Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hibernating

I think there's a lot to be said for hibernating. Consider my day so far, for example: Woke up while it was still dark to get ready for work. The rest of my family was sleeping in their snug beds. I could feel the chill from the windows.

Drove to work uneventfully. Parked. Got out of car, slipped. Because you see, the parking spots were de-iced, but not the lot itself. Walked carefully to the stairs leading to the Quad, swearing quietly the whole way. Stairs were de-iced. But the Quad? Not. Not at all. So slipped and cursed my way to my classroom.

Classes were OK, so fast forward to getting home. As Robert is walking out the door Zion is shouting at Liel about the blocks and Liel is purposely antagonizing Zion by playing/hovering near where he doesn't want her to go. We work that out. I go pee. Liel says she wants to pee, but declines to actually sit on the toilet. Back out the living room. I move a pillow on the couch to sit down, and dislodge a bowl someone (Robert) left on the arm, sending to crashing to the floor, where it breaks. I pick up the pieces and move them to the kitchen counter to see if I can super glue them back together. First two go, no problem. Then the super glue container sticks to my fingers when I attempt to let go and glue the next piece on. I manage to fling it off just as Liel says "Uh oh...oh no!" and I look down to see a lake of pee forming around her ankles. So I clean Liel and the kitchen floor, and return to gluing the bowl back together. Forgetting about the leaking tube I glue my fingers to the super glue container again. This time it was harder to get off and my fingers sting. Get the fourth piece glued on and discover that too much of enamel inside the bowl has chipped off for it to be usable. Sadly give up on beloved bowl, and attempt to get super glue off of fingers. Nail polish remover smells bad and isn't really working so I give up on that, too, and am typing with icky thick swaths of dried super glue on my fingers. It doesn't seem to want to peel off, either.

AND it's cold. Clearly hibernating is the only way.

6 comments:

Staciesmadness said...

lmao...day in the life of mom. wow. I hope you slept well last night!

Andrea said...

Hibernation...mmmm sounds comfy...

Cookie's Mommy said...

dammit! what a day! you clearly need chocolate...

Mama Zen said...

In a perfect world, hibernating would be mandatory!

the main stitch upholstery said...

chocolate? on days like this i get my 54oz circle K cup out and fill it with ice and wine. drink a bottle jovi, you clearly have earned it. i sympathize with you on the pee. that always annoyed me when i would take them and they wouldn't go, then would have an "accident" which i don't think really is.

Rachel Main said...

Thankfully, we humans at least get to shake it all off with a good 6 hours of sleep each night - if we're lucky. I've got to say that sometimes it is nice to know that these days happen to the coolest of us. Thank goodness you didn't attempt any pleasurable activities on this day. That endeavor would surely have been shot down.