Long time readers know I’m not fond of people. They are unpredictable and can be very annoying. The only good thing about them is that they don’t pee on my carpets. Usually.
Every once in a while life will give you a bad day. I mean like really sucky depressing but not end of life depressing — just enough to make you not feel like twisting and shouting on rooftops. (You did click on the video, didn’t you?)
A bad day can make you feel old and wrung out. Well, I had one of those days yesterday. No whining here. My life is good but the odds are that I will have a few of these puppies in a year.
The day started with a sick cat. This is where carpets get involved. That means I am booked to dance with the carpet cleaner today. We do a mean waltz and a little cha-cha but he is such an exhausting partner. Of course he lets me lead. After all it’s my prom!
It didn’t get any better.
This morning I was up early so I could get an early start with my date. The carpet cleaner doesn’t bring a corsage nor will he take me to a restaurant for a nice meal. It will be all business. The beloved husband brought him out of storage for me. I swear the dang thing was smiling.
A carpet cleaning was already on the schedule. The sick cat episode just moved it up a week. A winter full of hairballs and dirty snow wreaks havoc with carpets. Fortunately we don’t have many carpets but dirt and barfing cats always find them.
Off to the gym I go. What am I thinking? I will be pushing and pulling that heavy thing and lugging dirty water and clean water. Isn’t that enough exercise? Obviously I wasn’t in my right mind as I normally jump on any excuse to skip it.
This time fate had a plan. I walked into my friendly neighborhood gym all grumpy. Then someone said, “How are you?” I am embarrassed to say that I told them. It all came out gushing like a sixth grader who wasn’t allowed to sit with the “big” girls.
Since I don’t normally do this, everyone was surprised. My exercise besties gave me the empathy and encouragement I needed to continue with my day. I left laughing.
One of the important things about retirement is that you need a routine and you need to have access to good people (even if you don’t like people).
They can make you smile.
They have similar problems so you don’t feel alone.
I walked out feeling pretty chipper considering I hadn’t had my Starbucks yet! I am ready to rumba with my dance partner. Together we will clean those dang carpets!
I did check before I left to make sure I wasn’t getting billed for the therapy I received.
It’s included with the membership!