I was in such a mood today on the drive home. The drive took an extra 15 minutes because there was some hideous backup at my exit. I got off going west instead of east, then turned around, then I made my way onto some back roads. All along, I was kind of sitting there thinking: Wow. This is my life. Sitting at traffic lights for eight minutes each because those stupid boxy trucks are always at the front of the lines and it takes them about 68.934 seconds to get up to speed. Counting the days until payday. Get up, work, eat lunch, work some more, commute, come home. How very ordinary. *sigh*

I started feeling depressed again. I know it’s just things going on in my life that are stressing me out right now and making me irritable, PLUS a certain visitor is due any day now, but still…..

Then I thought about Aidan. And how I couldn’t wait to get home to see him. And when he noticed me, a huge smile spread across his face and he yelled “HI MOMMY!” He’s so cute, even when he dumps all of his chalk all over the freakin’ driveway for no good reason.

Then I tried to focus on all the amazing things I have gotten to experience over the past few years:
1. Disney World
2. Disneyland
3. Chicago a bazillion times
4. Las Vegas
5. The Grand freakin’ Canyon
6. Hollywood
7. The Smoky Mountains

…and honestly, what have I to complain about, really? I have friends who love me, the cutest little boy in the world (♥ Aidan), a job, health, blah blah blah. So maybe I’ll never get a publishing contract. Maybe it’s time to focus my energies elsewhere.

I checked the mail today and saw a package from Star (selfstyled), free samples from Post-It, and something else I’d been waiting for. THAT excited me, as I was able to take care of a major time-sensitive issue. Another stressor gone, wheeee. Also, I think the Greenpath transition is FINALLY done. THANK GOD. With the exception of faxing them statements each month, all the major phone calls and letter-sending and faxing is taken care of. Now I can breathe much easier. And create NO MORE DEBT.

You have no idea how much that makes me smile. NO MORE DEBT soon! I can’t make anymore! YAY! And Wheeee!

Payday is this week. That’s Thursday. I’m very much looking forward to that. Last payday was HARD, as I’d miscalculated the weeks and ended up a LOT short than I anticipated. So yeah, I’m hoping things clear SLOWLY because certain necessities (like putting GAS in the car) had to be done.

I might pop into Best Buy this week and finally spend that $85 in reward zone certificates I have. They do have expiration dates….now, here’s the thing. I wanted to get a card reader for the desktop, but those are like $20 or so. So, that’ll leave me with lotsa BB bucks. What should I get???? I was thinking a computer game, but I don’t know which one. I like words. I like roller coasters. But I don’t know if I have the patience to play Roller Coaster Tycoon anymore. I guess I’ll check out the selection and see.

If I had $300 in certificates, I’d get a new iPod. Mine is about dead. Won’t hold a charge for more than five minutes. I’d love to upgrade, but obviously, that’s not a priority right now. Heh.

Ugh. I’m still so antsy. And hungry! And I realized that I HATE the sound of shuffling paper. Along with footsteps. And people typing. Weird, much?

I saw at least two planes taking off today and wished I were on them, going somewhere. Anywhere. Soon it will be winter, and I won’t feel much like traveling. But today was such a pretty day, I wanted to go somewhere cool.

When I went to get Aidan from the sitter’s, I noticed the neighbor kid eating those Handi-Snacks breadsticks. The ones you dip into the cheese? I’d been looking for those for a while–Meijer only has the crackers or the pretzels. So I asked where she got them. Guess where. That evil facist bastard Walmart. Grrr. Are they really keeping all the stores from selling the goood snacks so people will be FORCED to shop at their skanky ass store? What crap!!! Grar.

Okay, um…I guess this is a sorta cranky post. Meh. Okay, here. Let me focus on some good things:

+ The Little Mermaid comes out on DVD next month!!
+ Payday is this week!
+ Perfect temperatures. 70ºF and sunny. Mmmm.
+ Halloween is coming!

Oh MAN, I’m hungry. But if I eat Ramen noodles again, I might explode, seeing as I’ve had them the past four days AND I might have eaten all the beef ones anyhow….

And a survey, of course.

One Word

1. Yourself: spazzed
2. Your family: weird
3. Your hair: wild
4. Your Mother: supportive
5. Your Father: absent
6. Your favorite item: Pandernoodle
7. Your dream last night: stupid
8. Your favorite drink: Kool-Aid
9. Your dream home: Victorian
10. The room you are in: loft
11. Your pleasure: relaxing
12. Your fear: pain
13. Where you want to be in ten years: published
14. Who you hung out with last night: me
15. What you’re not: published :(
16. Your best friends: special
17. One of your wish list items: iPod
18. Your gender: female
19. The last thing you did: drive
20. What you are wearing: casual
21. Your favorite weather: fall
22. Your favorite book: good
23. Last thing you ate: snack
24. Your life: strange
25. Your mood: melancholy
26. The last person you talked to on the phone: bizzy
27. Who you are thinking about right now: …

Done for now.

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