Onward and upward, and thank you for your encouragement. I learned yesterday that you don’t scare easily. You also learned that I can be very very very wordy sometimes.
And is anyone having trouble seeing my Blogroll, etc. on the side? All my links seem to have disappeared even though it says they should be visible. I MAY change my theme/layout tomorrow in an attempt to bring them back.
Do not be alarmed.
UPDATE: I am playing with backgrounds to see if that makes a difference. Don’t be alarmed if you check back in during the day and everything looks funky. It’s still me. Still talking about the inanity of my day……
FINAL UPDATE: Oh, THAT’S what a widget is….I finally figured it out. Aren’t you glad? And now I have an archive! Yay!
So I went back to Kroger yesterday and I couldn’t believe it – they actually let us in the door. I learned my lesson from the last visit and sent the boys ahead to scout for other items so that I could browse the cereal aisle alone. I only bought one box this time, and the kids were thoroughly disgusted that it did not include a prize.
I was pleased to make it through checkout with no toe cramps, and I was doubly pleased that I could fit the groceries in my car. Had I gone to the store yesterday, there would have been no room in the inn. My car was such a wreck on the inside that I fully expected it to appear as a line item in the federal budget as a SuperFund cleanup site. I literally could NOT OPEN THE DOOR without something falling out.
Last week I had to hold up carpool because T’s FAVORITE BALL (really, they’re all his favorite, but who’s keeping track) fell out and bounced across the road and ran down the curb gutter all the way around to where the line turns, so I was dodging traffic to retrieve it, all the while muttering under my breath and praying the PTA president wouldn’t see me. I’m already on her hit list for carpool line violations, so I didn’t want to push her over the edge. (As an aside, we are generally friendly even though she flipped me off once before she realized it was I in the big SUV that commanded control of the center lane. We had differing views as to who had the right of way. This issue may or may not be resolved at press time).
All that to say, I finally had one too many things fall out when I opened the door, so I gave in and cleaned the car out so that we wouldn’t repeat that little scenario again this week.
Here, in no particular order, is what I pulled out of my car:
A feather (Big one. Vulture, I’m thinking. Who knows where it came from or what microscopic bugs it deposited on one or three of my chargelings.)
A pickle slice (Singular. Stuck to the carpet.)
The boys’ Sunday School nametags (Oh, marvelous. Just wait ’til their teacher finds out that in addition to skipping class, they’re stealing from church. Add that to the prayer list.)
A lizard (dead)
A wet shirt inside a closed plastic bag (This was from Field Day four days ago – did anyone bother to tell Mom they had a wet shirt in a bag and that it might mold inside a warm car unless we brought it inside? Um, that would be a “no”.)
A partially inflated balloon
A partially chewed deflated balloon (Chewed, really?)
A Lands End Christmas catalog (They mailed them out early this year. Promise. You haven’t received yours?)
A flag football handbook and 2 pair of flag football shorts (Um, Craig? I don’t need your help in junking up my car. You have your own.)
Two more feathers (At this point, I’m starting to worry about finding the bird.)
A second, solitary pickle slice (Also stuck to the carpet.)
89 Lego pieces (I counted.)
Aren’t you feeling better about yourself now?
Tengan buen dia.
(That’s my Cinco de Mayo way of telling you all to, you know, have a nice day.)