1) When you make a HUGE deal (and in front of my children, too) about how you are no longer working on Saturdays so that you can spend time with said children because you "miss them," perhaps you should actually get out of bed at some point and SPEND TIME WITH THE CHILDREN. It is now 4:45 pm, and he has not been out of bed for longer than it took to make a sandwich and then eat it (in bed) since I got up at 8 am. Update: As of 8:20 pm, still in bed. (If this is simply depression, then he needs to go get his meds adjusted. He was FLYING yesterday morning.) Granted, he's got to be tired. He got home at around 11:15 last night and couldn't get into the boys' room (because I was in there with them, with the doors locked). I heard him in the kitchen for a bit, then he went downstairs, presumably found the love note I left for him and did something, I don't know, I fell asleep when he didn't come pounding on the door. I woke up at around 3 am, when Nanobot #2 woke up having peed the bed, and he was gone, as was his car. He was still gone at 6 am, but was back at 7 am. So, clearly, big long night. Very tiring.

2) I am quite ready for my children to be through their current Ninjago craze.

3) I may have asked a cute boy on a date and been accepted. I sent Schroeder a text Thursday asking for how his custody/visitation is set up because I wanted some real-life examples to help me make sense of the legal gobbledy-gook. He replied with an nice explanation and then a comment about how his situation is different because she doesn't really care to be a mom, and "Oops. Did I just say that out loud?" I replied with a thank-you and "Someday we'll go get a coffee and commiserate over horrible exes. Deal?" And he replied with "Deal" and suddenly I'm feeling like I'm twelve and obsessing over every little thing the cute boy in my class says to me. I'm pretty sure this is all just friend-level stuff, right? But my friend G has seen some of our text exchanges and says he's flirting. But I flirt with people all the time and it has nothing to do with anything, so that's not really a good indication of interest. Right? I really don't get signals or any of that stuff. I am the textbook example of the girl who finds out years later that the boy she liked had a crush on her and even tried to ask her out several times, only to get rejected because SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING. This is a thing that has happened to me in real life (more than once) because I am clueless.

4) I bought a new bathing suit yesterday for my trip to the beach (because my old one has grown by several sizes) and while I don't feel like a supermodel in it, I at least feel presentable, so yay. I am so ready to go swim in the ocean and lie in the sun and eat very fresh seafood and build sandcastles with my children it is unreal. And if my parents don't watch all four children one evening so I can go out and party with my brother and sister-in-law and consume alcohol and flirt with strangers I may never forgive them.