Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My Day.....

Would you like to get a glimpse of a day in the life of me?  Here goes......

I got up at 6:30.  Lee had gotten up on his own and was in the shower.  I stumble downstairs, start the laundry and do my Bible study (Colossians 3:17-18).  Start paying bills, NO internet (makes it difficult to check my direct deposit).  I work on that until 7 when I go upstairs to wake Greg up.  Abby is also up - she had come downstairs on her own - such a big girl!!!!! 

I get the bills paid as best I can with no internet.  Make a grocery list.  Call the internet people (for the 3rd time in 3 days).  I wake Norman up, gather up an AVON leadership kit, and leave for a sign-up appointment in Bridgeport (something like 40 miles away).  I leave for Bridgeport.  I am almost to Sumner - well over halfway there - when my appointment calls and cancels.  Yeah.  Great.

Well then.  I need to pick up some books for my manager in Bridgeport anyway so I travel on.  The books were to be waiting outside the house on a patio.  I find the house, I find the patio, I do not find the books.  I knock, ring the doorbell, answer.  I leave, send a message to the lady that was to leave the books, call Norman and let him know how horrible my day is going so far.  The lady returns my message and assures me that her husband is there and he will be waiting.  I go back.  He is waiting.  The books are now on the back patio.  The husband and his friend - I doubt that either are over 30 - stand on the front porch and watch me carry 180 AVON books from the back patio to the back of my van.  Nice huh????

I leave Bridgeport more than a little irritated.  I get back to Olney and stop at Burger King for an early lunch.  The lady that canceled her appointment reschedules for Friday.  This has to be the most relaxing part of my day up to this point.  Then I go to Walmart.  I dislike Walmart to begin with but I really dislike Olney's Walmart.  Their selection is small, things are hard to find and there are never enough checkers.  Never.  And I almost always refuse to use the self-checkouts - I find it disgusting that they make me do the work to figure out how much I am going to pay them for their stuff.    I find a fantastic parking spot.  I get almost all of the stuff on my list (except carrots - they were out of carrots 2 weeks ago too).  It is busy and there are 3 - count them 3 - checkers open.  You've got to be kidding me.  So I wait.  Another checker opens up and I get into the 2nd place of that line.  I get checked out without incident.  It's a Christmas miracle.

Home again, home again.....with a quick stop at Circle K for gas.  Except the pay-at-the-pump thing won't accept my debit card.  Grrrrr.  So I go in and prepay.  I hate that.  I hate that my card will work inside but not outside.  Grrrrr.  And finally home.

Norman helps me unload the car of groceries and 180 AVON books.  I do the dishes, I do the laundry, put away groceries, pick up the living room, clean the downstairs bathroom.  The internet people came and fixed the internet - they assured Norman anyway - so I finished paying my bills.  Norman labeled and I dated 50 AVON books for the next campaign and I organized the orders for this one.  Worked on a recipe project I am organizing for Eternal Encouragement magazine. 

The children are running around the house like crazy people while I type this.  I think we are having soup for supper.  Bear wants to go to Wednesday night church.  Abby and I might go for a walk.  I will do my AVON order later, hopefully start a new knitting project.  I've got to work - away from home - tomorrow during the day.  Maybe the Pops Concert tomorrow night?  We will see.

I get so tired of people telling me that they are too busy  to do this, or too busy to do that.  Let me tell you about busy.  If you are responsible for doing something, do it.  Don't complain, just do it.  That's my public service announcement for the day. 

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