Some Whine With My (Fat-Free) Cheese!!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I think it may have been Winnie-the-Pooh who once said "This has been a no good very bad day". And he is singing to my choir this week. As a rule, since I started on this journey, I have tried to maintain a positive and upbeat attitude. Sometimes this is hard - I have suffered from depression for many years. But - since starting with SP - I have had much less problems with depression. Maybe that is due to exercise, a better body image and improved self-esteem - I don't know. But I have felt pretty positive and tried to be a positive force to anyone on SP who is having trouble in that area. But today---I want to whine....
Outside forces are dragging me down and I can't seem to get a good foothold this week!!
On Monday - I had a new stove, refrigerator and dishwasher delivered. All of my appliances were about 25 years old. I think it was time!!! Problem #1 came when they plugged in the stove and the oven portion did not work. So - the delivery men said they would order a new one for us and it would be delivered as soon as it arrived at the store. Problem #2 reared it's ugly head on Tuesday. We have a disabled man who picks up our aluminum cans every week. He arrived when the old stove was being removed and asked if he could have it. My husband was delighted to give it to him....and told him that he could have the refrigerator and dishwasher on Tuesday since that was the day that the man was coming to install the new dishwasher. WELL - The junk man arrived before the installation took place and no one was at my house.... he took the old refrigerator, but got confused and took the BRAND NEW dishwasher and hauled them both to the landfill! You cannot imagine the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realize your brand new appliance has just been dumped into a pile of yuk. I know it's just a "thing" - not something happening to a family member or something, but I was sick over it just the same.
Upon follow-up for the stove last night - we found that NO ONE had ordered us a new stove on Monday. Nothing had been done about it at all. Further - my husband was on a conference call between the store we bought the appliances from and corporate headquarters for way more than an hour last night because when they finally agreed to order a new stove, it wasn't going to come for 6 weeks!!!! However, there seems to be light at the end of the stove tunnel. They are giving us an upgrade to the one we purchased and going to move heaven and earth to try to get it to us early next week instead 6 weeks from now. Of course, while I will try to remain optimistic - I will believe that when I see it.
As for the dishwasher disaster - the junk man has also ordered a new dishwasher for us. It's the right thing to do - since he took the new one - but the victory is shallow because this man is disabled and picks up cans to make a living....he really couldn't afford to buy me another dishwasher.....
Add to the mix that I am not doing a bit well on maintaining my weight - who would have guessed I would struggle with that worse than struggling to lose!! I have gained 2 pounds in the past two weeks. Guess it's a good thing that I know how to lose it again!!!
And if all of that is NOT enough----in an hour I have to take little dog to the vet to have her put to sleep. She is an old pommeranian - who has suddenly taken very ill. It is in her best interest to put her out of her misery....but it won't put me out of mine.
Now that I have acknowledged all of the bad stuff going on right now - maybe things will start to improve. The good news is that my daughter is coming in from college tomorrow and she, my mother, husband and I are going to Orange Beach for the weekend. I need a staycation right now!!