Today was "Take our children to work day" so of course I left mine at home. Child 3 went last year and it was fun, but this year, I just couldn't see trying to get everyone ready to leave the house at 6:45 and my office only has one chair and two people would have had to sit on the floor and then I would have had to listen to I'm bored, when are we getting smoothies, isn't there anything fun to do in this place, why do you have to work, can I watch youtube? All day long. So I didn't bring them. Next year, when Husband is here and we can double team them, maybe we'll participate. But this year? Nah. Also, I had real work I needed to do, so it was not a convenient day. And it was a bad day at work because the bad news kept pouring in and it would not have been good for the children to watch me crying at my desk.
Tonight, I left the children on their own and went to dinner with friends. Child 3 heated up some barbecue chicken to eat (on a gluten-free bun, of course) and made a lovely dinner for herself and her sisters, while I chatted and ate Venezuelan food. It was so much fun. I forget what it is like to speak with grown-ups during a meal and these ladies are all extremely smart and funny and entertaining. It was fun and reminds me that I need to get out of the house more. Also, I need the distraction.
My friend "Daphne" whom I swore I gave a pseudonym to before but I can't remember it, alerted me to this stalker in Utah who is having a worse day than me. First, he is a stalker so he is crazy and deserves everything he got. But second, he picked the wrong girl because people had her back! When he attacked her she pressed her panic button and sprayed him with pepper spray, then a 75 year old woman started beating him with a baseball bat. Then her neighbor, who is also a martial arts instructor, came at him with a sword. This is a picture of the swordsman with the sword.