Friday, August 31, 2012

Five on Friday

1.  Back to school was Wednesday.  We now have a third grader and a fourth grader.  They were both nervous, but definitely excited.  So far, the transition from up late/sleep late to early bed time/early wake time has been smooth.

2.  My dryer bit the dust a few weeks ago, and I need to buy a new one.  It's not a problem, though, because I have piles of money laying around (sarcasm, people.)

3.  It's barely fall and I'm already starting to freak out about driving in the snow.  I really hope to be able to buy a car with four-wheel drive soon.

4.  I am not a reader of Vogue magazine, nor am I a fashionista, but I have watched the documentary "The September Issue" on Netflix several times.  I'm sort of fascinated with that industry.

5.  Random thing I discovered this week.  I cannot do the "hang a spoon from your nose" trick.  Ryan can.  It's like he has a magnet at the end of his nose. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

Dear Jayden,

Tonight we went to Target.  While we were there, you drove me crazy (like you always do at the store.)  I constantly get mad at myself for getting annoyed with you.  After all, you are just like me.  You like to walk around and browse and pick things up, check them out, and take your sweet time.  We didn't have time for that today, and I kept telling you to "put it down" and "come on, we have to go." 

When we were walking to our car, an older woman came up to us and asked us for money to buy food.  If I had had some, I would have given it to her (because I'm a sucker like that).  Unfortunately, I had no cash to give her...not even a quarter.  Immediately you were very sad and concerned.  Situations like that weigh heavy on you.  You told me that I should have given her a box of Gushers since we just bought two boxes.

You have such a big heart.  I love that about you.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

So long twenties...

Birthday dinner with my BFF
 Well, I've finally crossed over into my 30s.  I was sort of dreading it, which is so dumb.  After all, every day is a gift...

On the morning of my birthday, I woke up at 7:07.  I was supposed to be on the road at 7:15.  I needed to take a quick shower...but I discovered there was no hot water.  Somebody apparently flipped off the emergency oil burner switch at some point the day before, which I didn't even think to check.  Instead, I washed my air with icicle water and made a mad dash to get me and the kids out the door.

I drove to Stamford without hitting traffic (miraculous) and even had enough time to put on my make-up in the car.  The witness didn't show up for the deposition, so I was in and out within a half hour.  I grabbed some Dunkin' Donuts and made a quick decision to stop at Children's Place to check out a sale.  When I got back to my car after shopping, it wouldn't start.  It was completely dead.

I called roadside assistance and proceeded to fry in the parking lot for an hour while waiting for him to show up with jumper cables.  I was thanking my lucky stars at that point that I decided to wear a dress that morning and that I sprung for the iced coffee.  It was balls hot out...absolutely sweltering.  By the time he got there, I was dripping with sweat and looked like a damn hot mess.

It took him eight seconds to pop the hood and discover a loose battery terminal.  He literally jiggled the thing for a nanosecond and my car started again.  I felt like a dumbass.  On the bright side, at least it wasn't something serious, as it usually is when my car is broken.  This time my wallet remained unscathed, so my luck wasn't totally bad.

We celebrated with a toasted almond ice cream favorite!!  And no birthday celebration is ever complete without a tiara.