* The boy got his cast off last Friday. Now he just has to wear a splint for two weeks. Also on Friday, we received a "Statement of Benefits" from the insurance company. You know, those things that say "THIS IS NOT A BILL" at the top but list everything the doctor did with scary prices next to it? Yikes. So far, it looks like our portion is going to be around $600. I'm handling this surprisingly well. I think as I'm getting older I'm better learning to worry about what I can control, and not waste time worrying about the rest. It's a skill I've spent my whole life perfecting.
*Last night Jay and I watched Owning Mahony. I adore Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but this movie dragged. Basically, if you want to watch a not-so-lovable loser gamble away millions for an hour and a half, you may enjoy this.
*Yesterday my son had a friend over for most of the day. I'm always amazed by the amount of food two ten year old boys can eat. Truly shocking amounts.
*Also, yesterday I got out the bleach and did some spring cleaning. (Boring topic, I know, but I swear I'm going somewhere with this....) I hate using bleach and I don't buy it often----maybe twice a year. It burns my skin and eyes and I hate the smell. Unfortunately though, sometimes it's the only thing that works to really give parts of the house a deep clean. But of course, being the type of person that I am, just buying bleach makes me feel guilty and conflicted. I know how horrible it is for the environment and probably the health of my family. But sometimes I just really want clean floors! Anyway....I know there are some earthy gals that read this and I would love some feedback on this topic. Do you use bleach? If so, how often? Do you feel the guilt that I described? If you don't use bleach, have you found something that works just as well to clean a really disturbing mess? (I have kids and a lot of animals...so yes...some of the messes around here can only be described as disturbing.)
*My best friend is coming for a visit tomorrow. Although we talk or email almost daily, it's been years since we've actually seen each other. I'm going to make a trifle and we plan to watch Twilight. We are both very excited.