In response to Always Happy's question to NRIGirl...
It has been a busy day. I was afraid I might not be able to catch up with you all today. Haven't completed half my work at home, but just thought 'let it be' and decided to sit down for a while. I had set myself one goal and one goal only as the day started - that was to be Always Happy!
Now that we are at the end of the day I can assure you I have been happy. Not that everything went smooth. In fact many things went wrong. To begin with I was running late. Didn't have a minute to wait for the toast to pop or the coffee to brew. Just had to run. To make matters worse gas was low in the car. And cell phone battery was beeping. No, I can't really afford to stop now for filling up the tank or looking for the charger; such precious minutes will be wasted, I can worry about it on my return. Clock was ticking and getting so close to the minute-mark by which we have to be at our desks. Unfortunately it is not flexi hours for me :(
Here's an itemized list of how time flew by:
8:00 AM- Children are off to school, let me quickly check comments on my blog
8:13 AM - Oh my! I forgot I have to print the peacock pictures and maple tree pictures for children's science fair which is due tomorrow.
8:23 AM - Pictures uploaded to website, I will have to order the prints during lunch break, no time now.
8:25 AM - "Can I call in sick? Are you really sick? No! At least a headache? No! How about a tummy ache? No! Remember you had sore throat yesterday? But that was yesterday! Anything else you feel? No! I am fine. Then what's the question? Just go, go, go!!"
8:36 AM - leaving home
8:45 AM - talking to Amma while driving
8:57 AM - looking at the clock driving
9:17 AM - looking at the clock again - still driving
9:21 AM - oh! no! only nine more minutes left but seven exits to pass.
9:28 AM - Pulling in to the garage
9:30 AM - At my desk! Finally!!
From there another roller coaster ride of a different kind.
6:00 PM - leaving work
6:03 PM - Gas indicator goes on! Didn't expect it so soon. Had hoped it would last for ten miles at the least.
6:07 PM - Skip this exit, seems scary
6:11 PM - Skip this exit also, no sign for gas
6:13 PM - No, not this exit, that will put me right on Garden State Parkway which is a nightmare in itself.
6:17 PM - EXIT!!! Frantically looking for a Gas Station.
6:18 PM - Thank God! There is one right there! Can't they put up a sign on the Interstate so that people will know?!
6:19 PM - Regular! Fill it up Please!
6:25 PM - Thank you! After swipping off $57.34!
6:27 PM - Back on Interstate
6:33 PM - Zoom
6:47 PM - Zoooooo ....mmmmm
7:00 PM - Pulling in to the garage of Home sweet home!
8:27 PM - Here and now...
As you see it has been a busy day! However I can honestly say I have been Always Happy! Had a chance to take a brisk walk around the block during lunch. Ah! The feeling of Spring! Isn't that amazing?! The weather was picture perfect - probably in the mid sixties. Noticed plenty of sprouts from the garden bulbs. It won't be long before tulips are here! Or is it daffodils?! I should take some pictures to share.
Trust in the Lord; not in men
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