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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bleh

Nothing big at all to report, except that today kind of bit it. And actually yesterday did too. Ro and Ree were great, I was just irritable, stressed, short-tempered, headachy, and trying to get too many things done at once. I cleaned out the office and had four different contractor meetings today about getting this house ready to sell and buying the other one, and my schedule tomorrow isn’t looking any better. I yelled about stupid things and at the end of the day told myself to take a chill pill, no one’s handing out trophies or money for being the best real-estate manager. But my kids sure will remember if I run around all grim-faced and surly for the next two months. Anyhow, a few people have asked if I ever have a bad day and I have plenty of them, it’s just that when I’m having a crappy day my first inclination isn’t to pop on the computer and start blogging. Actually it’s my last inclination. But there you go, it was a bad-but-productive day, and I’m going to bed now and tomorrow I’m going to move a little slower and smile more at my kids.

27 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/25/2010

    At least you got some stuff done. You can't be the perfect mom every day. Hope tomorrow is more fun for you. -- Jamie

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  2. Sounds a lot like my day. Do what I did. Eat chocolate!

    Here's to more smiles for tomorrow! I'm going to make that my goal too.
    -Jen-

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  3. I know how hard it is to put your house on the market while living in it with little ones. Don't be too hard on yourself. Better day tomorrow and good luck with it all.

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  4. ((hugs)) Today will be better for sure!

    It's hard when our heads hit the pillow and we wonder if we said anything other than 'no' today?

    Here's to more smiles and knowing you're an awesome mom M3!!...even when you have a rough day - you rock!!

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  5. I did that last week when I didn't feel good. The sound of my own short-tempered voice bugged me. Selling a house is stressful, no matter which way you slice it. Good luck!

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  6. Sounds like we both had a bleh day!

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  7. Thanks for keeping it real. (You are amongst good company!)We were in renovation h*ll for 4 months earlier this year and I can remember more than one day where it was more bleh than glee.

    Hoping today is productive and easier on you.
    :)

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  8. Anonymous8/26/2010

    With the housing market the way it currently is, what is your timeline for selling your house and buying the new one? Will both need to occur at the same time?

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  9. "Some days are like that...even in Australia." I had a library science professor in college who referred to those kinds of days as "Alexander Days" as in the book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." (((((Hugs)))))

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  10. I just signed on to your blog from years ago. My son from China is sitting here with me looking at your blog and he saw the main pic of the girls in the sky.

    He says (he's five)...."wow, Angels"

    hee hee,
    RM

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  11. Kristina8/26/2010

    HUGS!! and a smile! Had one of these kinda days about 2 weeks ago...even got emotional at work!!! Been there done that and moved on....I know you will too. Try not to stress too much!!

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  12. HUGS! Today is definitely a new day!

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  13. I hope you're having a better day today, friend! It will all come together. :)

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  14. Hi - Just wanted to thank you for your post on the booster seats! You saved me so much time and aggravation. I would not have thought about my captain's seats at all. I really liked a different pattern yesterday in Target when I finally broke down and got a booster - but your post had me checking the back of all the seats and choosing the RIGHT one instead. Thanks!

    I'm right here with you in the transition to kinder (and boosters). It's hard - exciting, but emotional. I hope it's good to know you're still helping your fans - even on off days. Thanks so much!

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  15. I remember having those days and I also remember my mother having those days. It is alright. You are trying to be a type"A" in a type "B" body. As you found out - that does not work. No matter how hard we try no one is perfect (that is living).

    Be gentle on yourself. Explain what is going on to the girls and they will understand. I told mine to just go to their room or stay out of sight and they would be safe from my momentary wrath. When I settled I just told them it was safe to venture out and let's play outside.

    It is okay. You are a wonderful mom. Again, be gentle on yourself.

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  16. I'm with Dusty... I call those "I want to move to Australia days." Tomorrow will be better.

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  17. Thanks guys!!!

    Anon: Yes we'll simultaneously complete the purchase of the new house and list this one to sell because we'll be bleeding money while we've got two mortgages and want to move things along as quickly as possible. So think good thoughts for a speedy sale.

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  18. Getting your house ready to sell is one of the most stressful thing ever! Give your self a break...

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  19. Anonymous8/26/2010

    I am thinking very positive thoughts for you. Houses must be moving quickly where you live. Lucky you!

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  20. I was so stressed with moving (last Friday) but now that we are in our new home it is so worth it! I felt bad for Abbey being drug through all the meetings and phone calls, etc. but now she has the benefit of a wonderful place to live in. I'm glad you'll have some time while they are at K so that you can get some things done. Packing up the toys was the hardest! Unpacking them will be like Christmas again. Blessings on your family!

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  21. Getting ready to sale a house is one of the most stressful things anyone can do. To do it with twins...yikes! My heart goes out to you.

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  22. Ah, we all have days like that. I have more than I'd like to remember/share. At the end of the day you can't change what happened, but you get a do over tomorrow:-)

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  23. best of luck dealing with selling and moving with two kids. Just try to keep it in perspective and good luck to you.

    ay

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  24. Anonymous8/27/2010

    The other day my sister and I were shopping and stopped by a bakery for a wonderful chocolate eclair and a sign we saw on the wall read: STRESSED spelled backward is DESSERTS! Good words to live by!
    In Christian Love,
    Grandma to 2 China Dolls

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  25. Anonymous8/27/2010

    I'm tellin' you, buy the Saint Joseph statue to bury in your yard. People swear by it to sell a house!

    Stace

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  26. They sure look like they're having a ton of fun!! -Beautiful quality pictures, too! :)

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