- My first thought of the morning was, "Menachem gets home today!" This is after 2 solid weeks of miluim.
- The kids, who now share a room, both slept through the night. This has only happened one other time in the last few months.
- There was the nicest, coolest breeze coming in through my windows. The weather forecast called for 79F degree weather -- the lowest it's been in about 7 months.
- Related to #2, the kids wore light sweaters and I wore jeans -- also the first time in about 7 months.
I took the kids to gan and then headed to the post office, lugging my backpack/computer so I could then do work at the mall.
Things turned very sour when at the post office, a GIGANTIC cockroach climbed up my pants leg unnoticed. Bystanders said that they saw a cockroach by my feet, but that it was gone now. I said just thinking about that makes me feel like I've got cockroaches climbing on me. Then, I get my package and think, "It REALLY does feel like there's a cockroach climbing on me."
So I put the package down and put my hand up my pants leg and pull out that GIGANTIC DISGUSTING cockroach!
I screams so loud, as did other people. Everyone was very nice and helped me calm down as I said over and over that I'm going to have a heart attack. In moments of distress I cannot even try to speak in Hebrew, and everyone was very nice speaking back in English, telling me to breathe.
I suppose looking back it was sort of funny -- a room full of adults screaming about a cockroach. But it was very traumatic at the time.
I went to the mall as planned, but as I walked around the pharmacy looking for antibacterial wipes to clean my leg, I decided that what I really needed was a shower.
So I went home.
So much for a focused, efficient work day at the mall.
I think I'll watch TV now.