I couldn’t sleep last night. The anxiety was so high the sleeping pill I took did nothing until 4 a.m. I was awoken a few minutes before 9 a.m. when Groot jumped out of bed. My body is trained to wake up when Groot gets up, cause I’ve learned the hard way that if I don’t, she’ll leave me presents on my closet floor. And believe me, no one wants those presents.
Let me just state here, I genuinely thought today was Thursday.
I put on my glasses, cause running on almost 5 hours of sleep, I figured I would probably come back in and go back to bed. I got Groot outside, and immediately my stomach dropped.
Everyone in the neighborhood had their trash can at the curb and all the lids were open, which means they had all been emptied. I was baffled. It was Thursday! Why did no one tell me our trash day had changed? There had been no notification from the city. Plus, no one had their trash out last night, not even the super dependable neighbors directly across the street. So, when did they all put the cans at the curb, and how did they know the trash day had changed?
I pulled out my phone, intending to look up the trash day schedule on the city’s website. And then I saw it.
Our regular trash day.
So, as Groot did her business, I stood there and cried.
I’m clearly doing well at this whole handling life thing.
So, I LOVE my Cricut Joy (this is not a paid advertisement, I just love my toy so much I need to squeal about it for a moment!). I spent years wanting a Cricut, but couldn’t bring myself to buy one because they’re pricey and I couldn’t figure out what I would make enough of that would justify buying one. The Joy is tiny (which automatically ups its cuteness factor), and it lets me make all the greeting cards I want.
I haven’t yet decided what to do with the mountain of cards I currently have sitting on my dining room table…but I have ideas.
-Card of the Day: Basically, I make a handful of a specific card each day and put them up for sale. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
-Emergency Card Pack: These would be packs that, when someone has forgotten to get a card for an even (birthday, wedding, funeral, etc…) they can just pull from the pack, instead of doing a last minute trip to the store. I admit, this idea has been inspired by my ADHD brain constantly forgetting to get cards until the very last minute. Running to WalMart on Sunday afternoon because I forgot to buy a card is one of my personal nightmares.
Thoughts? Interest? I’m not convinced that either of these are terrible ideas, but am open to input from you, my readers.
Until tomorrow, unless Groot does something ridiculously cute between now and then and I feel the need to show her off. Speaking of Groot, here’s an adorable video of her from a few months ago when we were trying to get her ready to go out in the cold, deep snow: