One of Those Days

Y’all ever have one of those days where things just don’t want to fall into place the way they should and you’re left standing in the middle of one hot mess going “What!”? Well that’s today.

I burnt breakfast this morning, Hayley was less than stellar getting up for school and the dog peed on the floor.

All this before 7 am.


I would like to say that my day has gotten better but it’s just dragging on.

I skipped my morning walk and laid back down for a bit thinking that I would sleep until Mike logged into work at 8 but ended up sleeping until 9:30. On most days sleeping in like that isn’t a big problem but Wednesdays are my busy days.  And loosing two hours of workable time has pretty much killed what was salvageable for me day.  Today is the day I normally clean house in preparation for the weekend, I volunteer at the school making copies, pick up Hayley in the ‘walkers line’, plus all the other things like walking, cooking, blogging, ….

Here’s a smallish run down of all that needs doing by bedtime tonight. I’ll go ahead and cross off the things I’ve done or tried to do, as in  breakfast…ahem.

  • 6:10 start breakfast I still count this even though I burned it…it was made! 
  • 6:20 get Hayley up and dressed
  • 6:40 take dog out for morning pee
  • 6:56 we walk out the door to catch the bus
  • 7  I take a 2-3 mile walks
  • 8-10 blogging work
  • 10 fix lunch for Mike
  • 11:30-12:30/1 3-4 mile walk with Mike 
  • 1 get home clean up from sweating like a stuck pick (I know I am supposed to be happy summer is here….I know) I’m writing this while Mike’s taking his turn in the shower….best hurry.
  • 1:20 clean kitchen up
  • 2:15 head to school to make copies
  • 2:50 pick up  Hayley from walkers line
  • 3:30 snack time for Hayley, laundry time for me
  • 4-5 start dinner and sweep floors
  • 6 clean up dinner dishes, take out food for tomorrow’s dinner
  • 6-8 finish up cleaning around house and play with Hayley
  • 8:30 bed time for Hayley
  • 8:30-10:30 tv time with Mike which is now blogging time because my blogging didn’t get done today like I normally do.


God looking at that makes me depressed. No wonder I feel a bit over whelmed.

Now what am I going to do about it?  Well I could just crawl back into bed, at least into 2:15, and hide under the covers wishing it would all go away. I could just muddle through the rest of my day  stressed out over getting everything on my plate done or I could compromise with myself.


See I have the power to make my day good or bad by the way I choose to face it. Don’t get me wrong days like today are very overwhelming but it doesn’t have to stay that way.  Just by choosing to let go of things, being willing to work around my schedule and not letting mini disasters slow me down or ruin my whole out look I can take a craptastic day to a good day, it doesn’t have to be a stellar day…just a good one.

And here is the thing, if we all choose to face those ‘one of those days’ with this kind of attitude then ‘one of those days’ becomes more like ‘it’s a good day‘.

With that said I am going to take the last 9 hours of my day and turn them around and make something good out of all of it. Mike has agreed that we all need out of the house and we are headed to McAllister’s for dinner. Doing this means more time to clean and less to clean. Also getting out the house for a bit for us work at home types does wonders for any kind of bad day.  I can put off doing all the floors 100% tonight and instead just sweep them up so they are ready to mop tomorrow after I drop the dog off at the vet.  With less cleaning to do and the ability to do it earlier means I should be able to get to my blogging work before 8:30 leaving some much needed down time.

There’s my day in a not so tidy nut shell.

How’s your day going? Is it one of those days for you? If so what can you do to take it from ‘one of those days’ to ‘it’s a good day’?

15 Responses

  1. Michelle
    Michelle May 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm | | Reply

    Oh man… I know those days!! Thankfully not having one today.

    But you’ve got the right attitude!! I’m sure tomorrow will be much better :)

  2. Elle
    Elle May 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm | | Reply

    I know the feeling. We just gotta take it for what it is and move on and hope tomorrow is much better ;-)
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  3. Rach D
    Rach D May 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm | | Reply

    Today my daughter filled her diaper AND all of her back! The dog didn’t pee, but barked on & off incessantly throughout the day…the five kids kept me hopping as well :) But overall, I wouldn’t trade it for the world!!!
    thanks for sharing :)
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  4. Emily
    Emily May 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm | | Reply

    I have those days! The day is done and I did nothing that I wanted to do or get done. Sigh…
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  5. Fabulous Perks
    Fabulous Perks May 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm | | Reply

    What a challenging day. You definitely have the right attitude.

  6. Gina
    Gina May 8, 2014 at 1:58 am | | Reply

    Wow that’s a bad day. I hope tomorrow is a better day. I suggest cereal for breakfast. Can’t burn that! lol

  7. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth May 8, 2014 at 6:02 am | | Reply

    I hope you made it through ok! :) I have had too many days like that lately. I hear people say, “I just can’t relax, knowing the dishes need to be washed.” I’m the opposite. When I know there’s so much to do I just want to go in my room and shut the door and hide from it all. But, alas, that’s not a great choice. If only I’d known, when I was a kid, what I was really saying when I said, “I want to grow up!”
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  8. Valerie Negron
    Valerie Negron May 8, 2014 at 7:48 am | | Reply

    I hear ya! I have days like this quite a few times. Tomorrow is always another day though!
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  9. Amy
    Amy May 8, 2014 at 8:20 am | | Reply

    Oh poor you at that sort of start…however good on you for taking some negatives and turning it into some positives!
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  10. Christin @ Blue Crab Martini
    Christin @ Blue Crab Martini May 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm | | Reply

    I know exactly how those days go! Had a lot of them myself lately. It’s so hard to get back on track but sometimes that’s all we can do… sweep up the mess and carry on. Tomorrow is a new day and it’s going to rock! :)
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