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24 December 2013 @ 02:20 am
Bah. Humbug.  
Ugh. I am generally in favor of holidays, at least in principle. In practice, however, each holiday equals two days of hell for me - the before-the-holiday panic from all the people who didn't plan far enough ahead to get their meds in time and the after-the-holiday panic of all the people who REALLY had not planned or who had some sort of incident over the 16 hours we were closed. *facepalm* Add in the special little cupcakes I have to deal with and today was a series of issues that fell into one of two buckets, either "a failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part" or "if you can't find your ass with both hands, written directions, and a picture, I just can't help you." Cranky Jean is cranky. Really, people, show your medical professionals some love. Check your meds a week before a holiday and make sure you have enough and refills... :P

On the up side, I got some bebe time after work and I had a lovely dinner with gflower (Though there was some food preparation fail on that front too - we went to a stir-fry place and despite tagging both of our entrees as allergy alerts, we both had "bonus" ingredients in the bowl and I got a piece of raw chicken. :/) Clearly, we HAD to remedy the issue with truffles. ;)

Sadly, upon getting home, the fail-a-thon continued, including the discovery that I'll need to make a stop on the way out of town to collect a package tomorrow, since the roommates didn't answer the door when they attempted delivery this afternoon. (Yum, Viking goods from Estonia!)

Oh, and my liquor cabinet esploded. :P Apparently, one of the wine boxes I use to organize my boozohol collapsed (of course, the bottom one), causing all of the bottles in the top box to pitch forward against the cabinet door. The liquor cabinet is, naturally, the one over the refrigerator, so if they had actually escaped the cabinet, I would have come home to glass and alcohol everywhere in the kitchen... Luckily, the big handled jugs o' rum and whiskey that were lined up in the front of the cabinet held back the tide, if only just, so I could carefully extract a bottle at a time until I could actually open the door without causing a bottle avalanche. Thank goodness Mr. Scott noticed the issue and pointed it out, since I had my contacts out and eye ointment in and NEVER would have seen it before catastrophe struck. I'll need to put things away tomorrow when I can see. I need stronger boxes, a different plan, or to host a really big party. Maybe all of the above.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be better, but my brother still has not confirmed the plan of where and when I should collect him to take him to Christmas at my grandparents', so I am not holding my breath... *sigh*
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jtdiii: Biojtdiii on December 24th, 2013 08:29 am (UTC)
Estonia... and here I thought I was being ambitious with a package arriving at the last minute from England... At worst it becomes a 12th night gift.

May the rest of the holiday be better.
eithni: backliteithni on December 24th, 2013 08:33 am (UTC)
Well, to be fair, they are mostly 12th Night gifts... It's just a new company that I am ordering from and I am very eager to see their work. It looked spectacular on etsy.
jtdiii: Biojtdiii on December 24th, 2013 08:44 am (UTC)
Chuckle, I am awaiting a 27 year old stuffed dinosaur that I finally tracked down in England.

It matches the one in this blog: http://theverykinddinosaur.blogspot.com/

Peep can finally go home. After 3/4 of a year of searching I found another one.
eithni: jumpingeithni on December 24th, 2013 08:58 am (UTC)
Aw, teh cuteness!
stitchwhich on December 24th, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
I remember those dinosaurs! In fact, my 30-year-old son still has his blue brontosaurus. He can't bring himself to give it away yet.
jtdiii: Biojtdiii on December 24th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
I have seen the red brontosaurs, I didn't even know they made them in blue...

They were an adorable line, I often wonder why they stopped making them.

I personally have the mid sized purple toxodon and the mid sized blue T-Rex and cough I am 49... Tell your son to guard and protect his friend.
stitchwhich on December 24th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
Well, if nothing else, this will pass simply because time marches on... I feel bad - I'm going to be one of the headache customers for my pharmacy, I guess. I have a 'twice yearly' diabetes check up on the 26th, at which my GP will renew all of my daily meds and send the list in to the pharmacy. And my oncologist just did the same. I never really thought about what that means in terms of workload for the staff since it would be a normal sort of thing any other time of year. I should bring them cookies or something.
eithni: ?!?!?!?eithni on December 24th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
Well, sometimes it can't be helped, but expect it to be crazy, particularly if you get your drugs at a pharmacy that sells anything other than drugs - it's not Black Friday, but the bargain hunters will be out in force.
reneekytokorpireneekytokorpi on December 27th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Maybe make some wooden racks/boxes for your booze? And, obviously, a party is in order. Several parties probably since you are the very best at them. :)
eithni: Bustlingeithni on December 27th, 2013 09:33 am (UTC)
Aw, you're so sweet. :)
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on February 3rd, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
Definitely more parties. I will help!

Finally, a problem you have that I can actually HELP WITH. :)
eithni: jumpingeithni on February 3rd, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh, you are OFTEN helpful! :) I'll still gleefully take your help, though!