Friday, March 30, 2012

Gone but not forgotten

Last night I got to the point where I had typed a really whole lot on a new post, but I was still writing it and not ready to publish it, and somehow I typed on the wrong button and my computer froze up. Somehow I had copied and pasted my monitor's wallpaper as part of my post which pushed Blogger over the edge. When I was able to get it back, the whole post except for the pic and one letter of the title were gone.

I still remember what I was talking about though, so you still get to read it. At some point, but not today.

First I'm going to whine a little bit. Here's what's wrong with me (and has been wrong with me all month!):
  • It seems like everything lately has been hard.
  • I can't think of anything that's gone smoothly.
  • Hiccups and trouble at every turn.
  • Small things that have bugged me for a while have all of a sudden turned into big things the moment I touch them.
  • Like when I cleared the kids' oh-so-slow-draining bathtub drain of a big and very nasty clump of hair and lint then all of a sudden the tub stopped draining at all. It was then completely stopped up. There are 5 people who use that bathtub every day. It required a trip to the store very late at night to get some drain opener. You know Drano and Liquid Plumber don't really work, right? "Foaming Pipe Snake" sounds awesome, and on TV it looks like it scrubs out all the muck and gunk in the pipes and sends it and all the murky, dirty, disgusting water rushing down the pipes. But it doesn't. How do they get away with that?
  • While I was in there in the kids' bathroom I noticed that the caulk around the kids' bathtub is mildewy again. So I got some Clorox spray that I had that is made especially for that and sprayed it all over. It did absolutely nothing about bleaching out the mildew. So I assumed I hadn't shaken the bottle sufficiently, shook it up some more, and sprayed it again. Waited awhile before going back to check. Nothing.
  • How do these companies get away with charging $4 or 5 or 6 dollars for a bottle of something that doesn't do at all what you specifically buy it for?
  • I've been working hard trying to get some improvements done in our home. They are slowly coming along which is nice. But then three "specialty" light bulbs have burned out in various light fixtures here this week. Each of which required a trip to the store on top of the other trips to get the one thing I didn't have to finish each particular project. I'm still probably at least two trips to Home Depot away from finishing my laundry closet. I'm spending more time driving back and forth to the store than I am actually working on the house.
  • I trip over the pile of supplies and tools in the upstairs hallway at least 10 times a day.
  • In order to put those things away properly I'm going to have to clean out the garage. Which I just dread doing, and haven't had time this week to do anyway.
  • There have many small things like these make me wonder why I even bother trying.

I wonder why these things are bothering me so much. I know that I have much to be thankful for, and that small but aggravating things happen to everybody in life.

Maybe my lucky stars are out of whack or something. Maybe they'll get back in line and I'll have a month where things go smoothly and easily.

Hey! Wouldn't it be awesome if that month started today!

1 comment:

  1. I'd sure like to see the picture up close that came with your non-blog yesterday--of your tiny cutie!