Just Another Manic Monday

Monday… OMG, it’s 1:15 and I literally hate this day! This is the most typical housewife day EVER! Actually, it’s worse than a typical housewife day. Somehow I managed to cram in a week’s worth of crap into a half a day. Beginning with my sweet 10 year old giving me my 6:30 a.m. wake up call. Nothing sweeter than her little voice saying “good morning mommy”. She’s so sweet. Off to the races! Suddenly I’m drinking my smoothie and it’s 7:20. Yikes! I hurry up and put on my gym clothes, stuff everything in my bag and make her lunch. “Go to the bathroom, get on your shoes!” She’s putting on lipgloss. Lipgloss?! When did she start wearing lipgloss? Whatever, put it on in the car. I think she forgets every day that we have a 20 minute drive. Oh well, I still drop her off right on time – just call me leadfoot.

Then I go to the gym. As I get there and make a quick pitstop in the ladies room, I wrestle with myself whether I should really try this new class or just put on my suit and do the aqua class. It’s already 8:15 and the aqua class started 15 minutes ago. Screw it, I’ll just give it a try. The class is titled “Jillian Michaels Body Shred”. Just the title scares the hell out of me. Clearly everyone in the class has done this multiple times. They tell me to grab a mat and a variety of weights. Great. Immediately I’m not sure I should have tried it because she starts us out running and I painfully remember the injections I got in my feet on Friday as my heels start burning. Oh crap! Luckily, there wasn’t too much of that and it was mostly lifting light weights. When she has us do jumping jacks or anything, I just did the fake ones and mostly used my arms. I made it through the class and may consider taking it again when my feet stop hurting. Yeah me!

Next, I hoofed it across town to Target and the grocery store. I only shop every 2 weeks because as I have mentioned, I do a LOT of driving. The grocery store is about 30 minutes from school. I could go to a different store, but I am too stubborn to shop at the more expensive stores. I like my giant supermarket that has everything I want with the low, low prices. I would rather drive for one stop shopping and lower costs. I racked up a big grocery bill for 2 weeks and so far I haven’t figured out anything I forgot. At least, not yet. I usually realize at least one thing as soon as I walk in the door at home. Happens every. single. time. I was unable to find marsala wine, which I need for a recipe, so some night when we go out to eat, we’ll have to run by a liquor store to pick some up (or licorice store, like my daughter used to say).

By the time I got home, it is only noon, which is feeling like midnight to me at this point, and I still have to put away all those groceries. They really need to hire out their baggers to come put away your groceries. Maybe I should invent that. I got all that junk put away as I was ready to chew off my arm. Sat down and ate a peanut butter sandwich and yogurt (my daily lunch). THEN, I got up and put dinner in the crock pot. I am way too tired to even think about making dinner tonight. (P.S. If you don’t use crock pot liners when you cook, you are missing out. Get yourself to Target and get some. Now!) While I was browning some meat on the stove, I also unloaded the dishwasher and put away the rest of the groceries that go in the pantry. After the crock pot was loaded, I took tons of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries and loaded them all into baggies to keep them fresh for the next 2 weeks. I use these for my morning smoothies. My berries have been getting moldy too fast, so the produce guy gave me a tip to store them in baggies instead.

And there you have it! 1:15 and I am ready for bed. I have exactly 1 hour until I have to leave for school pick-up. Terrific. I predict I’ll be asleep by 8:00. I sure hope my child had a good day today. I don’t have the energy to hear about it if she didn’t.

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