Monday, January 18, 2010

One of THOSE Days

Geez, what a bummer of day yesterday was. In fact, the whole weekend kind of stunk! I had such big plans to get so much done and wow, things sure did not go according to plan. I got upset for a while last night and then I thought you know what...there isn't a darn thing you can do about it so move on girl!

It started out with my sleeping about an hour later than I normally do on Sunday...so that meant we got to the grocery store later than normal. It was more crowded and it was so late when we got home I felt like half the day was gone already.

I started working on our taxes and swore I was only going to spend an hour on it....sure thing. One hour turned into about two and a half....but I am happy to report that they are as done as I can get them at this time. I'm waiting on some statements and then they can go to the accountant.

Then we decided to switch from Comcast Cable for our TV to Dish Network. They had a great deal where we could save some money each month. Well, that took FOREVER to do. Blah, blah, blah...the guy...who was really, really nice just kept talking and talking and talking. Then on top of it when he went to run our credit (which seems so ridiculous when you are getting a DISH...I'm not buying a friggin' house for heaven's sake) they could not access my credit. It was blocked. In order to unblock it....even though I never requested it be blocked...I had to answer all of these security questions. Then they decided that my answers weren't enough to say I am who I say I am so they couldn't put it through. Are you kidding me?

We had 12 months of a free "we'll watch your identity back" service and that expired ages ago. Somehow it wasn't removed from my Social Security number. I'm not complaining because it's kind of nice that no one could sign up for DISH TV using my social security number.....BUT IT'S ME AND I WANT TO SIGN UP FOR IT!!!!

Anyway, we ended up using Irv's social and it went right through...even though he had the free 12 month thing too. So we have our appointment for Dish Network.

Then I knew that when I canceled my Comcast TV that my Comcast internet would go up. I already pay $57.95 and they wanted to up it to $72.95. That's not happening. So now I am looking for a new internet provider that might be a bit cheaper. I am going to go back to Comcast and try to wheel and deal....I've been told they do that, but I also told the DISH guy that if I didn't find something cheaper I was canceling our DISH order.

During this time, in fact the entire weekend, Irv has been trying to hook up Michael's old Dell in our basement so he has his own computer. He bought the box and the cables the guy at Best Buy said he needed and nothing. Got a different box and different cables that the other guy at Best Buy said he needed and it turned on. It turned on, but it didn't work. It said something about the IP address and then it said something else and as of Sunday night the stupid thing still isn't working.

I did not walk or work out for the second day in a row. I am a morning person and if it doesn't get done early it isn't getting done....and it didn't get done...and I was upset about that.

I got almost nothing done on etsy this weekend....and the plan was to get lots done.

At this point my friends I am laughing. As I just read back over this post, I thought...what a screwed up weekend it was! Funny how that happens some times, and yes, I am able to laugh when things don't go according to plan. Nothing horrible happened, things just didn't go the way I wanted them to go. Big deal.

I am off of work today which is just so awesome. I am NOT planning my day. I'm just going to take it as it comes. I hope you enjoy yours. Do something nice for yourself today....I sure plan to!!

16 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
I hate when that happens...and you're right. There isn't anything that you can do about it!

We are going to have inservice today...so you know what kind of day I am going to have!!

Happy Monday ~Natalie

Joan said...

Well, the good thing is that a new weekend comes every, well...weekend. Try again!

Sorry you had so many roadblocks. I get them too.

Lanyardlady said...

About all you can do is laugh! Planning is helpful, but things don't always work out the way we plan. Roll with it.

Joyce said...

Sometimes no matter how much we plan, plans have a mind of their own. I think your body had a mind of its own- it needed the extra sleep. Happy Monday! xo

Cathryn said...

Ahhhhhh the frustration of not getting done what you had planned on. I understand that! I didn't get what I had planed getting done this weekend either. No sweat--there's always tomorrow! :D

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Enjoy the day off. I hate those days when the entire plan jams and you're stuck wasting time on silly things. V. frustrating!

Ms Sparrow said...

I am retired but I remember those semi-frantic feelings of having your precious weekend slowly leaking away like air hissing from a balloon. I could never sleep well on Sunday nights. The stress of it all made it almost a relief to get back to work on Monday.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oh Kathy, you're certainly on to something! That story would've resulted in me being upset about that day for three subsequent days, getting nothing done whilst moping about and then being REALLY upset for a few more days!

I'm glad you were able to laugh it off and keep trucking. Have a great week!

Oklahoma Granny said...

When I have days or weekends like you describe I really try to think that "this too shall pass" and go on. Most of the time it helps.

Beth Anderson said...

Well that stinks Kathy - thank goodness YOU CAN LAUGH!

tattytiara said...

See - I knew I was right to be paranoid about security questions, I knew it!

Angela said...

Oh, I am sorry your weekend was such a bummer! My day off on Thursday was just like that. I had so many errands to run and laundry to do...I just wanted to do something fun! But, my weekend did make up for Thursday :)

I hope you get your Dish/Internet/Computer in the Basement problems fixed ;)

I like what Lanyardlady said: Roll with it!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I suppose we all have days like that! I hope you enjoyed your Monday off.

Together We Save said...

Hope you had a great day off. I had to work.... but work was slow so I blogged quite a bit. :-)

chankansin said...

Don't plan anything...just go with the flow and also don't expect anything in return, Dish TV included...

gayle said...

Sounds like you got tons down!! Hope your days are better!1

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