One of THOSE Days


You know those days where everything is a little bit more challenging than it should be?

I’m having one of those days.

I woke up nice and early to jump-start the bizillion pages of paperwork needed to complete the hiring process for my new Pilates instructor gig.  First the printer shot out three copies of the first three pages (which, incidentally, I didn’t even need to print) and by the time it got to the important stuff the ink was running low.  Time was getting tight and in my haste I copied a few things upside down (does moving quicker ever really make you more efficient?).  I gathered my 5 forms of ID, my void checks and routing numbers, my paperwork checklists, and my completed bizillion forms and jumped on my bike with moments to spare.  Upon arrival my bike lock ceased to function and I squeezed in the door frazzled and sticky only to find out that my appointment was at the other location, 9 miles away.   Well, at least the very sweet front desk worker thinks it was there, we couldn’t get in touch with the women I was meeting.  After 3 previous appointments for this position at the downtown location and no mention of meeting elsewhere I assumed it was there.  On the way home it started raining on my bizillion pages of newly completed paperwork.  Crap.


My morning stress was almost all user error but it is just one of those days where everything is a little extra challenging.

On a MUCH happier note, my birthday came early this year!

Isn’t she B-U-tiful!?

Thank you Grandma and Zayda!  I will carry on the tradition of taking pictures of every possible occasion (and non-occasion :))!

The lovely folks at Hometown Seeds  sent me a little something also.

Their Kitchen Herb Value Pack comes with ten seed packets, including Purple Ruffles Basil which is the one I am most excited about.

It’s still a little early to plant most herbs around here but I did start two yesterday.

The bag said to soak the seeds so I followed some online advice and soaked the bity seeds by wrapping them in wet napkins.  The napkins make the tiny seeds easy to handle.

After about 24 hours of soaking I tore the napkin into little pieces and planted the seeds, napkin and all.

I’ve never really grown herbs from seed before so I am unsure of how this will go but I do love me some herbs!  I’ll do my best to nurture these little babies into some fabulous meal come harvest time!

Time to run off some of this ridiculous angst/stress and learn to use this A-MAZ-ING camera!


  1. Melinda

    Faith. Yes, I have those days. I try and remember this quote:

    “Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.”
    ~ Hugh Miller

  2. Ugh. Sorry your day started rough around the edges. Dave & I often say “go Slow to go fast.” 😉 We usually aren’t more efficient when we rush ourselves & end up taking longer than if we had just paced ourselves & breathed. Glad you survived!
    At least your day ended with smile-worthy gifts. Nothing like a new camera & seeds to brighten your day.

  3. Days like that are the pits! Hope the rest of yours straightens out. I’m just getting caught up on my blog stalking after a four day trip to see my new grandson be born in Kansas City.

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