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.
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?