Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, etc.

Greetings, friends. I find myself in the unfortunate position of being so stressed that I may start screaming soon, so I thought I would try to alleviate my desire for decibels with a blog post. Hurrah! Everybody wins!

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It’s been, to put it mildly, something of a rough week. From technological mishaps to plumbing disasters to the sudden realization that nearly all of my students are heading back to Japan this month and thus I have to either find a bunch of new students somewhere, get a different job, or start looking for an affordable cardboard box to move into, things have been less than restful at the Baer Household as of late.

And for all that I know I need to leap heroically from my computer chair right this minute and Get Stuff Done, all I really want to do is curl up with my Snoopy plush and watch old episodes of Muppet Babies until I feel better.

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The final straw came last night, when (after injuring my foot due to the illogical nature of flip-flops), I came home, cooked up a lovely meal, and then ended up burning myself on the pan and dumping the entirety of said meal into my filthy, clogged-up sink (aforementioned plumbing problem).

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At that point, I found myself faced with a choice. I could fall to the floor and drown in a puddle of my own self-pitying tears, or I could make the best of the situation and go to Plan B.

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Plan B was to order some Chinese food, but as my computer’s internet had decided to be an evil bastard (aforementioned technology problem), I had to default to Plan C, which was to haul my ass over to Walgreens and buy a Stouffer’s frozen dinner.

And, wonder of wonders, I actually managed to get it home and into the microwave without any great mishaps occurring.

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Despite this minor victory, I’m still feeling somewhat overwhelmed and stressed at the moment, and I find myself side-eying the sky and wondering when the next anvil is going to drop.

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Of course, obsessing about what’s going to go wrong next isn’t going to do me any good, so I’m trying very hard to keep a positive attitude and calmly tackle each item on my list rather than going to pieces. It ain’t easy, though.

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But I shall continue to endure, and I’m sure that, with the mighty power of optimism (and tea), I will somehow find the strength to dig myself out of my sad little hole of self-pity, realize that things aren’t as bad as they seem, and get shit done.

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If anyone needs me, I’ll be elbows-deep in filthy sink water trying to wrestle a ball of cat hair and rotting food out of a pipe so old it knew Jesus personally.

LET’S DO THIS.

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