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Thread: Trying to stay positive - but today it's harder than usual!

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    Senior Member SharBear's Avatar
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    I took to heart the post about keeping things positive but right now ... not feeling it.

    Day started with my adorable dog (retired Grayhound racer that we rescued) brining me 1 - 2 - 3 -4!! voles. He found a nest. The vole is the vegetarian cousin of the mole. These buggers have eaten EVERY one of my bulbs - including my alium which cost me $6 PER bulb.

    Finally take care of all of that mess and off to work I go. It's the last week of summer vacation for the cherubs so there's no camps open - I have a sitter here. When I get home my son announces that his ear is KILLING him - he's a little dramatic so I try to see if things will clear up on their own. Next thing I know he's running a temp so now we have to go to the walk in. FOUR hours later I finally get everyone home and tucked into bed. 10pm.

    I have some work to do before a meeting tomorrow but before I do that I want to throw a load of laundry in - a load a day keeps chaos away (thanks, Flylady). My basement is FLOODED. Apparently someone left water running ALL DAY!

    Now, I get to use the shop vac and vacuum water up and haul it to the garden (why waste the water - may as well make sure the D#$M voles have something to eat over the next few weeks!!!).

    Did I mention that DH left on business travel tonight?

    Never fails. I swear he puts a hex on this house when he leaves - these things NEVER happen to him if I have to go out of town!!!

    ok. going to deal with water and just breath. in; out; in; out ...

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    Wow, I think you need to go to bed and get this day over with!!! Tomorrow will be brighter for sure!

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    Ohhh Sharon.... It has to get better! Just think... it cant get any worse, right?
    Relax and take care. Thinking of you!

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    Mama said there would be days like this..mama said, mama said. Here's a hug, you deserve it. Chin up, after all, tomorrow is another day. :D

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    You sound like you are very capable of handling all that gets thrown at you, but I do understand how hard it can be sometimes. Do try to keep the positive attitude, even if it's just that your positive that you'll get it done!
    Take care and best of luck to you!

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    Yikes!!! What a day! My last week was like that....but it gets better, really it does.

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    ((((hugs)))))

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    WOW...I can see how thinking positive eludes you right now. Try to get done just what has to be done tonite.
    Start fresh tomorrow and count your blessings then......health, family, roof over your head, a job................

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    I hope your day tomorrow goes better then it did today. And I hope that your son gets to feeling better and I HOPE THOSE VOLES dig their way to China and leave your bulbs alone.

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    What a bummer. I certainly hope things get much better for you and soon. Things could always be worse, tomorrow will get better.

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    Wow! I'm pretty sure a day like that would be more than I could handle!

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    You did very well today...I would have just gone into the bedroom and shut the door. My BFF has 4 boys, 3 still at home and when her hubby goes out of town, these things happen to her. I've been over to help her and I'm just barking orders!! :) A big smiley face for you!

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    I feel your pain. Hang in there! I did laugh about your husband putting a hex on the house when he leaves. I think they all do that.

    My son turned 3 at the end of July. 2 was a dream, not one sign of the terrible 2s. The day after his birthday the terrible 3s kicked in with a vengence. He is just so active and mischievious that he wears me out at the end of every single day! I went to a girls' weekend and I couldn't wait for him to spring some of his devilishness on his Dad. It is really going to give Daddy a taste of what I go through every single day. This was going to be good, I thought.

    Oh no! He was a perfect angel for his Dad. I came home and my husband asks, "What's the big deal? He was great and so much fun to be around. I wish I could be home with him every day. You're very lucky!" So yeah. Somehow, the men, they always get the easy road.

    Tomorrow will be a better day. I hope your kidlet feels better soon.

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    These kind of days just happen. It sure would be nice if we had a warning it was coming. Hope you have a much better day tomorrow.

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    On a positive note, you found the water now instead of 2-3 days from now. It is a pain, but it makes the quiet times all the more precious.

    Prayers are with you!

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    sorry for your mess. Hope tomorrow looks brighter for you. My DH is in a sh---mood tonight. I was on the other of the county when he called and asked if I was close to home and I said no. Hundred miles away. Cows out in the neighbors flax field. Oh well, I told him to get rid of some so he didn't have so much to do. but what the hay-- what do I know? He wants to kill himself with the cows, maybe I should add another 100000 to his life insurance policy so I don't have to work so hard.

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    This too shall pass! This too shall pass! Repeat!!

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    Hope you have a better day!

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    I hope it gets better for you!

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    Some days ,the only thing that works is one foot in front of the other.All you can do is get thru it.Hope today is better.

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    Do you ever feel like your in a Disney movie? Something like "Honey I shrunk the Kids" where anything that can go wrong does. Hopefully today will be better!!!

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    Hope tomorrow is a brighter day.

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