So my glass is half full, with a crack and a lipstick stain because it never got washed. In case you can't tell from that sentence I'm a pessimist, and a bit sarcastic. Most days I keep the pessimism in check but other days I embrace it and let it out full force. Today is already one of those days. Mike dreads those days because I will probably nitpick everything he does and give him a long to do list. I see it as the pessimism pots gets a little more full each day and eventually has to boil over.
So why did it boil over today? A couple of reasons (usually the case). The first is our shower. The glass door has a plastic piece along the bottom that seals the water in. That piece began to break about the time Ayla was born and finally broke off the week that Mike left on a job out of the country for a month. Why is this a big deal? The water is now funneled through that broken spot straight onto the floor. Giving a great place for mold to grow. Did I mention I'm allergic to mold? As in, have asthma attacks? This should be simple to fix. Just call the handyman and get it replaced. Yeah, sure. It took the handyman a week to find the piece. Then three weeks of excuses before replacing it. And because he was going off of the old part to measure he cut off the piece that blocks the water flow. So now I have a new part that sticks, funnels water out of the shower and it only took about four weeks to come to this point. Ugh!
My second reason happened last night. Mike and I have been trying to have a weekly date night. We did this before Ayla was born and just started again two weeks ago. We thought it would be nice to have dinner out at Cheesecake Factory. Currently I am on a dairy free diet because Ayla is horribly allergic and the only way we could control it was for her to breastfeed and me have no dairy at all. (That's a story all on it's own that will be told at a later date.) So we called ahead to make sure they have some dairy free options. We were told since each order is made individually they would simply make my dish without dairy. When we got there we asked the waitress what items were dairy free and she also said to just pick something and it would be made without dairy. Well, some of their food would just not taste the same without butter so I went with what seemed a safe choice, wasabi crusted ahi tuna with rice and stir fry veggies. That would seem dairy free, right? When my meal arrives it is the rice and veggies as promised with a unseasoned (not a single speck of even salt, pepper, nothing), seared tuna and no sauce. So I asked the waitress what happened. And she tells me, "They leave off the part that has dairy." The wasabi crust and sauce have dairy?! Well, that changes the dish just a little! She was able to find me a red pepper sauce with no dairy but come on! If the main part of the dish has dairy could we maybe mention that before I get a really bland meal? The things we will sacrifice so our kids are healthy...
Ahhh, I feel better now that that's out :)
On a more fun note I did add more cute pictures to facebook. Ayla is sitting up now and so pleased with herself :)