Friday, December 23, 2005


One of those days

It's the last morning before the loooong Christmas weekend, and I'm having one of *those* days. While standing waiting my turn to board the bus, I realized that I had left my pass at home. Luckily, the driver waived me on to the bus anyway. It pays to be a regular, I guess.

So I'm reading the paper, reading the paper, reading the paper. I look up every now and then to see where we are, and suddenly we're turning a corner where we aren't supposed to turn a corner and I realize I've missed my stop. I mean, it's not like I do this every. single. day. So I hop up and get off the bus and have to trudge back an extra half a kilometer to where I was supposed to get off.

I hike through the mall, as usual, trying desperately to think of something to blog about, and I'm in the queue for Tim Hortons when I realize that I also don't have my purse with me. I halfheartedly hunt through my pockets, knowing they are empty, and sadly turn away from the ambrosiac smell of fresh coffee and warm muffins. (Sob.)

But it's okay, I tell myself as I drag my ass over to the office. We're having the Children's Christmas Party in my office today, and Beloved and the boys will be here in two hours. I can hold off without coffee or food for two hours. (Stomach rumbles menacingly.)

So I'm sitting here trying to think of something to write about (Christmas music? Nope, done. Holiday traditions? Nope, done.) when I realize that I've also forgotten the cheese and crackers I was supposed to bring to the kid's party.

Really, I think I should have just stayed in bed. I'm having a bit of a caffiene withdrawl fit, so excuse me while I go rooting for coffee dregs in the cups left in the office kitchen. Maybe I can combine enough to make a half a cup to tide me over and warm it up in the microwave?

Edited to add: I love my coworkers! Dalérie scrounged up some milkers, I made a pot of coffee and Kerry had Timbits to share. O happy day!