Okay, I’m feeling (a bit) better now. I pulled out my ‘fu this morning and chose to do a whole “mind over matter” thing and just MAKE MYSELF feel cheerier. And, for the most part, it has worked. Because, damnit, this is my birthday and I refuse to be in a snit all day long.
Though I had to laugh at ya’ll and your suggestions of leaving the house. Hoo hoo! That’s a good ‘un! Seriously, though.
I had to make this choice when, shortly after I posted my entry this morning I got a phone call. I didn’t recognize the number but answered and lo’ it was my oldest. Wha? “I don’t have a lunch,” he told me, sadly.
And that was the point I could have crawled into myself and given up the day as a total loss or I could laugh at my own idiocy and just GET THE FREAK OVER IT. (I chose the latter, btw.) I can’t believe I forgot Harry’s lunch. True, Kile does usually make it while I’m dealing with Evie in the mornings or whatever but he was in a hurry to get out this morning and I USUALLY do ask Harry if he has a lunch before he leaves, just to make sure. I don’t know why I didn’t this morning. I have a sneaking suspicion it has to do with the foulness of my mood and how focused on MYSELF I was feeling.
So I whipped up a lunch, all the while smacking myself on the head every few seconds in case I started thinking that maybe I wasn’t the biggest idiot on the block this morning. I was just finishing it up when Kile arrived back home. I told him about the call and he took the lunch right down to the school for the poor kid. OY.
We left the house, believe it or not, a little while later. I went and got my lab work done, (woo hoo!) and twittered about that and also a question about Kendall on AMC and why is she in a coma which NO ONE RESPONDED TO. I am officially UNLOVED, ya’ll. I shall never know why Kendall was in a coma, as I refuse to watch AMC anymore. But shoot, it was on in the lab waiting room and curiosity got the better of me. I could of course google this question to find out but I’m not going to now, simply on principle. It’s my birthday, I can cry if I want to.
We got hot dogs at Sam’s Club after that and cruised around enjoying all the free samples (seriously, it was like a Free Sample Bonanza there today). That always makes for a nice lunch. Who says you need to spend a fortune, eh?
After that, we checked out the local yarn shop that I’d been hearing so much about. And yes, that place is pretty much HEAVEN. So many books and needles and YARN. Beautiful, beautiful yarn. I was surprised that there weren’t any 12″ circular needles there, but I guess I could always order them. I would have loved to have spent a day in there (and a fortune) but we had neither so we left.
Tonight, we’re doing a modified “date night”. Kile is making up some lobster ravioli and we’re going to ship the kids to bed before we eat. Supposedly there’ll be a birthday cake but I think it’s just rumor at this stage. I’ve also heard tell of birthday presents but we’ll see about that.
Thirty three. Yikes. Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes everyone has sent me here and on Twitter and on Facebook. It’s nice to be remembered. I don’t have many readers, but what I do have are pretty awesome, so thanks.