December 28, 2009
Today was filled with minor annoyances. There was snow to be shoveled both before I left for work and after I came home. Could it have snowed like this over the weekend when I had more time under my own control? No, it waited until the work week, when I depart and return in the dark and have very little time to spare. I got to the office and realized I had my camera but no cable to take advantage of uploading pictures on the fast internet connection there; that’s particularly dumb of me because since I got the other camera for Mr. Karen, we have two cables for that sort of thing. At lunch, I sloshed through the fallen and falling snow to mail some packages, only to find that the post office was closed due to computer problems. I ran another errand down the street and came back to the P.O., thinking surely they would be back upâ€”on the rare occasions the system goes down where I work it’s never down for very longâ€”but no, they were not. I sloshed back to the office and discovered my boots had been leakingâ€”no wonder my feet were cold. Bah. Now, home and inside and dry and warm with 600 mg of ibuprofen on board, my head hurts like it hasn’t in a long time. Yet I know I am blessedâ€”to have a job, to have a house, to have made the snowy, sloppy commute without anyone crashing into me (I drove the Focus just in caseâ€”and also to keep my stick shift skills in shape). Tomorrow is another day; here’s hoping it’s less annoying than today was.