Thursday, July 19, 2012

Not giving Up

My back ached from tweaking it on Saturday. Alternating ice, heating pad and Tylenol barely took the edge off. My stomach felt like a tiny, evil leperchaun had smuggled in a gigantic balloon and overfilled it with air. I was irritated and phone-less thanks to a leaking water bottle. I didn't have a fighting chance yesterday.

I was frustrated about some minor work things that became enormous problems in my mind. I missed a Skype session I knew nothing about and missed meeting up with a co-worker for an appointment. I was convinced she left me because I was two minutes late. I was certain that she was making it her mission to sabotage me.

I later learned that she was FIFTEEN minutes late. I was sick to my stomach thinking what a horrible impression I must be making in my six week career here. All of this because my phone shorted out and I was waiting for Verizon to overnight me a new one.

I ended the day in tears over who knows what and was all set to wallow in my self pity. Einstein wasn't going to let that happen though. He rummaged through a box (one of many that still needs to be unpacked) until he came across striped George.




He cleared his throat, tapped me on the shoulder and said "Based on extensive research my esteemed associate and I have a word of advice for you. Go to bed when we do so you aren't cranky and crying!"

While I didn't go right to bed, I did manage to get eight blissful hours of sleep. I woke up today thinking of all the things that are going right, all the things that make me happy.

Sometimes, all you need is advice from a monkey in pajamas and your oldest son.


How do you snap out of a bad day when all you want to do is wallow in a sea of slef pity?

18 comments:

Mamarific said...

I think I need one of those monkeys! :) I, too, usually just go to bed as early as possible after a bad day, and start fresh the next.

Jennifer said...

Sleep cures a lot of ailments.

@dkotucker said...

Awwwww...how sweet (and smart) is Einstein!

In answer to your question...wine...lots and lots of wine! ;P

Fritter said...

Aw- I am sorry you were having such a rough day. Why is it when 1 thing goes wrong, there aren't 3 things that go awesome? At least in my life it usually continues to go downhill until I take a nap. Glad that monkey set you straight!

IASoupMama said...

Smart young man you're raising there... The world is vastly less ominous when viewed through rested eyes. Glad you got some rest!

Robbie K said...

He's a great monkey and has been with us since I was preggo with Einstein. I am not one to go to bed when I should.

Robbie K said...

It does but I am usually so desperate for alone time that I sacrifice sleep for it.

Robbie K said...

He is a great kid. How could I not laugh and snap out of it?

Wine should be the answer to every question.

Robbie K said...

Yes listening to a monkey CAN pay off. :)

Robbie K said...

I felt like whining about why I didn't want to go to bed early but I knew he was right!

Recovering Supermom said...

How sweet of your son. :) I'm sorry you had a bad day, but glad you woke up to a better one. When I have bad days, I try to think of the things I got accomplished, even if they seem small. When I'm in the middle of the day, I try to ask myself what I could do to make it better or cheer myself up. Maybe it's stopping for a coffee or taking some time by myself. Or maybe lots of wine, like dkotucker mentioned. :)

Robbie K said...

Thanks for your ideas. I'm in a weird place now with our recent move and it's hard to stay focused on the good. This summer isn't turning out how I thought it would.

Michelle said...

We all have tough days! Glad you woke up to a new, and brighter!, day:)
Michelle
http://normalchaosforamultitaskmom.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-beauty-of-rose.html

Kimberly said...

You poor thing! Getting a good night's sleep helps me too. Hope today is brighter!

Robbie K said...

Thanks.I'm glad I took some good advice for once. :)

Robbie K said...

Thank you.Today was much brighter.

Meredith said...

Never underestimate the wisdom of monkey in pjs! Glad you scored some much needed rest...:)

Shell said...

Hope this week is better!

Sleep helps me.