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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today is one of those days where nothing I do seems to go right. Ever have one of those?? I swear they never seem to end. Like the movie Groundhog Day. Over and over again.

It started off semi fine. I got up, went to let the dog out, then saw the little brown ants marching happily on the kitchen counter. Ok, there were only 3 ants, but that’s 3 too many! I hate ants. But not as much as I hate spiders, that’s a different story though. Killed the little suckers, cleaned off the counter and then started breakfast for hubby. So far so good. At the same time, I decided a nice pot roast with carrots and potatoes would be good for dinner. Out came the crock pot. In went the ingredients and off came the knob in my hand when I turned it on. Not good.

I studied the crock pot for a moment, studied the knob in my hand, and then attempted to put it back on. It went begrudgingly. And four hours later, it seems to be working fine, except the right side of the crock is definitely warmer than the left. Ok, so I’ll stir a lot while it’s cooking to evenly distribute everything.

Then after a quick run to the bank I came home to find the cat left me two lovely, disgusting hairball presents on the family room floor. Why is it animals cannot vomit on linoleum? It’s a must they find the carpet and do their dirty work there. Out came the carpet cleaner and the rags. Once that was done, I had to spot clean various areas of the bedroom carpet where the dog’s not so pretty tumor has been oozing from her chest on to my carpet. Ok, that’s done as well. And those of you who know me, know I had surgery a little over a week ago. So crawling around on the carpet is not the easiest thing for me to do right now.

Now, I’m in my office trying to figure out if there is anything left to salvage of today. So far, it’s not looking good. I have a half finished AIF sitting in front of me for my next novella, a stack of envelopes all addressed and awaiting entry forms for the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award for next year, and a pile of papers I would rather drop in the trash can than deal with right now.
This is my last year on the board and running the contest. It’s been a nice long run. A combined 11 years on the board and 7 years running the contest, so I think it’s time I get to sit back in the crowd, drink my pop and heckle the new board. Hey, it’s what they do to us, the current board (G). And I’m rethinking my goals for the year. We’re coming up on the halfway point and I haven’t made nearly as much progress as I would have liked to. I excelled in some areas and am lagging behind in others. So a little readjustment on my part is necessary.

So whatever you are doing today, good or bad, fun or frenzied, I wish you a Happy Sunday. Till next week.


Caffey said...

Hi Patti and all! I didn't get on yesterday much. My hubby was in that 'organizing mood' so we doing as much as I could. Exhausting! I didn't get to read until it was time to sleep and I couldn't stay awake! LOL. I've had those days where nothing went right, those are worse than this one where someone wants to do alot when I don't want to, LOL. I hope your week is good!

Lynn said...

Looks like a wonderful thing to do to me...heckle I mean...LOL!

Working with writing groups, while it can be rewarding, is hard and sometimes you have to move on for yourself.

As far as the other things, that seems to me like a typical day here at my house. I can so relate. LOL!


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