Sept. 6, 2020

Late Start, Boring Day

I originally woke up sometime around 7am, I think, but decided to go back to bed and actually sleep in a little bit. At first, I just laid there awake, but I must have fallen asleep at some point because when I finally got up for the day it was 10am. And, yes, I regret it. That's 3+ hours of my day wasted. And I mean wasted since I didn't feel any less tired when I woke up. If anything, I was more tired having slept in than if I had gotten up around 7 like usual.

I couldn't even really have an coffee because I only had enough creamer for one more cup. Black coffee usually upsets my stomach but I had a little that I nursed for a few hours. Thanks to being tired and waking with a minor headache, the only chores I pulled off for the day was putting the yard waste bin on the side of the house (while the 10yo brought the garbage and recycling bins into the garage). I tried to unload the dishwasher, but I couldn't focus on it without the coffee. I only managed to take the pots and pans out. It's all still waiting for me to unload tomorrow now.

I did also run to the store which was risky because I wasn't super alert. But I wanted a cup of coffee to get me through the rest of the night, but that would use up the last of my creamer which would mean no coffee in the morning, and I just couldn't do that. I ended up spending way too much money but got some produce, ice cream, creamer, a clearance cake, and some steaks. I got good deals on the meat and ended up cooking 2 small sirloins up when I got home (split it with my husband).

Now I have to decide what to cook for Labor Day tomorrow. I can make bacon cheeseburgers with all the trimmings, fries and macaroni or steaks with rosemary potatoes and corn on the cob or carne asada or Philly-style steak sandwiches. Unfortunately, I can't really use the grill as we're under a burn ban because its supposed to be super hot again, and it hasn't rained in a while. I mean, technically, charcoal grills are allowed, but our yard is dead so I don't want to risk it. I'll just cook with the cast iron skillet inside.

I just don't know what I'll have the energy for. As far as I know, it'll just be me, my husband, the 10yo and 14yo (who is still stuck in her room). I don't know where the other girls are. The 20yo got into another fight with my husband and stormed out to take a walk with the baby. Not sure where she went. Her car is still here so she must have gone to her friend's house (yes, she's still alive because she's liked posts on my facebook and stuff). The 17yo said she was going back to a friend's house because she doesn't want to sleep in the garage while her sister is sick, but I heard she got kicked out of that friend's house because of her drinking issues. I don't know where she is. I don't know what to do for her.

Anyway, my plan for tomorrow is to clean up the kitchen and do the dishes while the coffee is brewing (like if there was school) then watch Netflix until I have to cook dinner. I guess I could try to do some yard work before it gets too hot. The backyard is coming along. If I could get the rest of the grass pulled up, I could lay the tarp down to cover the dirt which will hopefully keep the yard neat through the winter and keep the weeds/grass from growing back. It's too late in the season to plant new grass so I have to wait until next spring.

I'll probably end up just watching TV and working on my cross stitch although, I do need to get back to finishing up the 14yo's ugly sweater.

Written by justanotherjen

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