Monday, February 21, 2011

A Good Day

It's gloomy, which many people would consider a bad thing, but I'm one of those weirdos who happens to love cloudy, gloomy, drizzly, dreary days.  I also like when it gets dark at 5pm, which really puts me in the minority.

Weather aside, it's been a good day for a multitude of reasons.  Reason one being that the kids are in school today.  And, even though it's a Monday, which is usually a half day in these parts, it's a full day of school today.  It's Presidents Day and while many are off today and out shopping the White Sales at Macy's or perhaps buying a sale priced mattress, the kids are in school to make up for one of the snow days we had last month.  What is it with mattress and towel sales on President's Day?  How is it that celebrating such historic names as George Washington and Abe Lincoln makes people want to buy new bedding?

I'm sure the founding fathers might think we're insane, but, on the other hand, they might not frown upon the glory of free market capitalism.

It's also a good day because my couch, which was on back order yesterday, is now available for delivery.  I'm waiting on a call back from the delivery people to arrange a date.  So much for having ample time to second guess my purchase.   After I bought the couch yesterday, I did experience a bit of buyer's remorse, but this morning I woke up feeling positive about my decision.

I wonder what I'll  think tomorrow morning?

Capricious should be my middle name.  Alison Kathleen Capricious Kennedy Smith.  It has a nice ring to it, no?

Because this whole 'stay out of the stores and shop less' idea I had is a complete bust, I bought some pillows for my new couch yesterday.  (Here's what the couch looks like)   I have to somehow gently incorporate my green walls into the warmth of the couch upholstery I chose.  As much as I like the green walls, sometimes I pretend I don't have them so I can buy things I like without worrying about the clashing potential.  And then when I do, I freak out and second guess my decision.

Somebody smack me, please.

I'm not sure the pillows will work, but if they don't I'll just return them and frantically search for a replacement, not resting until I'm totally satisfied...which will be never.

And to top off my good day, I had a great workout this morning, including the Kangoo Jumps class (I didn't fall and bust my tailbone, hooray!) followed by a good lunch.

I like a good lunch.

Now it's time for tea (Bigelow white chocolate kisses) and mindless Internet perusal until it's time to get Caroline from school.

Hooray for a good day!


Hilary said...

Glad you had a good day. I would have to say that gloomy days aren't my favorite, but they do make me take time to relax and think, which is a VERY good thing. Hope the good days continue.

I tried to comment on yesterday's post about sleep, but the Mac wouldn't let me so I will leave my note here. I burn a lavender candle before bed (10 mins max) and it is supposed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. It worked like a charm prior to me getting pregnant and it does help me fall asleep now. Just a thought.

Gene Pool said...

You've inherited the gloomy day love gene from yo mama.
I came home from work today and found the kitchen filled with garden-fresh vegetables straight from some guy name Randy's garden--complete with dirt. Not sure what I'll do with them yet.Happy Couch Delivery Day.

Alison said...

Thanks Hilary. I like lavender, maybe that'll help.

Fresh veggies with dirt still on them. Awesome. What kind of veggies?

Next available delivery date is march 5th. Better than after the 20th, I suppose.