With my weird schedule right now (three schoolbuses to remember to catch/meet), I've been searching for a timer I could set to go off at the same times each day. I looked at medication timers, and they did look good but most had features I didn't need and cost more than I wanted to spend, so then I'd think, "Meh, this is silly, I guess I can just remember." But THEN, yesterday at Target I got William a Timex watch on 75% off, and I was reading the instructions to set the time and I saw that his watch can be set to beep at certain times each day, and THEN I realized his watch is the same brand as mine, so maybe...? And sure enough! Not only can I make my watch beep three different times a day, it even let me choose "weekdays" so it won't beep at me on weekends. I love when things work out like this.
I am in one of those dumb fits where I'm going over old conversations in my mind and doing them differently---suggesting, for example, that someone take a transcript of our conversation to his/her psychiatrist to see if the psychiatrist agrees with me that it's time for him/her to get a big medication adjustment. I also had a long mental argument with a SPAMMER. And I delivered an entire mental SEMINAR on why it's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of to say a stay-at-home parent doesn't own an equal share of the household income. And I keep catching myself and telling myself to quit it, but then the next time my mind drifts I'm doing it again. This usually lasts a day or two. Perhaps you picked up on that tone in my post yesterday: touchy and responding to criticisms that haven't happened yet? Yeah. I am a joy to be around when I'm in one of these fits. Speaking of consulting psychiatrists.
I had a DREAM about Hershey Almond and Toffee Symphony bars, so I bought one yesterday and...disappointing. First of all, they used to be 8 ounces and now they're 4.25 ounces and cost MORE than when they were 8 ounces. ( <----Old-person-style complaining, but GEEZ, it's not like it's been GENERATIONS.) But the bigger problem is that they used to have whole almonds and big chunks of almonds, but now they have an even layer of tiny almond and toffee crumbs throughout. One of the joys of that candy bar used to be that each bite was different: sometimes a big almond bite, sometimes plain chocolate, sometimes chocolate and toffee. But now every bite is the same, and there's too much toffee and not enough almond, and it's all little CRUMBS so there's no texture variation and I can't even tell if I'm crunching almond or toffee or both. The proportions are all off. It's all wrong!
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...