Time-released …

With all the cold and flu related advertisements I’ve been seeing these past few weeks I have come to one conclusion. The science that has come up with the medications that last for 12 to 24 hours is pure genius. Now don’t get me wrong. I still have a fear of all things chemical. But I can’t deny that I have used their benefits. Trust me, meningitis pain is not something you can just breath through. Anyway, my point is that I wish that we could harness this science and somehow melt it into everything else that leaves a bad taste in our mouths. Like traffic. Bad weather. School finals. Seriously, the list is limitless. Now some may be thinking, “That would drag it out.” But I say, NO! It just makes it even out. Like spreading it all thin enough to be a mild inconvenience rather than a poop storm of YUCK.

Well, I hope you all have a day where life is time-released!!!

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Playing hooky …

I don’t like to leave the house after December 23. My family will attest to this. We usually host Christmas Eve so this works. I much prefer being cozy at home than fighting crowds and traffic. But that means I have to have ALL my holiday shopping and errands done a day before. This is usually not difficult for me. But this year I have failed miserably! So much so that my family is rallying to help me get it all done. Sid even decided not to work at our shop today which is HUGE. This kid never misses work! And I appreciate her help even HUGE-ER.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel like playing HOOKY!!!

A change in plans …

Sid and I were going to spend some time in Santa Monica and Los Angeles today. The weather and traffic made us rethink that idea. So we enjoyed a very rainy and sleepy day around our house instead. Yep, sometimes things work out just perfectly.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have a change in plans!!!

Taking the good with the bad …

Being stuck in traffic for a BAZILLION hours. EW. Impromptu visit to Palo Alto. NICE. Flat tire in cow country. DOUBLE EW. Eating Whoopers. YUM. Having your socks suddenly feel wet and squishy because you had a water leak when you were out of town. TRIPLE EW. That feeling of being home again. PERFECT.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you take the good with the bad!!!

Skipping through life … 

I’m not going to lie. I was in quite a mood this morning. Three-ish hours of sleep. Achey muscles. Getting the kids off to school was darn near impossible. For some reason literally every normal morning task had three additional steps added to it. And everything took 200 BAZILLION times longer to finish. Thus, my not-so pleasant mood.

But then on my way back from one of my school drop offs I saw something that you don’t see every day … and it turned my whole day around.

Depending on who I am dropping off at school I pass several schools in the morning, some of which are not even our own. One is an elementary school situated on a particularly narrow part of the street. As you drive through it gets pretty congested as parents who are walking need to cross to get their little kiddos safely across the street. Today I saw, who I can only assume was a dad, waiting patiently to cross childless back across the street to get to his car or home near by. Knowing it can take a month of Sundays to cross there (it’s a crosswalk without a light) I let him cross in front of me. It wasn’t likely to back up traffic anymore than it already was through there anyway. When he realized I was letting him cross he quickly started to go … and then IT happened.

Perhaps he didn’t mean to (or better yet, HE DID) but this fairly built and very tall man did something that only someone who has frequent encounters with a child would EVER mistakenly do. The best part: he did it the whole way across the street. It was either sheer confidence or the result of having a young child. Either way, this guy ROCKED. 

Well, I hope you all have a day where you SKIP THROUGH LIFE!!!