We’ll start with the bad news.
I woke up to sunlight this morning.
You’re probably thinking “So, usually everybody wakes up when it’s sunny.”, and yes, that is more than likely the case.
But not when it’s cross country season for high schoolers here in Arizona.
Because it is SO stinkin’ hot here in the afternoons the high school team has their practices at 5:15 in the mornings Monday through Friday, 7 am on Saturdays and then mid-October they’ll switch them to after-school.
I’ve been getting up at 4:30 every morning during the week so that I can take care of school lunches and make a breakfast that my son can eat at school after he’s done showering and before school starts.
Today however, the sun came up.
NOT a good feeling!!
I HATE that.
I opened my eyes in bed and FREAKED!
TWO alarms didn’t go off. TWO!!!
Ok, let me rephrase that…
The alarm on my phone did go off, but I had the phone on vibrate and didn’t even hear it fall off my bedside table onto the floor from all of its’ vibrating. The other alarm I slept through, music and all.
We were tired.
If you remember from yesterday, my son was feeling under the weather. He’d taken a nap when he’d gotten home from school and before he went to bed last night told me he wasn’t even sure if he’d be going today.
And this is a kid who rarely misses a day.
So upon awakening, mom freaks, wakes him up in a panic and he says to me groggily and hoarse, “I’m not goin’.”
It’s probably just as well. He needed to stay in bed until mid-afternoon anyway to kick this thing.
Since the cross country season’s started this has been something I’ve been paranoid about, oversleeping and him missing practice. Now it’s time to get that alarm clock fixed in his room because I’m feeling neurotic that we’ll oversleep the day of a meet.
THAT would NOT be good!
So this was the start to the day.
Question: Have you ever overslept when you had something important to do?
Later in the morning I was sitting with my cookbooks and tablet deciding what I was going to be making over the next few days. I was pretty excited with the recipes I’d found and knew I needed to go do a major shopping in addition to picking up the ingredients I was missing. I gathered my coupon binder and off I went.
I returned home 4 1/2 hours later.
Yes, I spent 4 1/2 hours in ONE grocery store.
Told you it was going to be a major shop.
Actually, I didnt spend the whole time shopping, there were three women I saw (who or whom, I think it’s whom – that’s what I’m going with) WHOM I hadn’t seen in a while, one woman in a few years. Our daughters had been best friends for a couple of years around the beginning of high school, but have since grown apart. Of course, she and I had some catching up to do and spent at least 45 minutes to an hour talking!!
Then I saw someone else, then another woman, and truth be told, I wasn’t working as quickly as I should have to begin with because I was meticulously going through my trusty coupon binder.
This was also bad news.
4 1/2 hours at a grocery store when I should have been home baking wasn’t what I had planned for today.
The good news – because it was a major shop and I was meticulous with my binder, I saved some money, just a tad more than a little bit of money.
My total came to $408.35 and by using my store card, store coupons and manufacturer’s coupons, my final cost was…
Needless to say, I was VERY excited! I saved 51%!
Then more bad news.
I arrive home thinking I’ll put groceries away and then bake.
NOT gonna happen.
The air conditioner had stopped working about a half hour before I came home.
Mr. 365 came through the door 45 minutes later and has been working on it all evening.
It’s the fan. He’ll get it moving for a while and then it will stop.
Our neighbor, Mr. Jerzy Shre, was nice enough to come over, loan us some necessary oil and help us out.
Unfortunately, it’s stopped again.
The good news – we had a brief downpour and the temperature dropped 20 degrees, so it’s only 91 outside now.
The ultimate bad news – I didn’t bake today, but I suppose you were expecting that outcome.
I am certainly NOT going to heat the house up at this point!
I’m thinking we’ll be making a phone call to a mechanic in the morning – I have stuff to bake!!
Thank you for reading!
Stay cool and for those of you located on the east coast, I’m sending prayers that you will all be safe, have the necessary supplies and that damage is minimal.
I love you!