I spent several hours this afternoon and this evening ripping the cars apart, on the phone to Vodafone and the police, and searching through my extremely well-filed receipts (no really, I have a great system… I just forgot how it worked for a while there), all because over the weekend, I managed to lose my phone. I kind of didn’t start worrying about it til today, even though I knew it was missing, because I figured it would be in the car. But since my mobile is my primary work phone (because I work from home most days), I had to start the search this morning. I was feeling pretty blasé about it really. I was certain it was in the car, and it’s insured, so I didn’t see the point in stressing. Then I discovered the hoops you have to jump through and the expense you have to wear to replace a lost phone on insurance. So all this made me cranky.
On top of that, I didn’t clear today’s to do list. And, worst of all, I discovered a series of what I like to call #lifefails. In short, every now and then, my habits of not opening my personal mail and using filters on my personal email to reduce noise come back to bite me.
It’s kind of amusing that I pay so little attention to keeping my life in order because I’m a pedant when it comes to work. It’s amusing, but not surprising, because the two are related. Sometimes I just use up all my #win on work.
Anyway, to get me out of my bad mood, I decided a grateful post was in order today. Here it is.
I’m grateful for the efficient and personable police officer who helped me lodge the mandatory report to allow me to make an insurance claim on my phone.
I’m grateful for loud speaker letting me work while I’m on hold for long periods.
I’m grateful for the shortest ever wait time on a Vodafone customer service line.
I’m grateful for the app Find my iPhone, but I’d be evn more grateful for it if I’d set my phone p to be found *before* I lost it.
I’m thankful for cold nights and potato bake.
I’m grateful that I’m finally feeling a bit better after being out sick for a week. And I’m grateful for getting my voice back a bit.
I’m grateful for Pinterest and all the pretty things I see there.
And I’m most grateful for the little cherubs who make me laugh all my cranky away.