Annoying the crap out of me?
Last week I had to write an almost $2,000.00 check to my dentist. You’d think he’d be happy to have earned such a windfall, but instead, he kind of yelled at me.
He said that it was all due to stress and that I need to find a way to relax. I would have to agree. And, of course, I’m stressed because I had to write a $2,000.00 check to the dentist! $2,000.00 is a lot of Bon Jovi tickets!
The problem is that I just can’t seem to find anything that works! It seems like every time I try to do something, it’s getting interrupted by the very annoyances I’m trying to escape!
I declared this past Sunday to be “my day”. I wasn’t going to do anything except things that I liked to do.. listen to music, play my keyboard, write, read, nap and eat chocolate licorice. That's right. A whole pound of it!
I didn’t expect a whole day, but maybe an hour? I don’t think that’s asking too much.
Did the world even give me an hour? No. One daughter awoke with broken blood vessels in her eye which looked so God awful frightening that I took her to the ER. My favorite ER doctor (that ought to tell you something right there), Dr. Becky, said it just looks gross but not to worry.
On our trip back home, I got a call from another daughter who was at work. She hurt her knee and would need a trip to the ER, a knee brace and some crutches, but she’ll be fine.
That is three out of four kids that have been on crutches since January of this year. At least I’ll have an interesting theme for my end of year scrapbook, right? I can decorate it with band-aids or something. Cheaper than stickers from the scrapbook store!
Dr. Becky laughed when we got back to the ER. I didn’t think it was funny at all.
Yesterday, everyone I came in contact with seemed wild and cranky. Which, of course, made me wild and cranky.
I was so stressed out that the hubby and I decided to forego an hour’s sleep just to hang outside, talk and hangout for a while. It’s been so nice and since I’ve been driving around in a stinky minivan, we thought the fresh air and some time spent together would do us both some good in the mood improvement department.
The minute we had our butts planted in the chairs, one of his friggin’ servers at work went out causing a slew of phone calls and text messages that he had to answer because he’s on call 24 freakin’ hours a day! He had to spend more than our alloted hour fixing, rebooting and straightening everything out.
And he’s got a big upgrade to do this weekend, so he’ll be working and there won’t be any time for downtime.
When I can’t find the humor and irony in things, I know headed for trouble. I have got to find a way to kick Murphy and his laws out of my house, but I don’t even know where to start.
Maybe a list is in order! One thing at a time. Any other suggestions?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Annoying the crap out of me?