But anyway — the antidote to crankiness is most definitely doing math practice with my first- and second-graders! I got to school just as my dear friend and math-practice partner SuperDad got there and as my first group of first-graders came in from recess, and they began jumping up and down and calling, "Hi, Lady Chardonnay!!! Hi, Lady Chardonnay!!!!" SO cute!! And I worked with a new group today, two kids in grade 2, and they actively groaned when I said it was time for me to leave. I felt popular and giddy. The time simply flies.
I still have so much editing work to do, though, and there are so many other things that keep interfering! Like, today:
- Physical therapy appointment for my arthritic knee; took me an hour to get there in rush-hour traffic (my fault for scheduling a 9 a.m. appointment, I don't know what I was thinking), then half an hour for the appointment and another half hour to go to the bank and drive home.
- Math practice, which was awesome but still.
- Picking up Li'l Martini and his glock, only he forgot his glock and had to go back into the school to get it.
- Picking up our last CSA share for the year, plus doing a little grocery shopping for needed essentials.
Bath time. The book I'm reading (I think it's called Heartbroken, by Lisa Unger) is insanely good, and I've only been able to read it in little bits at a time. But I think I'll finish it tonight. Once again, I have an enormous stack of library books that I've hardly been able to touch, and it's starting to feel oppressive. Life needs to freaking let up!!!
(I hardly ate at all today and then did zumba, so my weight should be stunning tomorrow — even though it's a Xanadu weight, it still gives me a lift.)
—Lady C, popular girl