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cathy


The Rollercoaster Called My Life

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

High: I put on a pair of pants this morning that were tight two years ago and they fit like a glove.

Low: I didn't have time for a cup of coffee this morning, let alone any breakfast.

High: I had a great visit at my son's new school.

Low: I ate my lunch in the car on the way to my office.

High: My son came with me to my work this afternoon and was well behaved and played really well.

Low: I got an e-mail that a co-worker has throat cancer. Major low.

High: I actually made some progress on a few work related items.

Low: The babysitter called me by 2pm that the babe was not feeling well.

High: The babe is sweetly sleeping in the backseat as I am driving home with a Tim Horton's coffee.

Low: I am stressed by not having really accomplished much at all today and am back home again by 4pm with both boys who are cranky, hungry and tired.

High: By 4:30 the boys are content, had snacks and I am greatly enjoying their company.

Low: I have no idea what is for supper.

High: Mr. C comes home and barbeques.

Low: The babe is getting tired and melting down.

High: The babe is snuggled into bed.

Low: I think about my other co-worker who has been given a one year paid stress leave. But she mentions to me today that she is going to postpone it until the end of the summer break. One can apparently schedule stress leave.

High: The children are in bed and I am doing mindless shit on the computer, watching American Idol out of the corner of my eye and looking forward to what the next day brings.

Am I the only one who is on this ride?...

  1. Blogger vani said:

    no, your not the only one. i hope the highs outweighed the lows though. sorry about your co-worker, makes our problems seem so small in comparison.

    hope your day is full of highs tomorrow!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Vani;
    Yes, you are so right...we magnify the small issues when there are people dealing with life or death concerns. I hope tomorrow is a high day as well; I'll be sure to let you know. I hope your day goes well, too.

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    No you aren't. Here was mine.

    Low: Instead of my alarm clock I awoke to my phone ringing and it was my mom telling me that my new cell phone got charged twice on the bill. Boo.

    High: Cheerios and texting with some friends on my fancy new phone.

    Low: Having to go to Gateway to pick up something for my mom and potentially facing people that have stopped talking to me since they found out I cut.l

    High: Applying for my very first credit card and finding out Tiffany will be a mom again in a few days.

    Low: Knowing my ex is on a date at that very moment.

    High: Giving my self an uber lovely mani/pedi and facial, followed by a hot shower and crawling into bed to Gilmore Girls and internet fun.

    Possible high/low: my ex calling me after his date and asking if I would be up later...hmm.

    I miss talking to you my darling Cathy. I might email you soon.
    xoxo

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    I don't usually have so many highs and lows packed into one day. Mine roller coaster seems a little more spaced out, with the highs and lows coming over weeks and months. They also seem to last weeks and months when they're happening,too.

    I hope you have lots of motion sickness bags with you, Cathy.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    How stressful. Don't feel alone, i have days such as yours, main thing is the good days out weigh the bad ones! I hope your co worker is able to seek some excellent treatment :o)
    Smile, tomorrow is another day!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Cathy,
    So sorry about your friend. You are wise to at least make a list and realize there were some good points to the day.

    Today was just a weepy day for me. Nothing went right. When we have bad days all we can do is pray that tomorrow will be brighter. I couldn't wait to go to bed and pull the covers over my head.lol

    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Alysa;
    I am so glad to hear from you; and it is great to see that you've had some very nice highs. Send me an e-mail any time. Huge XO.

    Crag;
    Mine could have been better spaced yesterday, that's for sure. In a leap of faith that today will be better, I am leaving the motin sickness bags at home.

    Michelle;
    I have great expectations for the day. Here's hoping.

    Connie;
    I am sorry to hear that you had such a bad day; I hope today is a thousand times better.

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    I think I just worry too much about things rather than enjoying the ride. I guess we cant change it so we see what we can cope with

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    I loved reading this post today. I think it is so great to offset the lows by realizing the highs of a day.

    :) Deb

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    in the car with tim hortons
    and a sleeping baby is
    luxurious....

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    That's what I call a rollercoaster! You can't complain of boredom, I suppose. It's a shame about the big low.
    I had some today as well, I've posted about them but not in this organized form ;) Take care!

  1. Blogger missy said:

    I nearly used "highs and lows" as the title of my recent post! It's amazing how bloggers have that kind of connection.

    My low point was I thought it was over (before it even really kick off) between us and J. My high? We talked about it and decided that it was too good not to work on it.

    It's like the weather here in the UK.. rainy in the morning, then bursts of sunshine in the afternoon bringing in a cool evening.

    Highs and lows.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I agree with Deb..And let me just add my thoughts are with your co-worker.

    Hoping for many more " high days" :)

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I like your post format today. I think I'll borrow it sometime.

    Hey and this is Wednesday and the final american idol!

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    I'm sorry about your co-worker, I'll keep them in my prayers.

    And, my word NO....I'm sitting right behind you. See, I'm right here smiling and waving and holding a glass of sangria, lol!!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Steve;
    I have the same problem. And I don't enjoy rollercoasters of any sort, unfortunately.

    Dr.Deb;
    Thank you for the compliment; coming from a professional, I especially thank you :)

    maddy;
    'Tis :)

    Devil Mood;
    1. I hate being bored, even if it means lows along with the highs.
    2. It is a sad thing; another colleague told me today that he didn't think he will make it.
    3. I am an organizational freak.
    4. Sometimes the only way I can function is to make lists of everything...

    Missy;
    Those are some pretty serious highs and lows. Let's hope the weather stays warm and sunny on all fronts...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Heidi;
    I hope for many for both of us:)

    Day;
    I would love to read yours.
    I am going to half watch it; I find the finale rather boring, but I like both of the finalists.

    MomyBlogR;
    Looking over my shoulder; oh, hello there, friend :)

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Enjoy the ride.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    That certainly is some rollercoaster ride. Hope tomorrow is more smooth sailing. Sending best wishes for your co-worker ... that's one major low.
    Take care, Cathy. The sun should be shining tomorrow.
    Meow :-)

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Oh, I'm right there with you on that ride...I think I'm even sitting in the first car! NOT where I want to be on a roller coaster AT ALL!!

    So many highs & lows I lost track two weeks ago...it's easier when they are day to day...but when they're hour-to-hour or minute-to-minute it's hell!!!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    highs: meeting with my friend, seeing my godson, discussing our plans and making progress on them. Buying many many nice things from the organic market to taste.

    low: i lost my camera in the taxi! that's why i was away yesterday. I have been looking for it but the taxi company hasn't been very helpful. My fault though.

    Still, all of this is meaningless compared to your ill coworker. This puts everything into perspective. I hope your co-worker is going to make a full recovery and come out a winner. xxxxx

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    fb;
    But rollercoasters make me vomit...

    Meow;
    Things are much smoother the past few days.

    MissB;
    Oh no, the front seat; worst of all. I will be to your site to watch your great videos very soon.

    Chloe;
    I dear, I hope you get your camera back; this is bad news...no great Chloe photos?! I am really glad to hear that your plans are coming together. xo

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