today was not a good day. Nothing terribly horrible happened, but getting up at 5:30 a.m., although a valiant effort to try and get a solid 2 1/2 - 3 hours of work in before the day "officially" began, probably didn't start me off with the best reserves to meet the demands of my life. Additionally, trying to sew a pioneer bonnet for Noodle (for Liberty Girls) when I couldn't understand a fair amount of the sewing instructions (where do they come up with these bizarre terms?) added to my frustration and my general attitude of "Kids, find something else to do besides bother me." Additionally, (perhaps I'll get all the way to "Multiplicatively"...that is what it felt like), David had a job interview today for a job I would be super extremely delighted if he got, so I was a bundle of nerves both before and after. (He said it was a good interview, though nothing stellar, and I haven't wanted to pester him beyond that. We'll know by week's end, though.) Anyways, it was just generally a rough day.
I commented on my teenage niece's blog last night that in high school one thing that helped me out a lot was realizing that sometimes you just have a couple of down days, usually every month, and you feel blue and crappy and there isn't a lot that you can do about it. The best thing to do is to realize, "Hey, this happens every once in a while and it is perfectly normal." The worst thing to do is to stew and beat yourself up and thing life has suddenly taken a nosedive. So, even with all of my own sage advice rolling around in my head, I still am feeling pretty rotten about this lousy day. It's definitely a day where I feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew without making a total mess of myself. I hate days when I'm a crappy mom. They just seem to spiral downward. Thankfully the kids are forgiving and we had a nice evening out with Nana & Pop pop. Still, I really hope tomorrow is better.