Yesterday was one of those days where you just go “WHAT NEXT?”
I woke up yesterday and made a great breakfast, crustless pumpkin pies (because i’m already itching for fall) an egg white omelet, and grapefruit. I hopped on the couch with my coffee getting ready to blog and all of a sudden my mac starts going grey and it won’t start. I took it over to the Mac store. Going to the Mac store always puts me in a bad mood. I’m horrible with lines and will never understand why a Mac store would be busy at 10 am on Saturday morning. Plus, I drove ten miles to get there only for them to tell me to come back at 3 for the appointment.
I drove all the way back home and noticed Grumples scratching at his ear vigorously. He is very prone to ear infections, so I had to rush him over to the vet before they closed for the weekend. It was pretty bad. Poor baby had his year bleeding and full of build up. It ended up being a yeast bacteria infection with a couple hot spots around it from him scratching. The thing with floppy eared dogs is that they get ear infections easily because of the moisture. Even though we clean his ears out every other day, he still gets them.
After rushing him home, I raced back to the Apple Store, waited 30 minutes for someone to help me (no point in having an appointment) and then ONLY TO FIND OUT that my computer had crashed and everything on it was erased with no explanation. They had to restore it which would take several hours. So I had to leave again, run around town doing more errands, and then go back to get it. Going to Lowes topped it off. That places just gives me a bad vibe, maybe it’s all the testosterone.
After all the errands, I went back to Mac, had to wait another 30 minutes to just pick up the computer.
The worst part? I was starving while doing all of this, and the lady at the food court handed me a sample and all willpower dissapeared. I bought the darn Mongolian chicken and bourbon chicken. We weren’t going to dinner until last, so I had a couple pieces and tucked it away in the refrigerator. It’s killing me that it’s still there. That stuff is so bad for you but too delicious to turn down.
We got to T-bones around 8:30 for dinner on the lake. Judge me all you want, but at that point I needed a drink.
For dinner, I ordered the grilled chicken with bbq sauce and sweet potato tots.
I also ordered a side salad. The food was pretty good, but the best part about T-bones is the lake and atmosphere.
I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday. Today’s events definitely made up for yesterday’s craziness. (you know I’ll be blogging about it later!)
Sorry you had a frustrating day! As a former Apple employee of almost 4 years, I can tell you that your experience is very similar to most peoples’. We hoped that people would check out the website first, but often customers did not. On there is a link to make an appointment ahead of time and tips about how to take care of your computer or do some basic checking before you get to the store. Often I found that customers hadn’t eaten or had made their computer such a priority that they had neglected their own bodily needs. I assure you, whoever helped you understood your frustration and was probably equally frustrated that based on how the system works, they couldn’t help you as efficiently as they would’ve liked to. Just want you to know you aren’t alone, and although it is difficult to always do so, make yourself and your needs the priority even if it feels like something else should take precedence.
I’m so glad your day ended better and hopefully Sunday has been good to you, too.
Girl, that sucks. At least it’s in the past now.
Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy says
Life gets to the best of us sometimes–you just gotta let go. You can look back in the future and think, “oh yes there was once a time I had problems with my mac…” and it’ll just be a memory to laugh it 🙂
Thank god its not just me!
That sucks about your computer crashing – it reminds me I need to go home and back up all my shiz again (I’m too lazy for someone with a 5 year old macbook.)
And going into MAC is the worst – for as advanced and relied upon as they are you would think they would have worked out some kind of Customer Service system that works.
Atleast you started the day with Pumpkin pie – thats always a winner!
Oh, what a bad day!
And poor Grumples! Hope, it´ll get better now after the visit at the vet. Sounds like the same thing that my little dog has to fight with every now and then.
No judging for having a drink at night after that day. 🙂
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out says
I’m sorry you had a rough day 🙁 I’m glad grumbles is ok and I hope your computer doesn’t crash again!
I’m sorry you had such a rough day! I hope that the rest of your weekend went well!
Our dog gets hot spots too because he has allergies. Poor thing, I hope Grumples is feeling better!
Sorry to hear about your day….what kind of dog food do you feed Grumples? My dog Lexi had similar problems with yeast/ear infections. I actually found out it was due to a food allergy/sensitivity to potatoes. A food high in potatoes puts a lot of carbs and yeast in their diet, potentially creating a lot of yeast infections. Lexi had brown spots all over her belly, and once we switched to a low glycemic diet, and fed her a food higher in protein she got A LOT better, no more ear infections, or brown (yeast) spots on her belly. Best of luck with everything!! Thanks for your blog, I love to read it. Best, Kelsey
Natasha @ Under The Sticks says
So sorry your day was so tough. Hang in there! And what a good reminder for me to back up all my stuff. xoxo
You definitely deserved that glass of wine! I’ve been to T-Bones once and the food was definitely lack luster (maybe it was because I didn’t know what to order, yours looks better than mine did). The highlight of T-Bones was definitely the patio on the lake and the drinks!
My dog is prone to ear infections and has been dealing with them his whole life. He’s 16 now and deaf because of it, the vet always gave him the same medicine and it never worked. They recently just got a new medicine called Zymox Otic HC 1,0% that is for bacteria and yeast infections and his ears have been perfect ever since. It actually works off of the build up that occurs in his ears, he has been on it for a year and his ears haven’t been red or itchy for him at all (he used to spend hours in pain rubbing them) I swear if this medicine had come out sooner, he would not have lost his hearing. He actually rolls over to let me put it in his ears.
You should try putting coconut oil on Grumple’s food! It helps again infections and is also great to apply topically to dogs’ hot spots.
I just wanted to post that my dog had similar issues with his ears. It was actually an overproduction of yeast. It was caused by a food allergy. I have him on a very limited ingredient dog food and it completely cleared it up. No more “snacks” either. Just thought I’d throw it out there. He developed the allergy, it wasn’t since he was a pup. Good luck!