Finally! I finished it! My Vince Flynn book that HAS to go back to the library and can’t be renewed because someone else put a hold on it. That meant I had to crash read it, which meant I’ve been staying up all night and doing the zombie thing during the day. Yesterday was the worst! I pretty much spent the whole day on the “snarl” setting. At one point, I got a couple hour nap in, and I woke up to the kids giggling on my bed. They were mimicking daddy who’d been mocking the Chicago accent.
See, last week when we went to the store, the road we typically take is under construction. Big surprise, it’s Chicago! When isn’t a road under some sort of construction? As we were
driving rolling slowly past, we could see they were using some huge machine to make the new lane flat. Darc quipped, “Mek it flaat, dair, niiice and flaaat.” I wish you could hear it, it’s so funny the way he just nails the accent. I don’t know quite how they do it, but Chicagoans tend to make the short a sound in the back of the throat and push it out through the nose. Think Dennis Franz. As we drove by, one of the kids said, “They’re working!” and I said, “Well, one of them is, the other nineteen are standing around.” We figured that must have been the new guy. We don’t really wonder why it takes them years to finish a road around here. Seriously, they’ve been working on this 2-mile stretch of road since last October, and they’re still not half-way done with it. “Mek it flaat!”
And remembering that reminded me of when I finished the pretty pretty princess’s cake last week and the handsome prince said, “Hey mom, I like the font you used on the cake!”
”The font! You know, the writing.”
That boy! Oh he cracks me up sometimes!
So I passed out last night even before the kids went to bed, and actually got a full night’s sleep in. I’ve had my drugs already, (caffeine and nicotine) and I’m ready to hop in the shower and get dressed to hit the library. More books! Yay!