Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Craptastic Kind of Day

Today has just been a craptastic kind of day.  Honestly at this point, all that's getting me through is the thought that Kate Spade is delivering something to my door in the next day or two via UPS.  Hey- don't judge.  Sometimes you've just got to grab onto the little things to get by.

Today is my marathon school day.  On the upside, once I make it past Tuesday, I'm on the downhill slide.  But today is Tuesday, so I had a 7 a.m. class and I have a 7 p.m. class. 

Here's my craptastic day run-down:

I was already having that, trouble going to sleep because you know your alarm is going to go off at 5:40 a.m. kind of night.  Then at 4:10, the dang electricity flashed off.  Long enough for everything in the house to beep and my answering machine to talk to me just to make sure I was awake, alert and scared half to death. 

Class went fine.  It was my dual credit class (aka: all high school kids).  I've never seen so many confused kids in my life.  They didn't know where they were going, what they were doing, etc.  I was basically a tour guide from 6:40-7:00 a.m.  And are you ready for this?  They were in 2nd grade when 9/11 happened!  Hello, I'm old, nice to meet you.

I ran home from class because I was suppose to have electricians coming to install a chandelier in my bathroom.  I have had it scheduled for over two weeks and called to confirm with them yesterday.  They didn't come and didn't come and didn't come.  So I called.  They said I was scheduled for Thursday.  Huh?  Well, so glad I blocked off a large portion of my day for nothing.  Also no answer for why they confirmed yesterday.  UGH!

But the worst part of the day came when I had to go to a funeral of a former colleague and friend.  42 years old with a wife and 4 (almost 5) year old daughter.  There isn't anything right about that situation.

So that is what truly made my day craptastic.  Thinking about that family that's left without the man in their life.  Seeing that little girl in her pink dress and knowing that she was the apple of her daddy's eye and that she doesn't get to enjoy him for more than 58 months of her life.  Things like that put all the little frustrations in life (lack of sleep, too much work, no-show electricians) into perspective. 

All the cliche's are true: 
~Live each day to the fullest
~love those around you
~don't sweat the small stuff
~be positive and have faith (a funny story that was told at the funeral was that every single year Jeff proclaimed that he truly believed his Texas Aggies had a chance of winning National Championship each and every year in football, and if that isn't a positive outlook, I don't know what is!)


Mom said...

Sorry you had a bad day. It must be running in the family....my day was craptastic, too! Love ya.

Legally Lovely said...

So sorry to hear that you had a bad day. Hopefully you have a few wonderful days to balance it out. Look forward to that Kate Spade package. (I know I would!)

Emily said...

I'll definitely send some positive thoughts and prayers your way!!! Hopefully the Kate Spade package brings a little bit of happiness, and that chandlier being hung tomorrow will definitely bring some sparkle. oxo

Ann said...

Sorry it was such a hard day. Especially sorry about your friend. So very sad!!


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