Let’s back up to yesterday which I think I am finally done processing. The morning actually started out peaceful. Guaranteed it was my usual jumping from chore to chore only to realize I never completed the first one.
I threw clothes in the washer and headed upstairs to put other clothes away (they might have been from the last day I did laundry), but hey better late than never. I went to put a washcloth in the linen closet. Singular as in one. The closet wasn’t organized so this led me to empty all its contents out. I am happy to report it is once again in top shape, however, I missed the rinse cycle to add the fabric softener. Damn.
I started to empty the dishwasher but Ares, my screwball cat, was in a playful mood so I grabbed my camera and took pictures of him. Then reality hit me as I realized I had my appt. with my therapist so I quickly threw the load of clothes into the dryer and started the next for the washer.
Oh yeah, I was going to empty the dishwasher. I got sidetracked. I got busy throwing what I needed for the day in my book bag. Decided I better get in the kitchen and get the dishwasher unloaded. Ah ha! The rinse cycle started and I sure as hell was not going to miss it again.
I glanced at my watch to make sure I was staying on track for my appt.. I took my dog out so she could do her business. I had to grab the camera again before we went out. You never know.
Grabbed everything I needed and headed out the door. I knew it would be a bit of a walk to get to the bus stop. I had this down. I did this once before. I even put the info. in my phone from the last time. I got on the bus with no problem. There are two buses with the same route number but they go to different places. You must remember Florida is the state that couldn’t count at the polls. Why they must have two buses with the exact same number is beyond me.
Everything was going smooth. I would have just enough time. The last time I was too early. I sighed because I remembered I didn’t unload the dishwasher. Little too late now. I saw my next stop to pick up the shuttle bus and pulled the cord. Hey wait! Dude you passed my stop. Seriously? Detour signs and construction. I ask the driver where I could pick up the shuttle. I think they think you have a sixth sense and you know where to go when they are off their route. And let me tell you I had no idea where I was. I followed his directions and got to the stop. Great . . . no one there but the twenty or something male construction workers and all watching me. I had nine minutes before I could get on. Those nine minutes felt like an eternity. It finally arrived and I remembered there was a closer stop I could get off. My watch is ticking away.
I got off at the stop thinking I would save time. Wrong! The three homeless guys got off at that stop, too. One of them said hello and I said hello back. I am not a total bitch. Now I am power walking because I am close to my appt. time. Have you ever seen anyone power walk? It’s pretty damn amusing.
I do the therapy thing. She asked how my bus trip was. She also knows that I have to know where I am going. She also knows this is only my second trip. Guess what? I still have ADHD.
The trip back was going so well. I texted my daughter to see if she wanted to meet for coffee. I figured she was at work and she didn’t get a chance to answer back yet. I took a chance and got off at the plaza. My parents called so we chatted. I hadn’t heard from my daughter so I was going to head back. The bus pulls in and the marque says V.A. Clinic. We are headed outbound. Instead of turning right she turns left. Oh hell and no! This cannot be happening. She didn’t change the marque back. There is no stop close so I get off at the first one I see. I had to backtrack but I was so happy because there was a stop closer then I thought. Alas!
I knew there were detours in our area, too. I got off thinking it was close. Let’s just say I took a very long walk. My daughter called when I was half way home. She kept me company while I walked and walked. I finally got home. I wanted wine but I settled for water and headed to the shower. I wanted to wash the day away. I didn’t do any art. I was too frustrated.
This morning as I walked I saw the resting Buddha. The birds were singing with the singing with the first morning’s light. Today will be better. Until tomorrow I wish you peace.