I’m not quite sure if it’s the fact that I’ve been off work for two days and just been “taking it easy” (whatever that means) or what, but today has been SO grueling and non fun.
Actually, it started last night when Alise began complaining of a headache and actually threw up! Ugh!! She was so exhausted from getting up early (aka “getting-back-into-the-swing-of-things after being on Spring Break all week) and not having a nap. I rubbed some Phenergan on her wrists and she slept in our bed, but it was a fitful sleep. I could tell that she wasn’t relaxed and she groaned alot in her sleep. This morning, she woke up fine and talking her head off!
I had a mandatory meeting at 8:00 this morning. I hate 8:00 meetings! I have to drive downtown – and that’s after I get Alise to school – to work everyday and it doesn’t matter what time I leave the house, I will never make it on time to an 8:00 meeting, so, of course, I was late for this one, too. Our CEO was waiting to begin, so I looked like the tardy little school girl in front of all my peers and colleagues. Ugh! Thank goodness there was an empty seat in the back row! I would have been mortified to have to walk all the way to the front row.
I called about the ticket for my accident last month. Ya know? The one where I ranted about turn signals and five traffic lanes? Yeah! That one! The ticket is going to cost me $352! And because it was an accident, I have to see the city prosecutor, but I can’t see him until after one o’clock each day. That’s because he’s busy in court with all the other felons, thieves, and riff-raff. Do I sound bitter?! It's been a month. You would think I would have gotten over it by now!
By 11:00, I had eaten two mini boxes of the Easter Nerds that I bought for my huge candy dish that sits on my desk for my employees, of course, not me. I nearly talked myself out of buying any Easter candy for the office yesterday and boy, do I wish I would have!! I just “happened” to check the calories on the bag in my trash and it said that one box was 50 calories!! 50 calories for a small box of Nerds and I had already had two!!??? That’s 100 calories!! I considered that half my lunch…the other half was Slimfast!!
I told you the day wasn’t looking good.
I felt sorry for Alise this morning, so I offered to pick up from school at 3:00. She was all about being picked up in the pick-up line at school! Yes, I sent her to school because she only threw up that one time. And when she started repeating everything I had ever told her about myself when I was her age, I figured Ms. K could deal today.
Somehow over the last month, I have lost my maid. She hasn’t come back, but I think it’s because she has decided to work full time at Hobby Lobby. I’m okay with that, but I just wish she would have told me. Wayne found Ms. L for me right after Alise was born, so I was a little sad. Anyway, after calling every person I knew so that I could "borrow" their maid, and after finding out that every single one of them was booked, I decided to take matters into my own hands. First, the Yellow Pages. That candidate never showed on Saturday. Then, yesterday, I decided to use the classified ads in our local paper. After all, those people are really advertising so they must need jobs. Candidate #2 showed up this afternoon and won the job. She'll collect a check on Thursday. I never knew how much I depended on my maid.
The downside to having a new maid is that I don't own a vacuum cleaner. Okay, I do, and it's a Rainbow, but I have no idea where it's at. Ms. L always brought her own, which I loved. The new person doesn't bring her own vacuum, so tonight while Alise was at dance, I ran to Walmart to check out the vacuum cleaners. I really don't want to spend alot of money. I just have this thing about vacuum cleaners. They've got to be the dirtiest things ever and I can't stand the smells they accumulate. I'm leaning towards a bagless Bissell. Anyway, I need your thoughts regarding vacuum cleaners. Which brand/model do you have, how expensive was it, and do you like it well enough. Please let me know. I've got to make this purchase very soon.
About the only good thing that happened today is that despite the two boxes of Easter Nerds, I did manage to get two new compliments from some co-workers regarding my weight loss! Woo-hoo! Two pounds left to goal and six pounds left to pre-baby weight! I can SO see that chocolate cake at Cinderella's castle in May!
Oh! And I dropped off the last of our personal tax information to our CPA this afternoon. Now for that BIG refund! Ha! Yes, we have a CPA, too, but that's only because I absolutely refuse to do our personal income taxes. I don't do anyone else's and I don't do our own. And, yes, I am a CPA! Go figure.