This morning when I got home from work, the apartment was freezing cold again. Whenever the wind picks up around here, it sucks all the heat right out of the building.
I had to talk to my folks about the possibility of them watching the Sprouts next weekend, since Mr. Barefoot is going to be in the Rochester area for a gig and I work all day Saturday. My Dad came up with the idea of me bringing the Sprouts over to play games and watch movies (and I think mostly to try to keep us warm).
Once Mr. Barefoot headed off to band rehearsal and I had had a short nap, I loaded up the homemade beef barley soup I had made and the kids and headed on over to their place. We ate the soup with buttermilk biscuits, then watched some Star Wars movies and played 5000 (a dice game). It was so fun.
Little Sprout was a pain the whole time, needing a nap and refusing to take one. Big Sprout did really well until she got tired and then lost two games of 5000 to Dad in a row. After just a couple of hours, I had to pack everything and everyone up and take them back home. Some quiet was needed by all.
The only real thing that bothered me was that I am irritable today. I never know if these feelings are from being tired, a side effect of my depression, or from real things irritating me. I don't like being crabby. It isn't fun. Sometimes, though, I have days where every little thing just gets under my skin. I spend so much time taking deep breaths and counting to 10 that I expect there to be an oxygen shortage.
Oh, well. Hopefully after a shower and a full night's sleep I will have a new perspective on things. It was still a good day. I so much enjoy spending time with my family like that.