This is not a good day to get involved in financial dealings that involve other people. Your kiddo may make a good case for why you should underwrite their gift buying. But make sure you're not left footing the bill when they default on the loan!
Use your creative energy to find your way out of today's difficult situation. Things may get a little better on their own, but it's really up to you and your active imagination. Work it!
National Pastry Day coincides with you wanting to eat more greens. Maybe you could compromise and get a wedge of delicious spanakopita for lunch -- after all, the combination of spinach, garlic and phyllo does fall within the definition of pastry!
Every now and then you just need to break the rules, but if your workplace has a dress code, bend them gently instead of going for broke. Fishnets under a long skirt lets you secretly rebel, and no one's the wiser.