Monday, June 22, 2009

A long day...

Today seemed to be one of those days where I was feeling more stressed out than I should have. It was probably just an accumulation of little stressors that added up to me feeling frazzled. The boy took a short nap, awaking while I was still finishing my afternoon treadmill run, I was trying to get someone to come treat the basement carpet that had gotten some water seepage from a big storm last weekend, and I was dreading going on my afternoon stroller walk as I knew it was going to be really hot. 

Unfortunately, I completely forgot I had taken my debit card out of my wallet and therefore I didn't have it when I got to the grocery store checkout line today. So I had to look like a dummy who couldn't pay for my stuff and get them to dump out my bags (since I was using my own reusable bags) and slink out of the store. Then, once I got home, I had to scoop my sweaty kid out of his stroller and deposit him straight into the car seat, then the shopping cart, and get all my groceries AGAIN (this time actually HAVING my debit card). I just felt so stupid that I had to go shopping for the same stuff twice in one day. I was hoping not to see the girl who had checked me out the first time, and although I was happy not to see her as I chose a line, she ended up bagging my order. And she recognized me!! Argh!

No sooner had I returned home, but I was met by my returning husband, and a few minutes later, the guy arrived to clean our carpets. Not a moment too soon, as they were starting to smell musty down there, ew. Okay, complaining hours are over.

I will post my weekly Poetry Challenge tomorrow. Tonight or tomorrow morning is your last chance to post a cinquain for last week's challenge! Pony up, folks!!

Haiku News

Jon, Kate separate;
would this happen anyway,
or is show to blame?

Metro trains collide,
six die in twisted metal.
Cause unknown for now.

HIV babies
born 20+ years ago
now counsel others.

6 comments:

Muser said...

Glad you made it through the day. I'll look for the poetry-challenge tomorrow.

Minerva said...

It would be my honor for you to join our little experiment, Muser. :)

Anonymous said...

In re Jon and Kate,
Apportioning of the blame
Is the hot topic.
___________

Here's hoping that tomorrow will be a better day for you.

Minerva said...

Anonymous,
yes, that is what I am hearing. Thanks for the well wishes, so far it has been infinitely less infuriating.

Anonymous said...

Ooops. I shoulda oughta said....

cicely

(aka Anonymous)

Minerva said...

I suspected that was you, Cicely. but I didn't want to assume. You know what happens when people assume. :)