TGIT

Thank goodness it’s Tuesday!  Today is the first day in well over a week that I haven’t had something to do or someplace to go.  My calendar last week was completely full and my stress level was high.  I had a progressive dinner to pull off with the YM and YW in our ward, cornbread to make for enrichment night, pumpkin carving with our friends, cleaning for a new mom of twins in the ward, potatoes to take to a funeral….and the list doesn’t end there.  Joseph’s car broke down on the way home from work on Thursday, which just added to the craziness.  Thankfully that happened on his last day of work for the week, giving it time to be fixed before he’d need it again.  Unfortunately, the mechanics were unable to figure out what was wrong with it, so it’s being picked up today (he had to bum a ride in this morning), undiagnosed, and I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t get a call tonight from him needing to be rescued again.  Friday was the annual family costume party with the Z’s, and Saturday was Hee Haw Farms with my family.  Joseph’s birthday was yesterday (and thanks to the car problems, he took the day off) and last night was dinner and bowling with friends to celebrate.  I was so looking forward to today, when there was nothing on the calendar to call me away from my need for a day of laziness. 

Ryan woke up sick in the middle of the night, and when I began to regain consciousness this morning, I was so glad that everyone seemed to be sleeping in (I was much too tired to lift my head to see what time it was).  Imagine my surprise when the doorbell rang at 8:15 this morning, waking us all up.  I was certain that when I opened the door in my jammies, there would be a highway patrolman there to tell me that Joseph and Chris had been in an accident on their way to work this morning.  Who else would be ringing my doorbell so early in the morning?  Oh, yeah.  There was something on my calendar for today.  Doh!  The power company was sending someone out, and I had completely forgotten.  Normally it wouldn’t have been a big deal.  Given that our appointment was sometime between 8-12 this morning, I was expecting that they’d ring my doorbell at 11:59.  I must have looked like a real zombie when I opened the door, because the guy apologized profusely for bothering us, saying that he likes to get morning appointments done at 8:00 so that people don’t have to sit around waiting for them all morning long.  Since when are service men so polite?  I’m certain that somewhere in their training manual it says that they are to wait until the last possible moment to get to their appointments, take their time getting the job done, and leave a mess behind when they finish, thus requiring the customer to dedicate their entire day to them.  This guy was definately not the norm in his industry.  He was done with the job in about 5 minutes and out the door, with another apology for being such a bother so early in the morning. 

I guess the silver lining to this story (aside from the shocking display of polite behavior from the servicement), is that my day of laziness has turned into a day of productiveness.  Rather than lounge in my jammies for the rest of the day, I showered.  Instead of leaving my house in a state of disarray, I’ve tidied it up.  It feels good to be done with all of my chores and know that I’ve got a good two hours of naptime ahead of me to sit down with a book and not feel guilty about the lack of productiveness that I had been planning on.  And you can bet that I’ll be praying that it’s a good long time before I have another week like the one that just passed!

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2 Responses to “TGIT”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    Days of “nothing going on” sometimes can have a lot going on – I too am enjoying a day like that – and having accomplished a good chunk of my forever-postponed to do list, I am laying down to take a nap while Jonathan’s at preschool! Ah – the bliss!

  2. allisonsj Says:

    I love days where I have “nothing” to do! Then if I get anything done it’s a big accomplishment.

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