Saturday, January 24, 2009

This Morning

Justin has been on a trip for three days....I thought I was doing well this morning by getting up an hour early...in a quiet house...and making coffeecake for the boys as a breakfast surprise...

But I accidentally let a chicken out of the gate and had to chase it around the yard, dropped an egg when I was taking care of the neighbor's animals, gave the rest of the eggs to Cole and watched him drop one right outside the back door, refilled the water jug and got it all the way next door before realizing it wasn't screwed on properly (it fell apart and dumped water all over the ground), thought to check the mail for the first time since Justin left, hoping for a paycheck (our first check since mid-November) and was instead surprised with a huge STACK of overdraft notices from the bank since I accidentally put the money into savings instead of checking, opened a notice from the gas company threatening to turn off my heat on Monday because I forgot to send the check... and I'm utterly unable to do anything about it today since the CU is closed and I'm locked from doing any more transfers online. And then while I was fuming about the bills, Reuben stomped on my bare foot wearing his winter boots and I yelled at the top of lungs, which caused him to BURST INTO TEARS. And then I burst into tears and then we sat on the couch together and CRIED.

So I'll check the mail again a bit later. But I'm pretty sure that the Mom Of The Year award will NOT be showing up in my box today.

8 comments:

Brion, Rachel & Titus said...

If I was in charge of the Mom of the Year awards I'd give you the award. Because you and your family are real and love each other, and even though all that other junk happened, your boys now how much they are loved by mom and that's how you get the Mom of the year award. Well if I was in charge of giving out the awards.

karissa said...

So not funny, but thanks for the smile. I only smile because I so understand what that kind of morning feels like.

No wonder you didn't answer your phone when I called this morning!

Much love-hope to journey your way soon....

brenda in seattle said...

haha. sorry about your bad morning. hope the rest of your weekend has been better.

Lynne Paulus said...

May tommorrow bring a fresh beginning and your paycheck! It is comforting to know though that we all have days like this, although I am sorry to hear yours was today.

kristin said...

"It is not in the still calm of life that great characters are formed. The babits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualitites which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form character of the hero and the statesman."
--Abagail Adams

Janine said...

I know what you are going through... have comfort in numbers... I have been there! I hope your check comes soon!

mina said...

Big, big hugs to you...and cheers for new mornings so we can start all over again. :)

flowerpot said...

Bless your heart! I hope today is easier.