I was also rogue, some would call it not following directions but what do they know?, when I purchased a weighted blanket a while back. I 💜 my weighted blanket. However, since the knee issues it's been a total pain. It feels awesome for the first ten minutes or so, then I need to side sleep. The blanket now feels like a dead body has fallen on me and I'm trapped. Rolling over takes a lot of effort. Sleep shouldn't be this hard. Right? Well, if you've ever looked into a weighted blanket it goes by your body weight. I kind of thought a little extra weight wouldn't be that bad and now here I am. Why am I bringing up weighted blankets/dead bodies? Because I'm leaving the root story as it'd be more interesting (that's a word Chief's dad and his wife use--and the kids caught on to it; story for another time) if there was a dead body that was buried under there...yeah, no.
It's been a strange cycle of people coming in and out of the house and a lot of waiting. And waiting. Then some more waiting...the hounds of hell don't appreciate it. I get a text that someone's coming, so I run and put them in the kitchen as close to the time of arrival as possible. Then they don't come. Time passes. I release them. Vicious cycle.
Another vicious cycle--waking my kids up for school. I didn't realize it was Wednesday, their "early" day. I saunter in there, wait for it--at 8:03 am--to tell them they need to get up earlier because the plumber is coming and I won't have time to check on them, again. Their highnesses need a wake call or four on some days. At any rate, I said, "It's after 8, you need to get up."
This gets Chia's attention because it's Wednesday. "He sits up--what time is it?"
"It's Wednesday! School starts at 8!"
This is where the story gets sketchy. I may have told Chief that Chia shrieked like a howler monkey. Chia maintains that he politely reminded me it was Wednesday. 🙄 But the conversation! He's using his calm announcer voice--the kid who fairly consistently uses his playground voice inside--to tell his story to Chief. All because I was telling Chief that they had a lot of nerve getting upset at me for forgetting it's Wednesday. I can barely remember what day it is in general--even when it's Friday, my favorite day of the week. Not only do I get to "talk" to my Friday Fools, we watch the Mandalorian.
This brings me to the final Tomfoolery of the day. One of the hashtags I use, #purpleclan, is used by a handful of middle schoolers who play Fortnite. It's also used by a Korean boyband, but we're shelving that discussion. I had a short stint with Fortnite because the boys asked me to, but then I gave it up. However, I really do like the idea of getting on the battle bus--it's clever and catchy. I called my surf blue Mini Countryman that for a while; until the boys told me to stop--with their eyes, no less. 😶 I may reinstall it because guess who has a "skin" this season? Mando. Monkey's guessing that Baby Yoda is going to be his "pet" because that's a feature of this game. 👏🏼🌟💚
I'm going to make marshmallows, drink hot chocolate, and maybe play video games with the boys. (We'll see because I'm fairly hopeless--I may have to stick to Clash of Clans). I may get to start Joyce's novel, Joe Harris, The Moon. I'm definitely going to pretend that my tree friends aren't doing me wrong. With that, I hope everyone is well and that you find something funny, curious, or thought-provoking to brighten your days. 🤠