Did not sleep at all last night. Apparently my husband was replaced by Darth Vader in the middle of the night, and no amount of shoulder punches could make it stop. (But he may have some bruises this morning.)
Woke up half an hour early this morning so that I could go into the office early to review some files that I was unexpectedly unable to open from home this weekend. Saw on the news that the highway that makes up 98% of my commute was completely backed up, so decided to forego my early arrival so that traffic could clear.
Was halfway through flat-ironing my hair when my flat iron just stopped working for no apparent reason. So I got to go to work with half frizzy, half straight hair. Made a feeble attempt to pull it pack in such a way that it was not evident to the entire world that I had only straightened half my hair. Don't really think I succeeded.
News said that the earlier problem on the highway was gone. Dropped the girls off, and hopped on the highway only to find myself at a complete standstill. Apparently there were now 2 new problems. Should have just gone in early.
Sat in traffic for an hour before abandoning the highway for a side-street. Sat through a traffic light 5 times, with all of the other highway abandoners. Finally made it through the stoplight and was traveling at a whopping 46 miles an hour for all of 20 seconds.
Got pulled over. Speed limit was 30. Cop took off with my driver's license and when he returned, I tried to plead my case. He said he had already written the ticket and there was no going back.
So I got a speeding ticket with 2 days left on my deferred adjudication for my last ticket. Now I will have to pay both tickets in full. Well, unless I plead not guilty on this one. The cop did say that he wouldn't testify against me. (Ok, so you will get in trouble if you don't give me a ticket, but it's ok to agree not to testify? Sounds fishy to me.)
Finally made it to work 15 minutes late. (So much for my original plan for an early arrival.)
Found out that the court granted my motion to join two new international parties to a case, but denied my motion for continuance. Trial is the second week in June. So I have less than two months to effect service under the Hague Convention and bring the foreign parties in before trial. (Fingers crossed that I don't screw up service.)
Let out an enormous sneeze shortly before lunch. And peed on myself. Yes, carrying two babies at the same time has taken its toll on my bladder. But this has never happened at work before. Note to self: don't try to hold it until lunch every again.
The rest of my day was blessedly uneventful. Thank goodness Monday is almost over.