It has Been Monday now for Days
You know when you’ve had a Monday, I mean a real Monday, when everything you touch ends up in worse condition than if you hadn’t done anything at all?
Mine started on Monday and even with taking a day to play with our neighbor in town, hasn’t ended yet. It’s like Groundhog Day.
My week has been filled with two of my least favorite things to do, getting our taxes ready for the accountant (that is one appointment I ended up not being able to keep last week because I realized almost too late that we were missing one of Dale’s W2’s) and the dentist.
On Monday, I also realized my heating/cooling unit didn’t feel like it was quite heating properly. Since we had storms over the weekend, I thought it might need reset, so I turned the breaker off and cleaned the filters.
It chugged along, not quite working right until I finally called the service company yesterday. They can’t be here until tomorrow and it is freezing in The Belle Writer’s Studio this morning.
This is the third time since last summer I’ve had to call the service guys (at a minimum of $75 a pop) due to problems with it, so again, if you’re thinking of a one-room heat pump heat/air unit, I would not recommend the Fujitsu Halcyon.
Combine that with a computer monitor about to go out on me and I’m a little stressed with my work this week.
At least the sun is shining today and the radiation laced rain has stopped for now (although Arkansas officials said they don’t have the means to test the radiation levels in our rain it’s assumed since the rain to the west of us and to the east of us has tested positive for radiation from the Japanese disaster, the rain had it when it arrived here).
The sun is a welcome sight for another reason, it’s the first time since some time last week that’s it’s appeared. The weather also promises to be warmer by tomorrow.
I did notice when I was doing taxes that I’ve allowed our paperwork to become woefully disorganized. Instead of filed neatly in my filing cabinets, it is stacked up inside the cabinets.
Books I’ve read and another stack of books to read are stacked precariously on top of the cabinets, just waiting to fall on a big heap on the floor.
When I have these Murphy’s Law type of days or weeks, some other part of my life is usually in disarray too, almost like a Feng Shui effect. So, this weekend, I’m going to take some time to organize the paperwork, hang the remaining art on my walls, start my spring cleaning and take the winter comforter and shower curtain and replace them with the spring/summer ones.
Hopefully, things will start to fall into place again around Our Little House after I once again establish a place for everything and everything in its place. If not, well, at least I will be warmer and not be getting my jaw drilled on next week. The anxiety of not knowing whether we owe taxes or not will also be relieved (if we owe, we just deal and move on) and life will be good again!
What do you do when you just feel out of sorts and things are not going right?