It is Sunday, and it has been a stressful morning.
First, there was the grocery shopping. I did this online. Shopping online is very stressful, don’t you think? Every site is different, with its own little idiosyncrasies. Often the site will differ from itself, week to week. Just when I have mastered the back button and trusting that it means go back a page, not wipe everything and go back to the home page, they change it. Often the thing that works best is the very thing they change.
Then there is the payment page. The card that worked last week, won’t be accepted this week. I know there are funds on it, damn you little computer emperor, take my card, damn you! Card deleted then reinstalled and I hit confirm, but this time my order is rejected because I failed to enter Mr.,Mrs or Ms. Why do they not use the term Master anymore? If an unmarried woman is given the option of Miss, surely the unmarried male should be optioned Master? Equality and equity?
By the time I completed the groceries, I needed a cup of coffee, supplied by Mr FD. He gets to receive and pack away the groceries as they will be delivered while I am at school. Yep, UP HERE for thinking, ladies.
An email in my inbox led me on to buy a new pair of shoes. My best work shoes developed a peep hole in the area of the large toe, which was not part of the designer’s brief, so it was a need, not a want. My big toes are very long, and my shoes do seem to develop peep holes sooner rather than later. Just as well, that site worked well, because I do flick away from retail sites if I have a choice to buy elsewhere online, if things are too difficult.
The third purchase was a Christmas present for our son-in-law. Yes, the Christmas shopping has commenced. I have ticked off work gifts (Minerva must be both indulged and thanked) and a gift for Petite Fille. Hers is a big gift. To be honest I buy her gifts all the time – usually clothes, but I always arrive with a book when I visit. She has a lot of books! If we go shopping during my visits, well, as you know, she usually receives something. Grandma can’t help herself!
Shopping done, I had to leave my bed.
Stressful, people, stressful, I say.