I will call this day a success. First, we all took one sort-of long bike ride, including some serious hills. It was a hot day. 90 something degrees. I do have a thing on my pinterest board that says sweat is fat crying. So, yes, crying fat happened today.
Second, we biked to a lake. We found a place to play in water that was not crazy busy and there was no smell of pee kinda lingering around, which is usually a pool phenomenon. Also, we saw blue gills (I think) and Husband swam through some weeds to catch the turtle I spotted so we could all pet his shell. He was pretty cute. The turtle was. Husband was brave to swim through the weeds. I know you know that weeds hiding in water really do feel creepy.
Third, and this is the most important happening of the day, I just saved my family some money. I don't know what the fine is for 6 overdue Ranger Rick Magazines, but I don't have to know. See, it goes like this: I did write on the calendar that the magazines were due today. The day before, I told Twin B that we needed to return them today. It was the only thing on the calendar today. I know: crazy. So, 11 pm-ish strikes and as I try to tidy up a little bit, I see the magazines. Only thing on the calendar and we forgot. So, as I see the magazines, I tell Husband that I reminded him that they needed to be returned today and obviously he forgot because there they sit. I think I totally lied about reminding him, but at the time I knew I had told someone. So I get on the computer to try to renew the magazines so as to minimize the fines. (Who knows how many more days we will forget to return them.) I enter the bar codes of my kids' cards and try using the pin assigned to my other kids' cards since I can't remember any pins for the cards of the kids that took out the magazines. Ding! Works. Then I see I can renew the magazines. Cheering! Then, I click on over to fines and see that we owe nothing. I look at the clock and see it is before midnight of the day they are due. I really don't know why this matters to me so much. I am pretty sure that I would have had to pay less than one dollar for the late magazines. But it isn't about the fines. I guess it's a little like printing off a good paper right before it is due. If I couldn't have renewed the magazines, it would have bothered me. If I couldn't have figured out the pins, it would have really bothered me. I get hung up on these things. But this post is about success. So, hooray! A pretty good day!