February 20, 2004

Losing it

I have the end-of-winter doldrums. I'm tired and uninspired, and spring needs to hurry up and get here so that what's left of my sap can rise, because I'm awfully close to losing my mind.

Yesterday I wrote a post describing my antipathy toward election years. Wrote it, posted it, then decided to do a followup linky post because the tone of the first one was a little too "Oh, lookit little miss whinypants! Whine, whine, whine!" Then I noticed that the first post was gone. Poof! Away, foul post! I chalked that one up to the blog gods being kind and went on with my life, but I have no recollection of deleting it. Odd.

And so this morning I get up and get ready to leave. Everything's going well--no tantrums, we're on time--and I pick up The Boy to tote him to the car.

Halfway there, I hear, "I take shoes off." Knowing there's no way he could do that while being toted, I glance at his feet. His sad, shoeless, green sock-clad feet. I had forgotten to put shoes on my child. I'm glad he said something before I got to work and hilarity ensued--shopping for shoes at 7:00 a.m. is not my idea of an exciting beginning to the work day.

And so I believe I'm starting to lose my mind. It's the little things at first, you know? Remind me to check myself in the mirror from now on--it's entirely possible that I could forget to dress myself before leaving the house.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at February 20, 2004 02:53 PM

I usta keep an entire outfit in my car cause I would do things like leaving the shoes off the girl. Don't worry. It's just the fuzz of winter.

Sorry about the dog. Or actually, dealing with dog sequelae. I now have ex-husband's dog which he bought because a girl he was dating loved golden retriever puppies. Well he didn't marry her; the person he married does not like dogs OR cats, so the dog is now with me (because the daughter is now with me almost full time).

Posted by: liz at February 26, 2004 08:43 PM