Some Days It Doesn’t Pay To Get Out Of Bed…

Don’t you just hate it when life turns nasty, and all of the cards in the deck seem to be stacked against you?  I know we all have those moments, when we say to ourselves, “What next?”  Lately, more of my days seem to be like that, than normal. 

Take this morning, for instance.  Normally, I wake up early, and can’t go back to sleep.  I roll around in bed, and despite my best efforts, I can’t sleep.  This morning I was sleepy, but, of course,  I had things to do so I had to get up!

I needed to go to town to run a couple of errands.  This did not make me happy, because it meant that I had to iron clothes to wear and put on makeup!  Two of my most unfavorite things to do! (can you tell I’ve become a frumpy housewife?)

An hour after getting up, I was dressed and ready to go.  First stop, the bank–to make a deposit.  I notice that I’m running low on deposit slips, so I ask the teller if she will give me two or three blank ones.  She says that “she’ll have to imprint them with my name and account number and that will be ten cents each…would I like to order a package of them?”  I tell her “No”, and drive away without any deposit slips.  What irritates me so much is knowing that I can go to another branch of this same bank, and get all of the deposit slips that I want–for free, but this girl wants to charge me ten cents.  Grrrr….

After the bank, the next stop was the post office.  Thankfully, I conducted my business there without incident, except for dealing with the weird, chatty, postal clerk.  Last stop, to the store for a loaf of bread.  Guess what?!  The bread truck hadn’t arrived yet, and they were out of my brand of bread!  In fact, they were out of most brands of bread!  Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be an “early bird”!

I’m back home now–with no deposit slips and no bread.  I just received a phone call which was more bad news.  I can’t discuss the content of the call, but trust me–it wasn’t good!  Lately, almost every day has been like this–full of drama and bad news.

Like I said, “some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed”.  I think I feel an afternoon nap coming on!

Published in: on June 2, 2011 at 11:35 am  Comments (6)  
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Random Things…Photos, Pets, Cuts, Etc.

On Saturday, Brad and Jennifer traveled to Savannah to have some engagement photographs taken.  Historic Savannah has some beautiful outdoor scenery in and around the “squares”.  The photographer is a friend of Jennifer’s, and has shared a few photos with her already.  There will be around 300 photos when all are edited.  I’ve “borrowed” one from Jennifer’s Facebook page to share…

Only seventy-four more days until the wedding.  Time is passing quickly.  A bridal shower is being planned, and Ed’s pool room is strewn with silk flowers, napkins, dinnerware, and candles…I’m already preparing the centerpieces for the rehearsal dinner. I have to get things done when I feel like doing them.  I learned a long time ago, not to put things off because there are good days, and there are bad days.

Speaking of good days, believe it or not, I had another doctor’s appointment yesterday, and it was a good experience for a change!  I met my new primary care physician for the first time.  I’ve been seeing the physician’s assistant, so  I’d never seen the actual doctor before. I was pleasantly surprised!  He was kind, helpful, and caring.  He didn’t make me wait long, and I didn’t feel rushed when it was my turn.  I found it interesting that all of the doctor’s exam rooms are decorated with artwork made by his children, and a weekly bible verse is written on a dry erase board in each room.  A large plaque beside the exam table proclaims “Always Tell The Truth…then you don’t have to remember anything”.  Good advice, don’t you think?  I really think I’m going to like this doctor… 

After a lengthy ordeal of trying to get a kennel,  Jennifer has brought her bulldog over to Brad’s house to live.  She and Brad brought “Newbie” over to see us on Friday. We live in a fairly isolated area, and other dogs don’t ever come around.  It was hilarious to watch our old hound, Ethan, strutting around when he saw another dog!  He hasn’t moved so much in years!!!  I think Ethan could grow to like Newbie, but she wasn’t feeling the love!  The following day, Newbie wasn’t feeling the love again, when a snake crawled into the kennel with her!  She barked and caused a commotion until somebody came to help her!  Unfortunately, the snake got away.

We had some family drama on Sunday night when my son-in-law was taking his daughter to bed.  Nobody realized that a small ceramic shoe had fallen from a shelf on the wall, and broken–until my son-in-law stepped on a piece of it!  He cut a pretty good gash on the instep of his foot, and ended up going to the doctor yesterday.  In fact, he and I were at the doctor at about the same time!  No stitches required, fortunately, since the cut was long, but not very deep.  Thank goodness for that!

That will do it for this edition of randomness…my brain is just not being cooperative today.  Have a great day, and if you feel like having some fun, hop on Tuesday’s Train!

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Published in: on April 12, 2011 at 10:53 am  Comments (11)  
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