February 22, 2011

Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This

Everyone has 'em. The type of day where you want to go back to bed and start all over. Or, just simply go back to bed. Even though I know those days are typical.....they can still throw me for a loop. A downward spiral...if you will.

For me, a day gone bad would have something to do with parenting....or schooling. I am fairly hard on myself.....and sometimes expect too much{of myself and my boys}. If my boys have bad attitudes or they start to bicker....it can squelch any sun trying to shine through. That's not fair to me....or to them. We all mess up.....we all need attitude adjustments {sometime or another}....and we all have off days.

So, when things started spiralling downward today......I tried to .......keep calm and carry on. Literally.

And I made brownies.

I also gave myself a small list of things to get done. I know myself....and my self needs to feel like I've accomplished something.....anything....on a daily basis. Now, that could simply mean plucking my eyebrows....anything.

I switched our gas and electric.....broke down the boys computer {early, but necessary}.....and did laundry. There were other things, but those were my list things. I'm counting down the days.....and getting myself all kinds of excited....and hopeful. I'm sitting here with my grand ideas again....and thinking too much about everything.

Thoughts about the past year and our crazy move will be put to pen soon. Because I guarantee I've learned a few things this past year.

And made a lot of brownies.


Polly said...

love the lists! Just reading that from you made me suddenly realize why I am a list girl, it gives me a small slice of control during "those" kinds of days. I am so amazed by you and other homeschooling mamas, you are blessing your children so unselfishly. I hope the rest of your day and packing are fabulous and rockin!
love and hugs your way :)

Tara said...

Gosh, how many times have I been there?!?! Maybe I'll try making brownies next time too. Staying busy usually brings me out of my funk. I hope tomorrow is better.

Darcie said...

Brownies will fix everything, right? I have to remember that in the coming days. Brownies and coffee perhaps. ;-) Thankfully the sun will rise on a new day tomorrow.

Alicia said...

Oh yah...brownies will do the trick!!! And thank God that God's mercies are new every morning!

StacyB said...

oooo- I think of that song all the time. Also, "Oooo child, things are gonna get easier. Ooooo child, things'll be brighter." ;)

Heh - and also, "Take from me this life, when I haven't got the strength to give it away to you." [3rd day.]

Brownies are good! ;)

really.truly said...

Oh yes, brownies and coffee! Thank you, sweet friends, for reminding me that tomorrow is a new day. Thankfully, an hour can even make a difference.

Love "oooh child, things are gonna get better" !! I think it might be on my playlist.

Hoping you all have a great day!

bunny, the paris house designs said...

Hi Mimi,
I have to catch up with what is going on in your life!!! How are the children and Greg..has the flu subsided yet?? When are you moving....
We are trying hard to keep ourselves busy and our minds busy , it has been sad here...thank you for your kind words on my blog post. I would love to see you sometime soon...we can meet at Whole Foods for coffee.lunch.

Wendy said...

I wish WE could meet at Whole Foods for lunch or coffee, and bring Stacy B. and Jen H. along.....

Sounds like your getting things accomplished! I'll be praying for a smooth move this weekend. :)

Thanks for that link you sent...I've been reading.

really.truly said...

Ahhh, Whole Foods with the girls sounds wonderful!

Life with Kaishon said...

: ) Yummy.
I could totally go for one right now!
Keep Calm and Carry On!
Love that!

These Are The Days said...

Love the sign pic...I seriously have a HUGE version of it on my family room wall. Hubster's not too fond of it, he thinks it looks odd but I need the constant reminder LOL. :)

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