Wednesday, January 11, 2006
freezing rain and pet peeves
A cold damp rainy day in January, yak, and makes driving and just walking treacherous. Snow would be much much better. At least one could make snowmen :)
Hate this freezing rain. It often ends up freezing over our super mailboxes and at times we can't get to our mail for days. The idea of those supermailboxes is one of my pet peeves. Hate how they replaced the luxury of house to house delivery. Another splendid government cutback idea. The lady who distributes the mail there is constantly grumpy and you never know at exactly what time she'll be there. And if you show up when she's there and all the doors to the little boxes are open, she won't let you get to your mail. And she constantly puts other people's mail in our box. I've met so many of our neighbours hand delivering their mail that ended up in ours by mistake.
Hard to get back to a routine, those past few weeks of getting up and going to bed whenever are not making it easy. Can't seem to get kids to bed early enough and mornings' rush is no fun. Trying to get them fed and dressed and organized with all their stuff is draining. Making lunches is back and homework and getting big sis to get to it rather than watching TV. She's actually pretty good this year at doing it by herself but her time management skills drive me bunkers. She's innately lazy and will do the fun stuff first and procrastinate the other stuff. Just like me right now blogging instead of attending to household shores ;). My cold is not helping...definitely a sign from my immune system that I've been overdoing it and not resting enough.
After picking up the kids from preschool, quick lunch at a local fast food and off to gymnastics classes. This must be their fifth session and they absolutely love it. Great for me cuz its actually an activity suited for both boys and girls, don't know how long I'll be able to do that. And then drag them to the MD for their last hepatitis vaccine. I didn't forwarn them this time, I'll just spring it on them cuz they're not too good with it as of late. Hope this is the last shot in a long time. May have to do the old bribery of going to the dollar store if they behave routine.
All right, enough procrastination, off to pack away the Xmas decorations till next year. Which brings me to another pet peeve: would there be a Christmas without women? Who else does all the shopping, wrapping, decorating, party and meal planning, card sending?
And for my last pet peeve of the day: lottery tickets. This happens to me all the time. I run in a store to get ONE item, rush to the cash only to get stuck behind someone who gently unfolds their little piece of paper inscribed with all their favorite lottery numbers and I have to stand there waitng while the cashier punches all these things through.
Argh, have a nice day, eh!