Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Completely Craptastic Day!

I think I summed up my Wednesday quite nicely when I said to my friend, "It's such an awful day, I might as well clean the toilet."

It didn't start out well. Upon awakening I realized that I had GERD-ed (see GERD Girl Guide for clarification) overnight which means two more weeks of Prilosec. Not only was my stomach a mess, but I also had a grotesquely encrusted nose from oozing snot all night due to my lingering cold.

Mid-morning, I took a break from doing the taxes (stressful) to toss in some laundry (boring). While the clothes were in the dryer, I hopped online to find a cheap flight to Minneapolis for an upcoming gig. I had found a good fare two days earlier but was furious when I realized my booking delay was going to cost us an extra hundred bucks (frustrating).

My ticket purchasing took longer than I expected (damn online forms!) so I was ten minutes late taking out my clothes. Crazy Neighbor Number Two was waiting for me in the public laundry area. She lectured me. I can't tell you how much I did not want to be reprimanded by Crazy Neighbor Number Two. After telling me repeatedly that she almost knocked on my door to inform me of the laundry situation (how does she know my apartment number? she lives on a different floor. creepy!), she couldn't decide if she would rather gossip about Crazy Neighbor Number One or complain about her Fibromyalgia. I left quickly behind a pile of clothes.

By mid-afternoon, I wondered if it was too early to have a glass of wine.

Then we got news that my 91-year-old mother-in-law was in the hospital having her leg removed.

Crap, crap and more crap.

And I never did get around to cleaning the toilet.

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