There was a time when I was going to join the army. Honestly. Bet you didn't know that. Or, perhaps you did. It's kind of ironic (coincidental? I always get those two wrong, me and Alanis Morriset) because I was going to train in the army to be a water treatment officer or something like that, it's been 13 years don't hold me to remembering the exact terms, and now I am working in local government in the water business some time later. I guess it's full circle. It makes me think that perhaps this is always what I was supposed to be doing. If you believe in that kind of thing. Which I don't, but sometimes this kind of thing makes me wonder.
I took today off of work even though I can't really afford the time right now. I just needed a day. Asher has been super bad lately, I don't know what is wrong with him. Every. Single. Little. Thing. Is. A. Battle. I put periods behind each word just to emphasize how much I am stressing each work. Everything out of my mouth is a challenge for him to fight. Asher, put your shoes on. NO! Followed by a tantrum. Asher, do you what do you want to eat for dinner? "Pez and cookies." You can have those for dessert. NO! NOT DESSERT! NOW! GO AWAY MAMA!. you get the idea, right? Rosie cannot get him to nap. She does things that are counter productive when I'm trying to discipline him, like offer to give him what he wants. (Who's in charge of whom, eh?) It got so bad yesterday that he bit me in front of Rosie and Richard and Katya. It was partially Rosie's fault and Katya's fault, katya's for being bad and Rosie for giving in to Asher when he wanted to be the same kind of bad. He bit me hard, too. I have never wanted to shake my son as much as I did yesterday. Instead, we went to time out in the middle of the driveway with me holding him down until he calmed down and the whole crew just watching in embarrassment. It was super awesome.
Work is also really stressful right now, trying to get all of my work done, wordsmith some grant applications by June 1st, get the WCP going and ready to roll without me, train new people, learn my new job, research some property stuff, continue to monitor the watershed and get the WMP finalized before I leave. All in just about 8 weeks, give or take. So, no stress, right?
Yeah, I think I deserve it, I am taking a "me" day.
Originally I wanted to use a groupon I had bought a while back for a Mani-Pedi but I waited too long to schedule it and they were booked. So then I wanted to go see Dark Shadows since it came out today but...the first time it plays is during my Dr.s appt and so I can't go see it, either. I don't want to just stay at home, I will totally just do housework all day and not relax. I don't know what to do.... This is turning into a wasted day. I did get a nice long blog typed up. And I read the news. And did my social media stuff. Do I want to go shopping? Not really....I always get depressed shopping alone. Or just shopping. And I don't really need anything.
Anyone want to go see dark shadows with me? Ever since I heard about it on This American Life I have kinda wanted to see it. Also, has anyone read 50 Shades of Gray? I heard it's supposed to be good but I don't know if it's the kind of book I'd like, and there are about 1000 people on the library waiting list and I don't want to buy it unless it's really good.
By the way, Ben Folds Five is back together and putting an album out using Kickstarter. You should check it out, you can download a free song there, too. I haven't pledged yet because I don't have an account, perhaps I will later...
Oh, and I got a bunch of emails from Jason's old site I used to write for, www.unsoughtinput.com. I used to write as Alouette on there, check me out. Here's some of my old favorites of mine: Career Advice: Do Not Listen to Crazy People, An article about water before I even worked in the water biz (has it always been about water with me? Geez...) and an article about nerd parents. You know, as I go back through this stuff, I can't believe how much I wrote. I'm impressing myself. Anyway, I should probably let you get on with your day, this might be my longest blog on here ever.