The Longest Day of the Year
It has been a long day. I struggled with a seemingly intractable problem at work, finally decided that what I wanted to do couldn't be done within the bounds that had been set, and realized that I didn't have the knowledge to expand those boundaries. Tomorrow I have a meeting with someone who says it can be done (oh, my wounded pride!) but also knows how to change the rules, if necessary (small amount of salve there).
I got home with only minutes to spare before our neighborhood association meeting so I availed bolstered my spirits with a glass of wine and trotted off to do my civic duty. We were supposed to hear from our State Representative about some bills he has proposed, but it turns out they're not quite done up in Austin so we were on our own. However, our program coordinators take their job seriously so they spent some time on the net and came prepared with quite a few printouts, and we had vocal representatives on each side of the issue present, so it was actually informative and entertaining.
And I didn't even have to walk home in the dark :-)