Years ago, I read a children’s Book called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.,
Wednesday I met w/a friend and we were doing homework together. She helped me with one concept or two I was a bit iffy on but I was pretty confident in the material. I had homework due Thurs at 6, and test at 6 pm
So, I wake up Thursday morning, do my yoga, have my coffee, chat with friends … pull out my math and nothing NOTHING looks even vaguely familiar.
I have a 4:30 appointment with my advisor over my Independent Research (that I’m not overly prepared for). I go up to school and find a study cubby and start to get set up and realize I left my coffee in my car. I grab my purse and keys and realize the elevator is on the other side of the school, the stairway is near me and my car and “hey! I’m healthier now, I can do the stairs w/the best of them). I go down the first set of stairs, turn on the landing, miss the top stair and from there I hit and miss various parts of my body with the the hardest being a very HARD slam of the wrist onto the railing.
At the bottom of the stairs, I realize A) I did not hit my head and B) I have broken nothing. C) this wrist seems to be the worst of it.
So I go to car and get my coffee and take ELEVATOR back up stairs, where I take one look at the book bag and realize that I’ve wasted an hour getting coffee, forgetting coffee … and I have little time to study for test AND see advisor, I stick my head in the door of his office and ask if we can reschdule, my purse promplty drops off my shoulder and hits my arm write on what is already a bruise.
He has no problem putting it off and I brilliantly (or not so much) admit I hadn’t done what was asked so we’re better meeting him next week anway.
I go back to study cubby, grab books and trek back to elevator and head toward the college where my math test will be. I drive the approximately 25-30 miles (depends on what mood google maps is in that day) to downtown tulsa. I don’t take toll roaqds often (they want money!) but decided that was my shortest distance, only failed to realize I had a $20 and no change. After scrambling through bottom of purse, floor boards, ashtray, etc I scrounge up $0.85 to get on the toll (that won’t happen again) I walk from the farthest parking lot (doing that these days to increase walking time) anhd head to the book store to get the test forms needed. Get on the elevator because stairs are not my friend today.
TCC elevators have a nasty habit, anyone who went to TCC in the 80’s and 90’s knows what’s coming ..but this is only 2nd time since I’ve been back. Yep … it STUCK!! (only 10 min)
I finally get to the library and by pass the computers (see, I can do that!) and sit down … pull out my books to study and stand up …. oh my !! The books I have .. are not my math books, they are my behior mod books! Maybe their in the car! So I gather my stuff (sans coffee…again) and leave my coffee to mourn my absense … and check the car for my books … they’re not there.
I load up the books and drive the 21 miles (again, dependent on Google’s mood) to my house in Broken Arrow. I grab the RIGHT books, stop and get a repeat coffee (expensive mistake!) and head back the 21 miles to school.
All this time, I’m becoming more and more anxious, upset, worried that I have absolutely anhialated my chance to succeed in both this homework and this test because I will be lucky to get 45 min study time in and I need at least 2 hours. I park in my normal far away parking lot … and walk to library …. and it starts to do what we thought it had forgotten how to do in Oklahoma … it starts to sprinkle (don’t feel too bad … it was a nice sprinkling ..but did make me slightly damp)
Finally making it PAST the computers again …I open the book, and then text my afriend Jules to vent a bit (as I’d done at home) and I look (as I’d done at home) and then go ..
ok ..that’s union, that’s interscect, that’s compliment … that’s a venn diagram (LOVE those things!)
oh for crying out loud ! this makes sense!!!
I then look at my homework as I realize I’d finished it last night. So, I have, now 30 min to review … I write some notes from top of my head … compare them to text and notes and ..they match.
I go to class …
turn in homework
take test, which isn’t ‘easy’ but neither is it hard … it requires concentration but is not difficult.
I pick up my now graded homework and see something I’m certainly not used to seeing in MY math homework
I go home and find a family who is happy to see me … listen to my very horrible terrible day and give me a hug and love me enough to laugh with me …. and it neded ok
Today .. my body has had a severe lupus flare in reaction to the fall … I really beat myself up, little bruising, but lots of swelling, fever and hurt like crazy!!
If yo like this, comment .. and share … re tweeting is nice but no one’s commenting which is giving me a complex. … and yes you may laugh at me