Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Murphy's Law Morning

I have been awake for less than 5 hours today. And already, the following "glitches" have taken place:

  • Little Brother was most ungracious (not to mention greedy) upon finding out that the Tooth Fairy had left her usual $1 instead of the $5 that some of his classmates get.
  • TheDad informed me that his car HAD to go to the mechanic TODAY because some "your car will explode if you don't go to the mechanic" indicator light had lit up on his dashboard.
  • That meant that I had to commandeer Middle Sister's car and take her to school and force her to (indignity of indignities) ride the bus home today.
  • Little Brother came thisclose to missing HIS bus because he hadn't packed his schoolbag last night, like I'd asked him to.
  • Middle Sister had a pretty empty gas tank.
  • I had to follow TheDad to the car dealership and then he had to take me back home. ALL of this was before I even got a cup of coffee, not to mention breakfast.
  • I thought maybe there would be a diner run on the way back from Hyundai City, but no...(and poor Hubs is first of all not a mind-reader and second of all WAY too busy at work right now so I know there was no time for a diner run. But a girl can dream. Especially when she needs coffee.)
  • Middle Sister started sending me angry texts because the discombobulation of HER morning meant that she'd forgotten some important papers on the coffee table.
  • A piece of the splashguard of my stand mixer detached itself when I was making cookies for Big Brother, who's coming home for dinner tonight.
  • Little Brother's coach emailed the date and time of the CYO basketball playoff game:  smack in the middle of a Tech Week rehearsal for Annie Jr. (I'm dealing with that by praying for snow.)
  • I found a broken zipper pull in the dryer's lint filter. Inspecting the laundry, I discovered that it had come off the Notre Dame hoodie that I JUST got for Christmas.

None of this is "big stuff" but it's the little stuff that really gets to me.

I could really use a reboot here, especially since in just a couple of hours, I have a Secular Franciscans meeting and there will be guests, so I am WAY outside my comfort zone on this one (introvert problems). It's not that the guests aren't welcome--I'm glad they'll be there. But I find it tough enough to conduct a meeting when it's "just us," never mind up to 10 extra people, some of whom are strangers.

And I have to make sure I'm out of that meeting on time to pick up Little Brother and his friend at Chess Club after school.

At the moment, I'm kind of afraid to touch anything or go anywhere! I could really use a double dose of Grace and Dignity right about now.

6 comments:

cjwoodman said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I've been reading and enjoying it for a few weeks now. I know exactly what you mean about needing a re-boot! Since I can't help with that, I will send up some prayers for you. I hope your afternoon goes smoothly and the guests in your meeting are wonderful new friends in the making.

noreen said...

Praying that you receive your double dose of Grace and Dignity stat! Wow, what a morning! I am praying that your afternoon goes better and your meeting is relaxing and enjoyable. I'm like you, I'd be a bit anxious about meetings with newcomers. God bless!

Anna B. said...

praying that Grace and Dignity kicked in asap...

Mimi said...

Hugs.

Denise Hunnell said...

I am a bit late seeing this, but hope grace found you and your day improved.

nicole said...

Well, its a week later. I sure hope things improved. And I am so guilty of the same line of thinking you had with the diner scenario. Knowing it is not really practical, yet getting miffed anyway. I'm so glad I'm not the only one. ;)