Yesterday was Amazon Prime Day, which is basically a national holiday in Matt's mind. By mid-morning there were a few things in our cart and then just when I thought the purchasing was over, I saw that Matt had added one more thing.
A "super loud powerful train sound truck horn." Of course. Totally necessary and likely illegal.
Someone had gone a little Prime Day crazy. Not to worry, after dinner last night Matt's fiscally responsible side prevailed and he canceled the horn purchase.
Today was chugging along as an average Wednesday until I went out to my car on my lunch break and there was a pit bull in the lobby of my office. And I don't mean the rapper. Also, I don't work at a vet, just an old building in the center of a questionable neighborhood with a very sensitive automatic sliding door.
There was a man holding a leash half-halfheartedly calling after the dog, apparently named Sugar, but I hightailed it to the parking garage because I am wary of dogs I don't know, and Sugar appear strong and not well-trained.
As the elevator opened on the third floor of the parking garage, I glanced at the trashcan beside the door and do you know what was sitting on top of it?
A giant, disgusting rat, its beady eyes staring right at me. The tail was at least 8 inches long and the body was nearly the size of Sugar. You could have put Sugar's leash on it and taken it for a walk.
I rushed to my car, locked the doors, and contemplated never returning to the office again.
But someone's gotta help pay those Amazon bills.
This is also my first full week of work since May, thanks to my strategy of saving most of my PTO for the weeks between Memorial Day and July 4th. I think I'm going to struggle with the whole five day thing. Last week I had to work for four whole days and by Thursday morning I decided to just phone it in in the hair department and wear it in a ponytail. I NEVER do that, and then I couldn't decide which earrings to wear, so I put a different one in each ear and told myself I'd make a decision before I left the house.
You can probably see which unfortunate direction this is headed.
That decision did not get made until I did a final lip gloss check in the rear view mirror before I went into the office and realized I was still wearing two different earrings. Thank goodness I caught it then because I had an employee evaluation first thing and I can only imagine how I'd feel if my boss gave me my annual review while wearing a pearl in one ear and some snazzy fake rhinestones in the other.
So, I spent last Thursday night and Friday at my in-laws' shore house.
I was so excited to spend the whole day sitting on the beach, and even though it was raining, I walked down to the beach and set up my chair in the pouring rain while wearing a sweatshirt because I was DETERMINED. Eventually the huge storm clouds blew over, as I knew they would, and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon.
I read my book and took a long walk in the surf and shared an entire bag of Twizzlers with my sister-in-law and "jumped" my nephew over the waves until my shoulders were sore.
It was very relaxing and I didn't spend one second thinking about my earrings.
I might need to spend this Friday at the beach too.