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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

I hated that book, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. The small stuff is what causes all the problems!

So many small, but annoying, things have happened recently. It leads to stress and feeling overwhelmed.

On Monday, Loki threw up in my car. It meant a $60 seat cleaning (trust had to be done professionally) taking up my Saturday morning, pre-cleaning (outside of work hours, anyway), driving to backup sitter twice on Monday (drop off and pickup), extra laundry, and arriving late at work on my first day back from vacation.

On Tuesday, I threw up. No work for me, meaning the vacation backload is overwhleming.

Tuesday night, the mocriwave died, costing $120 bucks and Wednesday night at Walmart buying a new one. Oh, and we ate out Wednesday night, because we had no microwave and had to leave the house.

Thursday, an emergency came up at work and I was required to work overtime, even though I had to pick up Loki from daycare in 10 minutes and babysit for my sister, who was waiting at my house.

Friday, I got lost in downtown in heels and a black suit with no car (don't ask), ran late to a meeting because of it, and then found out the meeting was hours longer than expected and had to miss another important meeting.

Saturday, I spilled coffee all over a brand new $26 library book. Neither of my kids would eat the lunch I prepared (crackers and bananas and peanut butter for dipping...why the heck won't they eat that???) and my friend had a sick kid, so our coffee shop date was cut (understandably) short.

Oh, and now we have a broken microwave and a broken tv (from last month) complete with the accompanying electronic equipment and huge furniture to somehow throw out. Sigh.

See, it is the small stuff that sucks.



Unknown said...

This is actually pretty interesting and entertaining. I'm impressed that you have the motivation to blog regularly! Thanks!

Krumpledwhiskers said...

Hugs you you. That is about all I can say. Weeks like that happen and they are a real test to sanity. I'm glad you managed to stay sane. I'm not sure I would.

Erica said...

crackers and bananas with peanut butter for dipping... AWESOME!! I laughed out loud. :)I remember sitting in a drive thru after a MAJOR traffic jam that had lasted hours. I was on my way out of town and had just read "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff." I thought I had grasped the concept when I convinced myself that "I was very LUCKY that I wasn't SO F'ING STUPID that I HAD TO WORK AT A DRIVE THRU AND PISSPEOPLEOFFONAREGULARBASIS...AAAAHHHH!!!!!!" Yeah, I didn't really grasp the conecpt at the time.