This week has been like walking through waist-deep molasses in January. I'm not sure if it's this cold that we're all fighting at the circus, or if it's the change to Daylight Saving Time. We've all been seriously dragging this week. It's not just us -- a lot of my coworkers have been saying the same thing. This just seems like SUCH a l-o-n-g, s-l-o-w week.
Even the kids are having trouble waking up in the morning. I've had to wake them up every day this week. I wake them up gently at first, then end up tickling them for a bit. Buddy had me smiling yesterday. He was awake, but his eyes were still closed. From the comfort of his nice warm bed, he put on a very serious face and said "I kanky!" (I'm cranky!) It took him a while, but he got over it.
As I got ready for work this morning, I had a song in my head. I'm not sure why it's there, but I can't seem to shake it.
Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant can't
Move a rubber tree plant
But he's got HIGH HOPES
He's got HIGH HOPES
HIGH apple pie in the sky HOPES
So any time you're gettin' low
'Stead of lettin' go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant
Mostly it's just the chorus that's looping. Enjoy.
Here in Northern Illinois, this time of year gets very gray. Spring is approaching slowly, and we actually had a few days of unseasonably warm temps -- only the most stubborn of snow piles remain. It can seem like the longest time of the year if you don't have anything to look forward to.
Right now, today, I'm looking forward to Saturday. I have no idea what the weekend will bring, but at this point, it's all I've got to go on.
At work, I've been studying for my exam in May as well as trying to pick up some "web" projects, in and amongst the "regular work". At home, I've been working on my upcoming blog design, and trying to keep up with the housework.
Obviously, this is one of those rambling entries that makes no sense. We have some weighty issues (in our extended family) that we're struggling with just now at the circus. It kind of casts a shadow on things, but we're doing the best we can.
Tonight, we'll all pile in the externally flameless Mommyvan to get our hair cut. We'll stop at McD's first, and by the time we get home, it will be bedtime for the clowns. It will be a good distraction, and, as always, a bit of an adventure. I wonder what the Happy Meal toys will be.
*Hoonnkkk* Hmmm. More crackling sinuses. Cool.
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Tell me, are you more of a "Spring Forward" or "Fall Back" person?
What do you think about when you're "idling" somewhere? (when you're stuck in traffic or curling your hair, for example)
What song is stuck in your head?
What are you looking forward to?
Do you, or your kids get Happy Meal toys from McD's? What do you do with the toys after they have outlived their usefulness?
Crackling sinuses--Intriguing or gross?