6/6/11

Crazy? It's my kind of normal.

Let’s recap the day, shall we?

1. Frank came to school telling everyone and their brother about his new shotgun. He failed to mention it was plastic and used plastic pellets until AFTER the girls ran crying to the bathroom.

2. You know how most kids in kindergarten follow the rules? Well, apparently today was OPPOSITE DAY.

3. I drove home at the speed of light after picking up Golden boy to grab Munchie for an important meeting. We drove AGAIN at the speed of light to make it to the vet so that Munchie could have his jewels removed. Apparently it was Munchie’s lucky day, as I got horribly lost and couldn’t FIND THE COUNTRY VET. A half hour later we called it quits and I decided to call them tomorrow and beg them to reschedule.

4. After dropping off the cat at home, we managed to help the DOG run away, and spent another 45 minutes driving my brother’s hundred year-old Honda Accord through fields of FIVE FEET HIGH weeds of some kind behind my house. I’m sure if you had been watching you would have seen just the antenna of the car zig-zagging above the fields of grass. We went home, only to find him in the yard COVERED in poop that was NOT his own. Again. For the second day straight.

5. With 30 minutes until Golden Boy’s father was to pick him up, I hooked up a printer, googled facts about plants, and helped him finish THREE PROJECTS that would surely raise his science grade from the bottom of the barrel to perhaps the middle of the barrel. (Waiting for the last minute only makes life exciting, right?) I guess homework and checking on grades is something only a mother helps with. (That’s about all I can talk about here. I think.)

6. While the images for his projects were printing and Bitchy was SHOWERING, I loaded three card tables and a huge canopy folding tent into what USED TO BE MY car, so she could return it to her friend’s mother.

And the craziness that was this day? The incredible WONDERFUL craziness that was this day?

It has reminded me that life is good. Life is wonderfully, deliciously, fantastically good.

22 comments:

Pastor Sharon said...

Life is very good.

aBroad said...

Life certainly is Good and I can only wish you more days like this without the dog covered in some other dogs poop.
love you. C

Anonymous said...

OMG! You've exhausted me just thinking about those kind of schedules.

Now that my kids are older I just worry about them long distance.

Scope said...

I'm unsure how you knew it wasn't the dog's poo, but then, I'm not sure I want to know.

Brian Miller said...

life is good...what are you going to do all summer without your entertaining little ones...

Sue said...

Glad to hear Munchie got to keep his balls, oops, I mean "jewels"! Yep, life is damn good isn't it?

Take care, Sue

Lynn MacDonald said...

Sounds like things might be looking up!

MJ's doghouse said...

i just got back from vacation to visit my son and daughter...they live a three day drive away....so...just be thankful you got to see Bitchy and golden boy...and munchy still gets to be a man for one more day....lol..wow...what are we all going to do when Frank moves on up...i am sad just thinking about it...I bet all the teachers are so excited to get him next year

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Life will be even better when we're in San Diego together. Can't wait to see you again! xo

lafemmeroar said...

So funny. No wonder you're called Vodkamom. You'll need a triple after the day you've had.

Leslie said...

Oh, hun....I.get.this.

And also this: http://youtu.be/ca9WYmzgpoo

P.S. I secretly detest Spongebob.

Mellodee said...

Hey, it's June 6th!! When does your school turn these kids loose for summer?

Or is going to school each day such a habit for you and your kids that you go even when you don't HAVE to???? :) LOL!

Gayle said...

Yep, you will find more and more no homework will be done at "the other house". In fact, grades will tank unless you take over completely. Fact of life.

Gaston Studio said...

I'm with Scope; how did you know it wasn't Munchie's poop? No, wait, I don't want to know either, lol!

Joanie said...

I like how you find something good, even if you're having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (not that you were having one of those). You make me want to do the same!

Yuck on the poopy dog though!

Elaine said...

Sounds like things are back on track! I am really going to miss Frank . . . .

Linda said...

There may not be a Frank next year, but I am confident that some other precious jewel will take his place.

Yeah, those days when you run around trying to accomplish everything seem overwhelming, don't they? Better than the futile wait for someone, anyone to talk to - which my neighbor is experiencing right now.

Zephyr said...

When I have days where everything goes wrong and the insanity of my schedule feels overwhelming, I like to remind myself that it's MY life. And living MY life, even the insane life I get some days, is so much happier and more peaceful than it was when I had to live someone else's life.

So yeah... life is good. ESPECIALLY when it is yours.

darsden said...

:-)

You can call me Princess said...

Life is good even in the midst of crazy!

needsatimeout said...

"And the craziness that was this day? The incredible WONDERFUL craziness that was this day?


It has reminded me that life is good. Life is wonderfully, deliciously, fantastically good."

How How How do you do it? How do you continue to have such a positive attitude? I myself am just ready to scream.

Diane J. said...

You're right, life is good. Thanks for the reminder!