Random musings and activities of a 30 something mom, potential sprint triathlete, vegetarian, dog and cat owner, and a evolving urban homesteader just trying to do the right thing in life for my daughter and the world around us. If the blog seems random, it's because life is and hits us all at 100mph.
Friday, April 21, 2006

PostHeaderIcon My Series of Unfortunate Events......

originally posted on myspace.com April 21, 2006

While reading this, you may want to refrain from drinking anything as it might it up on your monitor.

OK, it all started Thursday with a employee ripping my ass over what I determined to be a lot of ego problems he's having and with his lack of success, but I'll go into that at a later time. His 40 minute rant obviously made him feel better. And really, what 40-year-old man wants a 29-year-old-woman (despite the fact I've been trading 8.5 years) to "manage" him????

I went home that night with a migraine thinking I could sleep the day off.


My step-dad went into the hospital that night with severe dehydration and bronchitis (he has emphysema to begin with). I got about an hour of sleep at that night.

** migraine plus lack of sleep **

At 8am I am supposed to address " **unnamed employee** Concerns" but I chose not to because of lack of sleep. Now I am accused of avoiding issues. Well, I am not a happy person when I don't get my sleep and you know the saying.... "if you can't say something nice....."

At 11am I go to the Johnson County Courthouse to take care of an issue.... so I went and lost (long story short).

**sniffle sniffle**

I'm sitting on the square trying not to cry. I need to hurry and get out of Olathe so I can stop in and see how my step-dad was doing at Shawnee Mission Hospital...... and as I back out........

what the **Crash**???

Yes, I hit another car who was also backing out on the square. Luckily, damage was minor (my rear panel has a slight dent). Of course 1/2 of the Sheriffs Department was having lunch at the coffee shop on the square and had to come running out to inspect.

** crying **
** wondering how much my deductible is **

As determined by the 7 unformed Sheriffs standing there...... no report was necessary and we exchanged business cards

** wiping brow **
**crying harder than before (which makes me look like an ass) **

As I back away.... call my brother and he starts laughing his ass off and asks how much worse can your day get???

** feeling optimistic that the worst is behind me **
****** Murphey is laughing, but I can't hear him********

Go back to work and have to deal with angry employee who is giving me the cold shoulder.... WTF?

Day is almost over, the end is in sight. I have to go to my church class and frankly, I'm looking forward to seeing the other 9 people, they are a great group.

While driving to class I'm talking to a friend on the phone and Abby is in the backseat and suddenly yells out, "I think I'm going to puke". Either I or the person I'm talking to hangs up because, TRUST ME, you do not want to ignore a 4yo who says that.

We pull over and talk and she feels better, so we continue to church. As we are getting out of the car.....

** spirits lifting as I look forward to spending the next 2 hours with my small group **

......she gives me a weird looks and PUKES all down the DRVIERS seat. And then she started crying and pukes again.

** instantly breaks out laughing and reassuring her everything is ok ** (seriously at this point, THAT was the classic ending, not the car wreck)

I call her dad to come get her and bring me some towels and basically the rest of the evening was uneventful. After he picked her up and I cleaned up my car, went to class and was able to get 5 hours of sleep last night.

** still a little edgy from lack of sleep **

Today.... I believe the reign of Murphey is over. But I refused to say that outloud.

So, that really has to be the worst 24hour period of the last 6 months at least.

** laughing as I write this because my poor writing skills can not convey how bad of a day this was and the range of emotions I experienced**

So, next time your day is bad, bookmark this, come back and read it and realize that while my day COULD HAVE been worse, certainly, this ranks in the top 10 worst 24 hour periods of my life.

Have a great day.

Moral of the story : Do not tempt Murphey, he has a wicked sense of humor.


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