Note to Self: drinking fully caffeinated Diet Coke in the evenings will help you stay up until your kid comes home from Prom (or wherever) but will also help you stay up past that time, and then wake you up once an hour to go pee after that. Don't plan on going kayaking the next morning because then you'll spend the night wondering if you should go downstairs and leave a note on Greg's chair to warn him you're sleeping in and NOT going kayaking, or if you should just stay in bed because if you do go downstairs and do all that, you'll never get back to sleep after that. Rinse and repeat.
So... I didn't go kayaking today. Neither did Greg, after all. Had I known that, I wouldn't have gotten up at 8:30 a.m. to tell him to go ahead and go without me!
I opened the sliding door briefly this morning. A whiff of forest fire smoke convinced me that I shouldn't go drink my coffee on the patio. Poop. I checked the Florida Forest Service site to see if there was a fire close to my house. Not that close, but looking at the map, the smell of smoke wasn't all that surprising.
I ran out of my mild coffee and the only coffee I have in the pantry is one bag of decaf and several cans of pretty darn old Maxwell House and Walmart brand coffee. I selected the small can of Maxwell House "Dark Roast". Sell-by date? 2012. It's vacuum-sealed so I'm not sure why there's even a sell-by date. So I guess I'll be drinking those for the next few months. Ugh. I don't like the taste. I really wanted donuts or croissants, but Greg refused to go get any and once again claimed that he has never liked donuts. So this time, I grabbed my phone, had him repeat that and taped him so next time he claims that I'm crazy and he never said that, I'll be able to replay it for him. I didn't feel like getting dressed to go buy donuts, so for my breakfast I scrambled 2 eggs, toasted 2 slices of bread, and nuked a box of breakfast turkey links. I only had two. My son will have the rest, probably.
Today is the first round of the presidential elections in France. I never got to vote in French presidential elections. I hope that crazy and nasty Le Pen doesn't get elected, but I fear that she will be. Update: well, she'll be in the run-off, as I suspected she would be. Ugh.
In frugal news, I printed a few coupons via Swagbucks, including a pet coupon that I'll add to the envelope that I'm donating to the South Lake Animal League thrift store, uploaded digital store coupons to my CVS app, uploaded digital manufacturer coupons to my Publix digital wallet.
I also worked on my Rewards programs: I ran automatic videos on Swagbucks to meet my 1st goal of 30 SB for the day and it was met by 9:30 a.m.
And I earned the maximum daily credits on Microsoft Rewards.
Also, Zinio emailed me that new issues of 2 magazines that I occasionally read were available to read for free online via my library system. I don't need any new recipes and I'll be getting my in-print copy of Kiplinger's soon (free subscription) so I'll wait for that. Which reminds me that I had yet to read the last issue that I've gotten!
Today is World Book Day! In honor of this occasion, I downloaded two e-thrillers to my Kindle Fire, borrowed from my library. I think I probably have already read them, but I didn't account for them on my Book Catalog so I shall re-read them and do so. I guess that's my plan for today: Rest.Eat.And.Dive into a good book :)
Greg looked restless and put on his socks. I thought he had decided to go kayaking after all but he announced that he was going to wash his truck. That brought cries of protest from yours truly because 1) we're in a severe drought 2) driving the truck into the backyard like this constantly is really tearing up the yard and 3) the spraying handle on the hose is broken anyway. So he said he'd take the truck to car wash, thinking that I would protest because it means he has to drive into Clermont and then pay to get the truck washed. Only, using the carwash is a far more efficient use of water if you have to get the truck washed. Which he doesn't. Grrr. So I hope he does go to the carwash and waste the damn $6 so he can have a shiny truck sit in the airport parking for a week. Double grrr. I suggested he took our son so they can get haircuts on the way home too. I'm guessing he won't stop to get me donuts, though.
He installed the outdoor carpet on the kayak rack that he had built so now the kayaks won't get too scratched when we slide them in and out.
Then he and our son went to get the truck washed, to Lowe's to get some supplies for the front porch project, and to get their hair cut. They're no longer shaggy, yay! They paid with the prepaid Great Clips gift cards so it only cost us the $4 in tips out of pocket today (and we only spent $9.99 on each haircut with the card, instead of $14 each).
Meanwhile, I started reading one of my library e-books while listening to Smooth Jazz on Pandora and I fell asleep on the couch! When I woke up, I ended up flipping through the end of my book as it wasn't very good. The other one, "Mind Prey", I had already read a couple of times. It's very intense and I didn't feel like reading it again, actually, so I returned both books and borrowed 2 more.
I gave Greg his passport since he's traveling to Canada this week. I hope all goes well.
It's close to cooking dinner time. I had a very late lunch (3 p.m.) so I'm not hungry at all! I never feel like cooking when I'm not hungry. I guess I ought to feed my family, though. Never mind, Greg is taking the lead! I'm not sure if this means he'll go pick up food somewhere (probably!) or not.
I watched an episode of Forensic Files on Netflix. When I opened Netflix today, that "Great British Baking Show: Masterclass" show appeared in my line-up. I had to do a manual search for "The Secret Life of Pets" and actually type the whole title for it to appear as a choice, which is odd. Also my version of Netflix still has the stars rating, which I prefer.
Oof, I feel very tired and I can't stop yawning and it's not even 6:30 p.m.! It might be an early night for me tonight.