Yep, I had a crap day yesterday.
Started off with an hour long cluster where I realized I had made a mistake on something that was going to end up ultimately costing me hundreds of dollars. gahhhh…..
Around the same time, I got a message from our new employee cheerfully greeting me and wondering what time I wanted to get going on her training. Ummm…. to my knowledge she was still in the process of training in a different area, with a different person! Apparently no one ever let me know that I’d be taking over on Monday. So, while frantically trying to resolve Issue A (above), I was now simultaneously trying to get my head organized to begin this training process- totally on the fly… (Fortunately, she was very chill and fine with my plea to “just give me a minute please”.)
Later the kids had physicals and the whole thing ended up taking forever. A couple of irritating behaviors from an unnamed child emerged during this period.
Then, we had to stop to get Ethan’s work permit. Another irritating experience emerged in this general timeframe, with another child, which had me exasperated and confused and ticked off, because seriously, at this point in parenting “behavior issues” are generally not much of a thing anymore. Anyway. It was nothing major, but enough to ruffle my feathers and annoy me.
On top of it all, possibly causing at least 50% of my stress right off the bat, I was sooo tired yesterday. Couldn’t fall asleep Sunday night (after having dozed off during a movie, earlier) and just didn’t get nearly enough zzzs. The whole day sucked.
BUT! Thankfully, nothing was actually that bad. Just a bunch of minor to moderate frustrations that made me REALLY CRANKY BY THE END OF THE DAY.
- After I dealt with the doctor appts., work permit and driving Ethan to work orientation, Ivan got home, swooped in, told me to get lost (nicely 😉 ) and then graciously handled every single last bit of parenting for the evening. (After having been at work himself all day, obviously, from 8-6.) He drove Asher to and from soccer, picked up Ethan from work orientation and then drove him both to and from soccer practice. Didn’t get home until after 8, at which point he still helped the boys to make a quick dinner, finally sitting down around 9 pm for the night. As we approach our 15 year wedding anniversary (on Friday!), man, I think I picked a good one.
- I, on the other hand, after being gifted a totally open evening, worked out (at home) and then went for a 60 minute walk! While they had dinner, I sat and read my book by the firepit. Then, Ivan and I went in the hot tub before bed. It was honestly a perfect night and just what I needed.
- (Side note- many times, when you have a bad day, the evening is busy or just as bad or you simply can’t get a break. So I just want to acknowledge that I’m grateful that this time, I did get a break to re-set, regroup and wash away the crummy day, because it definitely doesn’t always happen.)
As promised, here are a couple pics from the wedding we attended on Friday night:
Quote of the Day:
It’s not how well you play the game, it’s deciding what game you want to play.
I am grateful for a really great weather forecast this week. Moderately hot but not “too” hot temps in the upper 70s/ low 80s all week, and full sunshine. Beautiful!