so the other day i buy darling daughter the above t-shirt (old navy). in my head it's for the LAST day of kindergarten, which is today. as i'm yelling at her, errrrr, i mean prodding her gently to HURRY UP cause we're, of course, running late today (ok, EVERY day...), i start to grab her clothes: undies- check, jean skirt (which she'll wear because it has a pair of "shorts" inside)- check, socks- check, t-shirt.... T-SHIRT????? TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-SHIRTTTTTTTT???? Where or where is that t-shirt??????????? i immediately go into panic mode because, after all, THIS is the shirt that MUST be worn today because i bought it for today & today is the last day of school!!! Surely you can all see my point?! i go to her closet to look for the cream shirt & i mention "cream" because our closets are color coded... sick i know! i can't STAND if the closets aren't color coded!!!! if you knew me in college (KELLY!) you may find it hard to believe what a neat organized home i now live in! When boys walk by your dorm room & say "gross", you know it's NOT good! Anyway... it's not in the closet, so i immediately do what any sane person does- i panic: i tear her bed apart, i look under it, i look beside it- NO t-shirt. Now i convince myself the last place i saw it was in my laundry room, so i go through the laundry basket, the basket with the mister's clean folded clothes (& no he does NOT color code his closet!), the shoe closet, the old backpack (hey, you never know with me!), the new backpack, & behind the dryer. Ok, now i know she has 20 other shirts that are perfectly fine, BUT.... have i mentioned THIS is the shirt i bought for THIS day?! i look in my closet, i look in my art room, i look in the closet that houses the stereo system, i am about to go outside & check the dog poop- hey, i am a desperate woman here! By this time it's time to go over to the bus stop, i am a defeated woman... i vow to return to my home & FIND THAT SHIRT! i tear apart darlings closet & make a pile of everything that is too small & put it into a basket to be removed from the house! I go through the closet & pull all the empty hangers (yeah, i don't like those mixed in with the clothes...). i get down to the black/gray clothes & WHAT???? THERE IS THE T-SHIRT!!!! It wasn't cream, it's GRAY!!!!!!!!!! No wonder i couldn't find it.... Now as i read back over this i realize how silly it was to be so upset, i mean really... it's a T-SHIRT! i guess it's more the fact that i couldn't find it- let's go with that anyway. This has been kind of a yuck week- nothing major, but just this thing i have to deal with and i don't want to & i'm letting it make me all grouchy and crabby & blowing things out of proportion! Whew, i feel better now that i've vented! The shirt is found, now i can go downstairs & quit worrying about it. I just realized i am now "that girl" that has nothing REAL to worry about! I am going to stop my bad attitude right now & focus on everything i have to be thankful for, including the fact that i really have nothing to worry about!!
Hope YOU have a great day! Oh.... i forgot- the mister is a GRANDPA (again) today!! Welcome Baby Natalie!! A girl- i am so excited since there are already 2 grandSONS & i am a "girls-girl"! Oh & "NO", i am NOT a grandma!!! I am the step-Mom, but NOT a grandma, not when i have a 5 year old!!! :)