August 16, 2004

Constructively Ignoring What I Can't Change Today

If you are looking for me today, you will find me at my desk, busy at constructively ignoring what I cannot change today. I begin my appointed task very tired because the boy child gave us an unusually bad night (my poor wife is a wreck) so I am forced to ignore the fact that:

* I forgot to brush my teeth this morning (spare toothbrush at office, whew)

* I almost forgot to shave but I forced myself to remember deodorant

* I left the house without my glasses (but found old spare pair in desk! Yay!)

* I left house without an umbrella but returned to retrieve one (it was raining and that helped remind me) and,

* I ran the rusty tip of the umbrella along the side of my formerly clean pants, unintentionally, but leaving a streak of rust along the left outside knee.

It is only 8:50. I believe that I will face, with fortitude, the rest of the day's little surprises. And if not, I will, nobly and with great dignity, close my office door and weep quietly.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 16, 2004 08:52 AM

Or close the office door and take a nap!

Naps rule. Yet another thing that is wasted on the young.

Posted by: Jim at August 16, 2004 09:15 AM

I am now humming the Carpenter's tune, "Rainy Days and Mondays." I will spare you though.

Weeping, napping, whatever gets you through. It's all going to be OK R.P.

Hang in there...{{{ Hugz}}}

Posted by: Wicked H at August 16, 2004 09:23 AM

Hang in there, RP! This too shall pass (albeit in 5-15 years). Also, I commend you for the tremendous foresight to have not only a toothbrush but also a spare pair of glasses in your office.

Posted by: GrammarQueen at August 16, 2004 09:41 AM

i am thinking - bail.
just head back under the covers...

of course a little thing - could turn it all around

a perfect banana - worked for me this morning...

(and hon...ouch on the teeth brushing...and phew on the spare toothpaste)

Posted by: kbear at August 16, 2004 09:55 AM

*cuddles and comforts* I hate days like those. But like most everything bad, you just have to keep reminding yourself that this too shall pass.

Posted by: Holly at August 16, 2004 10:00 AM

Why don't you keep a nice fuzzy blanket in your desk? Then you can have a catnap.

Posted by: Hannah at August 16, 2004 10:28 AM

I've got some candies to share if that helps?

Posted by: Mia at August 16, 2004 01:14 PM

Found a better solution to crying in my office! I got to go to Court on an emergency application and have a good old fashioned fight! Gets the blood up, don't you know.

Thanks for all the advice and the nice wishes and offers of candy, and such!

Posted by: RP at August 16, 2004 04:48 PM

I usually do these things as a matter of course. After the first time you learn to accept it.

Posted by: Simon at August 16, 2004 08:47 PM
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