Thursday, August 14, 2014
home again, home again, jiggity-jig.
Since vacation, I've been feeling so good, like really good. That's probably why people take vacations, with the goal of feeling good, but sometimes they seem to cause stress instead. You know how that is - traveling with kids, negotiating daily plans with a group of unique individuals, spending money, making food, etc. But I came home completely content and refreshed and just right. This week, I've suddenly become really good at housecleaning without anger (this is like practically unheard of). Cleaning toilets used to get me really riled up and agitated, but I've somehow made peace. I didn't even curse once. This happy week, I've been cheerfully scrubbing and cleaning and folding and rearranging. If I could whistle, I'd do it! I've also become a happier driver, but probably mostly due to the fact that I'm not a minivan mom any longer (can I get a what-what). I've been opening the sunroof of my new, hip vehicle and blasting my pop music as I drive along. Of course I'm old, so I turn down the volume whenever I reach a stoplight, but oh boy am I having fun! After 15 years of minivans, I feel like I've been reborn. :)
In other news, I've also started looking for a kitten to adopt. You know, to replace Elyssa. Haha! Elyssa cannot be replaced, of course. I'm not even going to go into the sad, horrible story about my experience trying to adopt from Petco, but dang, there are some rude ladies working there and so we will be looking elsewhere. The kids are being so patient, but I'd love to find one soon and check that off my list. Promising kids a pet - how do I get myself into these situations? Do you have a kitten you could give me?