What comes down must go up: moody blues

Yesterday was a horrible day. Just plain horrible and it got worse as the day progressed. I lost some crucial things I needed, including debit cards and health insurance (they turned up eventually) and ultimately I ended up making the family dinner, and went to bed at 6.

6 pm.

So sue me.

I took a book I bought for my Switzerland trip that I’m having fun reading and read several more chapters. It’s called The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth and it’s basically drama in a residential neighbourhood. Fun! Easy summer reading and was exactly perfect for my ill-mannered mood.

Earlier in the day I puttered and cleaned up and tried to find my missing cards by tearing apart things that didn’t need tearing apart so eventually I just sat on the couch and surfed the blogs I follow. Some of the posts helped screw my head back on straight, even temporarily. Who said blogging is dead? It was great to be distracted for a bit.

There’s this post over at BrazenShe who made me forget my woe is me mentality for a moment, and Laura Lippman’s post Whole 60 over at Longreads that paused me to think outside my turmoil for a while as well. Jonathan posted a really awful joke (his words, but I do agree…hah) that of course I didn’t get (and still don’t) having something to do with bananas and grammar…but it put a smile on my face for about 13 seconds so there’s that.

Today is a new day. Given how early I went to bed last night it’s no surprise I’m up at 5 this morning. But that’s ok. I had to fix the a/c (someone had it set way too low, so I adjusted the auto thingy to making it less cold, it’s not winter anymore for effs sake) and then I made coffee before logging into my computer.

Coffee, silence, solitude and a pleasant summer atmosphere void of humidity is where it’s at for me today.

Later, we’re going to drive to my parents’ place to drop off a bunch of presents from Switzerland, have lunch, and a visit. The piggies, Oreo and Nugget, are coming home again, much to my girl child’s delight, which means I probably need to go out and buy some groceries that includes veggies so they won’t starve to death.

It’s hump day today! How are you managing your summer month of July?

18 thoughts on “What comes down must go up: moody blues

  1. Seeing this on Thursday, so hopefully your day is going well so far. I am going to check out the Laura Lippmann piece next. I attended a writing conference where she was one of the mentors. She’s very entertaining in person.

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  2. Glad you found the necessary cards. That could have been really, really bad. As to the disappearing act, there’s certainly no need to feel an explanation is needed. We’ve probably all been there and if your family doesn’t get it, then let them wonder!

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  3. Sometimes I nap at 6 P.M. . It is only a short nap, usually until 6 A.M., with one intermittent break about 2 A.M. Not a voluntary break, I might add. When we get up early, it works for us because we can walk our dog before all the folks with Cujo hit the streets. We call them “doggy diversions” because they make us change our chosen walk path as to avoid getting to close. When the animal outweighs the walker by 30 pounds, we do not trust they can control it as well as they think. We have a pug, and a pug to some of these velociraptor (sp?) dogs is just a breakfast.

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    1. Yeah. Dog ownership is a bigger responsibility than many people think, especially with the larger breeds. I have personal experience with this. πŸ™‚


  4. Glad you found all of your cards. That’s always disheveling when that happens. Can easily ruin a whole day. I’m for going to bed at 6. We are on summer hours, which means we work M-Th for about 40 hours and then we get Friday’s off. It’s good and bad. I like three day weekends, but I’m exhausted by Friday. I’ve also been coming in super early (6:30am) so I can leave at after 4pm – and that makes the commute more enjoyable. It’s hot here. I think the index is over 100 this week. Still, like you, I’m not a fan of freezing. I think as I age, I’ve taken new love for Autumn and Spring.

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    1. I used to commute earlier too to avoid all the rushhour gridlock. I get it. πŸ™‚

      Yes, certainly my day felt like it was ruined since losing the cards sent me into a tailspin panick. Sigh.

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  5. Wow, you had a day! Even temporary misplacement of my wallet is enough to send me into a tailspin of panic. Like, my whole life is in there. If I lose my wallet, do I even exist anymore? (((Hugs)))

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  6. Wishing you a happy hump day! It’s mid winter here in Australian so I’m jealous of your warmth πŸ™‚ . I’ve just read that book and enjoyed it. Another good one of hers is The Mother in law which I read first.

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