Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Day in My Life

As I said in the post previous to this, I joined this "Day in my life" Once a month I will join with other women and share a day, today was not a good day to share. By doing this though, it helped me to look around and find something good in the moments of dispair. I also noticed that during the week, I judge my days on how much I get done, guess thats a good thing to notice and try and change. So here goes!
Woke up late as usual, Razzle and Midnight, our kittens like to sleep all day so they have lots of energy to charge around the apt all night. So I had about 2 hours sleep and the worst allergies I have had in about 30 years.
Pried my crabby daughter out of bed, made her breakfast and lunch and an after school snack. Still in my pj's (half hidden by a coat) Walk her to my favorite coffee shop to meet her friend Kate, kiss her goodbye as they walk to school together.
Grab a coffe and go to my morning meeting which I didn't plan on doing, I am still in my pyjamas! The topic was: self seeking will slip away and we will gain interest in others.
Leave the meeting early because of the sneezing and return home. Do some computer work while eating the left over pumpkin cheesecake with my fingers. Oh.

Last week when we were upstate, a farmer told me about an online dating service for farmers, so I sign up for that (time is running out for me to get my dream life of owning a small farm) I haven't dated in 8 years. I got a few flirts from cattle farmers! One man emailed me and it was like he was speaking in another language. I begin to think, Do I live in a Fantasy World? This isn't what I thought farmers do! Kill animals, yuk! Exausted and depressed, I go back to sleep for 2 hours.

Farmers we met upstate! They didn't kill animals, they grew lavender and had gourmet hens and bees and apple trees?!

Get up again, take a shower and off to my dd's volleyball game. It is almost 4:00 and with the help of a Starbucks Vivano I start to wake up. Join my mommy friends at the game and my dd scores 8 points, 8 great serves. I was so happy for her and so proud. They win the game.
Off to Best Buy to exchange the ipod dd got for her birthday. We walk up to 86th street both of us in a great mood. Her dad calls and tells her he is getting her the phone she wants for her birthday. Could her afternoon get any better?
Get to 86th, ipod sold out, hop on subway down to 42, get the ipod, dd drops part of the head phones, starts crying, there is a grateful dead record signing in the store, chaos, the whole front of the store smells like drugs. AHHH! I am leaving, go to wait outside while somehow my dd talks the manager into giving her a new set of headphones. Lots of traffic on the bus ride home. Protest outside of grand central. 7:00, dinner in the pizza place, she sits and does homework, I make 6 trips up and down to our 5th floor walk up to schlepp the laundry across the street. Oh no, I left the quarters upstairs.
Am i boring you to tears yet?
10:00 Laundry done, DD takes shower, I start sewing. Mom, can you lay down with me? (Just when I am finally about to start work) I give in because she is my life. We have a nice cozy talk in bed and hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

8 comments:

Momtosweeties said...

I am sorry you had a rough day.
Thankfully days come to an end and we get to start a new one, all fresh the next day.
I remember the kitten stage, climbing curtains and knocking things over while we tried to sleep.
The farmer dating service made me smile. Hopefully the man emailing you can find something better to talk about.
Take care and I hope tomorrow is a better day!

Momtosweeties said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada pretty much the same as in the US. It is usually a time to be with family, turkey dinner etc. We had a quiet day ourselves though, well as quiet as it can be with 2 yr old twins :)Actually quiet and our house is probably an oximoron lol.

Hill upon Hill said...

It was so interesting. I love the fact that you are in this amazing, bustling metropolis..... Love the fact you were out and about in your pjs, love the fact that you snuggled with your daughter. You know, I don't think God gives us heart felt desires or interests for nothing, you obviously love the country/slower life, so who knows where you are headed?? Cute farmers.....

Cathy said...

I love it.....meetings still in your pj's. All I must say is your nightwear must be more modest than mine! Since I have never lived in a large city, my mind is stimulated with how varied your life must be from mine. Fascinating; and one of the things I am appreciating about blogging, the sameness we all share as well as the differences.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I hope you are having a bright and sunshine filled day....m...

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

I think that farmer looks familar...were you in New Paltz???

Bobbie said...

Your day made me laugh! Hope you were laughing too.... meetings in PJs, dating service for farmers, kittens running wild... Very intersting life you have!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Somehow I missed this post! Life in the city...different but the same also! Those farmers certainly don't look like the ones down here LOL! I hope you meet someone sweet to share life with :) I'm going to pray for you that way.