Day 43: Keep a proper account of your day.
5:45 Wake up and have to pee super bad but it is freezing in our room. That kind of freezing where you try and stay in one spot in your bed because if you move you will aggravate the cocoon of warmth you’ve created. I consider getting up to pee and decide that Em would wake up. I reach over and scooted her little self in to the crook in my arm where she fits and close my eyes again.
6:10 I’m up. No sleep for the weary, evidently. The headache I had this morning around 2am seems to have subsided. Ever since I have had my IUD removed I have been returned to a regular menstrual cycle, complete with regular premenstrual symptoms. Raging headaches and rock hard ginormous boobs for three or four days at the end of my cycle. I almost welcome the headache. It reminds me I am just about to get my period, not actually knocked up, as the Gigantor boobs might suggest.
Remember to take my Basal Body temp this morning. Anyone know if you need to do it immediately upon waking up? Or can you do it a few minutes later, so long as you don’t get out of bed? I typically balance my checkbook on my phone when I first wake up and check my email. (Nerd.) So, I am sometimes awake for ten minutes or so before I get up. So, I am awake… but not moving?
6:30 Alarm goes off. 6:31 text from MQD. This makes me smile. Sneak outta bed without waking li’l lady and jump in the shower.
6:50 Clean and ready to rock. Quick chat with MQD. It’s freezing in our house. Contemplate sealing up the windows this winter while I dry my hair. Excited to use our fire place this winter.
7:30 Em and I make the bed and “chit chat” about the logic behind not putting on the same underwear after you take a shower at night. She likes her underwear to match her outfit, so she puts the same ones on after she showers and changes them in the morning after she decides what she’s wearing. I call her Funky Butt the rest of the morning. This is hilarious to her. Naturally.
8:05 Leave for work with coffee, last night’s carbtastic leftovers for lunch. Call MQD and say hey. He’s making good time and headed back to NC after another show. Damn, kids and their rock music.
8:10 Stop and get gas and check my air pressure in my tires. Resist the temptation to get M&Ms. Go, me.
8:17 Drop Em at school. Remember that it is her buddy’s birthday and give her a big hug. Listen to the Steve from Blue’s Clues Moth Podcast on my way in and get a good chuckle.
8:32 Arrive at work and do final preparations for insurance audit. Review yesterday’s notes from a staff meeting. Complete a customer invoice… blah blah blah….
9:30 Auditor has still not arrived. Consider eating my lunch for the second time since I have arrived at work.
9:45 MQD called and it reminds me again that when he’s gone for even 24 hours I really miss him. This bodes well for our future. Loving someone might be easier than liking someone long term. And I consistently like that guy.
10:00 Auditor still not here. Make a pot of coffee and consider eating my lunch. Again.
10:15 Auditor arrives and I spend the next hour nodding and smiling and examining this gal’s amazing high lights. Seriously, if i were to suddenly turn in to one of those saccharine sweet Southern twenty-somethings that routinely get highlights I’d ask her where she gets her hair did.
11:36 Really might eat my lunch. Reconciling the books for last month and then it’s on like Donkey Kong.
12:40 Lunch and nytimes.com
1:00 Confirmed dance class appointment with Constantin. I get the giggles when I talk to him on the phone only slightly worse than I did when we met him in person.
1ish to 3ish Non-interesting work related stuff.
3ish to 5ish. Drink a heinous amount of coffee and discover I semi-screwed up what I did earlier. Redo.
5 Split for Em’s school and listened to some Rev Horton Heat. Stopped at the grocery store for items needed for Em’s cooking experiment. I guess they are making Pumpkin pie this week. Yum.
6ish We get home and I decide that dinner is not something I am particularly interested in making. Steamed spiced shrimp and salad it will be. Em has her buddy over for some hide and seek. MQD comes home from work and kisses me. One of my favorite moments of the whole, entire day. MQD and I chat in the kitchen while I finish dinner.
7ish We eat dinner and laugh a lot. This is a good example of dinner time at our house. I decide that today is as good a time as any to tell Em I have a bone to pick with her. The other day she informed me that she and MQD are magical, but she “wasn’t so sure about” me. I inform her that Uncle Scott had a clown that did magic tricks at his birthday when he was a kid. And that clown was Yours Truly. Naturally she demands I “prove it.” Moments later I am making the “Butterfly” fly away and it makes me misty. Performing Pop-Pop’s magic tricks 30 years after I learned them makes me smile and wish our family wasn’t all so far away from each other. Em’s mind is sufficiently blown with the butterfly trick but I wow her once more by rubbing a penny in to my arm and pulling it out of her ear.
7:40 We decide to look through the last year in pictures. Now I am blown away. Em has grown up a lot. So has MQD. And me I just keep gettign younger. ;)
8ish Tuck Em in to bed and read “Big Plans.” This book is SUPER spectacular. Props to Bethany for pointing it out to me.
Return downstairs and commence “Wedding Planning.” Wedding Planning is a game MQD and I play where we sit around the house with the TV off and drink wine and beer and laugh and cry (well, I do) and we rehash the who/what/where/when and establish yet again that we kind of have a lot left to decide, and kind of have a lot already figured out.
Wedding Planning has two side conversations running. 1. MQD insists on relating everything back to Dimebag Darrell and how really great Pantera is… and 2. Texting with my new friend who is right at the epicenter of the hurt and the confusion of a fresh divorce. If you’d have told me I’d marry a man that likes to wax poetic about various genres of metal or that I’d ever be out the other side of my own divorce enough to talk to someone about theirs… I’d have not believed you.
9:30ish Wedding Planning SUCCESS!!! Brand new idea for the wedding tattoos has us JAZZED and ready to skip work tomorrow and get them pronto. Yes, Wedding Planning includes lengthy conversations about our tattoos, since we both find this more exciting than napkins.
10ish to 11ish Temporary reprieve from Wedding Planning so MQD can run out to confirm that his BFF is taking a nap with her cellphone off and has not been abducted by an alien. I watch Glee (which was outrageously disappointing this week) and fold laundry.
11ish to Midnight MQD eats ice cream out of the container with peanut butter. He smiles like he is a kid at the circus.
Midnight Hit the sack. I’m gonna run it back again tomorrow….