When it rains…

Today sucked.

I’m sorry to be Debbie Downer today, but when I have a bad day, I am not going to pretend it was good.

As soon as I got to work, I got a call from Tim that his car (which we affectionately call Buster) had died in the middle of a highway.  He had to get it towed and take a cab to work.  Poor Buster is OLD–18 years old, to be exact–and the odometer stopped working two years ago at about 185,000 miles.  (So, now it has at LEAST 200,000 on it.)

I spent a good part of the morning worrying about this.  It looks like the alternator is shot, which would be a $400 MINIMUM repair, which…well, it’s not really worth sinking money into anymore.

Then I discovered my pants had a giant hole in the crotch.  And on my way to the bathroom I tripped over my own feet and fell flat on my face in front of my boss.  Awesome.

And then my boss told me I need to work this Saturday from 9-12.  It’s silly, but I feel really violated when I have to work Saturdays–I work Monday through Friday, 8 to 5, and as far as I’m concerned, for the sake of my mental health and sanity, my weekends are mine.  I do not appreciate having to work on them.

Oh, and then I got my lunch out of the fridge!  My delicious orange bag had finally ended (every one of them was stellar) so I bought a new one over the weekend.  I even brought a knife and sliced it all pretty.


But it was TERRIBLE.  No flavor, and if there WAS any flavor, it was bitter.  So, I threw most of it away.

And then I realized that the frozen fruit I’d thawed for yogurt mixin’ was also disgusting.

So, today’s lunch was an English muffin with PB and plain strawberry Chobani.

To top it off, my stomach still felt a little bit off all day, I have a headache, along with some nice stabby pains in my lower back.  Don’t you love being female?

I really really really apologize for being so negative! So, here are a few good things that happened.

Tim and I have to carpool until he gets a new car, so I picked him up from work and ran outside.  I’m not a huge fan of outdoor running, but it was nice to clear my head today.  Instead of four miles, I did two today.  I should be able to get to the gym tomorrow because I have a weird work schedule, so I’ll do 4 indoors tomorrow, 4 outdoors on Thursday, and hopefully a long run some way or another on Friday or Saturday.

My first mile was 9:30, my second was 10:00 even.  No shin pain, so that’s good, right?  It was a nice break to clear my head, and I very much enjoyed my new lucy gear!  (I swear I’ll review it in full, but I like to wear things a few times before I write about them!)

Also, a co-worker was cleaning out his library and left a pile of free books for people to pick through.  I took two!  I’ve been reading a ton lately.  (Sorry, Leah, Cleaving is driving me insane, and not in a good way!)  Also, I got a Valentine from my sister with a $15 Coldstone card in it!

My creation of choice is strawberry ice cream with fudge brownie mixed in.  NOM.  Tim likes chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and caramel!

Anyway, Tim and I are off to figure out his car situation–I have a car dealer uncle we hope will be able to get us a nice, lightly used, small SUV for a good price.  Fingers crossed!

Ice cream concoction of choice?


13 Responses

  1. i am really sorry you had a rough day.

    good luck with car shopping… if your uncle doesnt work out, i really loved carmax if you have one near you!

  2. Sorry about your bad day 😦
    Hang in there – tomorrow will be better 🙂

  3. Mama said they’ll be days like this! Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I had a headache almost all day today. If we don’t have bad days, we would never appreciate the good days, right?

  4. I’m a Mizzou girl so it’s Tiger Stripe ice cream for me. I hope you have a perfect Wednesday:)

  5. I’m sorry you had a rough day. 😦

    Sounds like it can only go up from here! Here’s to hoping tomorrow is better!

    PS – Coldstone=heaven. My FAVORITE ever from Coldstone: Cheesecake ice cream with strawberries and graham cracker crust mixed in… SOOOO delicious! I never venture away from it. Try it! 🙂

  6. to cheer you up: my girlfriend and I were just talking about how fabulous you are after our run at the gym tonight! i turned her on to your blog and we were talking about you (and caitlin!).

    hope you have good luck at the car dealership and that things turn around tomorrow!

  7. I’m sorry you had a bad day, but hopefully this will cheer you up a little! I was given a Sunshine Award and I passed it on to my favourite bloggers, one of which is you!

  8. Sorry you had such a rotten day! That’s the same way my car died 4.5 years ago. It had 205,000 miles and the alternator went out. Obviously, not worth the money to fix it! Good luck with the new car. I hear there are some good deals on Toyotas . . . go figure!

  9. sucks when you have a terrible day. it can only get better though right.

    Good luck getting a new car!

  10. Chocolate Devotion with Chocolate Sprinkles. Sometimes I mix up the ice cream and get mint or pistachio though. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  11. Sorry about your bad day – they happen. Hope today is better.

    I’m all about the Birthday Cake Remix. Yummm!

  12. That day is awful! Positive vibes for a better Wednesday. We had the same alternator problem; it died on the highway too. In the middle of nowhere on Thanksgiving with the dog in the car. Blech. Unfortunately we had no choice but to fix it and we’ll continue with the 200K+ mile car for now.

    And, shockingly, I’m a Cold Stone virgin. We live near one and I’ve never been.

  13. Sorry about your bad day – I hate when it’s just one thing after the other like that. Maybe you should go use that gift card on a little ice cream to make your day a little brighter!

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