- TurboTax and all their hidden fees that don't pop up until you are about to file.
- My forced rest day from running after a solid race yesterday
- My Phone notifying me every 10 seconds of new messages because 20+ people are writing back and forth about details of of a message that I do not need to be a part of (and facebook will not let me opt out of).
- The "kids" who live upstairs yelling, screaming, fighting, slamming doors when all that separates them from me an old, creaky wood floor. (If it were real kids, like under the age of 10, I would understand. No, these kids are a young, fresh-out-of-college couple that are trying this whole co-habitation experiment. Far be it for me to judge, but if the girl is in constant hysterics consisting of wailing and crying, I think the experiment should be declared failed. And my landlord really must consider adding some extra carpet/insulation between their floor and my ceiling.)
- This Girl (even when she jumps on my bed as I am in the middle of making it):
|Claiming my bed as her throne.|
- The gorgeous weather and the walks I took in it with the above girl when I would not allow myself to run.
- Grading exams and realizing that maybe the students are, for the most part, getting the material I am teaching.
- Realizing that the students who do not come to class and think they can pass the class anyway are not so lucky.
- An extra hour of light at the end of the day.
- Calling this dude in the middle of his work day to scream frustrations as I was in the midst of dealing with TurboTax cheating me, hysterical upstairs neighbor screaming, and phone-beeping madness. You better believe he knew exactly what to say to calm me down. (Sign out, Turn Computer off, Go for a run/walk):
|I love this picture. Italy. Tiramisu. Happiness.|
- Planning a short, quick trip to Vermont with above dude next week.
- Thinking about upcoming races and running goals.
So there you have it. Despite brief a moment of "Oh my God. I am going to lose it right now," I survived today. And then I added up the smiles vs. the push-me-over-the-edge moments and the smiles win.
What pushed you to the Edge today? What made you Smile today? And does anyone have any advice for dealing with noisy neighbors when living in a house with thins walls?