How can I sum up today? In a word: lousy. Forgive the negative expression, but a series of unfortunate circumstances tried to derail the Optimistic Express, I’ve been riding for several weeks now. It started with a naughty behavior report from Olivia’s teacher…an assertion that was clearly validated at home when she decided to spray leave-in conditioner all over her bedroom carpet. The carpet, which I just paid a couple hundie to have cleaned last week. Naughty, indeed. Next, I went to a doctor’s appointment where I was rightly informed that I’d gained 14 lbs since my visit last year. To this, my eyes began to fill with tears and quickly transformed to fire with the physician’s next question,
“What have you been doing?! When you walked in, I could see it in your face.”
Um…excuse me? Is he referring to the obvious pound increase? Really? Did he just say that aloud?
“Well, apparently not enough”, I responded.
“Stay away from carbs. NO Carbs!”
At this point, I’m in a full-on flashback of the infamous “No Soup Fo You” scene from Jerry Seinfeld.
“I love Carbs. I crave carbs.”
He just stared at me, then made a remark about how he’d never be overweight if he were a girl. I mentally checked out at that point.
He continued, as I I aimed to receive his wise counsel on all of the things I should be eating. Of course, I omitted any disclosure of my current love affair with all species of M&Ms.
During the post-appointment wrap up at the front desk , I learned the appointment cost double what I’d anticipated. I crossed my fingers and swallowed hard as they ran my card. “Approved!”, the receptionist chirped. Yea approved with a $10 dollar overdraft protection charge. ugh. Pay day is not until Friday and right now I could punch Dave Ramsey in the nose. Came home, made an emergency transfer from my savings and then cried some more. As it turns out, my bank account is anorexic.
Oh…here’s yesterday’s outfit. At least it’s something sorta sunny.