Sunday, February 7, 2010

First Fig


My candle burns at both ends;
  It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends---
  It gives a lovely light!
(Edna St. Vincent Millay, from A Few Figs From Thistles)

Alas, last week became progressively worse.  After my work melt down and the comfort of stew I was prepared to face the remainder of the week.  All the book-buying and old movie watching in the world could not have improved my mood.  Work was stressful during the week and I actually looked forward to my Saturday shift.  Typically, Saturdays are quiet and I catch-up on work.  This past Saturday my work computer somehow became infected with a nasty virus that riddled my computer with porn and erectile dysfunction ads.  Then we had a creepy guy in the library and security had to be called.  And my dad was in the hospital with bleeding ulcers (he's okay now). 

Stress, stress, and more stress.

I am determined that this week will be better!  Today I spent my time sleeping, reading Edna St. Vincent Millay, mopping, thumbing through the newspaper, drinking caramel macchiatos and day dreaming.  I've done nothing except some cleaning.  Most of my day I spent sitting in a chair, staring at nothing, and pretending I was a turnip or someother vapid vegetable.

Tomorrow?  I plan on whipping myself into a state of industry!  Stitching, reading, blogging, and baking will commence with fervor.  I need to eke out as much joy as I can before I go back to work on Tuesday.

Tonight?  My only goal is to talk Sam into taking us out for dinner and watching T.V. with the family.

1 comment:

saveophelia said...

Virtual hug being sent your way. I hope you managed to convince the hubby.