The past two and a half weeks have been wonderful – my husband had to take vacation (or else he’d lose it) so he opted for doing some stuff around the house during these past few days. We painted our dining room and kitchen, my husband installed recessed lighting, I went through my desk, my sewing stash (eek!) and my makeup. We enjoyed quiet mornings and snuggling while the boys were at school, long conversations without interruption, and lots of fun times with our little monkeys.


Tuesday arrived. Argh. I swear, it’s like we have to pay for having had a few nice, quiet days.

First, I woke up feeling like crap. Coughing, sneezing, just miserable. Which meant I couldn’t go see my dear friend K because I don’t want to give her my germs, so I stayed home and got a nap, after which I still felt like my head was somewhere other than on top of my neck, but at least I felt a little more human. Did some errands without realizing I had left my phone at home, which means that when my husband went to pick up our oldest — because until the end of school both boys get out at the same time, at different schools — and was told he’d been picked up, he couldn’t reach me to confirm it was me who had him. Ensue angst and fist-shaking at my forgetfulness. Then at home, hubby is ready to heat up his awesome Indian takeaway lunch, and the microwave dies. Since it’s attached to the stove, this now means we need a new microwave AND stove. Which wasn’t in our budget. Last, the boys chose this already stressful day to act up like they hadn’t in a looooong time. Seriously, I was about to tear out my hair. I only stopped because some of it is already starting to thin. And then the cat got out. Not the street-smart cat who can kick some serious ass, but the big lug who looks like a panther but is really a little mouse in disguise.

In the grand scheme of things, I know how lucky I am and that I have a wonderful husband who is an amazing father and partner. My boys are delightful and I love them fiercely. We are lucky to still have a home here in Sili Valley, and that we have our health and lots of blessings.

So, Tuesday, be gone! I am planning on a much better Wednesday. And I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.

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