Leah peered, bleary-eyed, at her monitor and muttered, “Huh. It’s Friday already. How’d that happen? What happened to Wednesday? And Thursday? What happened to freakin’ summer?”
Curly goes back to school on Tuesday. Tuesday! OMG there’s only two more shopping days left. He needs a haircut, He needs new shoes – he’s still wearing ones from about two or three years ago and they’re no longer black, they’re this sort of ashy grey. Thank God, his school requires uniforms and last year’s still fit him. Well, sort of, the trousers are little bit short, but they’re not floods. But it’s his last year of school. I should at least have the routine down by now, don’t you think?
I offered to take him out on Tuesday but he stumbled out of bed at about eleven and said “I’m too lethargic, can we do it later in the week?” Honest to God, he did. What teenager uses the word lethargic?
So I went out on Tuesday on my own and got him his stationery goods, but I need those size 11 or 13 feet of his to try on shoes. Same with that puffy head of hair – that’s something I can’t do without him. See that picture of him – add about another inch and a half to that lovely mop of his.
But I know exactly how he feels. You see I’m more than just lethargic, I’m exhausted. I’ve been getting about three hours sleep for various reasons for most of this week. It was all I could do to pull myself out of bed and down the stairs to flop in my chair the last couple of mornings. But now it’s Friday and I can’t put it off any longer. And now the stores are going to be PACKED. *sob*
To add insult to injury, my life saving gotta-have-my-morning-cuppa didn’t happen this morning. Oh, I boiled the water. I put a teabag in the teapot (Tetley’s please) and set it to steep. No nuking the teabag in a coffee mug for this tea lover. But then–horrors of horrors–I went to pour the milk into my cup – I take it with milk and sugar – and discovered not only was my milk carton in the recycle bin, so was Gizmo Guy’s. (Gizmo Guy drinks lactose-free milk, so in a pinch I borrow his.) I cannot stand tea without that dash of milk. And why am I out of milk, you’re not asking yourself? Because … yes, I have to say it … yesterday, I was too lethargic to go do the grocery shopping.
*sob* So no tea for Leah. You’d think the world had come to an end. I guess this means I’ll have to get up off my butt and do grocery shopping now too. Nah, I think I’ll crawl back into bed.