Some days it does not pay to get out of bed…

Hello Everyone!

Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go in any direction that you think it should?  In fact, the direction it takes is not even one you imagined in the “it could be worse” thoughts – because it is worse than you imagined?

Well, that would be my day today. 

Yep.  Fan-dang-tabulous!

It started off fabulously – the dishwasher was leaking all over the kitchen floor.  Of course, I did not notice this until the floor was more wet than not….

Then, as I am rushing around to meet a friend for lunch – I had sent her a referral that just closed and she called saying she’d like to take me to lunch to talk about a few things…

A warning light should have gone off in my head… I think it may have, but I ignored it. 

Yeah, that was brilliant, huh?

Well anyway – to get back to the rushing around – and remember that water on the floor – yeah. 

Graceful, Thy name is not Kat. 

Add to the list of things to do – Stop at the drug store to get some Aleve….

I am just thankful that I cannot hear dogs and cats laughing – and that they don’t know how to take pictures with my camera – yet. 

Anyways – I get myself ready and head out to lunch and if any of you know Holland, then you know parking spots at the noon hour are a hot commodity.  So, in an effort to not be late, I headed downtown 30 minutes before our meeting time. 

25 minutes later I was parking a dozen or so blocks away from the restaurant and there was no way on earth that I could walk those dozen blocks in five minutes.  But, I am hurrying. 

No, I did not fall.  Thank heavens.

But, I arrived so out of breath, one would have thought I had just run a marathon.  Sweat is pouring off me and I am sure I no longer look like I spent any time getting ready for lunch.  I am just praying that my Secret does not fail me now!

The lunch started out quite nicely – you know, those inane comments that we call small talk… of course conversation eventually came around to what she wanted to talk about and she then hit me with her news – which is not bad news.  She is attending church.  The catch is, she wants to haul me to church with her.  Now, hear me out, gentle reader – don’t blast me for this.  I gently inform her as I listen to her excitement in her newly found faith, that I have a church home.  She presses on, maybe they are giving away prizes for the person who brings the most people on Sunday…. I don’t know.  But, she presses on – asks me where I go, and then informs me that that is not a real church.  Yes, you read that right – not a real church.  Now I want to say something not very nice at this point in time, but I bite my tongue.  She presses onward – boldly.  She asks me when I was saved.  I inwardly take a deep breath and ask for help – LOTS of help.  I share with her, honestly, that I cannot remember a time when I did not believe.  And, I try valiantly to change the conversation from focusing on me, to her sharing her excitement of her new-found faith.  It did not work.  This was the longest lunch I have ever had.  Lunch ended with her inviting me to join her Book Club – so, I did not loose this friend.  For which I am thankful.  But, I am not certain that I want to go to a meeting where she can lambast me about religion either.  FYI – my church that is not a real church – Lutheran. 

Then, as I headed to my next destination – which I should have never done in the mood I was in – but I needed to clear up some things that were hanging, unresolved.  The resolution was not fabulous.  I did some work for some friends and they do not want to pay me cash – they’d prefer to pay me in goods – goods at full price.  I am not sure how that would sit with any of you – but it does not sit well with me – at all. 

So, to avoid any more calamities – I am not heading out anywhere tonight.  No Knit Night.  I am pouring myself a large glass of wine, putting my jammies on, and not tempting fate any more.  I am not running the washing machine – in case that decides to leak too! 

But, it has started raining – does anyone know how to build an ark?????


7 thoughts on “Some days it does not pay to get out of bed…

  1. Hey, we have snow up in the great north… or maybe it is ice. It hear it hitting the windows.

    Oh, I feel your pain. When my brothers and I were kids we would get trapped by my grandpa’s wife. Back in the 70’s we would go camping with them. When we would ride in the car, she would roll up the windows and lock the doors. (I guess she thought we would hurl ourselves out on the interstate.) Then tune the radio to family life radio and sing along with it – LOUD. (Picture the wicked witch of the east singing “How Great Though Art” with her witchy cackle.) My siblings and I were heathen Catholics, she was a bible thumping born again…. we put up with it because we loved our grandpa. Religion is pretty touchy when people can’t tolerate any religion but their own.

    She may calm down after a time period. She is just very happy in her newly found religion. She may eventually ‘live and let live’. If not, avoid the car. 🙂

  2. Sorry to hear it wasn’t your day. But then, that means tomorrow will be so much better! Or at least, somewhat better. OK, anything could be better!

    I am finding my last 2 month’s paycheck is being paid in yarn, which is not a bad thing, but not what I planned on. Oh well, at least I have something to look forward to.

  3. I’m glad you did bite your tongue, or she would have really thought you didn’t go to a real church! Sometimes people get so excited they miss the part about sensitivity and good manners!
    Are you having a better week?

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