We got my son’s room organized completely with the exception of his closet and a toy box. I have sooooo many plastic guys, metal cars, and just random crap to take to the Thrift Store in addition to all his size 6 clothing. I would say that we probably have about two hours or so left in his room. Not only can you see his floor, but his closet is not barfing out his art supplies and old cleats and such.
I just have not been able to locate one of his shin guard covers. However, he has worn those for two seasons, so the guard may not be big enough anyway, so I could justify buying new cleats and shin guards. You can buy those in a bundle and his soccer cleats are size 2. My son is a horse, so I will have to buy him 3.5 as it is for his new shoes. It was cool because his best friend’s Mom had gotten him his basketball shoes for his first season. It was not cool that our dog found them and ate the pull strap off the back of one shoe. Those were thrown out, because he doesn’t have need for them again. He can wear his high top Chuck Taylor’s this August for camp.
His best friend’s bday party was fun. I didn’t get a chance to be able to get my non-dating lower half bikini body ready in terms of maintenance. It’s funny how carefully shaving gets so rare when you’re not getting laid, but I was super glad that I had not shaven when we got there, because that Rec Center pool was probably 30-times more crowded than the two that he and I use in our city. The noise was deafening. Thank God that we had dinner plans at our friend’s house. I needed those microbrews.
The only thing that was slightly special about the playdate portion of the night was that we had to bring our dog and one of the Moms is so allergic to dogs. So, of course she was jumping up on the French Doors and being a shit. We had people scouring our house–I have not been able to hire this daughter-father team since 2010, but they do an incredible job. Our hard woods are completely clean and the bathrooms are shining. I had no idea that they would still be at my house 3-hours later. We took our dog and thanked our friends for being so accommodating. Our dog had been at Doggie Day Camp for six-hours, but they live across the street from a dog park, so she tore it up there too with a boxer and a whippet-lab.
She is sleeping now while I wake up–again–but this time only with a slightly sore throat. I’m going to get through this thing with no antibiotics. I’m proud. It has been hell. I’ll do my first round of cardio tonight, so I can lift tomorrow. I am not hacking up my lungs right now or am I blowing my nose over and over and over. So, I think that before my week off, which is the week after next, I should be fantastic.
Today is church for at least two-hours given my announcement role, and a small brunch at least with one of my friends. Then we can do some laundry before we go to my parents’ house for dinner. I’m sharing the lentils with smoked chicken with them, and my Mom is making biscuits for my son. I’m not close in particular with my parents, but I am honest with them. Just can’t see them much due to my boundaries for my health. They are just grandparents to my son too, but they watched him for over a year before I put him in daycare. My father is good with little kids, but when they start to talk, he is weirdly permissive and passive-aggressive with my Mom and tries that shit with me too. “Your grandmother wants you to do that,” and that really makes limits difficult. I grew up in “The Shining,” because he’s Bi-Polar, and has only been on meds for three-years. I’m not exaggerating even slightly, and do know that I have chosen an alcoholic and a volatile-cycler last because chaos is normal for me. It’s not a bad thing to be single for some time.
I asked my friends again why they didn’t know anyone who I could date or chill with. They said, “Well, the one who is single is butch and overweight.” I showed her a pic of Shane and said, “See? Butch is fine as long as it’s soft and you have nice features.” They remarked on how pretty she was and then asked why we still weren’t together given our two years. I told just one bar story and it wasn’t a scary one either, but was comical for the part I had chosen. They both cracked up and said, “Oh.” That was the end of that. Honestly, it’ll happen when it’s meant to. I’m not sleeping much because of the lack of exercise and this shitty cold, so it’s nice not to wake up a girl this week. Life will calm down and I’ll be somewhere, and a girl and I will just notice each other…