There were little black lab puppies for sale at Copelands yesterday, and it took all of my might to not just hand over my money and take one home. They were sooo cute and I cannot wait until we can get a dog again. I do love being pet-free, but I love having a dog around. I wouldn't mind a cat, but I think Zach's head may blow off if we actually got one. Besides... litter box? Ew.
2. My new car
Zach got me a CRV, and I do enjoy it. It still has some growing to do on me, but I think I'll really like it. However, it is not an easy car to figure out. I went to get gas yesterday with all three kids in the car. I couldn't figure out how to open the gas cover. I had to get out the manual and look it up. OK, problem solved. Then we went to Sam's, and I wanted to put my 25lbs of flour, flour and sugar in my new trunk. I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to open it. I got out the manual when we got home, and I could still not find where to open the door. With the help of Sesley (my wonderful employer!) I was able to finally open the door. Then it would not shut. I had to call Zach. Of course, now it's presenting with a host of other problems, so I can't drive it for a while anyway!
3. Mexican Restaurants
My mom insisted that the kids & I eat with her and my dad last night. We ate at El Rodeo. I use the term "eat" loosely. My children were awful! I had maybe two bites of my dinner, they wouldn't eat anything and kept wanting to get down on the floor. Tristin began hitting me. Yes, Tristin, my "calm" one. Maura was wanting to back and forth between my parents and me, and was not listening to "Crapaw." So, I apologized profusely to my parents and we left. I was so embarrassed. I cannot help but feel that this is all my fault. As their mother, I am to teach them how to behave in public (and private for that matter)and we all failed the test. I was mortified. Anyway, I shall not be dining without Zach for some time.