Month: May 2008

It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I really want to write something humorous for a change. Something so funny that you snort your coffee all over the screen and keyboard and then you get mad at me when you discover you can’t use any of the vowels on your keyboard because they’re stuck like glue and your comment to me ends up reading something like “hw dr y wrt smthng fnny lk tht wtht dsclmr? y rnd my cmptr!!! y trd!!!”

But it’s not going to happen today. Sorry. This was one of those days that started off just fine – the sun was shining, the birds were chirping…yes, everything appeared to be normal. But appearances are totally deceiving. It wasn’t long before I realized that I was living today in a parallel universe and nothing was going to go smoothly no matter how hard I tried to be cheerful about it.

From the moment my foot slipped over the edge of the bed and impaled itself on the straightpin that the cat had pulled out of my pincushion on my sewing table and surreptitiously placed by my side of the bed, I had a feeling of being on pins and needles and knew that something was a little off.

Straight to the bathroom I went for my morning constitutional (sorry, but I have those just like everyone else, only I blog about it), bleary-eyed and a little bit dizzy from the loss of almost a pint of blood, I sat down and mid-stream I realized there was no toilet paper. So, reaching around to the basket behind me, I felt for the “back-up roll” that was supposed to be there. You guessed it. Nothing. I wasn’t about to wag it down the hall with a wet bummy, so I found the least disgusting piece of tp in the trash and used it. Yes, gross, I know…but I’m keepin’ it real, here folks. I used a piece of toilet paper from my trash can beside my toilet, okay? (like no one else has ever done that before?)

The kids woke up earlier than normal — hungry, of course. I had just enough milk for one of them, so I decided to be really sneaky and I broke out the canned milk and mixed it together to pour over their cereal. First bite, my son looked up at me with the “I’m gonna spew” look on his face, but managed to choke it down without a word after he saw the smoke billowing out of my ears and the flames shooting out of my eyes. Poor kid, afraid of his own mama.

The icing on the cake of my day, you ask? We just spent over $1200 a month ago for repairs for our van (electrical problems)and when my husband was leaving earlier for a business appointment – it. wouldn’t. start. I’m totally calm, however. On the outside. Quite possibly screaming like an insane woman on the inside, but calm on the outside.

Today was just one of those days where you have to polish the dull side. My arms are worn out, but I’m waxing on…waxing off. Breathing in through the nose and out of the mouth. Trying to figure out what it is I’m supposed to be learning from all of this. And so thankful for God’s mercies that are new every morning.

Nicole Nordeman’s song says it best:

Your mercies are new every morning
So let me wake with the dawn
When the music is through or so it seems to be
Let me sing a new song, old things gone
Every day it’s true, You make all Your mercies new

What’s the worst day you’ve had recently and what did you do to “get over it?”

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Isn’t she lovely?

I can’t decide which one is lovelier in this photo – my eldest with her lazy eyes and closed-mouth smile to hide her missing teeth or my youngest with her closed-eye smile that she smiles when all is right in the world and she’s truly happy.

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My apologies to 13 of you…

Apparently, my feeds got a little bit sideways and I somehow ended up with two for this blog a long time ago. I’ve never bothered to do anything about it, but finally decided it was time for a little bit of housekeeping.

So. Please re-subscribe if you get a notice that my feed is no longer active. Just delete your old feed and re-sub by clicking on the orange button that says “add to your reader” over there in the right column.

And…the blog may get a little wonky over the next couple of days – I’m cleaning up and clearing out – getting rid of the background image and making my header clickable so y’all can click it to go home. 🙂

See you after Memorial Day!

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Tribute

Four of my six brothers served in a branch of the military – three in the Navy and one in the Army. None of them were harmed. Some men and women don’t make it back home. Today is the day set aside for honoring them. Have you ever read the history of Memorial Day?

Every man and woman that is serving our country is somebody’s brother, sister, aunt, uncle, son, daughter, mom, or dad. If you know someone who has served or is currently serving, please take a moment today and thank them for staying awake on their watch so we can sleep in peace.

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A thought for Sunday

Romans 8:1- “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

My past is thankfully in the the past and I have been forgiven. What once was my mess is now my message, my test has become my testimony. I pray that I am always able to share how God has led me from out of darkness and into the light of His Word.

Have a blessed Sunday, y’all.

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Mystery Photo #5 Reveal

Gosh…you guys are good! I looked at that photo for a long time after I photoshopped it and thought to myself, “they’ll never get this”…because to me it looked just like a can of coke or a coke machine. Well, the moral of that story is that I should never underestimate people that are smarter than me!

Congrats to CityStreams for being the first person to correctly identify the object in the photo, although many of you also guessed that as well. You’re all so smart! 🙂

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