Today, I caught myself being a real B*tch to a few people. That’s not me! I am not that kind of monster! I caught it, and immediately apologized and explained my situation, but followed that up with “not that it excuses my behavior.”
My morning started off, pretty okay. I drove Megan to her friend’s house, so she could hang out for a bit, then ride to school with her. I remembered I needed to go to the tax place, and take care of some stuff, so I stopped in there, on my way back to my apartment. I needed to go to the social security office, and verify Megan’s social security number, and have them send me a new copy, since hers was missing.
Well, I got back to the apartment, and had an hour to spare, so I unpacked a few things, then decided to do my hair and makeup!
Mascara. Eye shadow. Eyeliner. The works.
I get to the social security office and they tell me the online demographic page on Megan’s school file wasn’t sufficient for identification! I had to drive 20 minutes back to the school, crying, mind you, because I didn’t have the stuff I needed. I got to the school, cleaned my face up, and went in. The school actually printed the same page I had pulled up, the one I was told wasn’t good enough. So, the secretary printed everything she could think of. I love that woman!
I drove all the way back to the social security offices, and waited for about 3 hours. I was finally seen at one of the windows, which by the way, why were there only 3 open windows on the busiest day of the week?! 😩
Oh! And the papers that matched the page I showed were ENOUGH! So, all that wasted time driving…
I was so hungry!
I got the verified number, called the tax place, and told them I had the verified number, and asked if we could fix it over the phone. She said she thought I would “FOR SURE” need to come back (alllllll the way back by the school), and sign the papers again.
More wasted time. I could have been unpacking.
Long story short, the cable guy came, hooked up my cable boxes wrong. The dvr box doesn’t work. I was on the phone with said cable company for over 30 minutes, trying to get that stupid thing hooked up right, only to find it didn’t work, AFTER I disconnected the call with customer service.
I had to go get Megan, so, I drove back out by the school, again. On my way there, I got a call from the guy who took my dogs for a week, so they could go to their vet appointments before being rehomed. I can’t have them in my apartment, and I can’t afford a house, without my husband’s income. Anyway. His neighbors called animal control, because they were “scared for their life”! 🙄
I cried, a lot.
I went up to the house and had Meg get her stuff together. We ran by My brother’s and picked up our stuff. And came home. My brother-in-law was here. I made dinner, one of Mitch and Megan’s favorites: Veal, pasta, Italian dressing and feta cheese.
Back to the stupid, non working dvr box.
On the phone again with said cable company. Rebooted the darn thing 2 times, and it still doesn’t work! They won’t be back until Wednesday. 😑
I cried about 10 times today. I wanted to scream and punch people, but I know that will solve nothing. Words came out of my mouth, that I shouldn’t have said, and even though I apologized, it doesn’t make it okay. It’s never okay to be an asshole.
I did get out, and got Megan some Valentine stuff. That put a little smile on my face.
My brother helped me today, while I was stuck at the social security office. He went back to my old house, to do one final sweep. My brother-in-law came over and helped Meg unpack her room while I was cooking dinner. He also put my “over the toilet storage shelves” together. The dog situation is taken care of, and tomorrow is a new day.
But, all in all, today was a day of uncomfortable feelings.
I coach Girls on the Run, and we teach that feelings are not good or bad, but, comfortable or uncomfortable.
15 year High school reunion.