After a most excellent day yesterday, today felt a bit of a let down.
Here are the reasons why:
1) Yesterday, there was the promise of a tropical depression/tropical storm in the air. The barometer was falling and while we don't need a hurricane, we REALLY need rain. Our area is nearly 16 inches below normal for this time of year and it's hurting. Today, we got weird misty rain for a short time this morning, then... nothing. Just clouds. Dang.
2) Yesterday, I got Zboy up and out the door to do his Champions program before school. He came home happy and eager to get to KenPo. He was a joy to be around. Today, the now-dreaded Friday Folder came home - with a request for parent/teacher conference tucked inside. Not once since school started has ZBoy come home with satisfactory behavior in citizenship or work habits. Today he actually got into a fight at school ("Not my fault! He pushed me, I pushed him back and he knocked me down!). Where is my sweet, obedient, happy little boy? Why is he suddenly being a problem? He's not telling me.
3) Yesterday, I stayed home and worked here. Ever since they "upgraded" my computer at work, it's been slower than Christmas when you're a kid and it's July. Just working on it irritates the hell out of me. My computer at home is MUCH faster and I can get things done without distractions, without phone calls, without co-workers wandering through. Don't get me wrong. I love my office and my co-workers, but when I'm pressing deadlines, I don't want to hear the latest scoop on so-and-so's surgery, your mother's diet, or how something got messed up when the problem's already been fixed. Today, I went to the office and all of the above happened, in addition to dealing with my crappy computer.
4) Yesterday, my muscles were pleasantly sore from an intense workout on Wednesday. I sat in the hot tub for about 20 minutes and they felt better. Today, my ankle is swollen and painful. I don't remember hurting it, but it's possible I did something to it while avoiding a cat on the stairs. Matt's coming tomorrow and I'm hoping that by icing it down tonight, I'll be able to work out hard tomorrow.
Good things that happened today:
It's Friday. I went out to lunch with my cousin and I was good! Salad, chicken noodle soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Then for dinner, Darling Man, ZBoy and I went to the Chinese buffet - and I was good again! And the new season of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER begins tonight!!!! Whoo-hoo! We have been waiting forever for this. The death of a major character voice-actor (Mako) delayed the season, but it starts tonight!!!!