Monday, February 15, 2010

Things I Have Learned in the Last Week

AFTER above average snow fall and unseasonably cold weather is not the time to remember that you needed to buy a roof rake BEFORE winter this year.

Snow/ice dam removal is expensive! Also, they won't be here for another two days.

Well, at least you remembered to buy your kid some clothes the next size up before shorts take over all of the stores. She is after all acting a lot like she's going through a growth spurt. Damn if new clothes aren't expensive.

When driving in St. Paul at night avoid the right lane, even if that is the only way to get to Cupcake.

It is hard to see potholes in the dark.

Two new tires are expensive.

Finding a new wheel for a Hyundai Elantra is not easy.

See above, add in one new manager, including having to reestablish relationship with your manager and not know where you stand while everyone adjusts to new manager, makes for one very stressed out Sprout.

Oh, and I'm on call this week.

If I just breath deeply and enjoy the fact that my daughter actually wants to snuggle and cuddle with me, even if it is 4 AM, because this won't last forever. She will drive me crazy with all of her being two, but she isn't a teenager yet so I should enjoy it.

Chocolate makes nearly everything better. Except the size of my ass.


Jill said...

We had to get new tires, brakes and 4 wheel alignment a month or so ago. I'm fairly certain we got ripped off, but no way to know for sure. Car repairs can #suckit!

Christina said...

Two new tires are expensive. I have to get new brakes this week and I'm sure they're going to try to tell me the rotors need replaced, too. Darn Hyundai seems to have the most expensive parts, too.

At least you got some upsized clothing before it was gone. Mira has to stick out a too-small coat for the remainder of the season because I didn't want to buy a 3T coat for 3 months of wear.

Tikki said...

oof. what a week. Breathe deeply indeed and give yourself a break-eat the chocolate!

Heather said...

I hate that they already have spring clothes out-tried to buy the daughter a new pair of boots and they were all "rain boots?"

Yes. Because rain boots keep your feet uber warm and dry in hip deep snow.

nicole said...

yes, chocolate does make things better and go to your nether regions!

BUT it's also a big stress reducer- so eat on girl!

inked into you from velveteenmind and now you;ve got another follower!

HUGS from Louisiana!