Indeed… a day when nothing is exactly going ‘wrong’ but isn’t going according to plan either.
By now I should be at the gym well into my daily trek and perspiring with the extended effort. As it is I’m sitting at home (again) in front of the computer with yet another cup of delicious liquorice tea! Why is this you ask… since I have a competition to win that depends on my getting regular doses of strenuous exercise?
Started off this morning with a 4:30 a.m. rise to get the wife and kids up. Skating lesson on Thursday mornings… got to move. We get there, do the thing, leave for school. As we get there the eldest daughter decides to tell me she’s forgotten her sports gear. Bearing in mind there was a cross country carnival (i.e. race) on today this wasn’t the best thing she could have done.
I drop them off… zoom home to find it… and can’t. I ring the wife, who tells me it *is* in her ‘main’ school bag. I text the daughter and tell her this… also to let me know soon if she needed anything else, trainers perhaps? I sit around looking sour for an hour until I decide she *isn’t* going to ring, text, email, call etc and decide to go to the gym.
As I leave the house I see the celery is wilting as are a few other plants so I need to water them first. An hour later I’m ready to go to the gym.
As I get ready (again) I remember we have nothing for dinner… so go off to the local Aldi to get something… nothing fancy, just another chicken – at least it’s food. I set off home… and then remember the swimming pool is still not working.
Not sure if I mentioned this before but before Easter the outlet from pool to filter became blocked. I called the pool people (Swimart) who came, looked at it, went away, came back went away…. etc. Last Friday they sent round someone who stayed the entire afternoon and basically told me exactly what we already knew… it’s blocked. They now want to charge is $300 for his efforts… hmmm… we’ll discuss that later.
I go in and we have a discussion about the pool…. which I *will* write up later! Suffice it to say I eventually left there intending to go to the gym after getting the food in the fridge and cupboards.
I get out of the car, take out the bags, close the door… on my leg. My leg now has a deep scratch and bruise and is bleeding prettily! 🙂
So… after getting up at 4:30 a.m. intending to be sorted out and in the gym by 9:00 a.m. I find myself at 11:45 a.m. still sitting here grumbling to myself (and you) about nothing in particular.
One ‘good’ thing was that I picked up a cheap camera in Aldi while I was there to act as a standby until I can get a decent one… maybe for my birthday in a few months. It’s a 5 Mega-pixel model and came with a1 Gb SD card, battery charger and rechargeable batteries. Cost $87. The first pic with it being uploaded in a few seconds.
With any luck I’ll soon be able to settle down and create the three sites I’ve been wanting to do for the last week. With any luck I’ll be able to get to the gym and do some exercise. With any luck… I’ll get some luck! 😀
Just to further illuminate the point. As I was driving down towards the guitar tutorial I got a phone call to say the usual teacher wasn’t available today… but we could we take a 4:30 p.m. booking with a different person… or maybe a rain check til Saturday? I said no thanks… just give us a credit from next terms fees. I think I’ve had enough for one day! 🙂