Isabella came home all smiles yesterday.
She had auditioned for her school play — High School Musical — with a roar-y Katy Perry song and it had gone better than she’d hoped. “Mama, they were all hopping along with my singing. I was the only one who got HOPS from the judges.” Frankly, it was nice to see her so happy, things have been a bit difficult with Isabella lately. She’s the kind of kid who gets completely addicted to television and sugar and occasionally we need to detox her from one or the other but after the way things have been going recently, we’ve had to detox her from both and it’s a little bit of bad timing since we just discovered that Full House is on Netflix.
The first week was tough, but we may have turned a corner a bit. She’s such a better human being with less sugar and less television in her life.
Obviously I understand a thing or two about sugar detox, although there was a slight falling-off-the-Oreo wagon situation today that was so entirely worth it. And I understand a thing or two about television detox, since I think I have to detox myself from Sons Of Anarchy a little bit because it’s so dark and twisted and sad right now that I’m having trouble with every episode, especially as we get close to the end of the series, and it’s not just because Charlie Hunnam decided to just give up trying with the whole accent thing.
Today I watched the first episode of the first season, where people who are no longer alive were still alive and well and Charming was a little bit more, well, Charming — and a heck of a lot more hairless. Right now people are just angry and dirty and beardy and so, so, so murder-y.
My job officially ended this past Friday.
It was the weirdest day in the history of days because it came and went like it was any other day and the only thing different was that at 5pm on Friday evening, my YMC email no longer worked. I spent the day working my job as I usually did, waking up at 5:45 to edit and publish that day’s content and curate the front page so when you woke up and opened up our page , it was a lovely and exciting new experience for you. I spent the rest of the day answering emails and publishing tips and creating a new poll and all sort of other things I used to do.
And then I 5pm it was all over.
And then Monday morning was even weirder.
Because I woke up at 5:45, went downstairs and made a coffee, sat down to start my day and was like…
OHHHHHHHHHH yes now I remember.
My life is different now. And it’ll likely take some time to figure out what my new normal is. I’m excited to figure out what it looks like.
Who knows, it might even include an episode of Full House. And Oreos. Definitely Oreos.