Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh What a Day Is Today...



Well...today has been an interesting day for me.  I didn't get to bed last night until after midnight...I was busy watching Teen Mom (that show is such a trainwreck!) and Catfish (w.t.f?) and then I just...couldn't sleep.  A theme of the week.  Running through a million episodes of CSI didn't help matters any. Aoife finally came in around one to purr me to sleep and I got about three hours in.  Sadly, that's the most I've gotten in a row in about two weeks.  I had a million things to get done today and my husband going into work 12 to midnight rather than being off as he thought he was did not help matters any.  I was meant to be filling out Christmas cards for work, getting groceries, wrapping Christmas presents, cleaning, bathing the kitties again, making a vet appointment for poor Eóghan (he has something wrong with his ear) and finishing up some Christmas cookies and potato candy.  Before I could get unmotivated I hauled my butt out to the grocery. And...with the help of Justin Bieber and copious amounts of The People's Court that's about all I accomplished today.  I did wrap some Christmas presents and do some more decorating.  I ended up spilling half a bottle of RED nail polish on my beige carpet which was a huge fail.  Thankfully, most of it came out.  Aoife carried off all my candy canes so I spent a decent amount of time hunting those down as well.  Then I checked the mail and...


When the post office leaves you a note that says "We Care" that can only mean one thing: We didn't care about this particular package. And I'm telling you...my package looked thoroughly thrashed.  It's a package from my good friend Jewli in Germany and as soon as I pulled it out and saw it I started hyperventilating.  I know it's JUST STUFF...but it's MY stuff.  I'd like to ruin it by myself. 


This is the postman's shoddy job at taping back together the FLATTENED side of my package.  Not only was one side flat but there were also holes all through the entirety of the box.  And as you can see the outside is dyed a magenta color.  So I'm freaking out because there is no way on Earth my items have survived this kind of damage.  I mean LITERALLY the left side is FLAT.  They actually put the whole thing into a postal plastic bag to prevent it from falling apart.  Idiots. This is the first time I've gotten a package in such poor condition so I suppose I can't be TOO mad as it's bound to happen here and there and perhaps it was my turn but I just wish it had been any other package.  Anyway, rather than go crazy over it I just set it down and waked away for awhile to try to put things into perspective before opening it up.  That way, when things are ruined it doesn't ruin my entire day.  (This usually fails to work.)  I went back awhile later to find Aoife's fatness sitting on it clawing at the plastic and decided if she was ready then so was I.  And...


By some incredible miracle...not a single thing was damaged. Not a piece of chocolate. Nothing. The tissue paper had gotten wet and bled causing the purple splotches, not a polish leak like I had originally feared.  Even though the whole thing was clearly wet at some point even my palate box is unscathed. And the holes through the box somehow managed to miss every single item inside. Ridiculous. So I guess things could have been much worse!! I did manage to get a few things wrapped too! 



Has your week been productive?

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