I've been a tad cranky this week. There are a number of factors contributing to my irritability, and I will now kindly list them for you.
My house is very cluttered and disorganized. I have a very high tolerance for this sort of thing, which should give you some sense of how far things have spiraled out of control.
Our new dog has a bladder the size of a soy bean. This means I must be ever-vigilant for the faintest hint of the need to relieve herself, or she will pee on my floor. Or my carpet. Or the foyer tile.
This week is especially busy with events. Four and Five had tae kwon do on Tuesday, and will again on Thursday, the same night as Two's choral concert, and Three's baseball game. Five had his game tonight. Friday morning Four has his school concert, the new dog gets groomed, and Two has his play that evening. Three plays double-header baseball on Saturday morning, and Two closes out the play Saturday night. On Sunday we host the Memorial Day family barbecue.
Three got in trouble with his math teacher for farting in class. He claims it was an accident. Our exchange:
"Three, have you ever heard a girl fart?"
"No, because they don't fart."
"Everyone farts, Three! They just do it silently, or out of the classroom! Learn from the girls!"
I cannot wait for this school year to be over.
I am having a difficult time writing the book. I am dedicating time every day, but I'm struggling. I think all the contest comments have my head spinning, and I am second-guessing everything I type.
That's all the pissing and moaning. It's tiring, so I am going to focus on these things instead:
It has been sunny here for the past two days! The Ark has been placed in dry dock!
I think I have a behavior modification plan for the new dog, which does not involve making her live outside, or with a different family!
Four and Five earned their orange belts! My children are athletic and artistic!
I wrote my guest post for The Bettyverse today, and sent it off to Alastair! It will run on Friday, June 17. The Bettyverse is the new spin-off blog of LucyMarch.com, which will debut in early June. When I have more details, I'll let you know, so you can go read me somewhere else!
I took the new chapter in a different direction, which should make it easier to write!
I've got nothing for the messy house, or the farting child. Some things cannot be positively spun.
But I feel better.
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