Friday Can’t Come Soon Enough
May 13, 2009 by admncc
Have you ever had one of those days where your mind just won’t stop racing? This whole week has been like that for me. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. Work has been busy. Home life has been busy. And yesterday, in particular, was a lousy day.
For starters, my wife got a speeding ticket. She rationalized it by saying that she was due for one after years of speeding and not getting caught. Maybe that’s fair. It’s been eight years since her last ticket. Frankly, I get pulled over way more often, but over the years I have worked very hard on my get-out-of-a-ticket techniques and they are flawless. The bad news is that her incident will cost us $150.
Then my daughter fell on the stairs and bruised her elbow. As a parent, it is heart wrenching when your child gets hurt and you can’t do anything about it. We were walking down the stairs and she slipped in her socks no sooner than I finished saying, “Be careful and make sure you hold the banister.” As I watched it happen, it seemed to play out in slow motion – as it always does for parents. She’s OK, but required the “boo-boo bunny” for a few minutes. But even though it was a complete accident, I was mad and upset at myself. It’s called being a parent…
Then we lost our softball game. I’m extremely competitive and hate loosing. Two years ago we placed second in the league. Last year we won the whole thing. I personally didn’t play well either and need to work off some winter rust moving forward.
BTW, we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the launch of The Constant Complainer. It’s May 28th and I have some fun stuff in store for everyone as that date approaches. We’ve accomplished a lot in one year, including winning “Best Blog in Cleveland.” I can’t thank all of you enough for making that happen. I’m also planning some contests and give-a-ways, so stay tuned.
Finally, thanks to Heather, who contacted me and suggested weddings as a topic to write about. She mentioned guest lists, RSVP’s, receptions, etc. And you know what – she’s right. I’ve been married for seven years and to this day, I still remember the three couples who RSVP’d for our wedding, but didn’t show up. That’s right – we paid for your dinner, but you were MIA. LOL. Heather, you might be on to something here. Let’s see where this discussion takes us. Oh, and let’s not make it about religion, please! If you want to criticize something having to do with a wedding, that’s fine, but no religious debating! Enjoy your evening…