On the down side (because I always believe in starting off on the down side, because then there is NO WHERE TO GO BUT UP!!!):
i went to the mall. Two days in a row.
To look for shorts. Which is every bit as alarming as one might think given that
I have thick and stubby legs and high standards for shorts.
By which I mean, they should not cup under my butt. They should not be as long as my kneecaps. They definitely should not taper, making me feel as if I am a sausage stuffed into a casing. They should have no words on the butt. They should look, you know, like shorts.
My stainless steel garbage can lid broke off. Which we have fixed thrice, which means I get to buy a new garbage can.
Hold me back from the excitement.
My lovely and gorgeous necklace , featuring my children's names in a circle, fell off when I was shopping and is totally lost.
I realized that I not only double booked myself on Saturday, I quadruple booked myself. That takes a SPECIAL kind of talent.
The month of May always kills me, with all of the year end crud crammed in to one month. Graduations, concerts, performances, etc etc etc.
It has rained every day this week. The forecast looks exactly.the.same until Sunday evening. The pressure in the air means I've had a headache almost every single day this week.
And I went to the dentist. Where I found out that my spectrum kiddo is going to need a palate expander - her four missing top teeth have been out since Sept - and they haven't come down because there's no ROOM for them to come down.
I don't think that there's been a day since 1992 that I haven't been tired. So, so tired - and almost every day, I wake up with a headache. That gets old after a while.
I paid the bills. 'Nuff said there.
On the upside:
I did, finally, find two pair of shorts that were tolerable.
I made a huge pot of yummy bolognese sauce . And delicious granola for breakfast - so the kids can tell me that "there's nothing to eat, Mom!!"
I spent two days laying in the food stuffs for the month, so now I don't have to worry about it.
I bought a new oil burner, and so I can smell deliciousness while sitting at my desk instead of the garbage can that is open and uncovered.
I spent one of those mall days with my oldest daughter, and we had a very nice time. (If you don't count the time that she asked me to spot her $5 to buy a bathing suit top, and she gave me $16 - to buy a $26 top. Math may or may not be her strong suit.)
My husband bought me a new computer. (I think he was sick to death of me complaining about my computer doing the freeze of death six times a day, but I'm deliriously happy just the same. Thanks be to God for 18 months same as cash!)
I got the funniest product pitch for review today - female fun "private time" items, cleverly disguised as a makeup brush set - so your fun can stay RIGHT IN THE LINE OF PUBLIC VIEW AND NO ONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOU DO WITH THOSE BRUSHES!!