Weird day. Just one of those days, you know? Where you're all stressed out and upset, and being upset makes little things more upsetting, so no matter how Zen you try to be, you end up with your stomach in knots, trying not to cry or get angry.
And when you fail at making yourself feel normal again, you add feeling like a failure to the whole emotional pot.
I miss DH, that's all. He's being a man and not thinking and not having any clue that he's stressing me out and hurting my feelings, like NONE at all. And you know those days when the dear men in our lives just can't stop saying the wrong things? And when you really, really, really wish that just this once they could read your mind? Just try to understand how you feel, try to put themselves in your shoes?
I've read a lot of books on child development and child psychology, but never a single one was entertaining. This is like relaxing reading. I'm ordering this book soon because I can't wait to read it because I know I'll laugh and have a good time, not because I try to keep myself informed about children for teaching.
It's like eating the above no-bake cookies. The oatmeal is healthy, but you don't know it because the cookie is oh-so-yummy. :-)
For Melanie, here's the recipe of my favorite cookies. (The timing is important; if you boil too long, they set too dry. Too short, and you end up with a pile of mush. Tasty mush, though!)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 stick butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats (The other kind work, but the cookie ends up a little chewier.)
1 tsp. vanilla
Bring sugar, cocoa, milk, butter and salt to a full boil, and boil for exactly 1 minute. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Stir. Drop spoonfuls on waxed paper and let cool until set.
Finally, have you been to Hulu? It is the COOLEST! You can watch just about any show online now. With my computer, I have no need for cable! It's wonderful. Yes, there's commercials to pay for the shows being offered free, but they're only 15-30 seconds, and there's only four. Not like the 20 minutes of commercial you get on TV. Ick!
I love the internet.
All the networks have their shows for free online, too, but Hulu has them all in one place. Very cool. Have you tried watching shows online yet?