The Craptastic Week that Was

That title is inspired by John Holton.

I had a crap week. My family and my colleagues had a crap week, too. I haven’t had time to talk to other people to find out if their weeks were crap, because I was dealing with all the crap that made my week crappy.

Fortunately, I seek simple pleasures and mine for happiness.


First, let’s not forget the beauty of autumn.


And cute creatures, whether they’re furry or green.

Then let’s move to the yummy things I ate over the course of the week. Highlights include coconut pineapple ice cream, carrots and onions with the rich flavor of the pork with which they were cooked, an everything bagel with onion and chive cream cheese, a cinnamon pastry, mashed potatoes with gravy, Dreamsicles, greasy, cheesy pizza, hushpuppies, cheese quesadilla, and of course nature’s edible sunshine — oranges!

Also, our place of quesoeverything is open once again. We have no details, but we have that.

Diva Furnace has run every single time it should.


My new coat arrived. #makeorangegreatagain


I voted. As a plus to all the leftness, Ally Bean, the referendum I voted for passed by 68%.


I have more than enough comp time to make up my sick day, and am fortunate enough be in the group of auto-immuners who can still take the flu shot. I am hashtag blessed to live where flu shots are easily accessible, and to have insurance that covers flu shots 100%. Yes, mine gave me a fever and immobilizing body aches, but I have an arsenal of anti-inflammatory meds! Look at all those silver linings!
I’m really trying here, okay?

One day, I came home to a clean house with all clean laundry, and I went straight to the bath for a soak, because my husband also tries. (and not just to make me crazy!)



In the snarky victory column, I present that a month ago, an associate from another business did not like our client-based policy and rudely informed me that not only would she not assist us, but that should would fight us for it. This week, I won. Much as I wanted to ring that woman so I could sing Nana Nana Boo Boo and shout Suck It! at her, I merely danced around my office all aglow with revelry. Cause beneficence and shit.


I got one of those pet grooming gloves. Yes, it works. It’s totes fantastic and all our animals love it.

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I renewed my driver’s license ONLINE! ONLINE! That is magical! For another five years or whatever, I will continue to look like a blob people from Wall-E, but at least I don’t have to go to the frickin BMV!


Let us not overlook that today is Saturday. My Saturday began with sleeping in, followed by pancake and coffee service via The Mister. Later, we’re going to shop for chili ingredients. Tonight, we will watch our daughter in an 80s play wherein she dons a dark curly wig…

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Hopefully you got some smiles out of all that, cause I sure did. Have a wonderful weekend!

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70 Responses to The Craptastic Week that Was

  1. eschudel says:

    Doesn’t sound like it was all crappy! But I do hope your weekend makes you smile πŸ™‚

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  2. Tara says:

    Sorry for the craptastic week. My condolences. But I appreciate your looking for the bright side an’ all. That gif is just a wee bit creepy, but in a happy midwestern way. (no idea what I mean either.) Comp time? *faints* Do you know a particular asshole I worked for told me that I should work extra “just because you’re salaried” WITHOUT comp time? (No, I didn’t not stay late EVER without comp time. E.V.E.R.). Tori Amos speaks the truth. And love the 80s wig. May your weekend make up for every moment of crapitude from the past week.

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    • joey says:

      Sucky. We earn a certain amount, I haven’t mathed it, but like, it’s built into the 40 hours. I work over plenty without adding it, just submit the hours I’m supposed to work, and the trade is that no one fusses over late arrival or early departure, or those days when I have to drive to pick kids up midday, take them home, and come back. I like it. It’s good. It’s whatever is UNpetty.
      The Mister can be creepy, and is definitely Midwestern, so it works for me. Heaven forbid he just smile into a camera like a normal person!
      ❀ Tori Amos ❀

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  3. You have a way of making a crap week sound pretty good. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    I got some smiles, but a little jealous that you had hush puppies. I can’t find good hush puppies around here. You also had pancakes. I live pancakes. Sorry the rest of your week was crap. Enjoy the Chili

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  5. John Holton says:

    Thanks for the hat tip! Food-wise I’d say you had a very good week. In fact, I don’t see anything too crappy here, but I just saw where you didn’t share too much of that.

    We’d been able to renew our licenses online since the late ’90’s. The last one I had to show up for had a picture that made me look like I beat people up for a living. When I changed over to just a state ID because I’m not driving anymore, I ended up with a picture that makes me look like a homeless person.

