Breakfast: Bagel, cream cheese, 1 bite of a chocolate donut hole, which I immediately spit out, too icky for even me
Lunch: Small turkey sub sandwich, chocolate chip cookie
Dinner: Japanese place
I fell and failed at the volunteer thing when I saw that they had bagels and cream cheese from Panera. That the donut hole was fairly heinous is of small consolation.
I flew home afterwards to do more laundry and then took my friend to her doctor appointment. She had plans, unshared by the way, of a big, long, late lunch and then shopping. My compromise (another way of saying that I kind of refused to do the other stuff, but in a nice way) was to drop off her new eyeglass prescription and pick up some fast food for her to take home. She was hugely disappointed and, I think, a little angry with me. I felt badly about that, the whole disappointing her part, still do feel some guilt in not just going along with what she wanted, but I have to do this tough love stuff with her. As it was, just the appointment, dropping the prescription and doing the drive-through at Culvers took more than three hours, mostly because she dawdled and had to talk to every stranger we encountered. I promised to take her to lunch when we pick up her eyeglasses next week, but did not mention shopping and am hoping to avoid any more of those 8 to 12 hour days. I simply cannot do those long days anymore, and if that makes me a shitty friend, then, so be it.
I really did not have much time, but it was going to take less time to eat out than to shop and cook something, so I took the easy way and went to the Japanese place. A quick in, order, eat and I was on my way in barely more than a half hour. Nice.
I managed to finish the laundry only 25 minutes past deadline and shower and all the rest before anyone else went to bed, but I was unable to find my lost library book. It is backstock, so I was able to renew it five times before someone else wanted to borrow it, as I kept hoping that I would stumble across it and not have to pay for the darn thing. I have never lost a library book before, so I guess it was time to add that to my life experiences. Having to pay the replacement and processing costs is a good lesson in responsibility, but one that I would have preferred not to need. If I ever find the darn thing, I will donate it back to the library.
So, I ate too much today...huge, freaking surprise...and was not a good friend and did not finish the laundry on time. Triple fail. However, the morning's volunteer thing was amazing and one of the organizers told me that since I seem to be doing so much for them, they might as well hire me. I laughed, but I think that he might have been just a little serious about it. I am not sure that I am interested in working for the government, but it might be worth considering, especially since I would like to move, sometime before I die.
Gosh, it is late and I have an early and long day tomorrow. One of my favorite clients has an appointment tomorrow, and whilst she might be trying to scam me, she is so charming that I do not mind.
'nother heart. It is broken because I am saying more goodbyes.