Thursday, August 18, 2011


I slept until 6:30 this morning - which is just crazy. I don't even sleep that late on the weekends! I am just bone weary. It has been a long summer and I think I am ready for it to be over. I have a race this weekend, and hopefully that will pep me up a bit. I will be staying in a lovely hotel in a lovely Colorado resort town, and that is going to be nice.

I have had every second of my life scheduled for a while now. I don't do well with that. I really need down time. I should have a few seconds to myself this weekend.

I am also super-frustrated because my phone is not working right. My fella called me last night at 8:30, and the phone did not ring. The sound of a voice mail woke me up at 3:00 a.m. This also happened on Friday night. It is very hard to plan to get together when your phone doesn't work. I went to the AT&T store on Saturday and got a new SIM card, thinking maybe that was the problem. It wasn't. One of my friends called last night and she couldn't hear me - I tried to call her back but wasn't able to get a call through at all.

I think it might be worth the penalty to ditch my contract with AT&T and go back to Verizon - I absolutely never had a problem with them in the 15 years I was with them. But then, fickle me, I decided I HAD to have an iPhone and switched to AT&T - just months before Verizon got iPhones.

Sorry for having no coherent message today. I am tired and frustrated. And you know what? The sponsee who calls me a lot always gets through... so I guess that is good. This morning she left in the middle of a meeting to call me. She was whispering.

I am grateful I can be the sober woman on the other end of the phone when it rings. I am grateful I can be relied upon to be me - every single day of my life. That is a good thing.

A few years ago one of my friends said this to me. "Do you know why I absolutely trust you Mary? - Because you are the same person every single time I see you or talk to you." That was high praise indeed.

The Grace of God is seemingly infinite.


Syd said...

MC, I don't know if there is an Apple store nearby but you might want to check with them. It could be the phone or the phone service.

I know the tired feeling. Lately, I have been up too late and gotten up too early. Life stays busy over here. And I guess that is good.

dAAve said...

I really hope you'll start pacing yourself.
We only get to go around once, might as well take time to smell the roses.

That's NOT an original statement. Someone thought of it before me.

Jon said...

HA! I'm just impressed that you consider 6:30 "sleeping in"!!!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

"I am grateful I can be relied upon to be me - every single day of my life. That is a good thing.”

A remarkable thing it is indeed.