Reason #1: My cousin Tiffany, who lives in Seattle, e-mailed me a list of things that my Ho and I must do and see while we are out there next week. It was a two-page list, including Chinatown and Pike Place Market, ferry rides and buttercream-frosted cupcakes, and sipping sangria in a former brothel. I want to do every one of them.
No... I want to roll around in and gobble up every one of them.
What to pack? I don’t travel, except to our cabin. Packing for that I can do in my sleep, but I don’t think extra batteries and Benadryl antihistamine cream are going to help me on this one. What shoes? Can I bring knitting needles on the plane?
Reason #2: After seven straight losses, my beloved Minnesota Twins brilliantly won against one of Oakland’s better pitchers last night, and my Ho and I were there in person to see it happen. As always, he was keeping score, and I admit that I’m a geek, but it is SO HOT when he does that, especially when we’re mid-conversation and he marks the plays down on the score sheet without even pausing to look at what he’s doing. Yeah. He’s that good.
Reason #3: After doing a little research, I found a very nice used black Kate Spade Sam bag (the standard Kate Spade “starter” bag) on Ebay that I’m pretty sure is not a fake, so I placed a bid that I could almost even afford, and I got it! It will be waiting for me when I get home from Seattle!
My first Kate Spade. I can hardly breathe just thinking about it.
Reason #4: I had a lovely conversation with my ex-mother-in-law last night, during which she disclosed that all of her other children (the four that I didn’t used to be married to) call the universally-hated step-psycho “meat face.” So you see, that “universally-hated” bit is not just me being the spiteful ex-wife. She really is that awful.
Reason #5: Demigoddess the Elder has been kinda sweet on a particular boy since early last year. This is exactly the sort of thing I have been dreading since the day she was born, but (thankya Jeebus) I enthusiastically approve of this one. He’s smart (advanced math), likes baseball, and he’s cute (very clean!). All this week she’s been attending a mini-camp for the school debate team, which she competed on last year. Yesterday, she and Cute Boy had a little one-on-one time preparing arguments together. He held the door for her!
Vicarious wobbly excitement totally counts!
Reason #6: MizzJenny just sent me an e-mail.
How can I be expected to work when I am such a ROCK STAR?