Good: I'm caught up on laundry! I tackled that massive mountain of laundry that was taking residence on our bed.
Bad: I washed and dried a pair of HF's special tactical pants the "wrong" way and "ruined" them. Oops!
Good: Friends visiting from AZ.
Bad: Our kids fought with their kids.
Good: Was able to run many errands this week and learn about couponing finally. Hopefully couponing will save us some dough.
Bad: left the keys in the door each time I went out (even overnight twice!). I feel lucky to be alive.
Good: We bought a dresser for the kids' room.
Bad: We scratched and banged up our walls getting it up the stairs.
Good: Stayed up the night before St. Patrick's Day making a bunch of these. I didn't have to buy anything. Already had all the supplies on hand. Well, except for the "gold" aka rolos.
Bad: I ate like an entire bag of rolos while making them. . .
Good: Ordered Daisy's birthday cupcakes from a "famous" cupcake bakery. These cupcakes are divine!
Bad: My son threw a fit while we were in there, smeared his grubby hands and face all over the display cases and screamed at the customers and the workers, begging for food. People looked at me in disgust. It was one of the most embarrassing moments in parenting for me up to this point.
Good: We have been sticking to a menu plan and a food budget and eating healthier.
Bad: The dishes have been piling up and piling up because I'm the only one that does them! See for yourself. Don't you judge me. This is the part where you say you've been there too. Anyone?
Bad: Went on release day and apparently Disney is sold out of the blue ray and dvd combo pack that the coupon is good for.
Good: We have been car shopping for a new van and found the perfect one that fit our budget and our taste.
Bad: HF test drove it and drove it to our house and when he left to take it back, it wouldn't start. Lemon?
Good: Went to Costco today to get a few things. Was able to feed my kids lunch in its entirety just from all the samples. (their black bean burgers with cayenne are delicious!)
Bad: Forgot half of everything it seems: diapers (baby is wearing the last one as we speak!), agave, beans, etc. and they don't sell my favorite face wash anymore. AND a strange old man shuffled toward me with his cart with his fingers in a pinching motion at me. Just when he got close enough to "pinch" me, or whatever he planned on doing, his caretaker, daughter, whoever it was steered him away. I was going over in my mind how I would "kill" him. Remember HF's advice? "Be nice. Be polite. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet." Luckily I didn't need to take such action. Why do I attract the weirdos???
Good: Our almost 17 month old is hilarious. He has such a great hearty laugh and is happy all the time and has a shoe fetish. He loves wearing our shoes. And he is so curious about everything. Busy and happy and healthy.
Bad: He "misplaces" one of each pair of shoes, climbs up to reach the sharp knives and will take one and run off with it with his arms swinging (scary) while I chase behind him to grab it before he pokes his eye out. Looks like I will have to move the knives. Again.
Good: HF works hard to take care of us and to excel in his career. He has a good reputation, respect from everyone he comes in contact with, and has made a lot of good connections with the right people.
Bad: He is gone a lot and sometimes I am tired of being without my "partner in crime". I did marry him you know, so I could spend the rest of my life with him.
Good: A while ago, we rid our home of the mouse problem. Holes are covered up, everything is clean, traps have been placed in strategic locations just in case.
Bad: I was so traumatized by the mouse problem that we had that every night without fail, before I go to bed, I sit in the middle of my bed listening to all the creepy house sounds that might mean the return of a mouse, or even a possible break-in. My heart races and I imagine the worst. Please tell me someone else does this. My imagination really runs wild when I sleep alone at night. Still not used to it. The mouse that we caught (humanely I might add), I made HF drive miles and miles away to let him loose in a wide open field. It's the same mouse I fear that will find its way back to our house. I really need to get a grip.
Good: HF has another shift change coming up and gets Fridays and Saturdays off!
Bad: His shift change is 10 pm to 6 am. (this is better than 7 pm to 3 am, but still not the most desirable shift. For me.)