As I dropped of the boys at school today, I couldn't help but be excited that, for the first time in weeks, I had a day to myself with no kids, no husband and nothing important to do. Funny how quickly things change. After I took Jared to school, I thought I would come home and spend some quality time with my computer catching up on emails, etc. But then I thought to myself, "why not price some items for the third grade friendship party, instead?"
I should know better than to "price" things because then I ask myself, "if I'm pricing stuff, shouldn't I just buy it so I don't have to come back and do it later?" Obviously, I decide to just pick up a few things so I will have less to do on another day.
Then, I think to myself, "well, if I just buy it all today, then I will have it finished and I can get everything sorted out in my own time". So, four hours later, I am finished. However, I still did not get two of the things I need so I have to go back out another day, anyway. In any case, here is how my day went:
99.9 Cent only Store
In case you are wondering what I am talking about, I am lead room mom for 3rd grade. All classes for each grade level have to have the same exact party so I get together with all of the room moms and we plan the party. Then I buy all of the supplies and sort them out for each of the moms to take to their party. The plus is I don't actually have to host the party, but the minus is I have to buy and store everything until I am ready for them to pick it all up. I am not a pack rat and I hate having random stuff around the house so this is hard for me.
3 other notable events of the day....
* I bought 275 straws at the 99.9 Cent Only store so I no longer have to steal straws from McDonald's when we go there to eat.
* I cut some poop out of my dog's rear end (I couldn't figure out why he smelled like poop all week. I suppose I should have looked sooner but I think I already knew the answer and was hoping Lance would get home and take care of it.)
* While at Sam's Club, I had an opportunity to reflect on my life as I was waiting in line to check out behind a couple of senior citizens were disputing the price of a bottle of champagne. It was advertised at $5.63 and they were charged $5.92. I seriously couldn't help but wonder if my life will ever get so boring that the most exciting part of my day is holding up a line at Sam's Club to save $.29 on a $5 bottle of champagne. Believe me, I am all about saving money out of principle, but some things just aren't worth my time.
Now I have to run to baseball practice so I don't have time to post house pictures, but I will do it tonight... I promise.