Being the Bug

It’s spring break this week, for me, not for the kids.  That means that for one blessed week I don’t have school, I don’t have homework, I get to be home EVERY NIGHT.  I was supposed to spend the week in blissed out serenity, smiling, laughing, exuding joy.

Yeah, it hasn’t been quite like that.

Sunday night I got 4 hours of sleep.  Despite that fact I managed to get the dishes done, get the laundry started, work out, dress the kids, and feed them and myself lunch, all by noon and all without yelling, screaming or tears.  I was on a roll.  I had a little nap, a little cheesecake, and despite the fact that I had one of the biggest, most painful zits I’ve ever had (and that’s saying something)  cropping up on my chin, I was fine.

And then I checked my email.

What I found was an email from IHC about the nursing program that I applied for, the program that would let me be done with school the very soonest that I could be done, the one that wouldn’t cost me any money, the one that despite knowing better, I was counting on.  I didn’t get in.

It was a blow, I teared up, I called Sean, I complained to my sisters but I was ok.  And then I realized that in addition to losing all my apps when I synced my iPod that morning (it’s complicated) I had lost everything else too.  My calender, my contacts, a list of all my usernames and passwords for all my accounts.  All gone.

I lost it.  I spent the remainder of the day weeping.  Wandering around tears streaming down my face, absolutely bereft.

The sun went down and then it came back up and I’m ok, I’m going to be just fine, I can (more or less) recreate my calender and I can probably get back most of the numbers and addresses in my contacts list, I may even have a paper list of all my usernames and passwords somewhere.  I’ll be fine, I’ll come up with a new dreams and work out alternate plans and it’ll be fine, my skin will even clear up.  Eventually.

But yesterday, well, sometimes you’re the windshield but me, I was the bug.

PS If I had your address and/or your phone number I probably don’t anymore so either get it to me or don’t whatever.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristina P.
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 08:22:39

    Man, that sounds like a really sucky day. I hope you had access to a lot of chocolate!

  2. LisAway
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 09:55:46

    It IS complicated! I lost all my apps when Greg synced my iPhone. I ended up with all of his instead. Oops. I didn’t lose much information like you, though.

    I’m sorry you spent the day being a big, huge bug. Man, that was quite a day (or was it two?) Hope you’re figuring everything out and maintaining that positive outlook. 🙂

  3. Melissa
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 13:03:40

    Can you at least choose to be a big bug? Maybe one filled with that super sticky green goo? Because I think I would take solace in knowing that at least you got to leave one massive streak on that windshield.

  4. Mother of the Wild Boys
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 13:28:26

    Blech. That’s just sucky.

  5. julie
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 15:11:50

    oh alison I’m feeling for you, that is so hard.

  6. flip flop mama
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 16:25:47

    Oh man, I’m so sorry! That sucks big time.

  7. bythelbs
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 18:58:30

    That bites. The big one. Maybe not the BIGGEST one, but a pretty dang big one. But you’re right, things will work out. Eventually.

    In the meantime, I still love you. Does that help?

  8. Melanie J
    Mar 18, 2010 @ 11:46:50

    Big bummer. But hang in there. It’s trite but true: things always work out.

  9. Chris Jones, Lehi Utah
    Mar 24, 2010 @ 09:29:55

    I cannot imagine.

    Oh, wait, when I was rebuilding my dead hard drive a couple weeks ago I accidentally reformatted the wrong drive and wiped out all the photos of my kids from the last 18 years.

    All gone. Unless the FBI decides there’s child porn on there (there ARE photos of naked little boys in the bath), at which point all those photos will magically be accessible again.

    Sigh. That completely sucks, gal. Next time sync your contacts with Google the first time, then Outlook (or something else). Presto! Double backup. I used this very trick two weeks ago when the same thing happened to me.

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