Friday, April 09, 2004

waste of a day


My day was consumed by a temper tantrum.

Not mine, although I veered awfully close, but no, DS1 decided to pitch a fit because I told him to straighten his collar. Thus, an entire day down in flames. Man, being a mom is hard sometimes.

Also, those survey questions I sent off last night? I get an email back this morning: "Thanks for the survey questions. For the next round, we have to make sure they follow the task list." WTF?! I followed the task list, if I hadn't followed the task list, I would've had to pull them out of thin air. I replied with a terse, pointed e-mail of my own, basically saying, what do you mean, because that's what I did, and if I didn't, you need to tell me where I went wrong before I do anything else. Resounding silence on that score.

Resounding silence all around, actually. I'm coming to the conclusion these guys are not worth working for, but I will stick it out till the end. I have thoughts on more specific things having to do with this job but I will leave them for another time.

I managed to salvage the evening by making Shrimp Dianne for dinner, and having a glass of white wine. Sometimes good food can make a world of difference. Still, I am walking around heavy-hearted. So much struggle today, and pretty much nothing to show for it...

Tomorrow, basketball and cheerleading first thing, and then the rest of the day, we'll see how it goes. I'm not enthused. I have to boil eggs at some point so we can color them, I suppose. I don't feel like doing much of anything right now, because no matter what I do the kids just accept it as if it is their right, and not anything special or unusual or even anything to be grateful for.

I threw away 97% of the outside toys today. They had been left out in the sun too long and all the plastic had de-natured. Some were just cracked and broken, most were just covered with this powdery old-plastic film. Anyway, the yard looks much better and is all ready for finding Easter eggs. Speaking of which, I have to find the Easter eggs that we hide! I think they're just in the hall closet, so it shouldn't be too bad.

I could eat about a pound of chocolate right now. I think I'll settle for a cup of coffee and a handful of pecans... maybe a few chocolate chips in the mix!

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