Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gonna get around it

So yesterday was one of those days. By 6:30am it was already headed to a bad day. And I was really feeling it.
So around 10:00 I got myself out the door, finally, to use my coupon I got in the mail for a free bag of dog food. I'm trying to get our older dog, Ruby, to change brands for various reasons. Mostly to see if we can't improve her breath. And I wouldn't mind a brand that I could pick up closer to the house.
In addition to stopping at Target to pick up the dog food and grab some groceries (which they ended up being out of half of them forcing me to make another stop this time at Walmart), I decided to stop at Joann's and pick up some fabric I had been wanting that was on sale, and to get some thread for the projects I have cut and waiting to start work on. It must have been mean old lady day though.
My first encounter was while driving through the shopping center and coming to a 4 way stop. This lady was driving like where she was going was closing in 2 minutes, and she had right of way no matter what forcing me to stop in the middle of my turn to keep from hitting her after I had gotten there stopped, started to take off but stopped again to make sure the car speeding in my direction was going to stop. When I saw it slowing I went to make my left turn. I was wrong though, she was only pausing. And gave me one heck of a nasty look while she raced for the area I was headed to park in. Then proceeded to take her time getting out and sloooooowly walk to the store. So I drove around a bit before I parked and sat in my car to try to avoid having to see the woman who just ticked me off and then walked into Joann's too. I then went in and found what I was looking for and a number of other things I like (I did good though and only got one extra cut of fabric than I planned and it was one of the half off ones, and left the 6 other fabrics I wanted for another day).
I then proceeded to the cutting table where I encountered my second mean old lady. She was actually only rude to me by pushing her way into the middle of my spot at the counter to ask a question, but she was super rude with her question to the woman who was cutting my order. With everything else that had happened, it got to me though.
After that I tried to go back to browsing, but all the annoyances were just hanging on me making this trip not so enjoyable. I can normally happily browse the store for an hour or more, but today I decided I had my stuff and it was time to move on.
So I then got my dog food at Target and went on to Walmart to get my few groceries I needed and to pick up my free Redbox rental, which I was thankful for. I was able to get Made of Honor and go home and watch that which did cheer me up.
Unfortunately that did last long. The rest of the day stayed down. And it didn't help that it was a SUPER rough day (and will be the rest of the week) for Larry. And we were both over stressed and not able to handle the other's stress in addition to our own and that from various other things popping up all the way till bed time.
Larry was SUPER sweet though and used his free rental to get Baby Mama for me, which I had been wanting to see. So he sat in the living room watching a movie on cable, and I went and watched that in the bedroom, which helped to perk us both up a little before bed in addition to watching 2 and 1/2 Men together before we decided to go to sleep.
Anyway, I can feel the down mood trying its best to settle on me again today. But I'm not going to let it. I know there's not much to keep Larry from coming home upset for most of the week, so I'm going to keep my spirits up. So today I started the day by enjoying some extra sleep and deciding to just drive Holly in instead of getting up early for the bus. This caused me to miss my work out though, but I did good and FINALLY got to have one on a Monday yesterday. Now I am going to finish up here, jump in the shower. Make sure I have all I need to make stuffed cabbage (been wanting to try this recipe for a while. it's a slower cooker one and actually need almost all day), then get the laundry folded and put away and then spend the afternoon with my sewing machine and books on CD.
So wish me luck that this helps to get past the funk. I think it will though, just typing it all out is helping me already.

1 comment:

Charisse said...

Well, I have talked to you since this horrible day. And I know that things did, indeed, get better. But I am still sorry that you had to endure this yucky day to get where you are now. :-)