I generally like to hang out in the No Whining zone, but I’m making an exception this morning. Yesterday wreaked havoc on my mood, and I haven’t shaken it. I will get past it, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that right now I want to go back to bed and sleep until mid-September. Here’s the scoop on yesterday:

I went to four grocery stores…again. Two of them, I visited during the lunch hour. I bought all kinds of cool things for the kids, like organic gummy bears and organic gummy multi-vitamins. I bought two bars of seriously dark chocolate for me. I managed to bring the chocolate into the office with me so it wouldn’t melt in the car during the afternoon. I was not so wise about the gummies. I came home and unloaded expensive gummy goo from my grocery bags. Blech!

I bought the Teeccino. It sucks as coffee. Seriously, I believe the people who like it must have not been real coffee drinkers beforehand. It is a strong, fruity tea latte at best. And it cost me $7 to find this out. I had such grand hopes for it!! Aaron even wrinkled his nose when he tasted it.

All total, four grocery stores put me $83 OVER the high end of my budget. And I haven’t bought next week’s produce yet. OR my sunless tanner (which finally ran out) OR a facial moisturizer.

Speaking of produce, while I was putting the sweet potatoes in the second fridge, I found a package of mushrooms that had been forgotten. Did you know they will eventually turn to a nasty brown liquid? Did you further know that the plastic wrap on their container will leak at that point? I went to pull the container out of the fridge, barely tilted it, and this foul-smelling brown goo dripped all over me and the carpet (we have a fridge in the office/computer room. No, I would not otherwise carpet around a fridge. For this very reason!!)

We wrote $55 in checks for school fees last night. That was just for 5th grade. I don’t even KNOW what Vic’s fees are.

I wore my Shape-Ups tennys to the store last night, and now my shin is KILLING me!! Just one shin, oddly enough. But it hurts like hell. Not my thighs, which is where I need the workout. No, the shin – the skinniest part of me – is in the most shaped-up pain.

And my right thumb hurts at random. I think it’s from my video-gaming with the kids this weekend. That’s a story that will get me laughing in no time. I am sooooo not cut out for gaming!!

So, today’s positive change? I gotta ditch this funk I’m in!