Plus: Surfer Dude has decided which instrument to play in Sixth Grade Band/Orchestra and he's done it in enough time to take advantage of the District's instrument rental policy, so we don't have to buy it on a moment's notice. Bonus Plus: His dad very nicely took him to take care of all of this when SD called and said "oh by the way, the rentals start in five minutes" and I was at work.
Minus: He switched his instrument from a clarinet to a baritone at the last minute, which means that if he likes it we have to buy a baritone next year at a much higher cost than a clarinet. Not to mention the fact that I get to listen to a baritone all year.
Plus: I had a casserole in the fridge that I pulled out of the freezer for dinner tonight, so when I rolled in the door dinner could be on the table in minutes.
Minus: Surfer Dude forgot to put it in to cook. Or, to describe it accurately, when I walked in he was curled up on the sofa watching tv and said "do you forgive me?" and I said "for what?" and then he fessed up. We ate dinner at 9:15.
Plus: We ate dinner at 9:15.
Minus: I'll be having bean and chipotle dreams tonight.
Plus: The boys promised me this morning that they'd unload and reload the dishwasher.
Minus: That promise went the way of the casserole.
Plus: I've finally made the move to the early shift at work that I wanted.
Minus: Today I have two parent conferences at two different schools and a soccer practice...all at the exact same time I'm getting off work.
Plus: I think the mice are finally out of the laundry room.
Minus: I think they're in the kitchen.
Plus: We have very understanding Unit Secretaries at work.
Minus: It's a good thing. I got sixteen phone calls today.
Plus: My sweet dog is curled up at my feet snoring away.
Minus: He has a big lump on his foot that we just noticed and I'm scared to death it's something serious.
Plus: I'm going to sleep in my fabulous new room.
Minus: I have to do it all again tomorrow.