A Bad Day

So yesterday started out with great intentions. In fact, because of going to bed at a decent time the night before, I actually woke up bright and early, around 5:20 am. When I woke up, I felt rested and knew that I was not going back to sleep, so instead of bugging my husband (and toddler who had crawled into bed) with my tossing and turning, I decided to go ahead and get up.

I got up, made a cappuccino with my new Keurig, spent time catching up on my Bible reading (doing one of those read the Bible in a year plan), got the kiddos up and dressed as well as myself, took the kiddos to the library, and got the laundry going for the day. However, before we left for the library, I switched the laundry from the washer to the dryer, and then all of the bad stuff started happening.

On Sunday, our sewage system backed up, and the plumber had to be called. We got it fixed pretty quickly and then cleaned up. Thankfully, the mess was contained to our downstairs shower as well as under the washer/dryer (where the drains were). Anyway, apparently my husband moved the dryer back too far when he was readjusting it after cleaning it, and it messed up the dryer hose, causing it to start overheating (I saw embers!).

I smelled smoke, and assumed it must be the dryer. I started looking all around and quickly checked behind the dryer. That’s when I saw the embers. So… no drying of the clothes until the husband got off of work and managed to fix the dryer which involved lots of yelling and swearing while I cleaned up the kitchen, fed the babies, made us dinner, and put the littles to bed.

Then I decided to go down to see if I could help, and things went from bad to worse. My husband was already heated about the new hose not going on as well as he thought, so we picked a fight with each other. The laundry didn’t get done. I was stressed about that, so I did not go upstairs at 9:45, but I did go up at 10:00 and had the lights off by 10:30. But then hubby and I stayed up talking to each other, and I was up late thinking about that, plus the stress of the dryer and some other things, so I don’t think I actually fell asleep until sometime around 11:30 or midnight. And, of course, the youngest picked that night to be super fussy and got up around 3:45 and again sometime before 5.

So today started off much later than anticipated.

But, here’s the thing: this is the rest of my life. So I cannot let one bad day or even a series of days set me back.

Here is my checklist for the day:

√ Folded yesterday’s laundry.

√ Got today’s laundry in the wash.

Still need to:

  • Dry yesterday’s laundry.
  • Fold yesterday’s laundry.
  • Set phone alarm for 9:45 p.m.
  • Go upstairs at 9:45 p.m. to brush teeth/wash face/get ready for bed.
  • In bed at 10:00 p.m.
  • Lights out at 10:30 p.m.

As Mary and Peter over at The Frey Life state, “Do your very best” because that is all that you can do. So I am going to do the very best that I can today with my goals, and if something happens to mess them up, that’s okay. It’s only my job to do the best that I can.

Wish me luck!

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