Perspective

Today was a complete mess of a day.

I couldn’t get to sleep until about 2 a.m. last night, so I wasn’t entirely well-rested upon awakening. My “good morning” text from my husband was accompanied by the news that the union has finally decided that it will be taking more taxes out of his check to cover healthcare costs (shocking, right?). I had to hurriedly redo all the spacing and make other corrections to our meeting program before the printer came to pick up the project at one (all while starving, cuz I’m always hungry when I haven’t slept much the previous night). Then I had to sit through our government audit exit interview where we were advised that we needed to completely redo our whole accounting system for this one little contract that makes up maybe a half a percentage of our income (literally, we’ve spent twice as much time working on audits over the past year than we have on the actual project – totally insane).

Whew! Off work, headed to pick up a 5:30 meeting, then home to relax all night. I’m now highly caffeinated and under hydrated, so I’m dealing with all sorts of fun, resulting side effects. I get into the meeting and realize I haven’t dropped off that prescription… and crap, where is it? Dig through my purse all during “How it works,” breathe a sigh of relief, then try to sit still while I’m all bouncing off the walls. Looked like an ass walking out before the meeting was over, but needed to get that scrip filled before the pharmacy closed. THEN I held up the checkout line at Sam’s for about 20 minutes waiting on hold with my bank to figure out why my card is declining when I’ve got plenty of money in the account. I’m hot, sweaty & frustrated… but still somehow totally cool.

While I certainly don’t need a repeat of a day like this, I’m actually very peaceful right now. And I never got overwhelmed today. I’m not saying I behaved perfectly, but I don’t remember cussing out one single person. I didn’t throw or break anything. I don’t even remember feeling angry at all today. In fact, I kept pretty calm through everything.

You see, today I rolled over and slept a couple extra minutes because work isn’t real stringent on getting to work on time (which is soooo awesome for someone like me). My husband sent me a text, just like every morning which said, “Good morning, love.” The program went to the printer looking a heck of a lot better than the last couple of meetings. Knock on wood, but I am DONE with stupid auditors for at least a little while. I got to a great meeting that reminded me that even baby steps propel me forward. I got the scrip filled, picked up some needed items and didn’t have to worry whether I would have enough money to cover not just everything I needed, but a few things I wanted. And I finally got to just relax at home – take a bath, flush the caffeine out of my system and diddle around on the internet.

Today was awesome!

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” – Sir John Lubbock

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