Here’s to “Normal”

October 2, 2008 at 2:33 pm 1 comment

1.  My cell phone screen is dead.  I can receive calls…I just can’t like, use my address book to call any of you.  I have a cell phone crisis…and it’s not just the phone…it’s the info in the phone.  Isn’t it great to know it isn’t just loved for what it does, but for everything withint it?  My writing is suffering this week, obviously.

I can’t find a phone I like to replace it yet after several trips to several places.

2.  Who knew lunch out could be SO frustrating.  45 minutes until served and then, the wrong meal.  Even as takehome, it’s stringy, hard to cut chicken.  Geez.  $17 bucks wasted.  As my husband said, (I’ll paraphrase for the general public),  we could have made much better use of the time wasted.

Amen to that.

3.  A quote I loved today from Ali Edwards, whose project I’ve joined this week to break up the mundane.  In answer to “should I document this week, our car broke down and I’ve had a terrible cold…should I wait until a “normal week”:

Here’s the deal – there is no perfect week. “Normal” is whatever you are living right now. Stuff comes up all the time for all of us and it is all part of our story, a part of our normal.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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  • 1. Melissa H.  |  October 3, 2008 at 10:56 am

    It’s so funny that I posted what I did without knowing what you had posted…..I’m just going to have to resign myself to the fact that my “normal” is “crazy!” Thanks for sharing this!!!

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