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I'm a Recovering Drama Queen. I got tired of the same old lines.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Moving As It Should

I have this wall clock in my dining room. The pendulum hasn't been working for quite some time, reasons unknown. This is pretty unnerving for me because I like the movement. I think I actually feel "off" when it's not moving. I've replaced the batteries, adjusted how it's mounted on the wall, given it a good tap to set it into motion...nothing. If I had to guess the pendulum has not been working for about 3-4 months...drives me crazy! It's supposed to move! So every time I turn on the dining room light or adjust the thermostat on the wall (both inches from the clock) I look at that damn thing and shake my head.

Yesterday morning I was getting ready to leave for work and went to adjust the thermostat. There was that lifeless pendulum. I gave it a nudge for old times sake and left the house.

Woke up around 2am this morning. Big Bad Bud Bud decided to wake me up. Went to get out of bed and found Squash under the covers, nestled up to the side of my leg. Odd because he hadn't "burrowed" in my bed in a long time. Turned on the light to make sure it was Squash. He was eerily quiet for Squash and I was so out of it I wasn't even sure if I was awake. Strange. Got up for a glass of orange juice (it just sounded good at that moment). Flicked on the dining room light rather than the kitchen light. Drank my juice and reminded Buddy that it was not time for breakfast. Went to turn off the dining room light and glanced over to the clock.


Thought perhaps this was a dream, but sure enough it was still working this morning.

Smile on my face. In a strange way my world is now moving again as it should.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't Forget the Tooth!

Peanut lost her second tooth this past weekend. Since she lost her first tooth when she was with Robert D this was my first time as the Tooth Fairy. Tough act to follow because he gave her a ten dollar bill (all he had in his wallet). I meant to get some two dollar bills for the occasion, (the coolness factor makes up for being a lesser amount) but didn't get around to it.

She went to bed (in my bed....again) with the tooth under her pillow. I usually stay up a good 2-3 hours after she goes to bed each night. I just need that down time. I remember sitting on the couch watching something I had DVR'd and thinking that I needed to go retrieve that tooth and put some money under her pillow. Brain was in auto-drive and I mindlessly went to bed around 11pm.

We were slowly waking up Sunday morning when I realized I forgot to take the tooth and leave money. No sooner did I get out of bed (leaped out of bed!) and she said "I wonder what the Tooth Fairy left me." I managed to grab a five dollar bill out of my wallet and had the intention of getting back into bed and tucking it under her pillow...well there went that idea. I put the $5 under my pillow and said, "Look, it's under my pillow. That must be because you were sleeping on my pillow when I came to bed last night. The Tooth Fairy must have thought she needed to go to my pillow and when she didn't find the tooth she decided to leave the $5 anyway".....gave her a sideways look and waited for a reply (feeling like the world's worst Tooth Fairy at that moment)...She looks at me and says, "I better get up and write her a note about forgetting my tooth". She races into the living room to make a note...

Think fast Tooth Fairy Reject!

I scrounged around in my closet and came across a Snoopy and Woodstock pin set that had never been removed from the packaging...I thought I had a silver dollar in my jewelry box, but no luck...Snoopy pins...I settled for the pins...made sure she wasn't looking and opened the bedroom window just a crack. Took the tooth, left the pins.

She comes back from the living room with a note card telling the Tooth Fairy that she forgot the tooth...but she did thank her for the $5! That part of the note was awesome and made me very proud.

I walked over to the window and said, "Peanut, did you open this window?" Of course she said no and proceeds to put the card under the pillow. That's when she discovered visit number two from the Tooth Fairy. She was ecstatic and I was grateful that she bought my story. The Tooth Fairy must have flown back in through the window!

She spent the night with her dad Sunday night, so I saved the card and she put it under her pillow last night. The Tooth Fairy did not forget to retrieve the card.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Reverse Hit and Run

Over the weekend I was driving Peanut and one of her playmates back to our house after their soccer game. We were stopped at a light. When the light turned green I started to go and so did the cars around me...unfortunately the car in front of me stopped short. Admittedly, I was a little distracted, so I'm not even sure if it was that they stopped short, or that they hadn't started moving yet. Needless to say, I slammed into their rear bumper. It was a pretty light tap thankfully. I pulled over right at the intersection thinking they'd do the same...but they kept going! So I waited through another light and headed past the intersection in the direction they were going. I couldn't find them. Very confused about what to do, so I waited a minute or two and then drove home. The girls were completely unfazed by this incident, thankfully. My front license plate was bent up, but no other damage. When we got home I called the police department to report that I hit someone and that they ran. It was definitely my fault, so either they didn't feel it or they didn't have car insurance (or were illegal, who knows). It was a nice vehicle so that makes it all the more confusing. They said that nobody had reported an incident at that intersection, but better to be on the safe side. I'd hate to think the other driver was waiting for me and thought I ran. Policeman was very nice about it and I'm glad that I called and reported it. When the dad came to pick up his daughter after Peanut's play date I relayed that we were in a minor accident, and of course apologized. It was a humbling experience and I was nearing tears at the thought that it could have been worse than it was. Thank goodness the dad was understanding. Still confused about the reverse hit and run though!

Monday, November 1, 2010

One Cool Cat

Yesterday we took a trip to the pumpkin patch. We went with friends and the girls had a great time. It was our 5th year going to this...I give it another year or two and she will have outgrown it....sigh.

Peanut was a Cheshire Cat for Halloween. I was still sewing on fuzzy stripes 3 hours before she went trick or treating. I got the hood and the tail on-line and put it with one piece jammies and fuzzy fabric. We found Cheshire Cat socks at Target too! Only thing we forgot was her gloves...they were in the car. oh well...

We went to Robert D's neighborhood again this year. Pretty fancy neighborhood and it was hard not to feel a bit jealous that I don't live in one of those big, beautiful homes...

Mimi and PawPaw were there along with Robert D and his girlfriend. I'm so glad we get along the way we do. Peanut has some classmates with divorced parents and I keep hearing how they trade off years. Better all around when everyone gets along and the kids have both their parents for these types of things...more on that topic later.

Peanut got a lot of compliments on her costume and she managed to keep it on the entire time...and without messing up the makeup. This is a first. I don't like to do mainstream costumes...too many princesses and Dorothy's on the block...my Peanut is one cool cat!!!!