Hm. Tonight I feel out of sorts. It’s one of those things that I can’t quite put my finger on. The school day went well enough. Nothing great, but nothing horrid either. Just normal stuff, compliance couched in defiant clothing, over-excited kids because – who knows why? – maybe because it’s Monday.
When I got home from school the guy who I’m buying a new screen door from was waiting to take out the old one and measure for the new. While I was pleasantly chatting with him, and unloading the dishwasher (because who else is going to do it?), I discovered that my son was putting his dirty, un-rinsed dishes in with the clean dishes. That irritated me, but I tried to accept it with a measure of equanimity.
Later I went to a book club meeting. The discussion was about the book Everything I Never Told You which I have only read about a quarter of. It’s depressing, the characters are pretty non-lovable, but it’s definitely readable. I’ll probably finish it, but neither reading it nor discussing it was in any way uplifting. Then we got to the (way overpriced) restaurant, where it seemed that we had a table reserved, and they told us that they don’t take reservations and the table for 8 that they’d set up for us was just taken by another party. They barely brought water, even after we asked for it, and no refills were offered. Water is scarce in California, and they are not allowed to just assume you want water, but I wasn’t having wine, so they could have at least asked if I wanted some water. I know, nit-picky, but dang! That waiter was acting so fancy , he should have at least offered water.
Now I’ve finally got time to sit down and write a blog post and I realize that it won’t even count in the challenge because in California it is after 9:00 P.M. Tonight this seems unfair, since you have until midnight if you live on the East Coast. My day started at 5:00 A.M. and this is the first minute all day I’ve had to do this, and it doesn’t count? Whatever. I’m not hoping for any prizes anyway. And yet. I had a perfect record! UPDATE: I can’t even post this to the slice challenge page, as comments are closed. Oh well. It’s not much fun to read anyway. And yet.
Ugh! Aren’t you sorry you stopped by? Sorry. I’ll try to pick it up tomorrow. The last day of a long month of writing a post a day. It’s been a fun challenge, and I’m glad I did it. Now what will I do? I need a new goal for April, I think!