My little sister and I are going to a rollerderby meeting and basic skills test this evening in South Bend. I'm a little bit nervous, but a whole lot excited. It's been awhile since I've really been on skates. I was never great, just all right. But this seems like something I could do if I want it badly enough. Which I do. And it will be a great way to spend time with my little sister, who I rarely see.
Today was my "Mental Health Day" which ends up being just a day that I get things done around the house that I can't get done when I'm working at the Daily Grind. I cleaned Jo's house, then I cleaned my house. Even bleached the sinks and scrubbed the mildew and ran vinegar through the dishwasher and did laundry, laundry, laundry. Sorted some stuff for the yard sale that I have ever year with my mom, dusted, swept, vacuumed, mopped, threw a lot of junk away. It feels good to accomplish this sort of thing once every couple of weeks because then I can breathe for awhile.
I've started "Let The Right One In" and I want to finish it before I see the movie. So far, it's very good, though I'm still not too far into it. I haven't had a great deal of time to read lately (I know, I should make time. Blah blah blah.) I'll keep it up and keep you posted.
The dog is much better, for those of you who are asking. She must have run into something or twisted her shoulder pretty badly, because she was messed up for a couple of days, but this morning she was pretty perky and then I gave her her pain medication and now she's almost completely back to normal. My scalded hand is much better, too -- only a couple of small blisters. I did give myself a pretty nasty papercut today while cleaning. Those pesky pieces of notebook paper just jump right out at you if you don't keep an eye on them.
I started a coffee can fund today, too. I know, I'm a dork. But I have several different coffee cans with labels on them for things I want to save for and this will help me organize and delineate how much goes to each fund, including saving towards each kid for college. Obviously Zachary will get more right now than the rest, because he's the closest to college age. "I have a system". (This quote is used quite a bit around the house and at work, between my OCD husband who really does have a system for basically every detail of life, and myself.)
I must cut this short, as I have a few more things to take care of before dropping Z at his grandma's house to mow the lawn, and going to ROLLERDERBY!!!!
Have a wonderful rest of your Thursday,
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