To start out with, I nurse my ten-month-old, so Mother Nature has not paid me in a visit in some time. This is a bonus most of the time, until I have a major pregnancy scare, then this is not such a bonus. Two weeks later, pregnancy scare is over and Mother Nature stops by and tries to make up for her year-and-a-half absence with an extra bout of hormonal woman Hear-Me-Roar. I'll spare you the details.
Part two took place yesterday when a hornet got into my two-and-a-half year old's room and scared the bejeebus out of her. This was an unusual occurrence as there usually is a screen up, but Abigail is overly mechanical and climbed up to the window and pushed the screen out a week before. Since then, my nature-loving toddler has become so terrified of everything that even remotely resembles a bug (i.e. paper on the sidewalk, dandelion fluff, etc.) that a trip to the park today resulted in her screaming herself hoarse on a park bench. She had no interest in swinging, going up-and-down on the see-saw, she didn't even want the comfort of her much-loved blankie.
The icing on the cake is that I have a terrible cold, complete with sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, sore throat, itchy ears, and head congestion. Need I say more?
So why in the world did I venture out of doors today at all? Because I had a new ARC waiting for me at the post office, My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto by Jen Lancaster, and at this point I think I need some humor injected into my life more than I need a chocolate bar. Although, chocolate would be nice, too.
How is your day going?