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    • joey says:

      I’m sorry you know the pain of bad ID photos, but glad you get to renew online, too πŸ˜€
      Yeah, the week’s crappy bits would be a dull read, I’m afraid.


  6. Ally Bean says:

    I appreciate being mentioned as part of your craptastic week, in the sense that your vote made the world a better place, not in the sense that I in any way contributed to the crappiness. I adore the Tori Amos quote. It’s exactly how I’ve felt all week. Also, you can renew your driver’s license online? Holy moly– you live a great place. Here, we peons must go to the DMV and stand in long line and waste precious time getting our licenses. It’s like I live in the dark ages.

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    • joey says:

      I left out the crappy bits. Or at least, I tried to. So you were definitely part of the happiness-silver lining-gratitude bits — I just loved your left turn post the other day.
      The REAL ID is the new Indiana state driver’s license thingy, for travel and government buildings. If we had one, we could renew online. If not, we’d go get one in the line of plebs and then we could supposedly renew it online the next time. Providing no changes. It did not ask if I had gained 5 lbs in the last 6 years, so, I clicked my affidavit up right nice πŸ˜€

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  7. Sounds like some delish food and lots of anti-crap when it’s all added up. And your first image…Happiness is an inside job…is so true and a game-changer. Here’s praying your upcoming week will be the complete antithesis of crappy. πŸ™‚


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  8. Okay, yes, those were crappy things, but lady look at that menu. If I’d added a little chocolate, I could have climbed a mountain. Oh, that’s right, I’m too old to do that. I keep forgetting. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend.

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    • joey says:

      The food WAS good last week πŸ™‚ I had another one of those bagels today, and an orange, and then CHILI!
      Also, you can landscape mountains and quilt mountains of fabric, soooo, no more of this too old business, Missy! πŸ˜›

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  9. ghostmmnc says:

    Love the fall leaves – so pretty. We had that little bit of snow/freeze and then another bigger freeze, and all the pretty green leaves just turned brown and fell off.
    We had a pet grooming glove before. Really neat, and the pets liked it.
    That whole paragraph about food – mmmmm
    Have a great rest of the weekend. πŸ™‚

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    Just kind of a meh week for me. Which is okay because the week before was so stressful. Congrats on curbing the pleasure of gloating over your victory! Hope this weekend is full a lot of goodies for you!

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  11. Anxious Mom says:

    Coconut pineapple ice cream sounds absolutely amazing. My husband’s work friend is making me a coconut pound cake for my birthday, and I can’t wait.

    I’m sorry the week was craptastic but glad there were good parts!

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  12. Sheryl says:

    I like how you basically looked at the week through the lens of “a glass half full” rather than one half empty.

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  13. Benson says:

    That is a shame. I had dopplers and doctor stuff and won’t know if it is good or not until I get my scan next week, It is cold. I don’t like that. I had a great bowl of clam chowder with a delicious wheat beer. That made be smile. I hope you have a good weekend.

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  14. scr4pl80 says:

    Sorry the bad stuff was mixed in with all that goodness, but isn’t that just like life? We, too, can renew our driver’s licenses online but since they have made the new “legal id” thing for travel, we decided to renew in person this year and get that over with. Birth certificate, marriage license and two pieces of mail (not including the notice from the DMV about renewing the license but okay to the car registration – figure that one) later and we are now legit. Hopefully in five years when it is time to renew again we can just do it online too. Your hubby is definitely a keeper πŸ™‚

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  15. Ah, I am so glad you found all the bright and beautiful sides of the week. I did enjoy the recap!

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  16. Jewels says:

    Gosh, your crappy week sounds so much better than my crappy week. I’ve been super sick since Halloween. I think I had must have the flu. Cuz, SO much miserable. And I has no one to take care of me so I’m feeling sorry for myself. Wow Sassy DOES look just like you! Going back to bed now…

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    • joey says:

      I have had similar pity parties in the midst of sickness, Jewels, and you have my sympathy.
      I didn’t much write about the bad bits, because no one would wanna read that stuff, but it’s better to focus on the good anyway.
      Please get well soon. I’m so sorry you’re down. ❀


  17. Laura says:

    I DID get a smile out of all that which made me feel a wee bit guilty because it’s not like I WANTED you to have a craptastic week or anything. You’re either queen of the silver lining or the kind of writer who can mine everything for material. Either way, this was gold. Cheesy pizza and I believe in peace, bitch are everything. ✌🏼

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  18. Prior... says:

    Like that wig –
    And the text snippet to get a feel for the sharing about it!
    And the video of your hubs with a slice of you was doubly fun….
    Wishing you a nice rest of the weekend J

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  19. darsword says:

    Sorry for the crappy times. Glad you found silvers!

