Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Horrible Week

I'm having an absolutely horrible week, one of those weeks that seems like nothing is ever going to go your way again. And as I was sitting here thinking about my horrible week, I decided that I need to look at the bright side of things. I've always been a positive person, and I don't like to feel sorry for myself, so here are the ways my horrible week has been a good thing.
First of all, I'm going to say that Monday is not included in my horrible week, it starts with Tuesday, so I guess you can say I've had a horrible Tuesday-Wednesday (it's 6:52 am on Thursday, so it hasn't been horrible yet).
1. The snow - I had 2 meetings in the office on Tuesday - one at 10:00 and one at 4:00. I thought I was leaving my house in plenty of time to take the girls to meet my sister-in-law in Bountiful. Apparently I didn't, because it took me about a half hour to get from my house on 12100 S. to I-15 and 10600 S. So I called Becky and just told her to go home, missed my meeting, and braved the weather for nothing. And for those of you who don't know, I'm DEATHLY afraid of driving in the snow. I have missed work, gatherings, appointments, etc because I'm so afraid of it. Where is my positive in this? There are a few: I drove in the snow, which is a big deal for me, I didn't just chicken out and call it in, I at least tried. I am so lucky to have such a great sister-in-law to get up and brave the conditions to help me out with my kids. She has done this more than once. And she called me later to let me know that she was going to come to my house at 3:00 so that I could make it to my 4:00 meeting without having to pack up my kids and get an extra half hour of my time in at work. Thanks Becky! And if I had been at work, I wouldn't have been home to snuggle with Lo while watching the Grinch, and to find a new way to make Mya laugh.
2. I dropped a piece of freshly made pumpkin pie on my kitchen rug. Upside? One less piece of pie for me to eat, which is a good thing.
3. The baby swing broke - I'm still kind of trying to figure out the positive in this, but maybe it's that I get to find a new way for Mya to take her morning nap? Maybe?
4. It took me an hour and a half to make it home from work, go to the grocery store, and get dinner home for my family on Tuesday because we had ZERO food in our house. My poor kid and hubby didn't get to eat dinner until 7:30, and Lo goes to bed at 8:00. I felt so bad! Positive? I got to go grocery shopping alone, without my screaming kids, which is always a plus - more fun for everyone.
5. Lauren has a rash on her whole head and won't stop scratching it, making her ears bleed all over her sheets at night. Very, very sad, and I don't know what to do about it - the doctor just says it's "winter dry skin". Plus? My other awesome sister-in-law Shara gave me some creams to try to see if they work. She did this after she watched my girls for me yesterday while I went to another meeting in the office. She took time off work to do this - I'm so thankful for her and how much she helps me out!
6. Opened the door to the basement where Daisy was to find she had found the 3 bags of candy that I bought for stockings. Wrappers and chocolate and Bryan's new socks (in the same bag as the candy) everywhere. Hopefully she won't get sick. Positive? I don't have to open the bags of socks to wash them, she already did it for me. And now I get to buy more candy, which is always a good thing.
7. On my way home from a dinner with some friends in Sugarhouse last night, I missed my exit onto I-15 and ended up going north instead of south and couldn't get off until 600 S. Positive? I got to listen to my new New Kids on the Block Greatest Hits CD that my friend Caroline gave me last night for a few extra minutes.
Life is great, isn't it? Hoping now for a better end to my week, and more ways to laugh about it if it continues to be crappy!


j. said...

Oh gosh, it seems that horrible week syndrome is in the air! I blame it on all that DAMN SNOW!

Way to look on the bright side, though. The good news is, one horrible week means next week is going to be spectacular! It's just the way the universe works. I LOVE YOU!

Holly Strong said...

Way to look on the good side. Maybe I'll do that with my week...yikes. I guess it's just been a crazy one for all. I hope it gets better.

j. said...

i miss you too, lover. are you going to wendover this weekend? we cant :(

j. said...


i just went back and commented on the posts i missed when i was off in depression-land the last few weeks (not really, but you know).

just didn't want you to miss out on the goodness that is MY COMMENTS.

The Byers Family said...

Here's another positive, Doyle dropped their baby Macey off with me this afternoon and she hasn't stopped screaming since she got here, positive for you, it's not just mya! Maybe it's me!!!!

Natalie Strong said...

Whenever things go wrong for me, I always try and find a positive thing about it (look for the silver lining), just like you have done. Most of the time it helps, but there are times when I have to go in a room by myself and just cry where nobody can see me or hear me.

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BreeAnn said...

Oh I am sorry about your past couple of days! I know how that goes! I like your ways of turning it into a semi postive thing!