I do not now, nor will I ever, work at an automobile dealership. (for background on what happened to the car, reference "Adventures my car has"
This was perhaps the longest day I have experienced in some time. It stretched on forever and wouldn't end. For all I know it is still not done. Maybe I will forever wait for tomorrow to come and it never will. Back to the argument between the 4yo and the 9yo about whether or not it is always today.
This was a very difficult day for me. I lived through it and bounced back okay, but I was on the edge of frenetic from 1:30 on.
I went on my own to the dealership to see if we could find a car. We chose a dealership first and then made them find us a used car to suit. Because we love them.
The guy who helped me was incredibly nice and personable and made me feel at home, but he was also SUPER SPEEDY (like me after teaching) and it was apparently contagious. I didn't feel speedy, but I did feel shaky and zizzing with an uncomfortable amount of nervous energy.
I needed to do something while waiting... I brought my beading, but I forgot to bring thread. So I unraveled some thread from my purse so that I could bead a bracelet. (Bet you didn't see that one coming!) And it really helped me to calm down and focus.
See, if your hands are shaking you can't get the beads on the needle. I had to deliberately calm myself in order to get anything done. So that was good. I ran out of thread about the same time I needed to go get Spouse to sign paperwork.
We found a car (little white Kia Soul) that is very cute (we named it the "Flying Unicorn" since the daughter has put on every wish list for some time that she wants a real flying unicorn that we can all ride...) and just needed to sign a large stack of forms.
Zizzing zizzing zizzing.
Then realizing that No Matter What I was going to be late for the dress rehearsal for the band concert. And that I was unable to call anyone because I didn't have their numbers in my phone. Which is a super lame excuse. So now I have zizzing brain AND anxiety over lateness and disappointing the same people that I disappointed for the last concert (when I missed a gajillion rehearsals)
Concerts tend to make me a bit wired.
So the weird frenetic zizzing brain energy thing really didn't stop ALL DAY LONG and it made me feel really shaky and crappy.
But now it is Sunday - and I have a new car - and I went to Quaker meeting, and visited family, and talked with a friend and caught up on blog posts and... I don't feel crappy like I did yesterday AND I didn't swing into a Depression thing either. Go me.
Grateful Crap: The Flying Unicorn
talked with a friend
Quaker, teacher, parent,