Thursday, November 29, 2007

Murphy's Law

I know that I have made this comment several times before, but seriously...my life has been in a downward spiral for the past....well, eleventy (thanks Nance!) days and I am truly exhausted, and probably on the threshold of being completely and utterly nauseated.

The boys...I swore all my life as a TRUE procrastinator, that I would of course instill the exact opposite trait in my children. Well somehow, it seems that procrastination is innate. So here I sit after nearly 4 hours of helping a 3rd and a 5th grader with Literature projects that they were not only given a month to work on, but are due...tomorrow!

D also seems to think that his bullshit chitter chatter is by far more important that anything trivial that his teacher may have to discuss, you know, such as Math, Science, or Social Studies, and W seems to think that since he completes his work and puts it in his desk that it will somehow magically fly onto the teachers desk avoiding the 10% late "fee." *Sigh*

So in dealing with all that and trying to decide on creative, yet effective punishments, I think I totaled my fucking car yesterday...yes, it was my fault, and I feel like a complete and total idiot, because I wasn't preoccupied with my normal distractions such as text messaging or talking on the phone---AND I had my glasses on! I totally didn't see the oncoming car as I bolted away from the stop sign to cross an intersection (in all honesty, I'm not sure if she had her lights on). Her little SUV has a dent on the driver door...her and her son drove away merrily after giving the report. And my car...well, it's TOAST! Pieces of bumper scattered about...headlights completely dislodged...driver door won't open...you know totally fucked (pardon my shitty language)! Please do not mistake my anger and selective Touretts, because by no stretch of the imagination am I an ingrate. The boys and I made it out of there safely, and other than being sore all over and slowly killing my liver with these new Tylenol (which are the epitome of ass kickery), I cannot complain...fuck that, I will...$500 deductible...right before Christmas...the car would have been completely paid off June 2008...now I face having to buy a new one--thus another car payment...ugh!

And to top all this shit off...when I got to work today, I fell down the fucking stairs in the parking garage...yes you guessed it...no carpet...all concrete.

In comments...who else's day is the frapping worst ever?!

24 comments:

Susan said...

Oh dear. I give you the award for frapping worst day ever. I'm going to go with a Newton Law instead that whatever goes up must come down thus Susan's Law states whatever goes down must come up.

As a very wise island woman tells me, this too shall pass. The sun will shine on you soon, dearie, I have faith.

Tera said...

Susan~"Whatever goes down must come up..." I. Love. That. Phrase. It gives me hope...unless of course it's with regards to drinking lots of alcohol.

Would this very wise island woman be Eslocura?

Susan said...

I tend to think in purely sexual terms, Tera, so of course I'm not talking about too much alcohol. ;)

And you might be onto something..

NoRegrets said...

Wow. Yes, that wins the prize. Too bad it's on the last day of November because it would win the prize for the month too. But, you know what, I think that it likely wins the prize for the year, so December should be good. Right?
Ugh, sorry.
So, if you are not sure she had her lights on, did you say something?

Tera said...

Susan~I have that problem too ;-)

NoR~I truly hope December looks better.

I was so shook after the accident, I didn't collect my thoughts until after I spoke with the police. I am going to wait for the report though and see what if anything can be done about it.

NoRegrets said...

no, call now

Tera said...

NoR~Oh I did call and that's what they told me I had to do. I made sure that my insurance company knew my concerns as well.

Nance said...

Holy crap, Tera! You are so incredibly fortunate that you and the boys (and the other car's passengers/driver)all made it out without injury! So much damage!

And at least you had coverage, too. I know it doesn't remedy what you're feeling, what with a deductible due now before Christmas and everything, but thank heavens you're not in the hospital yourself or at the bedside of your son(s).

Certainly it's time for your life to start its upward trend now. Give it some help with a positive outlook and start looking for something cheerful and pleasant to do for the new month and the start of the holiday season now. Maybe you all should take some time to do something relaxing together each night before bedtime that's happy.

(And free!!!! LOL)

Tera said...

Nance~You are absolutely right, and I'm very grateful and am truly blessed!

I am going to try my best to be positive...thanks Nance!

heather said...

(((hugs)))

nothing witty is coming to mind.

the only thing i can think of is to tell you to remember that it takes both positive and negative ions to make a battery.

or am i screwing up my science?

Kofi said...

Got your message... unfortunately I must say you win and any horror I could describe from my life would pale in comparison. I'm glad no one got hurt (of course it would have been nice if your car had just a ding like that SUV... but let's not be picky)... hopefully things will get better for you.

Tera said...

Heather~I am not sure, but at least you made me smile :)

Kofi~Thanks for the well wishes, and I concur...I am glad that the boys and I are okay.

Nina said...

Tis the season...things can only get better now!!! Promise :)

Tera said...

Nina~I'm gonna hold you to that!

Susan said...

Oh Tera...The things we have in common are so numberous it's dangerous.

(ie: weekend rendevous)

Tera said...

Susan~ ;-D

NoRegrets said...

So, can I whine here about being sick? Going to be at6 pm and waking up at 1:00 am not being able to sleep? Thank goodness for blogging.

Tera said...

NoR~You can always whine here!

NoRegrets said...

But do I get sympathy? :-)

Tera said...

Of course!

NoRegrets said...

You're tagged (see my blog). I'm still sick.

NoRegrets said...

So, now you're ignoring me, because I'm sick.

Cyber D said...

Don't get me started on problems with the kiddos. Those cand drive me up a wall!

Tera said...

Nor~Not at all! This car shopping was a BITCH! I will make haste :)

Cyber~Tell me about it!