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Things that kind of suck

By Tara Zandra | August 29, 2012

Monday: We had sunscreen applied aplenty and were ready to go for a fun day at Disneyland and California Adventure. The plan was to ride water rides and play in the sprinkler area. It’s an annual tradition. Apparently my car has decided it’s done. To go along with its lack of power in acceleration, its desire to overheat in the afternoon, its speaker that now fades in an out- it decided not to start. I mean, it did, eventually, but it was very, very difficult to get it to turn over. It took longer and longer with each attempt so I had to conclude that we could not go about our day as planned. The kids were wonderful about it- I cried.

Oh, did I mention this is our first week back to dance and therefore absolutely needed transportaion?

Tuesday/Wednesday- Dance does not suck. But I have to sit here for 3 solid hours due to the whole car thing. I won’t bother going into all the convoluted details, but this is the only way. In the same category, both of my kids were exposed to strep throat at dance last night. Yay. Anyone know how contagious it is or how long until you might see symptoms?

I sent a time-sensitive email last night and have no reply. It’s been brought to my attention that the recipient might be out of town. And I have no one to blame but myself since I should have sent the email weeks ago and now I’m in a bind.

Thursday- Pre-bitching since that’s actually tomorrow. I had intended to take tomorrow off of working out so I could get one day of sleeping in. Instead I have to get up even earlier than usual in order to drive Chris to work so I can have his car. So I’m going to be more tired and won’t have the benefit of my workout.

Things that don’t suck.

My girls are thrilled to be back at dance. Their teams/duets are shaping up nicely and it’s good to be back. So far lessons, dance, and early dinner, have meshed together nicely. Of course it’s only been 2 days, but we’re still batting .1000 so I’m calling it a win.

We do have one working car and the dance schedule works with his work schedule. The one day it doesn’t, my in-laws are coming to the rescue.

Life is good overall, the little stuff that sucks will pass.

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One Response to “Things that kind of suck”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    August 31st, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I don’t think strep throat’s that contagious - Gillian’s had it multiple times and I’ve never caught it from her, despite sharing drinks/keeping toothbrushes in the same holder/etc. It seems to be one of those things you’re either prone to or you’re not.

    Hope the car’s fixed soon and the sucky stuff goes away quickly!