Shannon Stacey

I'm taking the day off

Tres decadent, no?

Yesterday was a fun writing day—lots of plotting, planning, writing and much-needed enthusiasm—but my bubble got popped. Renewed meh factor heightened as I tried really hard to sleep, so I removed to the sofa so as not to keep the husband awake with what I call tossing and turning, but which he so lovingly refers to as barrel-rolling. I woke up still depressed, but with such a crick in my neck I look like Quasimodo and with cat hair all over me.

I’m told when my husband kissed my cheek and told me to have a good day, I snarled and bared my teeth at him.

Just a hunch, but I’m guessing Romanceland—with it’s ever-so-cheerful current climate—is not a good place for me to be today, so I shall arm myself with an old toothbrush and a box of baking soda and commence to scrubbing obscure corners of my house. Tis a far better plan than setting my laptop on fire in the driveway.

And…69 more days until school starts and I already want to take “Star Wars: Battlefront II” out of the PS2 and smash it into a bazillion pieces. Mostly because of the arguing, but also because the boys laugh every time it plays the “Imperial March” and I answer my cellphone only to find nobody’s calling me. I’m not changing my Darth Vader ringtone, dammit. It’s an integral part of my evil Sith Mom charm.

8 comments to “I'm taking the day off”

  1. Melani Blazer
      · June 21st, 2007 at 9:42 am · Link

    *steals Emma’s Darth Mel icon and slams it here*

    I’m sooooooooooo tempted to call your cell, just to let you hear the music. :lmao:

  2. Shiloh Walker
      · June 21st, 2007 at 12:08 pm · Link

    man, you’re already counting down the day? I know the kids got less than two months, but exactly how many, I dunno.

    but i’m sure i’ll figure out it in the next few days. the sitter is on vacation in less than two weeks. help me…:cry:

  3. Mandy M. Roth
      · June 21st, 2007 at 4:13 pm · Link

    :nookie: :nookie:

  4. Emma Wayne Porter
      · June 21st, 2007 at 8:28 pm · Link

  5. Shannon
      · June 21st, 2007 at 8:37 pm · Link

    Counting the days….yes, I am. :crazy:

    Although Mandy making out with me always cheers me up. :noevil:

  6. FerfeLabat
      · June 22nd, 2007 at 9:46 am · Link

    What did I miss yesterday?

  7. kate r
      · June 23rd, 2007 at 8:53 am · Link

    My phone moos like a cow. An outraged cow, mind you, but a cow nonetheless. I think that just about shows the difference between our styles. I wanna be you.

  8. Shannon
      · June 28th, 2007 at 12:51 am · Link

    It was a pity party. Mostly it’s over. Mostly.

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