Bright, bright sunshiny day

by Jennifer on February 5, 2008

Please ignore my ick-inducing title, but it’s a pretty good day so far. Here’s why:
1. Got the kids to school 10 minutes early, with hardly any yelling or threats encouragement.

2. When I got to Starbucks, there was no one in line. On a weekday morning. I guess I managed to beat the 10 cars who are usually in front of me. See #1.

3. I have a hair appointment this afternoon, which I am very happy about since these roots make me look like a redneck troll it’s been about 8 weeks since my last appointment. My stylist is about to have a baby, and I’m hoping she goes into labor tomorrow, so that she can be back at work before my roots go dark again doesn’t have to feel so pregnant anymore. (I’m not joking, Tara. You’re wonderful, and I can’t wait to meet your little girl.) It seems that all of her clients had the same idea, since I had to book this appointment 3 weeks ago. The roots are not a good look for me. With an ass this big, I need the halo of blond hair to distract people and draw the eye upward. Tim Gunn insisted on suggested this during our last imaginary consult.

4. When I woke up this morning, I found the Girl in bed with me, snuggled in. I asked her when she came in, since I never woke up, and she said, “Oh a couple of hours ago. I think at about 5:83.” That sounds about right. I see the public school education is paying huge dividends.

5. Last night, everywhere north of here got snow (I live just east of Phoenix). I know everyone north and east has suffered through the winter so far, and will have little sympathy for the bitter cold snap we’re having here (it was 32 this morning. 32!). After living here for four years, I’m a pansy-ass wuss. I admit it. But I do love the one or two times a year when we don’t have to look far to see snow, so I took a quick drive to see if the distant mountains were covered. About a mile or two from my house, around a bend in the road, the outlying mountains become visible. They were, indeed, blanketed with snow, and there was a wide ribbon of fog curling through the valley between where I was and the closest mountains. Of course, I didn’t have my camera, but trust me when I say it was beautiful. I ended up driving through the fog, which is a weird treat here, since we rarely have any, as I commented just yesterday on HRH’s blog.

As days go, this one is pretty good so far. I want to thank you all for the very kind comments you left about yesterday’s post. I think I’ve figured out how I’m going to handle that situation, and I feel better now. Your words and your support helped a lot.

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liv February 5, 2008 at 9:52 pm

wow. i love good days. and no line at the s*bucks? dang, girl. i said, DANG, girl. that’s money.

JCK February 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm

I”ve been singing “Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day… Glad yours is the same. Cold here in LA county, too. We have had gorgeous snow capped mountains nearby for over 2 weeks! It is amazingly beautiful.

Brenda February 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Yes, bright, yes, sunshiny, but #*!@ cold!

I love it when I get Child to school early. But then I get home and wonder what to do with myself for those 10 extra minutes. I usually just eat a brownie or something. (Because if I got home at the usual time I would exercise immediately, so a brownie before exercise is a good idea, right?)
I had a hair appointment today, too. Small Child made friends with every other patron (and employee) in the place. Definitely not cut from the same cloth as her Mother.
How, HOW do you wake up with Girl already in bed with you??? How does the squeak in the door and the pitter patter of every single footstep down the hall not wake you? I need that drug, or whatever it is!
Snow: You know yesterday I was SO TIRED of winter. In the past month there have probably been less than a week of days in which it didn’t get into “the teens” at night. And now the windy season is starting to make the cold even more biting. But it snowed in the mountains yesterday, and the clouds around it were spectacular, and I was thinking that I would not have beautiful pictures LIKE THAT without winter. (And no, I didn’t have my camera either.) But we actually got snow all over last night. A good 1/2″ where I live, and it was stuck to everything. Child said, “Our house is decorated with snow.” After dropping her off at school, I took the camera for some close-ups of snow-covered flora. So I’m grateful for some portions of winter–if I could just live in a warm house…..
Overall, I’m glad the day started out on such a cheerful note for you and hope that it continued as such all day long. As for me, Small Child is on her 2nd nap right now; what could be better?

HRH February 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm

That is so weird about the fog! I bet the snow was beautiful. I laughed so hard at the expert time telling done by daughter…classic. And then Starbucks? Crazy, go get a lottery ticket!

flutter February 6, 2008 at 1:58 am

there was frost. in SCOTTSDALE. wha?!?! I thought I moved away from Flagstaff!

Slow Panic February 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

the weather? that’s all everyone wants to talk about?

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