Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Little things

I'll be honest and say that at this point in the week, there are more things going wrong than right. I'm not trying to be overdramatic, and I don't really want to get into details to make people feel sorry for me. I trust somehow that everything will work out and that come Monday, I'll pay our taxes and Jesus will have risen and we all will have eaten our fill of chocolate and ham (though not at the same time) and there might be a wine bottle or two fewer behind the bar, but I will be glad that it's "over." Until Tuesday morning, of course, when everything that I've put off until "after Easter" will have to get done.

What's the little thing that has made me happy today?

I got a new stapler.

It's standard issue Swingline. It's tan and heavy and very, very practical. I trust that I won't have to drop it from up high to dislodge the pieces from their stuck-together state and then spend an obscene amount of time figuring out how to put everything back together, including that squirrely little spring that rolled away.... Regardless.

I got a new stapler. And, during this week, I've decided that I'm taking what I can get.


reverendmother said...

I hear ya! It is a comfort to know that regardless of all the stuff that goes wrong and gets put off and drives us to drink, come Sunday the guy will be out of the tomb.

Hang in there!

Kathryn said...

Hugs and loves.
Glad you are back, however battered, and we'll pray you through the next few days as we all stub our toes, lose the plot and generally stagger along the way of the cross.
Take care xx

Bad Alice said...

Did you ever see Office Space--I'm thinking of the guy who is very protective of his stapler. And you know, if you haven't seen it, it's definitely good for a laugh. Particularly the part where they beat up the fax machine. You've brought back a pleasant memory. :)

RuthRE said...

Ahhh, office space.....a true comfort.

Blessed are they that find amusement in simple pleasures....for they have the ultimate coping mechanism.

You should see me around one of those touch lamps! Wow, they cease to fascinate me.

RuthRE said...

never cease that is.

juniper68 said...

hang in there...glad your sense of humor is still intact :)

cheesehead said...

I always wanted the red Swingline.

But I never remember the cover sheet on the TPS reports...