I admit it. I’m a bit cranky lately. There are a lot of factors involved, too. I’ve been tired a lot. Plus I’m fighting off this cold that keeps trying to get started. Every morning I wake up with a dry throat and stopped up nose. It gets better as the day wears on. Sort of. But it still feels like an illness is coming on.

Two school districts have shut down due to flu outbreak. Thankfully, none in the immediate Metroplex area. But there’s something definitely going around. There are several sickies at the office. One of them came in with a 101 fever. Which is just stupid. Why come to work with a fever? So you can infect everyone there? I’m sorry – but I seriously doubt there is ANYTHING that important that you can’t stay home. Sheesh.

This evening was particularly challenging with the baby boy. I could tell he was tired early on because he wouldn’t take no for an answer. On ANYTHING I told him. Sometimes, it’s easier to give in that fight with him. So I gave in for a little while and then we ate dinner and he watched Justice League and then I paid bills (NEVER a fun thing) and then it was bathtime.

He was happier after a nice warm bath. I know I usually am too.

After I got him settled in bed – he called out “Goodnight, Mom!” and “I love you, Mom!” several times before crashing in about 2.3 seconds – I sat down to watch Grey’s Anatomy.

That episode was hard for me to watch. I’m not a big fan of blood and guts anyway, even if it IS a hospital show. I like that they are stretching this out over three episodes and making the storyline more interesting than the character’s messy love lives. I keep hearing one of the major characters is leaving – and I keep wondering how they are going to do it because his storyline is so intertwined with another character.

Anyway, overall I really liked it. After seeing the interns in action at the major disaster, I started to ponder who I’d want as my doctor on the scene. I think if I had to choose, it would be Alex. He has good bedside manner and he cares about his patients without getting too involved. My second choice would be Meredith.

And oh – what a shocking ending to the episode! Now I have to wait a week to see what happens?? GAW!

In other news…I received my entries for The Shiela. There are 7 and I don’t have a lot of time to judge them, so I’m going to have to get busy on that next week. Plus the entries from my chapter’s own contest have started to roll back in. Some of the judges have been very quick and that makes me happy. Others have yet to respond that they’ve even received the entires and that makes me want to bang my head against the wall.

At any rate, I’m glad tomorrow is Friday. My new curtains should be here by then. Which means I can get them up this weekend. Plus, Lowe’s is having some sort of sale or rebate on their American Tradition paint – and I had planned to buy paint this weekend – so I’m going to get it for the baby’s room.

I’ve also got to get the tax software this weekend and get my taxes done ASAP. I need to know if I have to pay or not this year – I’m terribly worried about that.

Tonight – we’re off to buy valentine’s for school. Plus I need some other things. And I think we’ll stop and get something for dinner.

I am SO glad it’s Friday!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.