Thursday, January 10, 2008

Working at Playing Catch-Up

Since the holidays ended and I came back to work I have felt just slightly pushed. It tends to be that way. I don't have quite enough to do and I am mildly bored or I am moving grudgingly towards being stressfully overloaded. Possibly, just possibly, it is something I am doing wrong...some sort of balancing thing that I am lacking. Or perhaps it is just the nature of work and life.

Anyway, I wanted to catch up a little here. I never got to mention anything about Girlie Girl's birthday. She turned 15 last Friday, the 4th. We had her family dinner on Thursday, she went to a friend's house for a little gathering and overnighter on her actual birthday, and then on Saturday she and I hosted a small celebration at our house. Fortunately, WTG and Handsome Lad cleared out of town. Well, of course I wouldn't have minded Handsome Lad, but WTG did well to be gone. I treated Girlie and three of her friends to a movie and then dinner. Naturally I didn't accompany them. How uncool would that be for a 15 year old?!?! I simply provided the ride and the funding. After I picked them up at the restaurant, I brought them home for a bit of screaming and giggling time. Girls are much LOUDER than boys I find, at least at this age. Finally, they decided they were ready to go TPing. I promised to take them, but I swear, never again. Back in the day, TPing was fun. My friends and I did it as a friendly gesture on birthdays and things (whatever). Now it seems...different. The girls obsessed about getting caught and police and hard feelings. What is fun about that? Well, they did seem to enjoy themselves, but I certainly did not. Never again I tell you! Oh, yeah, and while this was going on, it was raining on and off. Yuck, really. But they somehow had a fabulous time. After those shenanigans I went off to an uneasy sleep. Through my sleep, I heard at least some of them up all night long. I am so glad THAT is over for another year. haha!

What else has been going on?

Lets see...WTG found out today he got another job finally. That is quite a relief. I just hope this one lasts and that he can find some kind of way to enjoy it somewhat. People who hate their jobs are so freaking miserable to be around. (Except you, Evil-E - heh heh!)

What else, what, hoping to see Team C tomorrow. Yay!

Then, I will work on Saturday, where I am looking forward to posting my HMMMM pictures, either before or after doing my Anansi Storytime Special for my lovely young library patrons.

Right now, I am blogging and finding it quite relaxing. Alas now I must get back to die-cutting about 80 more round black spider bodies...let the good times roll!


evil-e said...

Back years ago, TPing was just a fun thing to do. No one really got hurt and everyone ended up having a good laugh. Now,I realize the errors of my ways back could I have wasted all that toilet paper? It is a valuable commodity.

Churlita said...

You are a much better mom than I am. I could never take my daughters TP'ing. It would drive me a little crazy. I hope Girly Girl realizes how lucky she is to have you.

MrManuel said...

TPing was fun, but I never did it in the rain as I know it is way worse and harder for the people to clean.

Tara said...

I too look forward to finding photos for "Hmmmm", but I might not be able to post them till later that night. I have one in mind, though. I hope you do get to see Team C tomorrow! And I'm so glad WTG got a job.

laura b. said...

Evil-E: I remember it being a lot more fun. Luckily, she understood that it was a one time birthday "treat".

Churlita: It did drive me a little crazy! The things they get away with on their special day...

MrManuel: I know! All I could think of was the gross mess!

Tara: I can't wait to see your Hmmm photos.
I am trying to be positive on all fronts, but sometimes it isn't easy ;-)

The Furtive Wangler said...

I was blissfully unaware of this ritual until reading this post and looking it up. The phrase "you learn something everyday" comes to mind. Thank you LB :-)

laura b. said...

FW: Anytime! Just make sure you don't allow your children to ever, ever learn of this activity.