Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Uhh, Yeah

"Happy August 26th!" is a standard greeting all over, right?
Okay, probably not. But Hubs and I celebrate the anniversary of the day we met, because we're sickeningly cute like that. It was the day the changed the course of both our lives like no other, and eventually got us to be parents of the two most awesome people I've ever had the privilege to know (or grow, for that matter)

Today I went to a market research, focus group meeting. For one hour of my time, answering basic questions, I got $200 cash when I left. Yeah! That's paying for our anniversary dinner! Not fiscally responsible, I know, to use my windfall for dinner instead of something well, you know, responsible. But sometimes, you just need to do something for yourself.

Yesterday Belly tried to run away from school. When we got there, he started to get upset, saying he just wanted to go home. I crouched and tried to reason with him (my first mistake) and when even bribery didn't work, I stood up and reached for his hand. And he ran the other way. I was stunned. He was actually attempting to run home!! Needless to say, I nabbed him and he went into school crying and fighting.

Someone asked me today where I plan to be in 5 years. Hmmm. Quite a loaded question. Requires more self inspection than I'm ready for at this moment. Personally? Professionally? Geographically??! I just don't know, man. I just don't know.


Midwest Mommy said...

Ok, so how do I get signed up for this $200 group :-)

Monique said...

The intro before you leave your comment is funny!! Where did you guys go for dinner? We can't always be responsible you have to let your hair down every now and then. We went out to dinner last night, Benihana's it was quite a treat.

Poor Belly! Man oh man I remember those days of not wanting to go to school.

Monique said...

I agree 5 years is too far out to ponder on. I'm still trying to figure out where I'll be next year!

carrie said...

that was really random.

poor Belly and poor you! That had to be hard. Has he ever done that before?

Is he ok now?

Charlie said he tried that once when he was in school.I thought about it, but we lived waaaaay out in the country so it wasn't an option.

Colleen said...

well, it would've been more irresponsible if you used grocery money for dinner....plus, an anniversary? You deserved it!

And poor Belly! Is he alright? Hopefully that was a one-time thing.