Thursday, January 27, 2011

Virtue 11 - Day 2

Okay, I'm totally maxxing out my points on Virtue 11.  I met today with a county government official, to brainstorm ways to make a certain application process easier for our local residents; I, personally and professionally, will see only a negligible benefit.    Tina...Champion of the Underdog.  I can tell you are impressed.

So, tomorrow my youngest is going to a birthday party, which includes a hockey game.  He's riding the bus home with his friend and they won't be home until midnight.  He has been talking about it for months.  For the past 3 weeks or so, he has talked about it constantly.  Birthday party birthday party birthday party.  I smile, I nod.  Yes, honey, you will have fun.  Fun fun fun.

It's 4:00 - we are in the car, one mile from home, having just gone to Wally World - and the words I have tuned out for the past 6 months finally sink in.  My son.  Is going to a birthday party.  TOMORROW.  And, dearest reader, what is the one thing a kid needs to take to a birthday party???

Yup.  No gift.  Heavy sigh.

Well, we went home, ate dinner, and jumped back in the car.  Oh, did I mention it's JANUARY and it's FLIPPIN' FREEZING outside??  We hit the dollar store, and birthday boy is getting $4 worth of dollar store candy and a deck of "magic cards."  He'll be thrilled.

I'm sure there's a virtue in there somewhere.

Good news of the day - I've found a rental and am moving Presidents' Day weekend.  Woot woot!  It's tinier than tiny, and I don't have any furniture, but it's good for us.

And, when it comes right down to it - the worst day in January 2011 beats the hell out of the best day in January 2010.

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