Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It really was. It started off nice enough. There was a slow rumble of thunder and smidge of rain, but then it cleared up. And when I looked at the clock, expecting it to be 6:40, it was 7:40. 7:40 is when I usually arrive to work. I didn't sweat it though, because I knew I was working late. So I arrived closer t0 8:30. But then the sheer craziness began. Meetings, phone calls, running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Back to the house to download a song for a presentation for our staff at the staff meeting tonight. Back to the office to continue doing work. Back to my house to grab the camcorder, which has been designated to video the presentation, as it will prove to be humorous and worth taping. Grab the laptoop while I'm there to add the CD playlist that will be used for background music. Back to the office. Out to a school that normally takes 20 minutes to get to. How long today? 1 hour and 15 minutes. Thanks to 2 car accidents, 2 people pulled over for some sort of infraction, and a bunch of fire trucks at Naper Settlement. Then any number of things went not as planned for the remainder of the day. Enter Sam's arrival at the location for the meeting at which this super ultra special presentation is to be presented. I am to push the button on the IPOD and hold the camera steady to catch the action. . .drum roll please. Wait, stop, no, change of plans. Hand off the camera, delegate the IPOD duty to someone else, learn the re-written lyrics to the Superbowl Shuffle in 5 minutes and sing it to a crowd of 50+ people. And that is what I did. Call my BFF in Austin for our friend date. Five minutes into the conversation the girl child begins crying and I have to hang up and deal with her. Do you ever have a day where you feel like every single thing you do, even going to the bathroom feels like its for someone else? Today was one of those days.
Friday, April 2, 2010
I watched Precious based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. It was dark and disturbing. It made me thankful for the life I have. But it made my stomach turn for what some people have to endure. Its relentless. I want to go wake up my babies and snuggle them. So sad.