Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mich and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

Do you remember this book? It has always been one of my favorites. I just love Alexander and how he gets through his "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" and how he believes everyone in Australia must not ever have to deal with the trouble he is having. Too cute.

Yet, if I was honest...I was having one of those days today. From the time I woke up after hitting my alarm clock a bazillion times, with my back aching, only to look in the mirror and scare myself silly, I realized that today would be a "horrible" day.

When I walked into the kitchen and realized that my dog had treated herself to a late night treat of chicken scraps left over from last night's dinner and I had trash all over the kitchen floor, I somehow knew that today would be a "terrible" day.

When I was at work and nothing went right and then my boss asks if I'm "cranky" today as I'm leaving, I replied with a "YES, I'm cranky and I'm leaving before I say something I shouldn't!" Today was "No Good" for sure!

I went walking with my daughter, listening to her ramble on about how fat she is while I sweat, only to feel a little defeated myself. I am sooooo out of shape!!! What should have made me feel better only added to my frustration on this "very bad day!"

I went to "vent" to the hubby, who was worn out from work, only to realize he almost fell asleep on me three times, while I was talking. I bet husbands in AUSTRALIA listen to their wives ramblings with their eyes open...

Yep, the whole day I felt like Alexander. However, in the midst of all the bad day stuff, I realize that there is always something to be thankful for. I'm thankful I did have a bed to rest in last night, that we have our diva dog, that today was pay day and I do have some extra income coming in, that my daughter and I were able to spend some time together and that I have a hubby who tries to patiently listen, but who also works hard to provide for his family. Hmmmm...

Maybe "I" will just go to bed and try to wake up on the "right" side tomorrow.

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

(This post was written last night...I'm happy to report Mich has had a change of attitude and is having a better day today! Amazing how that works, huh?)


He & Me + 3 said...

Oh Mich...i had one of those days yesterday. Ugh they do not feel good. I am so tired today from being so cranky and miserable yesterday. Hope you day gets better and that you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Amber said...

I love that book.

And I love you.

And I love that your day was better today. Of course, you failed to mention that today was made better by your talking to your favorite sister on the phone!!!!! :)

Five Moms & A Blog said...

It amazes me how things can sometimes hit me when I am tired, but the next morning I can be back to my ole' self again!

~ Nan

~*Michelle*~ said...

You are so cute....love the honesty!

I guess God "allows" to have those kinda days once in a while so that we can appreciate all the better days He blesses us with.

Sometimes He allows a few too many my way where I wanna shout "OK, OK, I get the message!!!"

I pray tomorrow is filled with even more sunshine and you catch a glimpse of a rainbow too. *wink


Unknown said...

I love that book!! Thanks for the reminder! I am so glad you are having a better day today ... I've definitely had those terrible days before...

christy rose said...

Mich, I am glad that you woke up on the right side of the bed. I am glad that sleep and God always make everything appear to be better.
Hope it stays that way as you look to Jesus instead of your circumstances.

Jim said...

I did so want to just reach out my arms and hug you as you related your bad day, then tell you that it would be ok. Tell you what, the next time you've got an "Alexander Day" coming on, just imagine I'm doing just that, for you know I would. Then just realize that though mine is a long distance hug, the Lord's is close enough to "feel" and He listens to every word of your bad day. Isn't that the greatest thing? Reminds me of the poem "footprints".

With a big hug from your

Jim said...

What I commented on last time, on your "bad day", goes double for your two. Please tell them Poohpa sent a hug!

Love you,

Mocha Momma said...

Two great posts, Mich. How honest you have been with yourself, others and us blog readers.

The verses you select always have the answers and comfort we need.

You are such an example of God's princess waiting for her King.

There's a book we used to read called "Could Be Worse". The grampa would exagerate stories for his grandkids to show them things could be worse than their problems.

Thanks for this, Mich.

Gretchen said...

He's good all the time, and yes...in the midst of the terribles, there is always a wonderful for which to be thankful.

Anonymous said...

That is one of my favorite books of ALL times!! My roommate and I used to read it to each other in college if either of us had a bad day. It almost always cheered us up.