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Man Down

March 11, 2014

 

The cable box is down.

No Internet.

Despite my landlord texting me this information earlier this afternoon, the first thing I did was try to get online.

No dice.

I want to be annoyed, but there’s no need for it.

I want to be annoyed by the dress that came in the box too, but mom, well she tried.

Of course, the first snippy thought that goes through my head is, please, stop sending me stuff that doesn’t fit, story of my life, unless we are together in the store and you see me actually wearing the clothes, don’t buy it for me, don’t send me clothes, they won’t fit.

My brain said, nice card, next time just send me the money you spent on postage.

Not nice.

I know, but that’s where the brain goes.

I will call tomorrow and say thank you like a good dutiful daughter.

I may not even bother to tell her it does not fit.

It did not fit when I tried it on in Florida when I was there in January.

Mom apparently forgot.

It is a nice thought and it is nice to get a package in the mail.

Even if it’s not the package you were expecting.

I wasn’t expecting anything, so it was nice to see.  I knew it was clothes the minute I picked it up and I did really want to holler, but that’s old behavior and the new behavior, is hey look some new clothes I can pass on to a friend.

Any one want an Anne Taylor dress in a size 14? I am not a size 14, smaller, thank you, but the boning of the bodice is too small for my rib cage.  Hit me up.

It’s brand new with the tags.

Say the word, it’s yours, cream, with black print flowers and the aforementioned boned bodice, strapless and with a full skirt.  It’s really quite pretty.

I am sure one of my lady friends needs a new dress and if not I will take it to a clothing shop or donate it to the Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Next.

Looks like I am going to be getting my scooter soon.

I got a text from my friend today when was it good to come over and drop it off.

So sometime this week he’ll be scooting over to my neck of the woods and dropping off my “new” wheels.  I haven’t gotten the written test taken yet that will happen on the 25th but I will have the scooter, the title, and insurance all set for when I get my license.

Rock on.

Other than that not much new on the roster.

I had a nice day with the boys, the sunshine certainly helped that, and we went to Golden Gate Park and Kids Kingdom.  The sunshine was amazing.  We even hung out in the back yard for a little bit and played house in the little play skool house that is nestled in the corner.

The sweet smell of cut grass, the warm air, we actually had to put sunblock on.

This whole week is supposed to be sunny and about 70 degrees.

Thank you.

I won’t be stuck inside with any of my charges in the rain.  I will go to the park, a lot.  I may also take the boys on an adventure to the Academy of Sciences, it’s a long walk from the house in Cole Valley, but it’s not an impossible walk and if it’s good weather that I can rely on staying good, I am willing to make the investment in time and effort to get there.

It is something to consider.

It may not be the best field trip yet for the boys as the youngest is still not walking on his own, he’s close, but not capable and navigating the Academy with a double stroller will be a challenge.  Then again, I have done it before and as long as it’s not a weekday following a holiday or a school vacation, during the week it won’t be too busy.

I will check in with the mom tomorrow, I believe that she just re-newed the pass from and individual membership to a family membership.  This means that with a permission slip (really, a signed permission slip from the parent) I can take the membership card and the eldest boy will automatically get in with me and is allowed one guest.

That would make the three of us.

It could be a fun trip to do.

I had a lot of fun last week taking the littlest boy out to the Discovery Museum, it made me a bit nostalgic for taking my monkeys out and about from Potrero Hill to all points in the city.

I like that I am close to the parks, but I go to the same ones each day and sometimes you got to change it up.

Golden Gate Kids Park was amazing today.

No one was there.

Oh, I exaggerate a tiny bit, but it was nearly empty and it was a blast letting the boys rumble about.  The sun out on my face, I left my jacket at the house, that never happens, ever, the swings and the sand box deserted, it felt special to have so much space to ourselves.

It was also a different and enjoyable, I must say, feeling, to leave work and it was still light outside.

I did not much like getting up in the dark this morning, but the extra hour of daylight really made me change my mind.

It did wonk up the works a bit in regards to nap time, but naps were had and overall it really was a sweet, easy, sunshiny day with the charges.

Even with the five-alarm poop explosion that happened at Kids Kingdom, it was full on crazy for a minute.  But I had all my gear with me, plastic bag, change of diapers, water bottles, milk bottle, changing mat, wipes, snacks (puffs, veggie shreds, banana, peas, crackers and Mum Mums—teething biscuits), extra clothes, sun block, sun hats, I mean you name it, I had it, shovels (not that the shovel was needed for the diaper changing, it was bad, but not that bad) and sand buckets, blankets, sometimes I wonder how I even manage to get out of the house with all the gear.

But manage I did.

Fun.

It was had.

Sun it shone out.

Lovely day.

 

***This was posted via the internet when I wandered around the room with my laptop and was able to pick up a neighbor’s weak guest signal.


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