Friday, January 26, 2007

Woes

I’m having one of those weeks:

Monday – got up early, the day was starting off splendidly.
*Took the dog for a pleasant walk, had a great breakfast, headed upstairs to take a shower and really start my day.
*The bathtub backed up (while I was taking a shower) causing the drain pipe to leak onto the floor and through the floorboards. So naked with wet hair, I'm kneeling between the sink and the tub, bailing the tub out and shoving towels under the leak.
*I called my brother (the plumber) and asked him to check it out after work.
*Went out to Juli’s for dinner, hanging out and TV watching
*Came home at 11:00 to no drain pipe attached to my tub, no note from my brother and the realization that there would be no morning shower. A plan to get up early was created.

Tuesday – woke up late.
*The dog decided that she was going to drag me all over hell’s half acre before doing her business and heading home (45 minutes later). I know you’re saying “I wouldn’t have put up with that”, but I couldn’t leave her home alone for almost 10 hours without her doing what she needed to do – lest I want to clean up the mess she would leave me on my dining room rug. YUCK!
*Forgot about the lack of shower, had to wash my hair in the kitchen sink and run upstairs to wash and get dressed in the bathroom.
*Was late for work.
*Forgot my dress shoes and had to wear clunky winter boots that squeaked on the floors whenever I walked.
*Talked to my brother, who assured me the tub drain would be fixed that night. It just needed a new pipe.

Wednesday – dragged into work at 7:00 am looking like I’d just been dragged from bed (which is sorta true) with a backpack full of toiletries, a bag with dress shoes, my purse and the day’s business attire on a hanger.
*Showered in the Legislators private bathroom (which is like showering in a very sterile hospital or school bathroom, only you don't share it with anyone)
*Dragged all of my stuff back to my office and stuffed it under my desk
*Went to lunch, only to find out that my check card would not work, that the number had been stolen when that processing center’s computer had been compromised. Thankfully the woman behind the counter knew me, took pity on me and told me to pay her tomorrow.
*Called my bank, who told me that the account was fine, but they cancelled the card and would issue me a new one within the next 10 business days.
*Had to leave early from work to run to the bank to take out money to get gas because most gas stations around here don’t take checks.
*Talked to my brother again, learned that I have a “special” bathtub (it’s a really old and wonderful claw foot) that requires a pipe that is inch and three eighths in diameter. Pipes don’t come in that size anymore, they all come in quarters now (you know, inch, inch and a quarter, inch and a half, etc.)
*Physical ailments cropped up making me feel ill and I just wanted to crawl under a rock.

Thursday – still feel like death, go to work anyway.
*My brother says he’s going to try to switch out the drain on my tub with an old one he had.
*This doesn’t work and come to find out, the tub drain pipe needs to be replaced all the way to the chase…through the floor boards…meaning the floors have to come up.

My friend Fran believes that we draw negativity to ourselves when we have a bad day because we are focusing on the fact that we’re having a bad day. We relate to others how much our day is sucking and the more we talk, the worse we feel and the more negativity is draw to us. If something crappy happens that threatens our ability to have a good day, we need to let it go, to say “Okay, it happened, it sucked, but I’m over it” and focus on something good that’s happening…even if it’s something as miniscule as our hair looking good, our clothes fitting right, how great that cup of coffee/tea/juice tastes, etc.

Today is Friday. The week is done. The problems are stopping right now! I’m focusing on only good things to bring positive energy to my bathroom and to my life.
So, yesterday I told Marcia I’d be late to work this morning and I slept in.
*Sadie took the super shortest walk she’s ever taken (thankfully, as it was -19 degrees with the wind chill).
*I headed to my sister’s to use her brand spankin’ new shower with the killer water pressure in the bathroom that her husband just finished. I was in my glory! It was like having a massage at 7:30 in the morning.
*My hair came out just right
*I got to see my sweet little Molly dog!

I’ve focused on these things all day and you know, it’s been a really good day and tomorrow, my brother and I will be ripping up the floor in my bathroom and replacing the drain pipe and it will go smoothly, with no problems whatsoever! By Sunday, I will have my shower back and by Monday, my morning ritual will be back in full swing. God I’m such a creature of habit!

Have a great weekend, all!

3 comments:

Saucy said...

That sounds like quite a week. Can you take a second to play "six weird things?"... you're it!

gracia said...

This week can only be better by comparison, Tiff. I'd be sighing "woe is me" too... what a week!
take care, g xo

gracia said...

Hi there Tiff,
Are you still using this space... or did that week roll into the next one?
take care, g xo