I learned a little something yesterday…

Posted on | March 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

Despite being Friday, yesterday was not quite the stellar end-of-the-week I had desperately hoped for. Instead, let me paint you a picture of my Friday.

First, go with me to the wee hours of the morning… 1:12 a.m. to be exact. I was peacefully sleeping in my J’s bed when I was rudely awakened by what sounded like a cat coughing up a furball. Since I don’t have a cat, you can imagine my alarm. I sat straight up in bed only to find that J was the source of the noise. He was coughing like a ninety year old smoker, seriously. Every time he sat up, the coughing got a little better, so I hauled my sleep-deprived self out of bed and went to the living room where I proceeded to a) give J a breathing treatment and b) attempt to “sleep” in the recliner. That really entailed sitting semi-upright holding J in a fully upright position and letting him sleep while I stared blankly at alternately the clock and Legally Blonde on television. (Thanks TBS) I never went back to sleep unless you count the period of time where the clock went from 4:23 to 5:07 without me noticing.

Around 6:30 I tried to take him back to the nursery so I could lie down but that just reminded him that it was almost morning and he woke up for good around 7 a.m. So that was the first part of the day.

All week I’ve been looking forward to my hair appointment. I *love* my hair dresser. She’s fantastic. And I haven’t had a hair cut since I was on maternity leave…. and that ended when my now seven month old was 8 weeks old. Needless to say, I NEEDED a hair appointment. I had written down the time as 1:00p.m. My mother packed J and the stroller in the car and we all headed up there; me for some much needed TLC on the hair (and dear God the eyebrows) and her and J for some “outside” time.

I strolled in and right up to the counter with a big old smile and said I was there for my appointment. I gave her my name and she looked at me funny. “Oh,” she says with an apologetic smile, “your appointment was at noon. She’s gone for lunch now but I’d be happy to reschedule you for sometime next week.”

I’d like to say that I handled that news like a normal person but that just wouldn’t be honest. Here’s what really happened. No sooner were the words out of her mouth than I started to tear up. By the time she got to the end of her sentence I was blubbering “But I wrote down one!” over and over and over. I’ll admit, it’s not the first time I’ve cried in a salon but at least the other time was AFTER someone cut my hair. My mother finally “escorted” me back to the car where I proceeded to sit behind the wheel and bawl about how horrible my hair looks and how much I was looking forward to getting it cut. I also called my hairdresser on her cell phone and told her how sorry I was and that I was having a meltdown over missing my appointment. (as if she wouldn’t have been able to tell from the fact I was crying on the message!)

I tried to salvage the day after that, but lets face it, I should have just gone home and gone to bed. I drug J, Husband and my mom out to a festival in town that I thought would be cute and charming. Turned out it was mini-State Fair-ish complete with rides, pay for parking, fair food, and massively smelly people. I think we stayed for fifteen minutes.

In retrospect, I suppose it was kind of a funny day. And I learned a few things… mainly don’t try to do anything on a day when you get up at 1:12 am. So over all, I guess it was productive? *sigh* Live and learn…


6 Responses to “I learned a little something yesterday…”

  1. Eliza
    March 20th, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    Aw, that sounds rough. I have a feeling I would have reacted the same way to the hair siuation had I been in your shoes. I hope you get some much needed TLC and a new 'do ASAP!

  2. metta1313
    March 20th, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    Sorry you had a crappy day. I think I would have been as upset as you were. Hope today is better for you. I mean I just clicked to vote for you…that should make you feel good…right!

  3. Anne
    March 20th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Tough day! Hopefully the weekend is better!

  4. Groovy Baby Blog
    March 21st, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    I think everyday is a different adventure!

  5. Melodramommy
    March 21st, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    I so feel your pain. Love your writing style. Hope the wait turns out to be a sweet reward.

  6. emily bilbrey
    March 21st, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

    oh my gosh, lady! the haircut story cracked me up but i feel sooo bad for you! i HATE those days – the ones that start out terrible and everything you try to salvage thing just turns to crap. i've had exactly two haircuts since having my daughter eleven months ago – i'd have seriously been crushed if i had missed either chance!

    hope your next friday goes much, much better. great blog! i'll be reading!


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