'm already sick of hearing Jillian say, "Those abs don't come for free!" I'd much rather run, but I need to get back in better shape. I may switch back to my tried and true The Firm DVDs, but would like to try this for the 30 days first. I am curious how it will go tomorrow when I am sore. I am not used to doing a workout on two consecutive days.
I finished The Time Traveler's Wife. Thanks God. It was really freaking me out. I felt like someone was going to appear out of nowhere. I appreciated the intricate story line, but there were things about the way she wrote that bugged me. Sharing the story from each character's perspective was critical to developing the plot, but she didn't present each person's voice distinctly. I found myself confused as to who was narrating, they both sounded the same. And I have to admit, the idea that he shaped the young girl's life as an older man and then was her husband in "The Present" was a bit icky. A 40 year old with an 18 year old, just doesn't sit well with me.
One more thing before I go fall into bed, hoping that Jane does not get sick. I got a new hair dryer yesterday because mine kept shutting off from over-heating. Such a small thing, but it took less time to dry my hair today and this is Huge for me! I might even be tempted to wash my hair daily if I can dry it this fast!
It's the little things that matter, the ones that brighten up a Groundhog Day-ish rainy Monday.