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crap-tacular day

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Boy, has it been a crap-tacular day. (To borrow a phrase from my best friend.) Actually, it started last evening, when I hopped in the car to go pick up the kids. And about a quarter mile down the road, the car made a loud "thwack!" and stopped moving. (My in-laws rescued the kids and helped tow the car back home.) And then this morning, already a day past the official due date for my latest work project, the Internet inexplicably refuses to work. (And me with no car to drive to a wi-fi spot.) And the very polite and pleasant help-desk worker can do nothing but offer to send a tech, perhaps tomorrow. Bad news comes in threes, and I gave my cappuccino-maker a stern look before daring to switch it on. Ahhh. At least I had my cup-o-vice to help me grit my way through the morning.

And then something almost magical happened. I fought off the wave of panic-induced nausea, and I rolled with the punches.

The car's now in the shop, and while the repair will tap the last of our emergency savings (we've had a lot of emergencies lately), it's not totalled. The hubby managed to re-boot the Internet this evening, so at least I'm not at the mercy of a tech. I'm borrowing my father-in-law's truck for the next day or two. And I am just going to have to cope with turning in a project late.

The best part? After initially stressing, I actually had a pretty enjoyable day. I hung out with the kids (and my parents, who visit most Wednesdays to see the grandkids). And I ate really, really normally. Hit all my spark targets! I still did have the URGE to overeat (my typical response to stress), but it actually was not all that hard to stifle. I am really focused on finishing strong in July, and that pre-set determination helped a great deal. But still, I think I'll give myself credit for coping - - for once - - without the help of potato chips or ice cream!

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    lovely phrase and glad to hear the day turned out fine and you didn't let the stress get to you
    3849 days ago
    Way to go!! Great job on rolling with the punches, enjoying your day and hitting all the targets. Proud of you!!

    Thanks for the spark goodie & adding me as your friend. I always love to hear what you have to say.

    3868 days ago
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