Friday, June 29, 2007

Surprisingly uninspired Friday

It's Friday. It's payday. I should be ecstatic. I could not feel more blah.

I woke up early this morning, around 5:30 AM. I did not have to get up so early, I could have hit the snooze button a few more times. But I like the quiet house in the mornings. I made myself some coffee and sat down to read a few pages from the book I am currently reading.

Afterwards I woke up Gabe and gave him coffee, and woke up Isa and got her ready. She used the potty for the second time this week. As silly as it may sound, I was very excited about that and praised her greatly.

By now it was sometime after 7:00 AM and I had an 8:00 AM appointment with James, the Fitness Specialist at the gym on campus, so I needed to hurry. I quickly packed my clothes and toiletries so I could shower at the gym, kissed Gabe goodbye and took Isa to daycare. I forgot to pack a towel, as I would later discover.

I was really looking forward to my consultation this morning. We were going to take measurements and go over the first of three strength training workouts on my plan. I got to the gym at 7:55 AM. James was not there yet. I figured he was be on his way, so I hopped on a treadmill and started walking as a warm-up. Thirty-five minutes later, upset that James never showed up, I stopped the treadmill and took to the showers. That's when I discovered I neglected to pack a towel. Sweet! So I showered, used my t-shirt to dry my hair and used paper towels to dry myself. When I left the gym on my way to my office, James still had not shown up. At this point I am concerned that something may have happened to him, but also mad as hell. He stood me up once before, on my very first appointment. He left early that day because he wasn't feeling well, and forgot to e-mail me or call me to cancel, so I showed up and waited for him like an idiot.

So, I am in a pissy mood right now.


  1. Well, you made me laugh picturing the paper towel escapade! How inventive!
    I hope James has a darn good excuse. And that they compensate you somehow. But, good for you for working out anyway. You go girl!

  2. Well, he sent me this e-mail a while ago:

    I apologize for my absence this morning. I had a family issue that I had to take care of before I came in. I am available from 1-4 this afternoon if any of those times works for you. If not hopefully we can meet early next week. Sorry again.

    So there. We will reschedule for Thursday of next week. I am taking Monday-Tuesday off.