Posted on May 18th, 2013
I usually don’t have a bunch of draft posts in WordPress, because I either write what I’m thinking or I write it, decide it’s crap, and I trash it.
There are four almost-posts in the draft folder right now, because I can’t tell if I’m reporting what’s going on or I’m just kvetching or if it even matters.
To sum up:
There was the ID theft nonsense.
There were 5 days with $11 in the checking account. (But look, no overdrafts!)
I haven’t wanted to go out and do anything, mainly because I was worried about whether I’d have enough gas to make it through the week. (I made it.)
Yesterday I took Pea to the zoo and we arrived at the same time as 5,000 school kids. Not a typo. I probably should have turned around and gone elsewhere, especially since I ended up with food poisoning from lunch at the zoo restaurant afterward. (I took every anti-emetic in the house, felt like I wanted to die, but didn’t.)
I accomplished nothing of note, professionally. (OK, that’s not true. I’ve done a lot of research, but it’s not like you can look at a stack of research and feel a sense of accomplishment. Also, I don’t have anyone to discuss the 1820s US Navy with.)
I have managed to teach Pea a lot of academics (this really is a joy, no joke), but she’s experiencing some sort of teenage preview angst that has made her a bitch and a half to work with. (I’ll leave it to you to decide which one of us is the bitch and which is the half.) Quotes: “Anything is more fun than you.” “I don’t want you to kiss me anymore.” “I like Daddy better than you.” “When is Daddy coming home?” “You’re just trying to make me to do your work.” (That one was when I was directing her to pick up her room. HA!)
In any event, I have been feeling ill-used.
I am completely stressed about medical bills. And when I mean “completely stressed,” I mean panic attacks.
I dealt with the stress by cleaning the house, washing all of the clothes, and organizing what I could organize. I rearranged Pea’s room and my office.
It took a day for the house to look like a disaster again.
Mother’s Day was good, though. And because of you guys, I got some free clothes from Twice (actually, Pea helped me pick a skirt and top and she did pretty well). The weather turned cold and rainy, which makes me happy, because I get to go back to wearing wool and I don’t have to run the a/c.