Some days are just not good days. Some days, you do what you can to remain upbeat.
I can look at today from the negatives and wallow. The car would not start. AAA came and jumped it. Car ran for more than half an hour than I felt badly about the carbon footprint and still had work to do and could not leave the house. So I shut it off. An hour later, AAA had to come back and start the car again. HAd to take it to the garage and they can be downright rude to walk ins. Those that made appointments are served first, and I can understand that. It's a good garage as a general rule. They don't try to cheat me. But they won't give an extra inch if they don't have to either. So I spent 4+ hours of my day in the waiting room. Then I could go to my appointment (late, of course). Then I forgot to get the dog's drugs at Sams - and they always make me feel second class there, because it's such a second class kind of place, and because I'm not a member I get odd looks. You don't have to be member to use the pharmacy and it tends to be the cheapest place to get the dog's pain killers. I managed to almost get lost in a subdivision turning around so I could go and get stuck in the traffic jam in front of the place. The building next to the bank is being torn down, and that sort of destruction is downright depressing. The half shorn look of the building and the backhoe tearing at it with its jaws evokes other horrors in my mind I'm not comfortable explaining. And then I got home to hear the news that our neighbor Joe died today. Must find out calling hours and argue with the spouse about if we are sending flowers, and he has dart night tonight, so we have to pretend we're fine even if we are depressed. And I didn't get the assignment I asked for so I can enter The Arts & Science competition of the year this weekend. Bah- like my personal vanity really matters on a day like today.
But if I look at the positives, I met someone kinda nifty at the garage- she was handquilting something for her neices and nephews. She may get together with me some time and I can show her how to machine quilt. I learned to do the embroidery on my machine so I can label things. I have three very large tubs of catnip and a lot of flannel, and I'm just trying to find the free time to sew. And a check cleared on paying off my student loan, so I'm one step closer to being more debt free.