Ever have one of those days where it seems that everything sucks? I had one of those today. I didn't even realize it until just now and I'm like man, today sucked. I'm so worn out :(
I was hoping to get to see Melissa and her son today, but it turns out Melissa had to work. I always really look forward to spending time with them because Iris and her son have so much fun together and I get a bit of a break connecting with a good friend. She is also less of a germophobe than me and wouldn't have had a problem letting her son play with my sickly child! So, we decide to get out of the house and swing by the library before heading to Trader Joe's to go grocery shopping. Our library annoys me because there is no drive-thru to return your books. There are like three street spots out front, otherwise you have to drive in to the garage and go upstairs to return your stuff. Of course, there was no where to pull over for the book drop and the garage was closed, so I couldn't return the DVD's that were already well overdue. Okay, off to Trader Joe's. I have a serious love/hate relationship with that store. I shop there because there are so many staples that are great prices, but they are ALWAYS out of something that I only buy there. It totally irritates me. Iris had such a hard time going down for nap today, as well. It most likely was because she is sick, but since I don't feel so hot myself, I was just thinking "please, for the love of god, child, go to sleep!" Fortunately, she did eventually. Then while I tried to relax all I could smell was gas, or some kind of fumes of the like. It was hurting my throat and making me sick. I later find out it's my awful downstairs neighbors, who are STILL working on their stupid moped outside. It is just sitting there now, letting the fumes waft all over the place, most notably in to our apartment. As if their incessant chain-smoking wasn't enough, now I have to deal with this. Grrrr.
So, after lunch I got the brilliant idea to go back to the library. On the way I decide to stop by the PCC (which is a local natural foods co-op). For some unknown reason I always go to the one that is super hard to get to and park at. The traffic SUCKS in that neighborhood, which is now compounded by the construction they are doing. This sotre also has the worst parking garage in the history of the world, you finally get there and have to eek your way around before trying to squeeze in to a spot. Shopping wasn't so bad, but by the time we get back to the car, cars have parked on either side of me. We're all square in our spaces, but I still literally had to press my huge pregnant belly in to the side of the car so I could stuff myself in to the car. Fun. At the library the elevator was broken, so I attempted to calm Iris down while she screamed "elevator!" trying to tell her it was broken and that's why we were walking all the way around the outside. Hmmm, more fun.
Okay, now we're home again. I want to crawl on to the sofa, but dinner needs to be made, laundry needs to be done, dishes need to be washed, and most notably, I need a shower. The work of a SAHM is 24/7, isn't it. Why didn't I get the memo? It's 5:45, I've been going since 8:00 (other than the half hour stint I got on the couch) and there is no end in site. I need some kind of clock so I can punch in and out.