I don't have much exciting to report as I've been sleeping all day long.
When I left work this morning it was twenty-two degrees below zero (with the windchill factored in) and I was so cold that I HURT when I climbed into bed. I spent a little while reading while I defrosted --I'm currently re-reading Wuthering Heights-- and then I fell into a very deep sleep. I felt like a new person when I woke up 8 hours later.
My afternoon was very much the same as any afternoon: pick up kids from school/daycare; shuttle everyone to where they need to be; meet their demands for food, food, and more food; try to figure out what to make for supper; try to squeeze in a workout; shower and get dressed for another night of work; etc. Same old same old.
I didn't have chance to take a picture today, so I went back through my archives to see if I could find some hidden gem. After a few minutes of digging I came upon this picture. I can remember when I took this that I wanted to get a picture of me and the cats snuggling in bed because they are ALWAYS in bed with me during the day. Typically Rapunzel sleeps right on top of my feet or legs, and Ariel is wedged behind my back. Of course the second I set my camera up they bolted and I couldn't get a decent picture to save my life. This was the closest I came to a 'keeper'.
The flashing light of the self-timer kept distracting her ;)
Lest you start thinking that today has been all sunshine and roses, let me keep it real here. As I sit at my computer typing this out, Emmy is downstairs WAILING her guts out because I won't let her give Peyton $10 for an old Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) CD that is so scratched up that it won't even play anymore. I told Emmy "She's just manipulating you. She knows that it doesn't work and she just wants your money. You could go to the store and buy that same exact CD brand new for $10. (even thought it isn't worth that much in the first place)" Well, that just set off a complete shit-storm of bickering and crying and name-calling....
Part of me wants her to learn a lesson the hard way, but I realize that in doing so it will make Peyton feel really smug because she's $10 richer and she couldn't care less about that CD in the first place. Oh, the joys...