5:39am Alarm sounds. Hubby says "It's 5:39, Runner Girl." I consider flipping him the bird but realize it's too dark for him to see it. Ruminate on how much DST sucks because it's still dark at 5:39am.
5:41am Groan and drag my dead butt out of bed and wonder why I run.
6:00am Meet Running Partner at the trail. Remember why I run. Smile.
8:00am Arrive at Rock Ridge. Blink headlights at apartment window of bedridden resident. Wait for him to blink his flashlight in reply. Smile.
8:15am Sing good morning to the residents eating breakfast. Consider the fact they would probably like to flip me the bird. Smile.
8:30am Worker Bee wants to "let me know" that a resident smells like poop. ???
10:00am Gladys comes the office to report her coat has been stolen. Smile.
10:47am Joseph comes to the office to find out how he can get to mass. Smile.
10:55am Gladys comes to the office to report her coat has been stolen. Smile.
11:15am WorkerBee comes to office to lodge complaint against her supervisor.
11:27am Gladys comes to the office to report her coat has been stolen. Smile.
12:00pm Mr. Lights-Are-On-But-No-One-Is-Home comes to lunch wearing his pajamas over the top of his clothes. Smile. (he's adorable)
12:01pm Mrs. Sunbather tells me in a (very loud) stage whisper that Mr. Lights-Are-On-But-No-One-Is-Home is wearing pajamas. Smile at her attempt at discretion.
12:05pm Gladys reports her coat has been stolen. Smile.
12:06pm Mr. Lights-Are-On-But-No-One-Is-Home gets up from the dining room table.
12:07pm Mrs. Sunbather tells me that Mr. Lights-Are-On-But-No-One-Is-Home has not eaten yet.
12:08pm Joseph asks how he can get to mass. TRY to smile.
12:09pm Amidst chaos (and in the dining room...ew!) another resident reports their toilet needs plunged.
12:10pm Decide I need to leave for lunch. Consider drinking my lunch. Thought makes me smile. Have a sandwich in the peace and quiet of my own home instead.
12:45pm Reluctantly leave my nice spot on the deck and drive back to Rock Ridge. Blink lights. Smile at flashlight.
1:15pm Gladys reports her coat has been stolen. Smile.
1:30pm Get stopped by Little Miss Chatterbox. Talks and talks and talks and talks. The chatter is so nonsensical I can't help but smile.
1:38pm Gladys saves me by asking where I was headed. "To get a drink," I replied. "It sounds like she's already had one," Gladys retorts, nodding her head at Little Miss Chatterbox. Smile and laugh my head off.
2:00pm Joseph comes to the office to find out about mass. Again. Smile. Again.
2:05pm Resident reminds me toilet need plunged.
2:54pm Gladys reports her coat has been stolen. Smile.
3:20pm Mrs. Torrance (I decided to call her this because her eyes looked exactly like Jack Nicholson's in The Shining!!!) comes to the office to tell me there is a conspiracy against her and that if anything happens to her that I should insist on an autopsy. She goes into great detail.
3:40pm Frantically IM Assistant to come save me.
3:43pm IM Assistant that she's fired.
3:48pm Assistant finally comes to my aid. Declares an emergency to get me out of the office and away from the crazy lady. As I walk away Mrs. Torrance shouts "dont' trust anyone!"
4:00pm Worker Bee, oh never mind.
4:30pm Resident reminds me toilet needs plunged. Consider flipping the bird...but smile instead.
5:00pm Realize that I have not accomplished one single task on to-do list, but have smiled more than most people do in a week. Consider myself lucky.