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Today didn't go as planned

April 29th, 2006 at 06:56 pm

My alarm clock did not go off this morning. I have no idea why. It is still set properly and was on, it just didn't go. I suppose I may have to get a new one. This one is 15 years old, and it is just possible that it is not working. Anyway, we all slept through Tobias's soccer game. He never sleeps in, he is usually up before everyone else, but today he did. He must have needed it. I know I did.

I suppose it is just as well that we didn't go to the game because it was raining something awful. Watching soccer in the rain is not my favorite pasttime, and either I or Rose come down with a cold if we do.

So we stayed home today. The kids have cabin fever, though and are picking at each other. I considered at one point going out to eat with them, but I didn't really want to inflict them on anybody else, and that would be spending money that was unplanned and waste gas.

Later on I considered going to the grocery store, just to get out of the house, but again, I don't really need anything at the closest grocery store and even that is 10 miles away. My car averages 20.1 MPG, so that is a whole gallon of gas just to drive the round trip. I chose not to do that.

Then I wanted to go down to the little convenience store a mile away and buy ice cream, as we are out of ice cream. I really had to talk myself out of that one. I didn't need to waste the gas, I was going to be near the store that had ice cream on sale on Monday, I didn't need the ice cream, I just wanted it so I could stress eat, because the kids were driving me batty.

The rain finally stopped and the sun is out, so I could walk it, but the ice cream would be all melted by the time I got home with it. But no. So no wasted gas and no money spent.

We are going to make brownies tonight from stuff on hand and maybe that will get rid of my sweet tooth without me driving down to get ice cream, that I just want and certainly don't need.

I'm a little stir crazy, too. DH gets back Monday at midnight, so I can relax a bit then and get away from the kids a little. They are great kids but there are days when I just really want them to go be great kids at someone else's house.

7 Responses to “Today didn't go as planned”

  1. kylieb266 Says:

    Hi Lucky Robin

    How may kids do you have? I have just one four year old daughter and she alone can drive me crazy sometimes. So just hang in there until hubby comes home, and then find some time for yourself without the kids.

    Good to hear you didn't get in the car and drive to the grocery store or buy that ice-cream you wanted but didn't really need.

  2. kylieb266 Says:

    Hi Lucky Robin

    How may kids do you have? I have just one four year old daughter and she alone can drive me crazy sometimes. So just hang in there until hubby comes home, and then find some time for yourself without the kids.

    Good to hear you didn't get in the car and drive to the grocery store or buy that ice-cream you wanted but didn't really need.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    A girl, 9 and a boy, 6.

  4. Nina's Mom Says:

    wow! I am impressed you showed such self control.

    Next time, movies and popcorn in the middle of the day!

  5. boomeyers Says:

    I really like the "I would like them to go be good kids at someone elses house!" Wow! I feel like that A LOT!
    Is Roses' finger bothering her at all?

  6. carol Says:

    (snorts with laughter) I can so identify with the statement "I'd like them to be good kids at someone else's house." It's like that for me on weekends which seem to be the worst.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Today has been much better with the kids. The sun is out and that makes a huge difference, they don't fight much outside at all. Rose is still cranky and in some pain still. Doc has her on 400 mg of ibuprofen every 5.5 hours instead of 6 to 8 and that seems to be taking the edge off better.

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