Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Frustration Day

I hereby declare this a brand new holiday. Welcome to FRUSTRATION DAY 2009. It comes right between major holidays but you don't get it off. Most offices, however, are closed, or working with skeleton crews, so you can't get anything much done, but at the same time you have all of the year end stuff due in an absolute crisis deadline.

My personal frustration day includes having the parts for the truck be defective, so that it is not truly fixed, and won't be until new parts arrive next week. (We hope.) They put it back together so that I can drive it in town and won't be stranded, but the new noise sounds like a mouse is screaming under my hood. (I joke that the gerbil is no longer happy running in his wheel and wants to retire, with a full pension). Also the usual "You're self-employed" schtoof when trying to get through the maze that is mortgage lending.

But everyone I know has something. I think it's the nature of modern living. And hey, if I can't go out of town and go to a movie, it's just encouragement to get my butt in gear and do the edits and the other writing. At least that's what I'm telling myself.


Tammy said...

Good thing to tell yourself, personally I'd see about finding abook to read, but then again, I'm not a writer.

Good luck on the financing - believe me I know how hard it is, I was self-employed for over 20 years.

Dolly said...

Your adventures are certainly frustrating. I can only hope that the New Year is a more kinder, gentler one.

We continue to send good thoughts your way.