I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't have written my post on gratitude. Since I put up yesterday's post, I have had a lot of negative crap happen! My father and my sister got into a huge fight on the phone, which led to calls from her yesterday and from him this morning where I got to hear about it from both sides. My husband's car battery died twice yesterday, which meant he got home from work much later than usual, leaving me alone with the boys during their fussy period longer than usual. (AJ had a meltdown at one point, and I must've removed them from the dog's water bowl at least 10 times while I was making their bedtime bottles before I finally gave up and put them in their play pens.)
Opposing counsel in one of my cases pulled a real d!ck move and filed a motion for something we had already discussed and that we had already agreed our firm would take care of without the necessity of such a motion. Of course, the motion was filed at the end of the day, when I had already left the office, so I had to respond to emails from the partner on the case about what was going on while I was trying to feed the boys dinner. I still have to straighten this out today. Also, this has happened right at the outset of this case, which makes me dread having to work with this attorney on the other side for the next several months/couple of years.
MJ woke me at 5:15 this morning, which led to my being irritable. (Nothing like being awakened in the dark 30 minutes before your alarm goes off to start the day on the wrong foot!) MM didn't want to get up and take care of MJ when he was up for the day at 6:15 because he was "tired," which made me mad. And he let MJ cry in his play pen while I was in the shower for so long and to such a point of distress that I jumped out of the shower dripping wet to find out what was wrong. . . right as he finally addressed the situation. And then he "didn't hear" AJ fussing in his crib to be gotten up. All these things led to my having a fight with MM this morning before leaving for work.
And I can't find my Gymbucks for the January redemption period (yes, I know I
won't need them for three months), and I'm afraid I threw some of them
away. (You'd think I'd be able to just forget about this one, especially in light of everything else going on, but for some reason, I can't seem to.) I was planning to use those to buy the boys' holiday clothes for next Christmas when they are on clearance in January.
Well, in spite of all this, I am grateful for having my job. I may have to deal with annoying attorneys, and it's not my favorite place to be. . . but it pays the bills, and it gives me somewhere to go every day.