When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Today was so utterly frustrating. I was really looking forward to a relaxing day — a little bit of shopping, and getting a long overdue haircut. Friends, I have not been in the salon since January 2016. I did have my mother-in-law trim my ends back in May but yeah… my hair is very long and very thick and very much in need of some attention.

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I got the kids on the bus, I did the breakfast dishes, I did a little bit of computer work and then grabbed my stuff and headed out to the car. Put the key in the ignition and while all the dashboard lights came on, the engine would not turn over. 

It made this odd fast clicking sound that I’d never heard before.  So, the first thing I did was cancel my haircut appointment because obviously I wasn’t going to be making it in today. Some quick Internet research narrowed down the problem, and Drew insisted on leaving work early to help me out. Luckily, the issue seemed to be pretty mild — a good jump start got me back in business. I’ve been leaving the car parked outside because my garage bay had stuff in it, and then realized that last night I made a boo-boo and did not turn off one of the cabin lights. Obviously, that drained my battery.

So, although my day didn’t go quite as planned, it could have been worse. Drew brought me lunch (no apologies, I love onion rings and Zesty Sauce from Burger King!), and he finished the day working from home, which was nice.

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Instead of the breaded chicken I’d planned for dinner (for which I needed to purchase ingredients), instead I threw together some American Chop Suey because I had the browned ground beef in the freezer.

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And I got to spend a little time in the afternoon adding contacts to our new house cell phone (we ditched the landline and transferred over to a prepaid cell to save some money, but keep the number we’ve had for 13 years), scrubbing the tub, and crocheting. 

So now that dinner is done,  dishes are put away, kids are getting ready to wind down for the night, I think it’s time to wrap this up. Tea, some TV, and crochet are my plans for tonight. Last week I had to rip back 16 inches on a scarf I’m making for Laura. Ugh! I was almost done, so I really want to finish that up. Have a great night!

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