Full Moon?

So I want to know this.  Was there a full moon this week?  Because good golly miss molly, this week has been a DOOZIE.  It’s been a conglomeration of a bunch of stupid little things, and a couple of pretty big things, although for the most part I couldn’t even tell you half the things that have gone wrong in the last two days.  Except, of course, being without my blogs all day yesterday; I certainly can tell you about that.  Suffice it to say, if it could go wrong, it has gone wrong, and I am more than happy to bid adieu to this trying week and proclaim a hearty TGIF.

I already got a run in this morning, so that’s good.  Actually, it was more of a walk than a run on the account of me staying out until midnight last night and then sleeping later than usual and then wanting to get my exercise in before my husband leaves for work.  So I went out without my coffee.

But you know what?  It was nice.

The humidity broke last night, and the air was crisp.  The sky was blue, the birds were singing, and I actually turned off my iPod and just basked in the goodness of summer as I walked beside fields of late-summer corn shading me from the blinding early morning sun.  I think I might do a day of walking without the iPod every week, just to keep it fresh.

Hey Jo-Lynne, why were you out till midnight?

I knew you’d ask.  You’re so predictable.  Well, I’ll tell you.  Thanks to two good friends who jumped out of their pajamas and into their cars at the mere suggestion of a drink, I had a little nightcap at the Cheesecake Factory after a rather traumatic hair cut.

My hair is thinning; it has been for a long time, but one side was so bad that we decided to chop it all.  It’s cute and all, but I have this irrational fear that it will never grow back in and now I have less of it than ever.  (Yes, I have an appointment to see my doctor, I just have to wait 3 weeks, and try not to stress.  Yeah, riiiiiight.)

But I do want to say kudos to Cheesecake Factory for a smart addition to their menu — a page of “small plates and snacks” that are perfect portions for those of us who have small appetites or are watching our calories.  I highly recommend the Chicken Samosas and the mini crab cakes. Melissa and I split those, and they were heavenly.

So today I plan to take it easy, do some laundry, and take the kids to the pool.  And tonight I’m going to try to make homemade pizza for the first time ever.  It’s probably crazy to attempt something that new and potentially frustrating during a week where Murphy’s Law prevails, but I’m going to throw caution to the wind.  I like to live dangerously. And how bad can it be, really?

Wait.  Don’t answer that.