Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Things On My Mind

Picky Eaters
I just bought a giant box of 36 organic toaster pastries. This morning Ethan opened a pack, (two pastries) ate one and decided they were gross. Jonah spied the uneaten toaster pastry, took one bite and said he didn't like it. So now I have 34 organic toaster pastries that my kids won't eat. Maybe next time I can buy a small box from the grocery store first and try out a new food item before committing to a giant box from Costco.

I think I have SAD or "Seasonal Affective Disorder." When it's cold, dark and rainy, all I want to do is stay in bed all day. Of course I don't stay in bed all day, but it seems like it would be really nice and cozy. During the day, I don't really want to leave the house, even if we are out of milk and I have to eat my Raisin Bran dry. All I can bring myself to do is snuggle under a blanket, read books and doze off every 45 minutes or so.

If this is SAD, then I have to say, I don't really mind it all that much. In fact, I almost look forward to the rainy, cold days just so I have an excuse to curl up with a book and nap all day. However, I suppose it would be nice to see the sun eventually.

Question: Can I have S.A.D. with out actually being "sad"?

Summer Break
This is the last week of school. To be honest, I'm in a bit of denial. I've sort of been ignoring those e-mails about donating items and money for the teacher gift and end-of-year class parties. I haven't signed anyone up for basketball, swimming or bug camp. I have even given up on creating summer bingo, which I could never get to work just right anyway.

Eventually I'm going to sign up for My Reward Board and get the kids to hopefully help around the house a bit (more reading time for me!) and work on some summer goals. I've got a few ideas for crafts that we might work on, and of course we will visit the library once a week.

Gas Prices
Robert started riding his bike to work this week and I think I'll start walking to the library and store a bit more often. We live 1 mile from a library/shopping center that has everything I could possibly need. I might get one of those little carts to drag home groceries in. Of course I'll need to wait for the weather to warm up a bit and for the rain to stop.

To be honest, seeing the number "4" up there next to "regular unleaded" makes me sick. And it will probably be a "5" before too long.


Catherine said...

I know about the gas price. I noticed it's up at 4.33 around here. It's almost enough to make me want to get up half an hour earlier to take the bus.

Betty Grace said...

Ok funny. Having SAD, but not really being sad. I'm sorry, I think you're just a bookworm.

Afton said...

Angela wants to hold an intervention.