Damnit, damnit, damnit! · Jan 28, 06:54 AM

Perhaps I’ve been reading Julie & Julia too much lately, but I can’t help but be grumpy when all in the past 24 hours:

  1. my boss, whom I adore and really depend on, tells us that she’s leaving in mid-February to go work for World Relief (damnit!!).
  2. I give myself a nasty little gash on the thumb while cutting potatoes with one of the very nice but hyper-sharp Global knives I gave C for Christmas, and it still aches even now. (Last night, when replacing the bandaid, it started bleeding again immediately – 3 hours after the original gashing! Those are damned sharp knives.)
  3. I wake up before 6-effing a.m. on a Saturday morning with a headache (in addition to the aching thumb) and can’t fall back asleep.

I know that none of these matters are particularly earth-shaking, and that yesterday work otherwise went fine, I made my train, I even got to work out, the weather was good and the dinner we made was very tasty, but at 6 am on a Saturday, my sense of proportion gets out of whack and the negatives outweigh the positives.

I just hope that the next 24 hours are better.

Note: C and I both highly recommend Julie & Julia (we’ve been taking turns reading it aloud to each other), and Julie Powell, the author of said book, has a new blog. Check it out sometime!