It’s that time again. That Monday time. And it’s MADNESS.
I’m going to be totally honest. I had some idea yesterday about what I might post, and I was going to write it while I drank my coffee at 7 in the morning. Then I laid back down after showering and didn’t get up again until 8. I didn’t have time to make coffee or turn on my computer at all. And I have no idea what I was going to say.
Sometimes things don’t go as expected or hoped. Rather often, in fact. It might be smarter, therefore, to stop having expectations or hopes at all. But that’s a lot harder than it seems like it would be. I guess the best thing to do is to not let disappointment get to you too much. It is essentially inevitable to avoid disappointment completely. It’s perfectly reasonable to just get as much as you can out of the situation and then move on.
Does that make sense to anyone, or am I just trying too hard to be logical–and failing?
If you live in the Northeast like me, you’re currently experiencing a storm they’ve decided to call “Nemo.” That’s a pretty terrible name for a snowstorm, but, really, are there good ones?
While I’m toasting my pita “chips” (just a cut up pita, no decorations) for the canned hummus I hope will be edible, I thought I would write a post. Give you something to read while you’re stuck inside, assuming you haven’t lost your power.
Anyway… I had birthday brunch plans tomorrow morning which are now cancelled. And some other tentative plans for today(?) that I knew would not be happening once I saw the forecast on Wednesday. Yes, my own birthday. It’s tomorrow, and although my Saturday evening plans should still pan out, that’s still a 2/3 disappointment rate for how I hoped things would go. People keep telling me that it’s not a big deal, I can just celebrate later, and also that I should have my birthday in the summer. I am aware I’ve been making it into a bigger deal than it should be, but how often does one’s birthday fall on a Saturday? That’s the time when the actual DAY of your birthday should be filled with awesome. It’s just going to be filled with snow with a little bit of awesome tacked on – which will be so much less awesome because I’m going to have to wear something totally different than what I was planning. No way those shoes will handle the snow.
I don’t want to explain why I was so upset when my birthday plans had to change. To summarize: after certain aspects of my birthday celebrations for the past two years, I really just wanted things to go well and not have any problems.
But on to other things. Although I’m still bummed, I’m not really upset anymore, and as I can’t do anything about the weather, I will just have to get over it.
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