I Woke Up On the Wrong Side of Life Today
Today, I was the walking, talking epitome of someone who woke up on the wrong side of the bed. If the universe was a bed, I woke up on the side I had no familiarity with. It was THAT kind of day.
So I tried to do all that I could to turn my frown upside down. It's all about positive thinking right? I didn't WANT to be the way that I was today. I hate being a grouch face.
So when I looked at the temperature this morning before leaving for work, I tried to make it better by noting how gorgeously it was snowing out there, and I couldn't wait to walk in a quietly beautiful winter wonderland. And then the -22 degrees Celsius wind took that snow and threw it in my face, stinging my eyes and cheeks like little pellets of shrapnel. Beautiful indeed.
And then I told myself, 'Be grateful that you have your health Kato. Not everyone can say that in the world'. And then I had an embarrassing coughing fit directly into the ear of the person I was having a tele-conference with today. Great. Also, I used the line "There is no way in hell that..". To a manager.
When I went to go and get a sub for lunch, the only thing that I ever wanted in this world right now, for my lunch, and found out that they were closed just for today, which is a first in my five year history of going there, I thought 'that's OK'. I would go and get a falafel. Which made me feel sick for the rest of the afternoon. But I have my health!
I also got rid of my Christmas tree this evening. I was growing tired of all the pine needles being carried throughout my apartment because the tree was so dry. I didn't want to face the task of taking it out, but I looked on the bright side that I would finally be free! So we manhandled it through the apartment, down the stairs, and out the front door. I smiled to myself, feeling cleansed and new. And turned around to face the SEA of needles covering the stairs, and the floor of my apartment. THE SEA.
I then thought it might be nice to unwind and calm down with a tumbler of whiskey for the evening. A nice way to chill out and relax, and allow the stress of the day to roll off me in waves. I opened my cupboard to extract a whiskey glass, and the door fell off. Honestly.
At that point, all I could do was laugh at the silliness of this entire day. Now where's that gigantic whiskey I ordered?