Friday, August 3, 2012


Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. That would be me. :) Do you ever have one of those days where everything irritates the crap out of you for no good reason? I'm having one of those days. My weight was up slightly this morning, like not even a pound which is so no big deal, but you would think that it went up 40 pounds overnight for as much as it bugged me. Then I went on my bike ride and the wind was blowing a bit, which adds extra resistance when I ride, which, when you're as wimpy as me is extra resistance I don't need. It was barely blowing but it might as well have been a hurricane for as much as it irritated me.

I came home and the little bottles of protein chocolate milk I drink after my ride were gone and we only had the big ones and I have to measure 8 ounces out of the big ones and I couldn't find the measuring cup. No major crisis. Bugged the crap out of me.

I've been that way all morning. I know it's ridiculous and irrational. On a normal day none of those things would bug me. Today, they all bug me. It will pass. I'm only writing it down because it will amuse me tomorrow when I'm in a better mood, lol.

Last night we got the school shopping done for Matthew to start school next week. Every year when I do the back to school shopping and I'm standing there in the notebook and folder aisle I think to myself "didn't we JUST do this?!". I think the same thing when I get the Christmas decorations out every year. Didn't we just have Christmas like, a month ago? I get slightly panicky in moments like that because life is flying by to quickly. I want to hit the pause button for a minute. Matthew is in fourth grade this year and Josh is in seventh grade. Seventh grade! I still remember when I was in seventh grade like it was yesterday. How is it possible that I have a child in seventh grade?! I don't want life to go by so quickly.

But it is what it is and I'm excited about getting the kids ready to start school. We've had a fun summer but I'm kind of anxious to get back on the more structured school year schedule. Clarissa starts preschool two mornings a week in September, which means for the first time in three years I will be home alone again for part of the day. That will feel weird! It will just be for a couple of hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I'm looking forward to a little free time. When Matthew was in preschool I used to drop him off and then go over to Barnes and Noble and look through the books and drink hot chocolate. It was heaven. :) I don't know what I'll do when Clarissa is at preschool. Until it starts getting cold I'll probably just use that time to take my bike ride because it's going to be trickier to go in the mornings once I'm busy getting kids off to school. It would be fun to pack up my bike and take Greenbelt rides after I drop her off. The possibilities are endless!

I say I'm excited now but I'm totally going to be the mom crying in the car after I drop her off at preschool for the first time. In theory I like having time away from the kids. In reality I miss them to pieces when they're not around.

Ok, so now I'm going to go get some stuff done, try to stop being so irrationally irritated and then I'm going to paint my nails. I just got a new color last night that I'm dying to play with! Pictures later if it looks good! :)

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