What the HECK kind of day has THIS been?

  1. as days go, i probably shouldn't even spout off but not much went right for me today...first thing that happens is that i find out in the morning of my only (day) night off, my in laws are intending to visit and hang around! i love them. i really do, but here on the east coast it was a summer day in the nineties and i live at the beach! i informed my dh (dear husband), that i had a caligraphy project to do for a friend and needed to be far far away from 3 toddlers, in order to complete it...realize, this "project" involved doing some caligraphy regarding a baptism for an internationally adopted child...the friend who snagged me for it also provided a beautiful expensive picture frame and a complicated wish list...no problem, right? wrong...went to the marina, parked myself at a picnic table overlooking a magnificent view, and proceeded to get to work....actually got 6 or 7 examples done...wind picks up....all but 2 of my creations are soon floating in the marina....so, i decide to go shopping in the next town at the only store i know carries the specific calligraphy pens i like...traffic in a resort community on a hot summer like day is not good.. and no one cares if you are a resident...get all the way to the store. they discontinued my item...have been shopping there for 10 years now. some body should have called! then, they overcharge me on 2 toddler computer games so i have to go back...since i also have a raging laryngitis and pms overlapping premenopausal symptoms, it was not only not easy but not at all pretty...on the journey home, i am hit by a camper..i am not hurt, but, as i just sent in the last payment on my car and have forgotten to bring a cell phone along and have to pee (doesn't matter where you are-it just happens to nurses)...finally get home and we are out of milk...husband is not happy he was babysitting. kids are not happy mommy had the audacity to actually leave home. dog has an accident on the rug but recovers nicely and nearly kills the cat which he chased upstairs, managing to knock over that expensive picture frame my friend has provided for her project...son number 2, age 3, informs me i am the worst mommy in the world and should move to another house until he decides he loves me again. son number 3, aged 20 months, slugs son number 2. only daughter tells me when she gets big ( she, at 4, is a peanut), she thinks she will be as "big" as me so she can sit on both little brothers at the same time. husband is not talking to me , which, considering i have laryngitis, probably is a good thing....that about does it.. notice i am awake and the rest of them are asleep? dh also expected some sort of affection tonight after all that...not! and, how was your day?????
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  3. by   kaycee
    Better then yours, but here's a hug.
  4. by   mother/babyRN
    Awww, thankyou...Doing better today!
  5. by   Lausana
    wow, that sounds like a rough one hope today is much better!

    your day reminded me of an email i got...pretty cute & true!

    mom and dad were watching tv when mom said, "i'm tired, and it's getting late. i think i'll go to bed."

    she went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches.

    rinsed out the popcorn bowls,

    took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening,

    checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container,

    put spoons and bowls on the table

    and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

    she then put some wet clothes in the dryer,

    put a load of clothes into the wash,

    ironed a shirt and secured a loose button.

    she picked up the game pieces left on the table

    and put the telephone book back into the drawer.

    she watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket

    and hung up a towel to dry.

    she yawned, stretched and headed for the bedroom.

    she stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher,

    counted out some cash for the field trip,

    and pulled a textbook out from hiding under the chair.

    she signed a birthday card for a friend,

    addressed and stamped the envelope

    and wrote a quick note for the grocery store.

    she put both near her purse.

    mom then washed her face, put on moisturizer

    brushed and flossed her teeth and trimmed her nails.

    dad called out, "i thought you were going to bed."

    "i'm on my way," she said. she put some water

    into the dog's dish and called the cat in,

    then made sure the doors were locked.

    she looked in on each of the kids and turned out a bedside lamp,

    hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the hamper,

    and had a brief conversation with the one still up

    doing homework. in her own room,

    she set the alarm, laid out clothing for the next day,

    straightened up the shoe rack.

    she added three things to her list of things to do for tomorrow.

    about that time, dad turned off the tv

    and announced to no one in particular, "i'm going to bed."

    and he did...without another thought.

    anything extraordinary here?......wonder why

    women live longer......we are stronger....made for the

    long haul.
    originally posted by mother/babyrn
    dh also expected some sort of affection tonight after all that...not!
    lol :chuckle the world could be falling apart around them, and they'll be looking for some "affection"

    glad to hear you're feeling better those days sure do suck!

  7. by   mother/babyRN
    Hey, the GOOD thing is there IS a next day! Thanks guys (girls)...Martha
  8. by   micro
    reminds me of some of mine.........when it is time to say breathe in and breathe out.........

    micro(aka martha 2)
  9. by   mother/babyRN
    Ha ha.....I told a patient to take some breaths in and out (this is last night, which was pretty terrible), and she looked at me innocently and asked " Is there any other way to do it?" Point for her..... Onward, as we speak, to (as it turns out) post partum from hell....Yes, delivery, it can be horrible there too......
  10. by   micro
    mother/baby rn keep on motherin and babyin'''''''''''I couldn't do it with the smile and shoulder that you have.........
    breathe in and out works for me on those bad days......and when back twists out.....but i tangent yet again.....
  11. by   mother/babyRN
    Practice square breathing ( not square dancing) though the dancing part would be more fun....Was sitting giving report today and felt the earth move under my feet (literally)...Everyone else thought I was losing it. Come to find out there was an Earth quake in NY so we felt a teeny bit of it...Rather, I did...