I am glad to see the end of today. Yesterday and today have not been the best couple of days I've had.
Yesterday (Sunday) wasn't too bad. I chatted with my daughter in the morning - she told me she was going out with friends, later in the evening, and will be home late. I had my weekly chat with neighbor T.
Cousin P called and we chatted for a bit. She informed me that our aunt T had fallen in the bathroom and knocked her head on the toilet, and although she hadn't fractured anything, has been hospitalized for observation. Later, I spoke with cousin V, who is aunt T's daughter; she said aunt was being kept in the hospital for another day or two.
Later in the afternoon, I went to pick up my medication refills. Cousin P asked if she could ride with me to go to the dollar store that is next door to the pharmacy, so I gave her a ride and bought some bananas, popcorn, and cheese crackers from the dollar store, myself (spent $2.79).
Daughter called me as soon as she got back to her apartment, last night, at 11:30 p.m. I got upset with her because she took the subway, and then, the bus, home, from San Francisco, alone, at that time of the night, after an evening out with friends. I had thought her friends would drive her home. In my opinion, it was too late for her to be travelling alone by public transit at that time in the night. She, of course, thinks I over-reacted, which I probably did! After all, she is 25 years old. But I am an over-protective mother; I admit that. Daughter did say that she realizes it is because I care that I got upset.
I was still mulling over what she did and getting upset about it, all over again, this morning.
Probably as a result of that, I backed up into a pole when I was trying to park my car in the parking garage, this morning, and damaged my car bumper! It isn't badly dented, but scratched and the side panel of the car bumped out a bit! I tried to push it back into place, but not all of it would go back! I don't normally swear, but I did swear, this morning, when I realized I had backed into the pole!
And if that is not enough, I am still without hot water as no technician came out today. I called the company in the morning and they promised to call me back with a date and time by the end of the day, today, but didn't. So, I guess I will call, again, tomorrow.
As I said, not the best couple of days.
Anyway, I went to the office today and managed to get some work done. I also tossed a few more items and recycled the 2013 day planner. After I came home, I took the trash cans to the curb. Aunt C called to ask if I had my hot water heater fixed and I said not yet. Friend R called, too.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter got home safely, last night
- We were able to talk about it and she understands (sort of) why I was upset
- My car was not badly damaged and no one got hurt
- I still have running water and I am able to boil some when I need hot water
- The day is done and tomorrow is a new day
I hope your Monday was better than mine!