Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Whatta day…

I don’t often use this blog as a rant.  I don’t believe in doing that but I’m on a roll at the moment so if you don’t want to hear it, then you might want to not read this particular post.   Yes, I’ve got a bit of an attitude today. 

Our Spring classes started last week which typically means chaos reigns for at least a week but it’s been eerily calm.  Calm, like it’s never been before.  That is up until today.


Today you would have thought it was the first day of classes!  I’m not sure why it was a week delayed but today was stinking nuts work-wise then add in a few other irritations and we were off and running.

My morning started out well enough.  We had a few inches of snow and ice yesterday to the tune of about 5”.  DH was sweet and went out and scooped a path to the car, cleaned my car off and turned it around so all I had to do was shoot out of the driveway (literally, we hadn’t plowed it yet – floor it and go!).  The roads were slick so I took it slow going to work.  Usually I don’t have to go into town but this morning I had to pick up donuts for a meeting.  Still good right?  That is until, I ran a red light.  Shhh – don’t tell DH.  Now, I am a firm believer that when the light is yellow it does not mean stop but it means “GO” in capital letters but that wasn’t the case this morning at all.  Really, it wasn’t.  I could have slammed on the brakes when it turned yellow but I would have slid through the icy intersection anyway, so I eased up and rolled through and the light turned red just as I hit the intersection.  Not a great start to my day.  The blessing of it all was, the other couple of cars there didn’t jump the gun and go before they got their green light.

Then when I got to work and walked in my office one of the banks of fluorescent lights was buzzing like crazy and went out.  In and of itself not a big deal, maintenance will come and fix it, sometime before 2011 is over.  If I bake them treats, I tend to get a bit faster service.  So it looks like I’ll be baking again.  Yeah, I’m not above bribery when it comes to these things. 

The kicker of this is, there had to be at least ten people(all male instructors – sorry if any of you are reading this but you already know I call it like it is) who came in my office today and said “hey, you’ve got a light out!” 

No sh__ Sherlock! (sorry)   I hadn’t noticed the black hole over the student workers desk.  Thanks for calling it to my attention!

I warned you I had a bit of an attitude today.  Add in all the chaos of a typical first day of the semester, which it wasn’t but for some reason felt like one, it was a crazy, crazy day.  I don’t understand it all but I’m alive and breathing and was able to get to work and home safely so I’m really not complaining, even though it sounds like I am.  I just know God’s trying to teach me stuff on days like this.  Although I haven’t figured out what it is yet.  Do you ever have days like this?  Days, when you have absolutely no reason to be befuddled but you just are anyway?

On the upside, I got the corn burner lit on the first try when I came home!  So I’m all cozy and warm now and DH just walked in the door. The day is looking up! 

Rant over.  Smile


  1. Sometimes we just have to get it off our chest!!! Hope tomorrow is a better day! Stay safe and warm.

  2. Somedays it feels good to VENT!
    Hope the donuts were good. :)

  3. I think a blog is a good place to rant sometimes...there are days we just need to say some stuff! Here's hoping for a better Wednesday : )

  4. I can just picture all of this - sorry I wasn't around! It seems that every semester has a day or two like this. I never liked the holiday right after the semester began. Hopefully the next weeks will just be easy!

  5. every now and then a good rant is good for the sole....

  6. Ohhhhh; does someone need a hug or a little chocolate?

  7. It's okay to rant. Sometimes you just have to get it out! I just found your blog and I love it. I'm following it now on my blog http://freedomandwildness.com if you'd like to check it out. I look forward to reading your future posts :)