Yeah…I know. I’ve already posted twice this morning. But in all fairness, I wrote the “Notes To Self” blog over a period of about a week and the Kings of Leon yesterday…so THIS is my first blog of today and it’s probably gonna write itself. Plus…I have to get this stuff off my chest or else I might just go crazy.
Lousy night of sleep. Slept on the couch, not because I was in the doghouse, but because I have been having trouble sleeping. This time of year ALWAYS screws me up with the long hours of darkness and the getting up early for work and the going to bed late and so on and so forth. So I had 2 bad nights of sleep going against me.
Take Christopher to school and as I’m returning, got talking about the $700 BILLION bailout that WE are gonna have to supply the money for. I just want to make sure I have this straight. I pay my taxes on time. I pay my mortgage on time. I work hard during these tough economic times. I am helping pay for a war that I don’t agree with. And now I have to give my tax money to companies who, in turn, will loan it back to me (if I need it) and allow me to pay interest on it? How fucked up is THAT???
Also it has become more and more obvious to me that my family might very well be the only democrats in the neighborhood in which we live. Am I missing something here? What the hell is going on?!?!? Is no one paying attention??? Or have I just been dreaming about the last 8 years and everyone is doing just fine? Look…if I had my choice, I would much rather help Betty & Fred get their lives back together and help them pay for that overpriced mansion that THEY live in, as long as it will help bring the cost of owning a home down so that maybe someday I too can own an overpriced home that I can’t afford. But then, in return, I don’t want any more kids dying in some stupid war that we shouldn’t be in! Can the meetings of the great minds in Washington make THAT happen?
Okay…next irritation. As I’m walking home, weaving through all of the McCain/Palin signs dotting our hood, I see a couple of cop cars at a nearby neighbors’ home (which I assume they can afford because they still live there and have a McCain/Palin sign in front). Apparently someone was walking down our street and breaking into cars last night. So I hurry home to find that we had also been infiltrated and everything in the glove compartment was thrown all over the front seat and all my small change was gone. Same for my wife’s vehicle. Fortunately, we had nothing they needed. Or at least I don’t think I’m missing anything. Guess I won’t know til I go looking for it.
Then I come in the house and as I’m ranting about the local breakins, I notice the child-proof door to the basement is open. Granted, our kids are old enough that they should be able to come and go as they please. However I am also the father to a 3-year old Chinese crested puff who likes to piss on my downstairs floor and furniture. And lo and behold! He has done it again! So now said dog is on the back porch for the remainder of the day.
Adding to my misery…apparently my daughter has ballet today so here is my schedule that my wife has so gratiously made for me…
12:20 – Take Ava to school
2:50 – Pick Christopher up from school
3:20 – Pick Ava up from school
4:30 – Take Ava to Ballet
5:45 – Pick Ava up from Ballet
6:00 – Have dinner ready
Should be a fun day! Oh yeah…because Steph is working today, I can’t go spinning because Ava doesn’t like the daycare at the gym (even if it is only for an hour), so I’m gonna have to wait to go tomorrow. Which sucks because I could definitely use about 3 hours of a good sweat to calm me down at this point!
And to add to my irritation…my left bottom wisdom tooth is giving me a headache. Nice.
Ugh…not a good start to my day. But thanks for listening. I knew I could count on you to be there as a good friend and listen to me rant for a few minutes. Now…on to better and happier blogs!