I woke up at 6:35am, and pushed snooze. hehe. I was sleepy. I woke up at 6:45am, read scriptures, said prayers, and was only a few minutes behind getting kids ready for school. The kids left for the bus a few minutes late, but still caught it. Pfew!
Captain America and I got ready and headed up to Tom's school at 8:15am. And we were a few minutes late, because some dorky kid (yeah, I don't know which one) smeared lip gloss (red/brownish) ALL over the middle console in my truck. And Captain America put his arm in it before he realized it was there. So he ran back inside, and when he came back outside, he had peanut butter on his sleeve. Sigh. Why are kids SO messy.
Luckily we had a tide stick and napkins in the car... Needless to say, he wasn't thrilled about it. hehe.
Captain America and I got there a few minutes late for Toms teacher conference, but we still made it. Both of his teachers sat down with us, and explained how wonderful Tom was, but that he needs to try a little harder. That he's a SUPER smart kid, but that he needs to show his work and not read so much in class. Because there's other classes besides reading. Which is true.
So we just need to talk to Tom about a slight attitude adjustment. And I know he can do it. Because he's a wonderful kid. We just need to talk to him :)
We headed back home, and Captain America headed to work. Jake did a few classes, and I chatted with my mom for a few minutes. A little before 10am, Jake, Jim, and I headed to the East side Savers. Because it's my most favorite place to be on Mondays. hehe. It's one colored tag $0.99 day. Today was yellow day. All yellow tags were only $0.99. Sa-weet!
Jake and Jimmy went to look at toys and Halloween costumes, and I looked at long sleeve shirts and jeans. I found a HUGE pile of things to try on, and most of it fit! I was amazed. hehe. Usually, when I try stuff on, none of it fits, so it's easy to narrow down the choices. LOL.
I got 4 pairs of jeans for $0.99 each, and a few long sleeve shirts. LOVE it! Jimmy got a bag of cheap toys, and Jake spent some of his own money on some halloween costume gloves. He seemed pretty pleased.
Well, by the time we waited in the MASSIVE check out line, we were late for the bus. And it takes at least 20 minutes to get back to post. So I swung through the drive thru and got Jake and Jim a burger, me a soda, and off we went. I dropped Jimmy off directly at school, and he was even on time. Apparently if I walk him to class at 11:35am, he's still on time. hehe.
Jake and I headed back home, and I put my stuff away and took a shower. I had a one on one counseling session at 1pm, so I needed to leave here by 12:30pm. And it was 11:30. Plenty of time to shower :)
Captain America got home around that same time for lunch, and he hung with me while I got ready. I wore a new pair of Savers jeans, and a striped shirt I actually paid $3.99 for. I know, big spender, huh? hehe.
I grabbed my lunch and ate in the truck on the way to the West side. I plugged in my phone and sang to Muse, loudly, the entire way there. Muse makes me happy.
And I really was feeling happy when I got there. I'd refilled my McDonalds cup with water, and was hydrated. I had on new clothes. And fresh make up. I'd showered. I had put on jewelry. I was singing to Muse. All was right in the world. ROFL!
Here's me when I got to my appointment.
It really was a good session. And guess what? I'm not shy. Who knew! I always described myself as shy. But apparently I'm just insecure. Because he said I was WAY too social of a creature to be shy. Shy people don't like being around other people. Ha! Shy sure sounds better. ROFL!
Anyway, I need to work on feeling good about myself because of ME, and not caring so much what other people think about me. But that doesn't mean you need to stop saying nice things.... Because I really like that.... really. hehe. Comment whore, you know.... ROFL!
Anyway, we talked about my connections with people again, and he does think that I connect with people. But for some reason, I'm able to sever them relatively easily. I think that comes from my transient lifestyle. But he says that that doesn't fit with my "insecure"-ness. I'm still a mystery to him, I guess. ROFL! He'll eventually figure out what makes me tick.
I did feel a lot better when he said that he recognized that I did make connections, good ones, with people. See, that's me being insecure and wanting reassurance that I'm ok again. hehe.
Anyway, after my session, I headed out again. Because there's a Savers right down the road from my therapist! And, if I'm already in that neck of the woods, it would be a shame to not stop on $0.99 day, right? So I just HAD to stop.... well, that's what I was telling myself. Don't tell Captain America. He doesn't know I went to a different Savers today. hehe.
Me, happy, driving to Savers :)
I found a bunch of yellow tagged stuff, and decided to just try it all on. Because surely most of it wouldn't fit or wouldn't look good. Yeah, bad plan. Most of it fit AND looked good. hehe. At least it was only $0.99, right?
I found a shirt for Eme, a sweatshirt for Jim and Joe each, a shirt for Tom, and a new Hawaiian shirt for Jake (because he's discovered he LOVES them). And lots of shirts for me :) Because I love new (to me, anyway) clothes :)
And I was gonna stop at Walmart, but realized that I didn't have time, so I headed home. Jake had gotten Jimmy from the bus, and I swung by the school to check on Tom and Eme, but Veronica had picked them up from AQ. I'd told Jake to text when they got home so I could be sure, but he forgot. That's ok. School is on the way, so it wasn't a big deal.
I picked up Joe, Eme, and Jim from home, and we 4 went to the commissary. I needed chocolate chips and splenda. Because those are staples, you know. hehe. Well, Splenda is, if you eat fat free, plain yogurt for breakfast! ROFL! It's quite nasty without it :)
And the chocolate chips were for the banana bread I'm planning on making with my rotten bananas tomorrow morning. Because banana bread is SO much tastier with chocolate. Well, I think so anyway...
And check out my poor wreath. Yeah, Jake had opened up the pantry door, and the wreath toppled to it's death. I'm not sure what happened, but I know it's no longer salvageable. Good thing I have enough supplies to make another one :) I did have fun making it, so I'm not too upset. Just another chance to build a wreath!
I'd bought frozen pizzas for the kids for dinner, but didn't wanna hang with the kids. So Eme and I left real quick, and went to the mall. And walked around for about 35 minutes. It was really nice spending some time with just her. We went to the Jewelry Box, and window browsed a few other places. We had a good time looking and chatting.
We came back home, helped the kids finish off dinner, and did chores and homework. I texted with Captain America for a bit, since he was on 12 hour duty, and wouldn't be home until midnight or so, and the kids and I put in a movie at 6:30pm. Chronicles of Riddick. Yeah, maybe not the best little kid movie. Hmmm. I'm not really paying such great attention. I may need to watch it again one of these days. Or just ask Jake and Tom what it was all about. They seem to be paying attention.
Here's me right before the movie, sitting on the couch, watching kids do their homework.
And me in my jammies. I had all the kids put on their jammies, and we turned out all the lights to make it like a movie theater :) And I, of course, got 2 little boys snuggling with me the entire time :) Cause the love me :) And I love it!
And it's now 8:35pm, and I'm hoping that this movie is almost over. Because I want to put kids to bed. And I'm totally lost as to what is going on in the movie. ROFL! I have no idea if it's over or near over. I guess I should have paid closer attention. ROFL!
I'm off to design a freebie, then an early bedtime for me :) Night, all!
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