Hello, Monday

All weekend my mind was playing games with me. It's good to know that it's alive and well at least.

The right side of my brain would be all, "woo-hoo, Monday! The kids will be in school and I'll get sooo much done."

The left side of my brain was all, "you moron. Monday is an Act 80 day. The kids are off."

To which the right side of my brain would reply, "oh, yeh! Luke has that orthodontist appointment first thing in the morning, so maybe the kids and I can do something fun after that."

But then the left side of my brain would smack the right side and say, "Act 80 day means parent-teacher conferences. You're really losing cognition, aren't you? You've got three teacher meetings at two different schools in addition to that ortho appointment. You should probably get groceries while you're in town because turkeys are on sale for .40/lb. Oh, and Starbucks."

So that was my morning. The good news is that I'm only slightly brain-damaged from all the fighting that went on in there and I got a Starbucks out of the deal.

The afternoon was spent laying flooring in the living room. It's funny how your idea of perfection changes the further you get into a project. And how things take fifteen times longer than you envision that they should in your head before you start. The phrase "what could possibly go wrong?" should be stricken from your vocabulary while talking about an upcoming project. It's just an open invitation to Murphy, and he's never welcome anywhere.

The flooring is about one third of the way done. It may or may not get finished this week. It will, however, get finished before Thanksgiving because I have some serious Christmas decorating to do and half a floor is standing in the way.

And on a completely unrelated note, Luke got hot pink bands on his braces today. It looks like he has bubble gum stuck on his teeth. That kid is just kinda strange.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Wait, where are you getting turkeys for $0.40/lb? We're supposed to have the grocery store price wars, and I haven't seen it anywhere near that. Go buy 2. 3. 10! :)

Glad I'm not the only one forgetting the mental calendar. I actually made plans with Little Miss for Friday totally not knowing until Thursday afternoon that Mister Man was also off school. Whoops.

CC said...

How in the world did conferences get the name "Act 80"??????

Sounds horrid altogether. I long for a day when I can say "oh, great, the kids are in school, maybe I can get something done today!" ;)

Viv said...

$3.29 per pound of turkey here.

imbeingheldhostage said...

No, that kid is just kinda awesome. A boy that goes for pink bands is confident and adventurous :-)

Karen, did you honestly try to buck Murphy's Law? Maybe the memory section was damaged during the 80 day battle? And for that price did you get enough turkeys to feed the family through March?????

Karen said...

imbeingheldhostage - Luke got hot pink bands to make his sister happy. He's a good kid that way. It made my heart smile.

Flea said...

You have good kids. :) Now if they could only finish that floor when they have a day off ...

caramama said...

"It's funny how your idea of perfection changes the further you get into a project." Sooooooo true!

Burgh Baby said...

What do you mean things take longer than you think they will? Painting that half bathroom will only take an hour. And now I need to punch myself because I really did say that. Two months ago.

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BeautifulWreck said...

Laughing about the pink bands. My Dylan would so pick something like that.
And 40 cent a lb turkeys. I wish! 67 cents a pound is the cheapest I have found.

HalfAsstic.com said...

I want to see pics of the finished floor AND Keelan totally did the same thing with her braces. Except, let me tell you! If he decides to change to green you just know everyone is swearing that he's been eating spinach.