You suck Friday
Fridays are quickly becoming my least favorite day of the week. Shitty things keep happening on Fridays.
My day began promptly at 5am. A mere two hours before I actually needed to be awake, but who’s counting? I had a wicked dream, that woke me up and I promptly forgot. Once awake I had to get up to pee. Then it was over, I was awake for good. I did take advantage of my lovely “turned on” brain and made a list of stuff I’d been forgetting all week and even took a quiz for my writing class. Stupid brain.
My kids were hyper this morning and by the time I got to work at 8:30, I was exhausted. At work I got locked out of my computer. No biggie, since I had remembered to bring mine. I needed it for the only good thing I got today (see below).
Fire Drill at work/school. I hate those. But luckily since I’m a teacher, I now get to know that they are coming.
I drive over to my college campus to get my book for the writing class that I *was* taking this semester. Get out in the bright sun. Stand in line for a million years in the Financial Aid office, to not only find out that I can’t get my book, but the financial aid I thought I was getting is a lie. So yeah, they awarded me the aid a few weeks ago and according to my computer it covered my class and there was going to be enough left over for the book. I thought I was all set. Nope. Wrong answer. They took it all back because some number they pulled out of their asses says my husband makes too much money for the five people in our household. The government doesn’t think I deserve an education. Long story short, no aid means no college for m0mmacat. There’s not enough left over after bills and food to pay out a huge chunk for a class and a book. It’s too bad because I really liked my professor this semester and think I would have enjoyed this class a lot.
Then, I walk out to see there is now a torrential down pour and my umbrella is in the car, parked a million miles away. I was literally walking through a foot of water over the sidewalk with what felt like buckets of ice water being dumped on me over and over. I seriously could have drowned. I was looking around for sharks, it was that bad. My big K got stuck in the same situation yesterday and I had clothes in my car that I lent her. So yeah, now I don’t have dry clothes in my car and I’m soaked through. Like standing in the shower with all my clothes on, only it wasn’t fun. I don’t think I’d ever been that wet with clothes on before. I had to run home to take a warm shower and get dry clothes before I could go back to work.
I am extremely sad about having to quit school. I really want to have a higher degree and not feel so inadequate intellectually. Going to save my change and stuff and maybe in a few semesters I can go back and take the class. Then save up some more and take another class. I might have my degree by the time my kindergartner starts college.
The only saving grace for this craptastic day was yarn. and Chinese food. Friday’s are Chinese food nights. And two of my awesome yarn dyeing friends got together and did a joint venture with yarn and the results are amazing. It was done in a limited quantity but I was lucky to be able to snag one. I was really nervous that it would sell out before I would be able to order one. This is why I brought my laptop to work, to be able to order the kit as soon as it was released at noon. I am so grateful I thought to do that, since like I said before, I couldn’t get in to my work computer (they are doing computer stuff at work and what-not and there have been some hiccups).
I’m not going to lie, I lost a little faith in humanity today. I’m bummed out. I think I’ll go cast on something with my new yarn. Since I am never going to graduate, I might as well have warm feet.