I’m not sure what sort of day it was. It had its ups and downs. I had invited Dakki for breakfast. “Not too early,” she warned.
“What time would be good then?” I asked She is definitely not an early riser. She thought eleven would do. I called the evening before and left a reminder message. Eleven came. Eleven-o-five. No Dakki. The phone rang. “What time did you say?” she asked. Grrrrrr! A Down!
“Eleven,” I crabbily replied.
“I’ll be there in a few minutes.”
“What does a few minutes mean?”
“Yeah, right,” I thought. “No way!”
At ten after twelve, (that must have been what she meant by “ten,”) she arrived, completely unrepentant. I never finish any last minute cooking till I see the whites of her eyes, so I quickly fixed us some nice soft boiled eggs to go with our scones, and we had Becca-made marmalade to put on them. Scones and soft boiled eggs covered with HP Fruity Sauce - one of my favorite breakfasts, and with excellent, though tardy, company. An Up!
Then my computer froze!!!!! I did everything I could think of to thaw it, but it was no go. A major, major Down. I thought about making an appointment at the Mac store, but the first day I would have free would be Tuesday. Giant Down. I looked up the particulars on the Mac store website, and it said you could drop in, but you would have to wait. Another Down. I decided to chance it. I drove there and there were no traffic jams. An Up. When I got to the store, it was filled with customers. The Mac store seemed to be the place that the elite meet. A Depressing Down, but then the woman told me I would have to wait ten minutes! A very big Up. I had been prepared for the worst with my book and all. I find that bringing a book almost ensures that the wait will not be long. Not having a book seems to have the opposite effect. They fixed my computer in two minutes flat. I was very happy. So, as you can see, it was a day with its Ups and Downs.
Incidentally, the music on my car CD player was Hayden string quartets. On the way to the Mac store, I was thinking, “Why do I usually think this music is so great. It’s actually pretty annoying. It sounds like cranky cats.” On the way home, the same music was exquisite. Delightfully purring kittens. Funny how that works!