* Miss Emma woke me at 4 a.m. running and crying at every window in the house because there was a giant skunk, I mean a skunk on steroids, outside my bedroom window.
*They are building an addition on the house next door and they hammer, hammer, hammer ALL day. They are also renovating the house across the street. Ditto on the hammering.
*Thought I had to do two fairly uncomplicated stories this morning and ended up with four - two stressful ones. I still have to work tonight.
*My atm card won't work at the !@#$%@!! credit union here.
*Miss Emma peed on the spare room rug (she is having settling-in-at-the-new-home issues, I think.)
*When I went downtown, I forgot AGAIN to stop at the post office and file for my passport.
*I tripped over my own door sill and fell down getting into my own home. My knee hurts.
*I'm out of Ovaltine.
*A fun boat ride up the Pleasant River was canceled due to fog. I was counting on this to balance everything else out.
*I'm homesick. Really, really homesick. I miss my son Danny and his pregnant wife Amanda. I miss my Goddesses and I can't hear them laugh from here and I can't feel their hugs from here. I miss my cops and my firefighters. I miss the great chicken Ceasar salad at the Mill Pond Pizza joint. I miss sitting with the dog in Manson Park and watching the river flow by. I miss driving on roads that are as familiar to me as my children's voices.
This is a very, very sucky day. And now it is starting to rain. Again.