Generally, I’m an fairly optimistic person and can find the bright side of things. Especially if given a bit of time to gain perspective. But, so far, I am hard pressed to find the brighter side of my day yesterday. I guess the entire day didn’t suck, but there were enough sucky things in it that they overshadow the not so sucky parts.
In order to tell the story of yesterday, I have to start on Monday.
Monday was a fitness test in Health class. Since a fitness test is one test you can’t cram for or just wing and expect to do extraordinarily well, I had no expectations of “acing” my fitness test. I am ok with that, though, because I know I have some work to do and I’m working on it. The point here is that I had to walk a mile. Cool. Except that the combination of socks and shoes I had on rubbed my feet almost raw so I have hot spots on the balls of my feet. I got up the next morning with them.
Going along with the fitness test was a lipid test. This required a fasting blood draw. In the morning when I went to pour my coffee, I just barely remembered that I couldn’t have it. So, that’s how I started my day. Sore feet and no coffee.
Managed to get to school without falling asleep. Got my blood drawn without incident. Yippee. Had some breakfast and found some coffee before heading to my Art History class.
My Art History class takes place in a lecture hall with rows of seats on an incline. There are stretched out stairs running down the side. Apparently, my coffee hadn’t quite kicked in as I tried to navigate those stairs. I misstepped and tripped and fell- very nearly in somebody’s lap. Skinned up my knees, bruised my pride, but otherwise was uninjured. Most importantly, I didn’t spill my coffee.
Do I know how to make an entrance or what?
No further incidents at school. Except to say that Pilates is hard.
When I got home, I learned that our fish had died.
So, just in general, yesterday sucked.
And today is a new day.
Today I am grateful for coffee, Tylenol, paint, words, and Pilates.