Broken it, bolted it back together, sanded it, slapped a coat of paint on it, and hung it on the wall. But still.
Right now I'm hiding in my bedroom with my laptop, something I NEVER do. And I am sick to tears of hearing myself moan and whine about this so I am going to list all the good things that have happened this week.
1. Zack saw the profile photo of my 19-year old self on Facebook, the cute, skinny Lori, and pronounced that he liked the current version FAR better. (And, "what was UP with the hair, mom?")
|me on my way to Korea|
2. We will be welcoming a new cat to our home next week, an enormous orange and white long hair from the humane society named Vernon. I didn't name him. He came with that name. We don't know WHY he's named Vernon. I think of Vernon as my cantankerous elderly uncle who hunts squirrels. But Vernon currently weighs 19 pounds so I don't imagine many cats (or squirrels!) will make fun of Vernon's name!
3. Part of my escaping the mayhem has included reading in bed. And last night Zack climbed in bed with me and decided his book of choice would be, of all things, the North American Bird Field Guide. As in, what bird watchers would look at to find birds. So for the next hour, he entertained me with tidbits about the Red Winged Blackbird, or, our favorite, the Burrowing Owl.
4. And finally, I am SO looking forward to meeting my dearest friend Cindy for dinner on Friday night. I'm hoping to coax her into Korean food, which I sorely miss from my years of living in South Korea. I knew I'd lived there a long time when the smell of kimchee made my mouth water (in a good way!).
|Bibimbap, my favorite Korean comfort food, and what I'll be having this weekend. Looks scary, doesn't it? But actually, it's all vegetables (except for the egg, which will get cooked when I stir it because the pot is HOT HOT HOT. Those brown things are a type of fern and I don't care for them so I pick them out -- but they're not an animal or a fish! Veggie all the way!|
So there we have it. Four good things to get me out of this mood. Zack prefers Fluffy Mommy, we're adopting a cat, my seven-year old likes to read books with me, and I get to visit with an awesome friend over yummy food. I think that's enough to make anyone happy!