This card, and its gray dots (when I was more interested with the flipside) and this saying with a gray background: serendipitous.
The narrative: May 11, 2016: Sunlight enters the bedroom at 5:30, but it is not a welcome guest. I awake with a horrendous migraine, and, even with my eyes closed, it pains me. Add to that the horrendous pain in my right ankle and outer thigh, and you have a “Can I Please Stay Home?” moment. At 6:00, my eyes finally cooperate, and I realize the culprit: The Weather Channel is predicting severe storms. This also means that I shall brace myself for my students to be affected in negative ways. I cheer myself with a bowl of Frosted Flakes before going to school around 7:45, listening to the Beatles, yet again. At 8:45, I am dealing with a disrespectful student (N.B. We start classes at 9.) For lunch, I decide Jimmy John’s is needed. At 4:30, I head to the chiropractor to begin adjustments and hopefully get some relief for my swelling and now pain. I come home and watch a little Breaking Dawn, feeding in to my recent renewed Twilight obsession. At 6:00, I read a bit more about Whole 30 and make a Pinterest board to share with Katie and Ashley. Then Scott decides, at that moment, that the living room needs to be dismantled. This irritates me, as I was sitting in the rocker in the living room when he made this decision. An argument ensues. At 8:30, I realize that tomorrow’s theme requires a grass skirt, and I do not have one, and Max needs Dimetapp. Into a lightning storm I go. Party City is closed. I head to Walgreens for at least the Dimetapp. Then, Mother Nature unleashes on me. When I get home, I watch more Twilight. I become inspired to make a grass skirt myself, and at 1:40 AM, it is finished.