It has Been Monday now for Days

I feel like I've been chasing my tail this week

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?


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14 Responses

  1. NoPotCooking says:

    Oh gosh, what a week you’ve had! Anytime the IRS and a dentist are involved it just can’t be good. When I am overwhelmed like that I just try to take a break to screw my head back on. Establishing order by filing and picking up the house also makes me feel more in control

    • Kerri says:

      Establishing order always goes a long way for me, too. I’m working on it. The IRS is behind us for another year and the dentist is behind me for almost another month.

  2. mat says:

    I had a full week of Mondays a few weeks back. I got nothing accomplished and was left with a pile of work and frustration at the end of it. Some things…I’m still sorting out. Sometimes when you put your nose to the grindstone, you get caught in it.
    All I can offer is that the universe tends to balance itself out, and I know I’ve got a really, really great week coming. Sounds like you do too, Kerri. And besides, I’ve yet to find anything on earth a that a cocktail and a shoulder rub from a spouse can’t take care of. For a little while, anyway.

    • Kerri says:

      You’re right, Mat. Had another eventful day today trying to get the new computer monitor to work. It finally is, so I feel like I’m turning a corner. 🙂 When I was a kid, Time Magazine came out with a cover story about putting your nose to the grindstone and they literally had a nose with blood spurting everywhere. I always try not to at least draw blood! 🙂 Speaking of cocktails, it’s time for a Hillbilly Martini. 🙂

  3. I just hang out or get busy changing/organizing and hope peace falls in place.One day at a time.

  4. Alexandra says:

    Gorge myself on Mocca Chip ice cream, which I never eat usually. Chocolate is good, too. Dark chocolate. I also go for a walk in the woods. Nature always seems to help.

  5. V Schoenwald says:

    Take 2 chocolates and a warm, herbal bath, and call me in the morning.
    Take one day at a time, Kerri.
    Yes, you did have a Groundhog day.
    The sun here hasn’t shined in over 10 days now.
    I’m going nuts too, I have had a few days of groundhog days, very bad case of flu from Sat night and I still don’t feel up to par, no sun, rainy, cold, snow, now I don’t know if I have enough chocolate and herbal bath for everyone.

    • Kerri says:

      Herbal baths and chocolate are both wonderful. After I wrote my post yesterday, the clouds came back and it rained all afternoon. After telling us all week that today would be nice, guess what? Clouds and rain. I’m still good though. At least we don’t owe the feds anymore money. 🙂 Feel better soon, V. I’m sorry you’ve been ill, that nasty stuff seems to be everywhere.

  6. Jennifer Meyer says:

    That does equal a Groundhog day kinda week. Hopefully things will get better soon. I sympathize with the no heat thing. I get cold and keep my furnace at 72 in the winter and 76 in the summer. I hate being cold more than anything. Maybe I should not live in Wisconsin! ha ha. On a good note Molly is doing wonderful, she is a clown and a real joy to have around. She makes me very happy. Walker also is back to his old self after that horrible teeth extraction. Can you imagine having 20 teeth removed at once! My god. He’s a tough little man I’ll tell you. I lost one of my jobs today but I still have the good one and all my babies so LIFE IS GOOD. I’ve worked both jobs for over six years now so I may actually get to have a real life now…. what?!? LOL…Things get tough but I’m still HAPPY!, and that’s what life is all about anyhow.

    • Kerri says:

      Sorry about your job, Jenni, but maybe it is for the best, you do have two furbabies at home to take care of now! 😉 Thanks for posting, spring will be here soon (and so will the service guys to fix my heater!)

  7. When I get like this, I try to deal with one piece of paper at a time, much like they teach the “hoarders” on TLC. I clear off one corner of my desk, or one spot on the floor and then I start to feel better.

    I also try to find the good in my life and what I’m thankful for, even if it is something really tiny – it is still there.

    • Kerri says:

      That’s a good philosophy, Heather, we should always be thankful for the wonderful things happening to us at any given time.