Thursday, July 5, 2012


Oh, my.  I'm feeling crabby this morning!  Yesterday did not go as planned, and by the end of the day, I was a bit disappointed about our day off, one that we had been looking forward to.  I did get to sleep in, and I was very grateful to Boone for that!  I enjoyed our quiet morning, and I was looking forward to swimming, blogging, watching The Help, eating delicious vegetarian fare, and doing whatever we darn well pleased.

As always, Mr. TBS started his work-out first.  I can usually track how much time I have to stretch and get ready based on when I hear him start on the treadmill.  I walked in the room when I heard it turn off, and my sweaty, hunky husband said, "It just stopped working."  What.  The screen worked, the incline mechanism worked, but the actual treadmill belt did not.  After consulting the manual's trouble shooting instructions, the problem remained.  Grrrr.  I still worked out, but it was more strength training than anything.  (After 45 minutes of that shiz, I am sore today!  Whew!)

Nothing feels better than washing away sweat, but what's that you say?  The mister had more news for me: "Did Dave show you where the water heater is, because we don't have any hot water."  I am perpetually cold, and even after working out, I do still like a warm shower.  I spent ten minutes sucking my stomach in, the way you do when you slowly walk into a cold pool, but at least I was clean!

Eventually, our landlord restarted our water heater.  Grocery shopping and laundry got pushed to the evening, because there was an impromptu pool party in our backyard.  I had fun swimming and breaking bread with our neighbors, and for a few hours, it was nice to just relax and forget about everything prior to 4:00pm.  I really wanted to take a few pictures, but I decided against it, because it was our first time hanging out with the four of them, and I didn't want to scare them with my blogging ways.  ;-)  By the time we showered and settled in for the night, it was 8:30pm.

Oddly enough, do you know what bothered me the most at the end of the day?  Someone I'm really close with treated me pretty badly the last time we saw each other, and we haven't talked since.  I was in tears about it weeks ago.  You think you're over something until something completely unrelated goes wrong, and then BAM.  You're upset about it again.  Does that ever happen to you?  Now I'm looking back on last night and sympathetically laughing about it.  I'm just yearning to go home, work out, eat, and sleep.

Also, I never got that last load of laundry out of the dryer.  Oops!

I love that so many of you comment about how happy and positive I am, but you know what?  I have bad days too.  Surprise!  Quick!  Leave me a comment with the link to your funniest blog posts!


Michelle said...

GIRL. We had the SAME day yesterday!!! Mine did not go as planned either. We were so excited about yesterday, and it turned into an awful day. And I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. A very close friend of mine hurt me horribly recently, and some days I'm totally fine and others I get upset all over again. And I've been quite cranky today as well :)

I'm SO sorry your day didn't go well! But it's a new day and I'm hoping things get better :) Love you, Linds! And I'd link my funniest blog post, but you've read all of them I'm sure :)

Unknown said...

Awww, what a rough day off- Glad you got your water fixed and hopefully you can get your treadmill to start working again soon! How frustrating! We sort of had a meh day yesterday too. In a weird way, I'm happy to be back at work today, and get a second chance (feels like) at a great weekend after tomorrow :D

xo Kayla

Anna {} said...

Oh dear! What a hard day. Proud of you for sticking it out and pushing through though. Sounds like you CONQUERED it for sure.

Agreed that sleep, exercise and healthy food solves most of my problems too! OR at least doesn't add to the problem. Sigh.

I am praying that things work out with that person. I think something I am learning is the seasons of friendship, learning to enjoy them for what they were and being okay with letting some go. BUT it makes it weird and complicated when people are rude and unkind. I will go speak some sense into them!

I would love to come to your house and fold your last load of laundry for you, you deserve it. But I can't... so here are some favorite quotes...

***Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

***Every night I go to sleep smiling, even when I have a bad day. I'm just thankful that God allowed me to live it.

***The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
-Mark Twain

***Just because today is a terrible day doesn't mean tomorrow won't be the best day of your life...You just have to get there.

Have a beautiful 5th of July today and take time for yourself... you know what you need best :)

Love, Anna

kait said...

Ah, I know how you feel! Sometimes you plan out your whole day and it just falls to pieces. Its even worse when its a weekend or a holiday. It is enough to make even cinderella crabby.

hopefully the fifth of july is bringing you lots of smiles and less stress!

Nadine said...

I totally know what you mean about being upset about something periodically after the fact. Sometimes there are just events that sit under the surface and wait for you to be upset about them when you're already upset about something else. I do wish I had a super funny blog post to send your way but alas, I am not super funny (although I sooo wish I was)!

Queer Christian Collective said...

I've actually had that problem with my treadmill before. It usually worked after I gave it some time to cool down. I hope your feel gets better! :) I would leave you a link but I don't think I've really blogged anything funny in particular! ♥

Katie Price said...

Bummer about the treadmill.. and I totally know what you mean about a past hurt whamming you in the face when you least expect it. I hope you are able to reconcile with your friend, it's so hard to let things like that go without talking about it.

p.s. Here's a funny post "before you knew me":

Nilda said...

This isn't a joke, but if you scroll down, you'll see a picture of this weird shell man I saw at a gas station. It made me laugh when I saw it!

Mo (New on U) said...

Ugh - our day was NOT as planned either! I just wish we could have been clean and settled in by 8:30 like you guys!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend to make up for it!

The Pink Growl said...

So sorry your day sucked yesterday! Mine wasn't bad really, just wasn't really eventful either, which was disappointing. Hope today is better for you!

Alli @ Brooks' Blog said...

Aw! it's totally okay to not be happy and joyful at all moments! Although I do not have a funny post link off hand, I too have been in two recent situations sounding much like your own. At the end of the day, after I have relaxed a bit, I realize that if the ball is in their court, there is not much more you can do. If you have said your piece, explained your feelings, and forgivn in your heart, you must move forward and hope that they come around.

Caitlin Cavallaro said...

I am so sorry to hear about your bad day, girl! When one bad thing happens, it's like every bad thing that could happen, DOES! But, it's good to see that you kept a positive attitude through out it all! Every one deserves to have a cranky day every now and then!

And unfortunately, I think the friend thing has happened to almost all of us at some point. It's so sad and heartbreaking! Hopefully, you get some closure soon!

Fel said...

Girl, this is for you! Laugh away (or don't laugh, but half-smile? sometimes i'm funny, sometimes i'm not ):

Empirically Erin said...

I can't imagine anyone being mean to you! You're just so sweet!! Anyways, you may have read this post I wrote a few weeks ago, but here's a funny story my friend told me:

Hope you at least get to smile for a minute! :)

Gesci said...

I'm sorry your day was so terrible- and here I was hoping the lack of hot water news came BEFORE the workout :) At least the day's over, right?? And hopefully today was better! You know my blog isn't all that hilarious, but I've heard some laughs from friends after reading this post from Sloan's:
And this one is Paul's favorite:
Happy Thursday?!?!

Jess said...

Sorry to hear that your day didn't go as planned.
At least you got to attend a little impromptu pool party, yeah?!


Devon said...

As you know, i had one of these days Monday. I feel for you girl! Hope today was better!

The Preppy Student said...

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Emily @ Emmy June said...

Awww what a bummer of a day! And I feel like a bad bbff because I'm too late to offer any sort of pick-me-up.

I'm glad that, in the grand scheme of things, life is good. I hope the last paragraph is not related to your trip to NOLA. Big hugs!!!