This day has much room for improvement, and I’m trusting that it will. 🙂 I got up this morning, much later than I needed to…rushed to get ready to take Grace to the bus (in the midst of Jen’s cat, Marley screeching for his breakfast as usual, and I informed him he was going to have to wait). The bus was supposed to be there at 6:30…same place as last year, same bus driver.
It was sprinkling, and looked like there was plenty of time to walk there safely without a downpour and get back, so I told Grace we didn’t need to take the car when we could walk. We got there and waited…and waited. Finally at just after 7, after talking to Traci on the phone who was at work, we walked back home (with the rain coming down harder and one umbrella for both of us), and borrowed Jen’s car to drive her to the school.
I was watching the time carefully too…Jen wanted to leave for work by 8:15. Got back in plenty of time, to find that Jen’s sick and not going to work today. Texted Traci to let her know all was well and to please confirm with transportation when she gets a chance for the time and place to pick up Traci this afternoon, and for the mornings from now on too. Fed the screaming cat and was happy that he quieted down finally. Then got a text from Jen upstairs, asking me if I would mind making her some breakfast. LOL I texted her back “in awhile” (which really meant “give me a minute or two”). Got my coffee put on, went out and had a cigarette which I have to say, tasted pretty good at that point. Yes, I need to quit. I know it well. It’s on my list of things to do soon.
Poured me a cup of coffee, got Jen’s breakfast made and delivered to her upstairs, guzzled my coffee…and about to go get a 2nd cup now.
I am thankful though…thankful for legs to walk…an umbrella to keep (most of) the rain off my head, thankful the school wasn’t far away, thankful for wonderful children who love and appreciate me, and don’t mind asking me for help when they need it…and for my 5th grader, Grace. I almost typed ‘Gracie’…but she recently informed me that’s not her name…it’s ‘Grace’. So I’m trying to remember that. 🙂 I’m thankful to be home now and out of the rain.
Maintenance should be here soon (I hope)…our tub upstairs, which they supposedly recently fixed, is leaking badly from the dining room ceiling. We noticed it last night when Grace was in the tub. Traci did check to be sure there was no spillage outside the tub that was the problem, and there’s not. So I’m a little frustrated about that, but I’m thankful that there is another bathroom in which to take a shower later if they have not fixed it yet. And they probably will not have. Fixing that ceiling is going to be a lot of work too, cutting out all that damaged part and replacing it.
Meanwhile, I am bound and determined to shake off the frustrations of this morning and move on to a better day still. Hoping you all have a wonderful day. OH! And one more thing I’m thankful for…this place to come and vent a little. 🙂
Love and blessings,