Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Just One of Those Days

I went back to Edgewater today and I thought the day started pretty good considering it only took me 45 minutes to get there.

Things went down hill from there.

The whole computer system had to be rebooted twice. One set of tapes I was supposed to work on had been recorded on a mono-recorder and only played BACKWARDS on the stereo transcriber. I suppose I could have listened for Satanic messages, but my 'plip sluip grp schlop' is a bit rusty. The mono-transcriber weighs something like 30 pounds and I had to set it on the garbage can next to the desk I was working on. The sound only played in one side of my headphones and that sort of makes me dizzy, having noise in one ear and not the other.

I finished one whole meeting and decided to call it a day, drove home and found my new business cards had arrived! Yay! I opened the box and found out I screwed up the back side copy and have a review quote for the WRONG book! I can't even yell at Vista Print because it's my own fault.

The kids whined about the chicken I made for dinner. And I just rammed my shoulder into the sharp edge of the curio cabinet on my way through the living room.


On the bright side, my Mom made me some knitted slippers which are very comfy even though they make me look pigeon-toed. And DH, who cannot keep a secret, gave me two of my Christmas presents today. He doesn't understand the concept of hiding things until December 25th. He goes shopping and comes home and gives me the stuff he bought.

I've got Season One of How I Met Your Mother and Season One of BONES to watch. Yay! That takes some of the sting out of the fact that he's making me sit through Clerks 2 after the kids go to bed.

Writing? What's that? Oh, yeah. My job.

I'll get back to that tomorrow when hopefully it won't be one of THOSE days.


Shelley Munro said...

Hugs. Sounds like a very trying day! Curious minds want to know if you end up getting more presents under your husband's system LOL

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Hi Shelley! DH says he's got more for me, but he's still keeping that secret. I can make him talk if I want to, LOL! But I'd really like to save something for Christmas morning.

Jennifer Elbaum said...

Sorry you had such a rough day! I think it's sweet your husband can't contain himself and has to give you your gifts. :-)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Hi Jennifer! Yeah, he's a good guy, even though he did make me watch Clerks 2. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh, boy, have you got it made! :D Mr. Robin has NEVER brought home a gift for me. He's taken me out to pick out my own gifts, but he's not one to try and surprise me. After our first kiss(Feb 11, 1995), he took me to Wal-Mart and bought me a VCR for Valentine's Day. Quite the romantic, eh? :D

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

LOL! Robin. For our first married Christmas DH bought me luggage. Didn't take me on a trip, just bought me luggage. I'm still annoyed about it, but I still have the luggage. ;)