June 08, 2006

Thursday Thirteen: Tomorrow Will Be Better

So it started off bad and then just stayed in the groove. My Thursday, that is.

1) Lousy night's sleep because I bought cough medicine on the way home which I then could not find at bedtime (NOT Wednesday, late enough that it was actually Thursday), which sent me on an obsessive recursive tear through our not very large house, how can I lose something that I JUST got, I've checked everywhere, maybe set it down in the bathroom, or the kid's room, or...? What the *!@$?!! (Finally found it in the car. About half an hour later. My poor partner.)

2) I absentmindedly let the kid use a Sharpie marker in the kitchen.

3) Nothing gets Sharpie marker off the kitchen table.

4) Kept feeling like the newscasters were trying to get me to do a little rah-rah cheer over the death of al-Zarqawi. Not my style.

5) Used up my emergency stash of OB's. 'Nuff said.

6) Database into which colleagues will be putting essential end-of-year comments acting glitchy. Discovered at the last minute because that's when people do things.

7) My kid started and ended his day by being taunted by some little mini-creep at his school.

8) My allergy-induced non-productive cough continues to drive me (and everyone around me, I'm sure) insane. Can't possibly be TB, right?

9) Productivity at work pretty much went down to zero, what with the sleep deprivation, database issues, and constant coughing laced with fevered hypochondriacal worst-case-scenario imaginings.

10) Heartsick about Sassafras Mama and her family.

11) Second day of not hearing back from the one person I DID remember to call at work.

12) Left my housekeys in the car while accompanying D home from school on foot, so had to pathetically hang out on the front lawns of neighbors until I could be rescued.

13) More rain. Coat's in the car, too.

Foolproof prediction: tomorrow will be better!

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jaxter said...

Ummmmm, permanent marker? oooohhhh, NICE! If the table isn’t wood with a finish use nail polish remover, it should come right off. If it is wood, well you have some refinishing ahead of you, sorry. A good summer project?

Ardice said...

Sorry you've had a rough day. I'm with you on #4, not my style either. I've been through the sharpie mess too. I hope you get to feeling better.

My list is up. Take care of yourself.

Karen said...

ick... all around. Pet peeve- I'm the only girl in my house, you'd THINK I could remember to buy myself tampons, yes???? it's like I'm 16 or something! hope today is better! I can hardly get internet, so haven't been able to play 13...

sugarnspice said...

ohhh marker on the table - not nice at all! I hope today is a better day for you!!!

Shelley said...

Thanks for your sympathy and support, everyone. Ardice, for some weird reason I'm getting a permission error message when I try to access your site... will try again later to see your list.

Nancy said...

I am so not feeling the happy dance on #4. Hopefully today (sat) is better. AND SUNNY where you live. Happy weekend. It just has to be better 'cuz it's the weekend.

Norma said...

You're right--it was really a Thursday for the books.

My TT and MM are up.

Shelley said...

Thanks, Norma, had a much better weekend...

But couldn't find your most recent TT so that I can put up a permalink... help!

Stacy said...

Thanks for including me on your list. I'm pretty heartsick, myself and having someone to help carry the load really, really helps.