February 24, 2012

Rough Day

Have you ever had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days?  I had one yesterday.  For background, you should know that there’s been a serial killer in my town.  There have been three murders and they think this person is responsible for them all.  Then on Wednesday, a 3rd grade boy brought a loaded gun to school and a third grade girl got shot. 

Early yesterday morning around 1am I woke up really hot.  I did what every pregnant women does, go to the bathroom and then headed to the living room to turn down the heat.  Our living room wall that faces out if full of windows and a sliding door so we have a great view of the outlet.  We’re also up above the highway, so we can see if there is traffic or not.  I noticed that on the other side of the highway that a cop had pulled someone over; it was hard to miss the flashing lights.  I didn’t think much of it as it’s not an uncommon sight.  I went back to bed only to be woken up by lots of sirens.  The Man woke up and wondered what was going on.  We fell back asleep and didn’t think about it anymore until this morning.  A huge headline was that a State Trooper was shot and killed.  It was what I saw and we heard early in the morning.  I was shocked.  So much violence! 

Then this morning, when I got to school to sub, I found out that the teacher’s wife that I was in for and gone into premature labor that the doctors were unable to stop.  She gave birth to their son, they baptized him and then had 19 minutes with him before he went home.  She was originally due a little over a week before of me.  While I don’t know the teacher or his wife super well, I do know them and I talked with them every week.  We enjoyed sharing symptoms and encouraging each other.  I had heard about this the night before I went to bed but hearing that it has happened…my heart was (and is) so sad for them.  I can’t even imagine the heartbreak for them.  Even with hope in Christ and knowing that they will see their son again some day….it’s so hard.  I was so touched that they asked how I was doing.  They were concerned for me, as were others at the church and school.  In the middle of their loss they’re concerned about munchkin and I.  The body of Christ is truly amazing.

Then when I got home from subbing all day, my friends were at my house to drop off their dogs.  We’re dog sitting while they’re in the process of moving.  They had to be out of their old house today and can’t get into their new house till Monday.  They’re staying with her parents but can’t take their dogs so I said of course we’ll watch your two dogs!  Everything was great for about two hours.  Then The Man came home.  He had just walked in the door and didn’t even have time to close it when both of their dogs bolted out the door.  He managed to get one back in but the other got away.  I went out to help but the other pup managed to get away.  We walked up and down the road, calling his name with his squeaky ball.  I called my friends and they came back and called his name and looked for him.  They couldn’t find him either.

So as I write this, we still don’t know where the pup is.  His owners don’t seem too worried as this is normal behavior for him.  I’m concerned about what will happen if he doesn’t come back! I feel like a horrible person and a terrible pet sitter.  I let my friends down!

One other little thing that barely registers next to these things but it still has me down is that I dropped my Kindle and it broke.  The screen is cracked and you can’t see the pages anymore.  So now I’m going to need to buy a new one.  Just one more thing!

All of it together was just too much for me and the hormones haven’t helped.  There have been tears and I’m exhausted.  I’m going to enjoy some ice cream and then head to bed.  I’m feeling a little crampy and I think munchkin is telling me I need to rest so I’m going to listen.

How to you cope with a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?

21 comments:

  1. oh sweetie... keep that chin up.

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  2. I have a regular Kindle that I got in August. I don't like it nearly as much as I thought I would, and never use it! Having an equally bad day, I'd love it if you would take it off my hands. Email me at godstronggirl@gmail.com and we can arrange shipping! :)

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  3. :( I'm sorry to hear about all the upsetting news. I hope your days get better and things start looking sunny! Get some rest and take care of yourself! Keeping you in my prayers!

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  4. Wow! That's a lot to process....definitely praying for you guys.  It's very upsetting to hear so much horrific news in such a short timespan.  Not for nothing, even though it may "only" be just a Kindle that breaks, something like that happening is usually the last straw for me.  Some days I just want one thing to go right.  When nothing seems to be going right and I'm exhausted on top of it I usually end up dissolving into tears and the only thing that really helps is for me to sleep.

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  5. I've been feeling for all of you back in Kitsap county. It's been rough and I'm hurting along with the community. Its been very upsetting.

    I'm incredibly sad to hear about your friends losing their baby. Please let them know I'll pray for them. I can't imagine enduring such a thing and I'm thankful they have Christ to lean on.

    You just rest and take care of little Z!

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  6. Sounds like a pretty craptastic day.  Hope this weekend is better for you!

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  7. Make sure you call Amazon about the Kindle.  I broke mine and they sent me a new one for $40.  And if your Kindle is less than a year old they should replace it for free.  

    I hope you end up having a better weekend!

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  8. UGH not the kind of day that needs to be repeated! I am so sorry to hear that you had one like that.  I suggest a bath, lots of chocolate and many hugs from the Man, I think might help.  Sending you a hug of my own here through bloggy land! :)

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  9. Ick for everything girl. I am so sorry. Just a whole lot of ick, for the teachers wife, for the state trooper and his family, for the third grade girl, for your friends' dog...ick. I hope the puppy comes home soon and everything gets better. Oh and ick on the Kindle also!

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  10. Thank you! I did get hugs from The Man and chocolate too:) Ice cream helped too.

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  11. Thanks for the tip! And so far the weekend is MUCH better!

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  12. Thank you Sierra! I've been able to rest and so far the weekend has been better:)

    How are you doing with everything that has been happening here?

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  13. You're right, it is the little things that push everything over the edge. There were some tears...more than once. Sleep has helped!

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  14. Sorry that you're having a bad day too! And I emailed you!

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  15. I'm so sorry you've been having a rough time! *hugs* when do you leave for your trip? If there's anything you need, please don't hesitate to call me.

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  16. :( I had a rough day on Friday too, not like yours though. 

    I go back to sleep and it somehow gets better when I wake up.

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  17. I'm sorry. What an emotional week. :(

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