How to Screw Up

Looking back, I realize that I have screwed up pretty nicely in my life – fairly often – occasionally dramatically.

Today was one of those days. How I could do it is beyond me. But damn, it’s haunting me. You know, one of those occasions that keeps you awake at night thinking, “If I had only….”

In my case – “If I had only read that email thread more carefully.”

Three of us were supposed to hike. I asked my friend if she would pick me up. I never read the email saying she would. And so two of us set out, me wondering why I had not heard back to my query and Sheila wondering why Nicky wasn’t with us. At the end of the hike, I said to Sheila, “I think Nicky’s mad at me.”

Sheila said, “But she said she’d pick you up.”

Me: “!!!???”

She: “Yup – the email said, 8.55.”

Me: “!!?? Shit!”

I came home. Simon said, “Nicky’s not happy.”

Well duh – of course not!

I tend to have a hard time forgiving myself for mistakes. And this was a stupid one. We have a good little hiking group here – I don’t want to throw a spanner into that. I hope I can set it right.

I’ll do my best.

Certainly entirely my bad.

In other news – I’ve heard from the local Green Party person and that work is about to begin.

And in other news – it was Nicky who recommended Susan, our new realtor – damn she’s amazing! Simon and I are thrilled with all the work she’s putting in. And if we do elect to stay in this area, she’ll be the one who’ll find us the right place.

Other news? Well, winter is making itself felt more and more. I think I can survive it. As long as no more snow falls. HAHAHA!

Okay – snow will fall. That’s what Sheila and I were doing today – scoping out trails nearby and flagging them (Sheila did the magic flagging – ribbons on everything that didn’t move). It’s a good new spot we have to get outdoors that’s close by.

More writing this winter – and if I make it past the end of the year in one piece, I think I’ll survive it.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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