Fortunately, today is Friday (for me!).
Unfortunately, I totally got up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday morning. [Does anyone else think the use of ‘on’ is weird in this phrase?]
Fortunately, both feet still hit the floor before any other body part, so no injuries were incurred. [And our bed, according to all the friends who take a tour of our apartment, is “really high”. So this is good.]
Unfortunately, after waiting >20 minutes for a bus, I resigned myself to the fact that I wasn’t going to make it in time for an early morning Body Pump class.
Fortunately, I realized this while still at the bus stop, so I cut my losses and walked back home.
Unfortunately, I was victim of several really poor umbrella habits along the way. Shaking your umbrella out is fine – shaking it out on my feet is considerably less fine. So is blocking the narrow walkway with your GINORMOUS umbrella while you try to talk on the phone, juggle the umbrella, and walk at 0.2 miles per hour.
Fortunately, I don’t melt. And I got in an extra hour or two of work.
Unfortunately, I had to go see a New Doctor. Finding new doctors is the second-most-annoying thing about moving. What’s the most annoying thing? Finding a new hairdresser.
Fortunately, his verdict was that I can keep all my moles (for now), and in celebration, I treated myself to a Toast Set:
Eh. Who am I kidding – I’d have had the Toast Set even if he had proclaimed that ALL of them had to be removed.
Unfortunately, we (the modern world, although the United States is a particularly serious culprit – and I’m sure Singapore wouldn’t be far behind, per capita, if anyone bothered to crunch the numbers) mindlessly generate way too much garbage. This is considerably more problematic than anyone leads us to believe. I’m currently reading Garbology, by Edward Humes. It’s pretty sobering.
Fortunately, this read provided just the kick I needed to re-establish an indoor vermicomposting system. I will tell you lots more about this next week (when my supplies will arrive), but suffice to say: Worms will be eating our garbage once again!!!!!!
Unfortunately, I have had a mess of trouble getting the cleats I need on my cycling shoes for spin class. The problem was a combination of my inexperience, some mis-direction at the bike shop, and generally inferior (compared to the US) customer service practices in Singapore. I was royally peeved on Wednesday when I realized I’d been sold a $30 set of cleats that were the “only ones that would fit on my shoes”, but were not the right ones for spin (the salesperson told me this after the cleats were mounted – they were not returnable).
Fortunately, my husband is neither surprised nor alarmed to come home to find bike shoes and cleats and screws running all over the kitchen table.
And little more research on my part indicated that the bike shop salesperson was totally wrong. So I mustered up my courage and indignation, remembered I’d have to stay culturally sensitive (in Asia, you have to point out a mistake without making the person look or feel ashamed or embarrassed – this lets the other person ‘save face’), took a few deep breaths, and went back to the bike shop. Once I pointed out the problem and the path to a solution, she quickly made the necessary changes and refunded me the difference in cleat price, since the cleats I really needed/wanted were only $10. This ended up being so much easier than I’d worried it would be. Also filed in my “future posts to write”: an informative, clear, and simple guide to bike shoes, cleats, and pedals.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t test them out right away at a spin class.
Fortunately, I got to swim, Body Pump, and do some yoga instead.
Unfortunately, KMN’s crazy job kept him going for 36 hours straight the last 2 days.
Fortunately, he finally finished up around dinner time and kept himself awake long enough to enjoy some homemade falafel with me!
Unfortunately, I haven’t yet written about the trail race I did on Saturday. 🙁
Fortunately, I am going to do that TODAY!
Happy Friday (or late Thursday), everyone!
Are you as befuddled by cycling shoes, cleats, and pedals as I was/am? Anything specific you’d like to see in a post about this topic?
What’s your Fortunately/Unfortunately for today?