This morning my husband was wide awake at 7:00 AM and I guess he expected me to be as well. When I didn’t jump out of bed like I think he wanted, he seemed a bit frustrated. He needed me to get some information for him and thought that I understood that he needed this last night. Really not a big deal, as much as I hate to admit it I am pretty organized and usually put everything in its place. So he asked me where he might find what he was looking for and I told him where to look. To my surprise it wasn’t there. Now I am slightly annoyed because it’s really early and it should be there. Oh and now I have to get out of bed to help him find it. We look together and come up empty handed. He needs to get ready for work as do I; he jumps in the shower and I’m thinking, “That’s what I was about to do!” Of course now that I can’t get ready for work, because he’s in the shower, I do what any normal person would do; go back to bed. I guess that was the wrong thing to do because when he gets out of the shower and I jump in I can hear “things” being said in regard to my actions. It probably would have been better for me to keep looking while he was preparing for his day.
By this time, I am just a teensy bit more irritated. In my head I am thinking of where I could have put what he was looking for and decide that I must look for it before he leaves because he needs it. Getting out of the shower he reminds me of when he thinks I may have had it last and I figured well maybe it is in my work bag. So I wrap a towel around me and stomp downstairs as any lady would. Pretty much dump out my bag and what we are looking for is not there. The irritation level just rose a bit more. This is usually when my family disappears before I erupt. I’m not happy about this but it seems like when I get irritated I see everything around the house that they haven’t done for the last week. For example, my daughter left a cup in the bathroom, dishes left in the sink, a glass had been left on the table for two days and you see where I’m going. By this time my husband can see that I am really irritated, mostly at myself for not putting the item back where it goes. He is very calm and says don’t worry we will find it later. Then he and our daughter leave.
I’m alone in the house and steaming. I still need to get ready for work and can’t stop looking; yet I am irritated that I am now running late for work. Knowing that I need to put it in high gear, I let the dog out and head back upstairs. Another attempt to look for the item is unsuccessful so I figure that I need to through some clothes on. Yeah, still wrapped in a towel this whole time and now I am talking to myself out loud!
My friend owns her own boutique, it’s called JenDaisy. Earlier this summer I purchased this skirt that I love from her store. It is a maxi skirt that has teal and white stripes. This skirt is one of my favorite things in my closet. Being the planner that I am, I usually plan to wear light colored panties with this skirt because sometimes colors can bleed through. Since my morning had not gone as planned I didn’t have time to even think about the panties that I was wearing and selected dark blue polka dot panties for the day. You probably see where this is going, but it gets better.
It’s really getting late and I need to get out the door. Through some clothes on, including my favorite maxi skirt, run downstairs let the dog in make my coffee, (which looks darker than normal) and head out the door. Phew. I am still running behind schedule and ranting slightly to myself, again out loud, in the car. I get on the road and am thinking to myself, “the coffee will make it all better”, take a sip and it tastes terrible!! More ranting and driving, somehow I have made it to work in one piece.
My morning is beginning to look up and a resident comes to my office. I work with older adults in the “real” world. I made a few copies or printed something off and bent over to get the paper from the printer. I noticed the resident had a grin and became very quite. Just going along with whatever, we finish what we were talking about and they are on their way. Then it hits me, “Heather you’re wearing dark blue polka dot panties under your teal and white striped skirt!!” What’s a girl to do at that moment but literally laugh out loud.
Long story short, life is going always present you with circumstances. If you’re only focused on order and control in your life; you will miss out on precious moments like wearing polka dots and stripes. Learn to laugh, take a breath and know that the only thing in life that you can control… is you.