The past week -although the weekend was nice and relatively smooth -has been really messing with my nerves!
The cold temps last Monday -and yes, they really were very, very low, below zero with wind chills between minus 20 and minus 30 -weren't enough to jangle my nerves but on Tuesday, the hot water pipes to the vanity and the tub in the bathroom froze up on me! I was fortunate enough to be able to get my neighbor across the road to help me out with that problem as he came down with his hot air gun and got them thawed for me. Lucky for me that nothing broken in the whole process as that's always a worry, ya know, with things like that.
I had planned to get myself more together, organized (a new precedent with that idea) and get cracking on the Avon to try to build a better, stronger customer base but the weather really worked totally against me so I didn't get out at all until Thursday and Friday. Lucky me, I only had 8 orders to deliver so should have been able to get that done quickly and even do some recruiting of new customers but I still need to work on my timing, I guess.
Yesterday, I was to have an appointment with the counselor I'm seeing. Got ready to go and was almost half-way there when my intestines decided to wage an inner battle with me and I had to turn around and return home and cancel the appointment. What a mess that was for me here! Yuck!
So that leaves me with today and a little time tomorrow to try to drum up a few more orders. I had designs last night when I went to bed of rising fairly early today and getting a jump start that way.
However, that old adage about the best laid plans of mice and men sure is the truth.
I went to bed about 1:30 a.m. -which for me is an early time to turn in -and fell asleep quickly. However, I woke up quickly too -like about 4 a.m. -which was way too quickly! Then, I couldn't go back to sleep so lay there, tossing and turning, watching tv, (which usually knocks me out) and still not able to fall back to sleep until after 7 a.m. Then, I slept, unfortunately, till after 11 a.m.!
See what I mean about "can't win for losing" in the sleep department! If I'd been able to sleep through soundly, I'd have had a good, level 6 1/2 to 7 hours of sleep and would have been up and "at 'em" around 9 a.m. which would have been very nice but instead, now I'm behind on time again!
So now, have to get dressed, take the bad dog out (the one who refused to go outside late last night and just stood out in the yard looking at me before turning around and coming to the door to wait for me to open it and let him back in) and when I got up today, he had deposited two puddles for me to clean up! All because he's too scared or too lazy -not sure which -to relieve himself unless he's on the leash! Go figure that deal out, will ya?
So now, I better get a move on and get rolling here before my nerves start getting more jangled than they already are!