Approximately 100 days ago, I blogged about Bad Day/Good Day.
I think that was a good post, if I do say so myself. Not bad at all. And if you click on the link, and travel back in time and space to go there, I think you’ll enjoy it. I know I learned a lot, from the experience of living that day and writing about it, so you might learn something, too.
But no pressure to do that.
So what did I want to tell you today, now that I’ve completed that past-oriented introduction? I wanted to journey back into the past, again — although not so far — by writing about yesterday.
Yesterday, my dear readers, was a challenging day. And “challenging,” sometimes, is a euphemism for “bad.”
What made my day challenging?
- It was the day after Christmas. I really don’t like working on the day after Christmas. Somehow, I had forgotten that. (Note to self: remember, next year, that you don’t like working on the day after Christmas.)*
- A lot of people didn’t show up. The corridors, throughout the hospital where I work, were eerily empty. And this reminded me, big time, of being stuck in the hospital, when I was a kid, during Christmas time. And even though I didn’t celebrate Christmas then, that really, really sucked.
- Around 3 PM**, I got a wicked craving for comfort food. And I knew exactly what I wanted: Macaroni and cheese. I wanted that so badly, visions of it were dancing in my head:
Now, where was I? Oh yes, reasons why my day sucked, yesterday.
Ooops! My language changed there, didn’t it? I think I need something to eat.
I’m back! So, where was I? Oh yes, reasons why my day was challenging, yesterday. I will end that list with this:
- There was no macaroni and cheese, to be found.
However, my day got better, as days often do. What helped make it better?
- Somebody showed up for my group last night.
- I learned a lot.
And, while I don’t like to fortune-tell — because who knows what today will bring — I’m pretty sure that today will turn out all right, too.
Because the hospital cafeteria is serving this:
Thanks to people who love macaroni and cheese, and — according to my old student and current Facebook friend, Chris — that includes everybody. But just in case it doesn’t, thanks to you, for visiting today.
* Chances are, I won’t remember this, unless I read my own blog posts.
** I wanted to check my memory on the timing here, and I thought I could do that easily, because I tweeted about this yearning yesterday. However, Facebook is telling me this happened 15 hours ago and Twitter is telling me it happened 16 hours ago. Arrrghhh. So, never mind.
*** That image lives here.
**** That image lives here, and I can’t tell you how much it pleases me that there is Clip Art for macaroni and cheese.
***** That yummy image lives here.
****** That image lives here.