I can’t get that song out of my head for the life of me. It’s not bad as far as earworms go, though. I love that one.
It was so cold yesterday that school was cancelled. I think most people here were anticipating school closings would become a reality sometime this week. On Wednesday, my coworker, who also has Thursdays off, was crossing her fingers that school wouldn’t be cancelled. She didn’t want her kids home on her day off. (I hope she was joking.) Personally, I loved that my day off coincided with a “no-school” day. It was too cold to go almost anywhere and everyone hung out together at home enjoying a lazy day.
I was so grateful not to have to drive downtown yesterday. After three days of trying to navigate through snow or deal with black ice on the freeways, it was a blessing not to have to go anywhere.
Of course, I did leave the house to pick up the truck from the service station. The repairs were done by mid-afternoon yesterday. It was only a broken clamp so it was a quick fix and an inexpensive bill.
And as long as we were out, the kids and I took the newly repaired truck to Target where we browsed through the Wii accessories trying to figure out which items we want to have by the time the console arrives in a couple weeks. I set aside some money awhile ago and it’s intended purpose is no longer a necessity, so I am treating us to the Wii. The kids are stoked! Ok, so am I.
You know when you’re at Target, how you can never buy only what you planned on buying? As usual, we (I) had to check out all kinds of things and I bought myself a pair of knee-high black boots because they were on clearance. They’re not the highest quality, but I probably won’t wear them all that much so I decided they were cute enough to spend the money. The cashier who rung up our purchases was a somewhat nerdy looking high school boy. Very nice kid! He asked if I wanted to keep the box for the boots and I said no thanks. He pulled one boot out and put it in a bag. Then he said, “I suppose you want the other boot too?”
He made me laugh and I responded, “Yeah, I find it very helpful to have footwear on both feet when I leave the house.”
“Really,” he asked? “I’ll have to give that a try sometime.”
I caught my kids rolling their eyes at me. Apparently it’s embarrassing to have your mother actually joke around with a store employee, but I love getting friendly customer service. And so often, when the cashier is a high school kid, they really don’t interact with customers all that well. This kid was a breath of fresh air.
When we got home, Jake was craving breakfast sandwiches, so he whipped up some sausage and eggs. Then he piled it on some toasted bagels and added cheese slices. YUM! Breakfast for dinner and I didn’t even have to cook.
It was kind of a tough week. The extreme winter weather takes its toll on me emotionally. Thursday was just the kind of day I needed to brighten my perspective. (That and the fact that 30s are predicted for next week. 30 above zero. Sweet!)