In the hour and fifteen minutes I was home before I left again, I:
I arrived at the meeting and sat through the whole thing thinking "Mandatory, my ass... I'm not coming to this next year" and mentally telling the speaker and the other parents to "Yeah yeah yeah blah blah blah... Hurry up, move along, people get outta my way!"
Hubby was at home working on the deck, (trying to get it done before Friday because his brother is coming up on Saturday to help with the benches) and working with power tools and watching two little clowns (and one bigger clown who was pouting because I asked her to do the dishes) doesn't really go together very well.
So you see why I had to get home quickly, right? I mean... after I stopped at the shoe store, of course. (What?! My Keds had a hole in them that my little pinky toe kept trying to escape through. I needed knew ones, and the store was *right there*.)
I found a pair of Ked-like sneakers for me, a new pair of gym shoes for Punkin (she hasn't worn them all summer and her gym shoes were so tight today, she got blisters from them) and a very cute pair of BOOTS. I love me some boots. I really do. And I hardly took any time at all to find and decide on my purchase -- I was probably in the store for about 10 minutes.
And do you know what was waiting for me when I got home?
Then the kids went to bed, and I wrote this, and now I'm going to take a nice hot shower and get myself in bed early.*
*fingers crossed that everyone sleeps through the night and no one wakes me up at 3:30am to tell me someone turned her box fan off.