Thursday, September 11, 2014

One of thoseeeeee days!

 There's days where from the minute your feet hit the floor, everything falls into place, things run smoothly, your hair is looking amazing, your clothes fit like a glove, you feel beautiful and strong and ready to face the world.....and it all culminates in you slipping back into bed at the end of the day with a huge sense of accomplishment.

And then there's days like today.

Need I say more??!?!?!?

One of those, where from the get go things just don't run right, but you keep pushing through and thinking "oh it will get better, that was just one thing that went wrong".  The day progresses, and so do the mishaps.

Usually I find myself wishing the day to end, and it never seems to, does it?  It's like the bad days are often the longest ones.

Today was supposed to run pretty well, I knew I had to get groceries, I had everything planned and ready and worked out and was all set for a good, albeit busy kind of know, trying to fit grocery shopping and housework and laundry in between schooling 4 kids, easy peasy.

I don't know folks, but nothing went as planned, I don't want to go into details, but I will say that I ended up sitting outside the grocery store with the food in the car, for close to an hour.  Then I had to drive 15 minutes home to drop everything off, asked the girls to please put the freezer and refrigerator items away for me, and walked right back out the door to drive another 15 minutes back to the base to go pick up my husband.

As I was heading home the first time with the groceries, I started developing the worst headache ever, like those headaches from hell, no doubt brought on by tension.

By the time I was back home for good, it was 3:30pm, thankfully the kids all did their work by themselves as best as they could so I didn't have to worry about that.  It helps when you have a 15 and a 17 year old at the house to keep the younger ones on track.

I got to work on the groceries and the headache not only persisted but seemed to grow every minute.  It was also around this time that I realized I had no clue what I was doing for dinner, so Oven Chili Dogs it was, quick, easy and about all I could handle for tonight.

It was also Tae Kwon Do night and as much as I wanted to skip it, we had to take Jasmine.  And the headache persisted.


So after dropping her off, we came back home, I threw on my slippers and headed straight outside.  I plopped on one of the chairs, propped my feet up and just inhaled deeply, allowing all the stresses of the day to just melt away.


There is something truly magical about being outside in the fresh air and sitting quietly, absorbing all the goodness that nature has to offer.  The gentle swaying of the leaves on the trees, the scent of the earth as the sun is setting, the beautiful light, all of it helping to diffuse the stressed soul.

My husband told me to stay home and he would go pick our daughter up, thank goodness.

After a bit, I came back in, had a super long hot shower, made myself a cup of hot coffee with some Caramel Creamer and headed to bed.


That is where you will find me at this precise moment. I have taken some Ibuprofen, I am waiting for the headache to subside and am about to watch the new episode of Haven, which premiered tonight, then I'll probably finish my documentary on the Unknown History of England's Domestic Servants.

I am hoping that after a good night's sleep, tomorrow will run so much better than today.



Mama Boz said...

We all have those days. Your blog is so inspiring and real, it always helps me through. Salted caramel creamer!! Yum, sounds amazing. I just picked up some pumpkin spice and it really made my day. There are so many little beautiful things to be happy about! You definitely remind me of that every day. Thank you

Rachel said...

Sorry you were having "one of those days." I hope that today is a better day and that your headache is gone.

Elizabeth said...

Dear Sandra, I'm going to "bookmark" this post into my bookmark list called "Finding Happy" I love how you took this difficult day and turned it around. Thank you for sharing!