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Friday, September 9, 2011

Tough Day

I did NOT succumb to tears, but my eyes stung for most of the day.  It all started when we couldn't find Little's glasses, Bubba wasn't dressed after being instructed eight times (at least) to get dressed, and while I was getting my own shoes on, everyone ran outside to swing on the swings after being told not to.

Then I remembered that Little had gone through her pack of 26 pull-ups in less than a week (because the school was letting her change them at her own discretion) and I still had to buy more and deliver them to her teacher.

I have to tell you, listening to my children sing almost made me calm again but then I heard the words and the sting returned.
"I've got a couple dents in my fender.  Got a couple rips in my jeans.  Try to fit the pieces together but perfection is my enemy. . . "  (Francesca Battistelli, Free to Be Me)  Really? You think I need to hear that NOW? Thanks.
It just went on from there; nothing horrible but just "off" enough to keep me on edge and my eyes stinging.  So, tonight I blew off the grocery list that has been haunting me all day and did something to try and relieve the tension in my shoulders - I created.  And YOU get to benefit! That's right.  I made this:


If you go here you should be able to download it for yourself and have it printed as an 8x10 at your local photo developer of choice.  If you don't choose to download or print it, I don't need to know.  I am just excited about picking mine up at Sam's Club tomorrow at 11:05AM and getting it into my "change with the seasons" frame in the living room.

I might even have to buck tradition and pull out something  with pumpkins on it.

We'll see how the morning goes.

6 comments:

erika said...

Well, I am sure going to enjoy this and think of you when I see it my sweet friend. I hate those "off" days. Will pray for your weekend...love you lots!

annaj said...

the off days make the fun days more special. i love you.

Megan said...

So sorry, Becky! I'm downloading it NOW. And if I remember later on, I will tell everyone I know to do the same. *wink*

Thanks for being creative and sharing of your genius with the rest of us.

Nicole said...

downloaded mine. What is bucking tradition about pumpkins? My stuff is out!

miss sandy said...

What a lovely print--thanks for sharing! Praying for better days, too. :)

Kathy, the mom said...

I so love this idea and would like to do the same for all the seasons but I just don't know where to begin.....would you be willing to tell your secrets.