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one of those days


This is my first passport photo, circa 1968…I was having a rough day.

I’m having a rough day today as well, I feel today like I did then. Here’s my top 10 list of things that have made my week miserable so far…and it’s only Monday.

1. I’ve made 3 separate phone calls to 911 in a 2 day period. (none of which involved me personally having an emergency, just me personally witnessing an emergency that required a 911 call)

2. I offended someone via an email, unintentionally.

3. The person in #2 above is pissed.

4. Despite my apology, the person in #2 and #3 is now sending passive aggressive emails directed at me.

5. My injured shoulder is at its worst.

6. I have no days off this week between my two jobs.

7. My air conditioning is broken…which means 1. no air conditioning in a very hot West facing apartment…2..$$$ to fix it.

8. I’m missing my grown children terribly much…my son’s birthday is this month, which just makes me sad that I won’t spend it with him.

9. The new, high anticipated, dog park just opened…and to be honest, it really sucks…it’s hot, there’s no water for the dogs, it’s very tiny, our ball rolled under the fence 3 times because it’s just poorly designed. Incidentally, I’m not the only one that says it was designed by someone who obviously doesn’t own a dog.

10. It’s only Monday…


Things that didn’t make the list..getting yelled at by two parents of kids I serve, my stomach issues flaring up, missing my husband as we work opposite schedules and never have a day off together, …I should stop…

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Felt weird ‘liking’ that one. Your title says it all. One of those days. Sucks. Cross your fingers tomorrow will be better. Sometimes I find a day of crappiness clears the ways bit for things to be better. And watch out for those vampires. If you screw up intentionally or not and honestly apologize you’ve done what you can. The other can choose to accept or not but the passive aggressive stuff is just crap and you don’t have to get dragged into that. That’s not to do with the original anymore. Hang in.

    May 6, 2013
  2. Hello, my name is Amy, I came across your post and I am so sad for you. Something must have been in the stars last week because I too had a crappy week. May I suggest a thought I had while reading your blog. Try to reboot no matter what time of day it is. What I mean is to stop and say “NO WAY, I AM NOT GOING TO FEEL LIKE THIS TODAY,” you reboot by meditation or saying a prayer of gratitude. I am a recovering addict. I relapsed last summer after almost two years clean and I just celebrated 7 months clean last Monday actually but I did not know it at the time. I try not to focus on how many days I have clean now because it is about living life and enjoying life because I am very lucky to be here. I have overdosed, been to jail many times, I have seven herniated discs in my neck and back and cannot take medications for it, at least not strong opiates, the methadone I take everyday is an opiate but it is not the kind for pain it is for treating opiate addiction. My point is before I get too far off topic is I understand…I truly and completely understand. What keeps me going and keeps me happy is change. I grow, learn and change everyday.and it used to scare me, I was clean but isolated and miserable. Until I started to change the way I think, I was not going to move forward in my life. I was stagnate so I began to write a gratitude list everyday. I started to listen, learn, and grow. I wrote my feelings down and would go back to gratitude if my day was not going well. Once I began to think about what I had in life and not materialistic things, once I did that I could start to see the world and my life in a different way. I have never done this before but might I recommend you breeze through my blog? There are many articles and posts there on topics you might be able to benefit from. I never “toot my own horn” but I receive quite a bit of mail, msgs and comments everyday on how I inspire people and that I’ve helped them in some way, not just addicts, all kinds of people from all over the world. I am nothing special, I’m just a junkie trying to share the things that have made my life worth living despite the obstacles and my disabilities. I hope I am not coming off as a know it all or something, I am certainly not! I just saw your post and you immediately stayed with me for the morning before I decided to comment. I have already taken up so much space here so I hope you visit my blog and flip through some of the posts, I really think they can help you out. Blessed be, you are in my heart and in my prayers today. Best of Luck to you and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

    May 14, 2013

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