Oh yes, I'm annoyingly cheerful this morning because it is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
(It is actually Sunday night at 9:20 p.m., but I can see into the future, and YES! Yes, I am happily walking away from the school after dropping my highly adorable children there to be someone else's problem for six hours. Thank you, Public School System.
Since I am 100 pages from the end of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I am jonesing to go to bed and finish that bad boy. It's pretty good - I cringed in a spot of sexual abuse, it never fails to annoy me when I'm reading a good thriller and they have to throw some sadistic sex in, but I worked through it and now I can't put the damn book down.
A quick recap of the weekend:
- Got home from work Friday and Current Husband had ordered pizza. I don't care if he cooks the meal, as long as the meal has been arranged. Points for you, CH. You have been a trouper with the job thing. (Is it "trouper" or "trooper"? I don't know.)
- Woke up early on Saturday morning, loaded two younger children in van, picked up friend and her two kids and drove to Chicago to see Shrek the Musical at the Cadillac Theater. We ate heavenly sandwiches and lemon bars at Corner Bakery. We took the kids to slide down the elephant sculpture downtown. We saw a most excellent show. We got out of downtown without getting lost and missing the exit to I-290. The sky was blue, the weather was perfect, it was a slice of heaven. We saw an actual cloud with a silver lining, and when the Low Fuel light came on and a child said "I need to go to the bathroom" simultaneously, the sign appeared that said DEKALB OASIS - 1 MILE. The clouds parted, the angels wept, and I got a skinny vanilla latte. Thank you, Jesus.
- Today, I slept in. I read some of my book. I had coffee made by CH. I took the girls to get Back to School pedicures (YD just got her nails painted with flowers, my shade was I'm Not A Waitress) and Taco Bell. Got home and CH said "Let's just the two of us go out for margaritas and chips and queso dip". And so we did. And then we got home and had a little din with the kiddos and I went for a walk with The Son and YD and George the Superpet, and I didn't even care when he took a colossal crap in someone's yard and I had to carry it around the neighborhood in a bag, because Mr. Bluebird was on my shoulder.
- Tonight, kids in bed ON TIME, pre-made tomorrow morning's coffee, everyone's outfits are laid out, I am pre-showered.
I'm taking my Waitress/Hooker nails to bed to finish Dragon Tattoo. Have a terrific day and an excellent week, and I'm sure by Wednesday's blog some kind of hell will have broken loose. Until then!