Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Arduous and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

You know that children's book that starts out, "I went to bed with gum in my mouth and I woke up with gum in my hair?"

That's the kind of day today was. The kind of day where I wake up tired and vaguely stressed over work and politics. No real reason for stress either, mind you.

And then I forgot to pack a lunch. So I ate some soup that was leftover from my lunch yesterday. And then at 6:00pm, I realized that I had an appointment after work and I also had forgotten to pack a dinner and also that now if I stopped to get dinner, I'd be late. So, I went without.

I finally came home tonight around 10pm, starving, exhausted, and a totally wreck.

And now I've eaten, and decompressed a little, but I still feel largely like this day has thumped me flat on my back.

And all I want to do is crawl under the covers and go to bed, but predictably, I have stuff that needs doing. Ah well.

4 comments:

Chile said...

I hate those days. Here's hoping today is much better!

Oh, one thought. Could you keep some food in your pack or purse all the time for just such an emergency? Something like a granola or energy bar, fruit leather, or, for the really desperate days, chocolate-covered espresso beans?

ScienceMama said...

Sorry you had a sucky day, Arduous! If I were in LA, I'd take you out for a beer.

What are you doing in two weeks? ;)

Cindy said...

I pulled an Alexander day also (one of my children's favorite books). First my dog got sprayed by a skunk (so my house smells so). Then a friend called to tell me that she put her dog down (had her for 10 years) because she bit her toddler (bad in every way). My pre-schooler school called to tell me that my 3-year old had a huge fall (not quite ER bad). Finally my contract work is hitting a serious snag. And it is only 4:30 in the afternoon.

And I am worried that my candidate isn't going to make it.

But tomorrow will be another day! Everyday is potentially a great day! Even in Australia.

EcoGeoFemme said...

wow, that sounds suckful. I hope today was better.

It took me three full hours to get home tonight. F'ing snow.