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  20. And I just renewed the plates on the RV, online! Another success story about avoiding the leper colony that is the DMV! So not ALL crappy…


  21. loisajay says:

    “I believe in peace, bitch”…oh, I cannot wait to get to work on Monday to say that to my coworker-buddies. They will say, “Lois, that sounds just like you!” Wishing you a pancake Sunday, too!

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  22. Bill says:

    Craptastic. I need to write that down.
    I also still need to get a flu shot.
    Also my left pinkie seems to be arthritic but I am pinkie tough. I just need to not type words with a (ouch), z, or q, or 1 or !.
    Sorry to hear about the rough week. You seemed to have moments worth focusing on. πŸ™‚
    Happy weekend, y’all.

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    • joey says:

      I am really talented in focusing on gratitude. It saves my sanity.
      Beware the flu shot may make your joints and muscles ache, (worse than that pinkie! lol) as I know several who had a similar reaction to mine — even so, it’s still better than the flu!

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  23. tomangel1 says:

    Craptastic weeks are always great. I need cover this more on my Idle Blogs, which at the moment is courting controversy with a blog about How Important it is to be Well Read. Not going there again!
    Have a good week everyone.


  24. bikerchick57 says:

    Friday was craptastic at work, but that was it. The rest of the week was just busy and my only regret was not getting to yoga at all. It messes with my calm when I don’t go. However, I did get a new couch Friday night, and on Saturday had a fabulous lunch with a friend and helped another friend decorate her shop for the holiday season while Christmas music played in the background. The craptastic is gone and life is good. Wishing you and yours a lovely week ahead, Joey.

    PS: That moving image of The Mister is a little scary. I hope there were no chainsaws in the vicinity. :-p

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  25. marianallen says:

    Congratulations on your quesoeverything place returning! I was looking around for a new hair place, and saw that my own hair place had not closed, but had just moved to another location in the same mall-y place! So I went and got another bad haircut, and was comforted by the continuity.

    I haven’t had my flu shot yet, because I’ve had the cold/bronchitis thing going on. But the sky is blue, and I had a Joey post to read, so, as a friend of #4 Daughter says, shiny liners!

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    • joey says:

      LMAO at another bad haircut! LOL! If you don’t like the way it’s cut, you are free to find a new stylist, ya know. You don’t have to wait for them to close πŸ˜‰
      We kinda wonder if there was a death in the family of the employees at Los Rancheros. The Mister said that night that there was no sign up from the Health Dept, so that wasn’t it. I’m just relieved!
      I’m sorry you’re still not breathing at your best. Beware that Moo, Sassy, Receptionist, and myself all had joint pain and muscle aches following — all to varying degrees, but maybe get your flu shot when you’ve got 36-48 hours to be HOME.


  26. Rivergirl says:

    Mmm. Hush puppies and pineapple ice cream… those can go a long way to improving a crappy week

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  27. markbialczak says:

    Many good things, Joey!


  28. I’m late to the party (a current trend that may or may not continue) so I will just say I hope this week is better’n last. And Sassers does look like you. Or you like her. Whaevs.


  29. JoAnna says:

    They quit giving out comp time at my job for counselors on salaries. We could’ve worked 60 hours a week, got pats on the back, and the same salary, yet the mission statement started out, “promoting choices for healthier lives.” So now, I’m retired promoting my healthier life. Your craptastic week post was all kinds of fun and proves the power of perspective. What we focus on is what matters in the end. Having a husband who cleans the house, does laundry and makes coffee will outlast any crappy work week.


  30. Amy says:

    Sorry that it was a craptastic week!! Coconut pineapple ice cream sounds Dee-Licious! Mmm…quesoeverything. Yippee on the driver’s license online. Me no likey the DMV. I’m pretty sure their goal is to take the photo at the worst angle possible. And then ours are black and white and no teeth showing in the photo. Blah. OMG!! Love that she looks just like you in that wig. I hope this week has been going better.


  31. Lol! I love that Tori Amos quote. Sorry you had such a craptastic week, but I think it’s really cool that you look for things to be grateful about. Me? I just whine. And swear a lot. Your blog post made me smile and gave me incentive for an attitude adjustment. πŸ™‚


  32. Luanne says:

    So sorry about the crap, but lots of lovelies here. My doctor put in my chart that I’m allergic to the flu shot, and now I’m starting to worry that I will need it. Glad you got yours!


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