It’s Not Always Rainbows & Sunshine

Posted: May 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

I’ve been told before that as positive as I tend to be, my world must be filled with rainbows and sunshine. Well, today it is storming. Both literally, and figuratively.

Have you ever had one of those days that just suck? From the moment you wake up nothing goes smoothly and you are in no physical/emotional/mental condition to handle the problems, no matter how minor, well? That has been my day and it isn’t even 11 o’clock yet.


Attractive, huh?

Well, I didn’t sleep well last night because of the storms that were rolling through and shaking our house with thunder. Not a huge deal, but definitely didn’t have me waking up on the right side of the bed this morning. When I did finally wake up, I could tell I was in a negative mood. I even wasn’t much in the mood for my prayer time. Yes, I still prayed but my heart wasn’t as connected to it as normal. I think it is normal to have those disconnected days, but they sure don’t help on days I really need some extra positivity. And this entire week is one I need extra positivity. Something about the week before I find out if this month is the month for finally getting pregnant gets me in a tizzy. Fluctuating between serious hope and a “yeah right I know it’s not yet” negativity make for an emotional rollercoaster this week every single month. Sprinkle some PMS in there and you got yourselves a party.



While waiting on Makenzie to get up I was battling back and forth with whether or not to go to the gym. I didn’t really feel like heading out with her in torrential downpours, but I was also having an “I feel gross” day where I knew a quality spin class would leave me feeling better. Vanity and selfishness won out. I got ourselves out the door.

Lo and behold that was not the right decision. Pulling in to the gym parking lot, I was reaching over to do something with my bag and a spider came crawling out towards me from beneath it. Spiders, bees, and cockroaches are the three insects I just do not handle well. I freaked, jerked the wheel, and collided with the concrete median. Leaving my front tire extraordinarily flat and my rim looking like this:


I go into the gym and check M into the daycare so I can remedy the situation (aka call the hubs), but that is a no go. His phone is dead. Just flippin’ fantastic! Then I try to log into my email to send him a message telling him to call me. The gym computers aren’t working. Are you kidding me?!!!! Finally I get access to a computer that functions; reach my man; have him get short with me about calling AAA and managing to damage my wheel so much in a parking lot; don’t hear from him for 30 minutes all the time wondering what I’m going to do because I don’t have the AAA information to get them here. Turns out Peter left work to come help me, apologizing in the process…but he was redeemed immediately upon coming to care for me.

Now things are manageable. My car is driveable again. Even if I will look like I’m big pimping for a couple of days.


I will either go back to the gym this afternoon to make up the spin class or do a workout at home. I plan on curling up with a book for awhile after I publish this post because Peter is home and will be helping with M for the day.Plus, who wouldn’t feel calmer after eating one of these? Thank goodness for leftover goodies you get and don’t eat over the weekend. This mini (yes it’s mini despite the picture’s appearance) icing cookie was just what I needed. May not be as healthy as my typical yogurt, almonds, or bar snack…but it was the icing on the terrible awful why did this happen morning cake.


No Comments to “It’s Not Always Rainbows & Sunshine”
  1. Anna says:

    Aww, sorry you had such an awful morning. I hope you’re able to get in a workout this afternoon and maybe have a good rainy day afternoon with M.

  2. Ugh-sorry about your morning. I hate when mornings start off rough.

  3. I totally understand where you are coming from! I am definitely having one of those days. I feel like I should drive back down to the school, drag the boy out of class and give him a big hug to apologize for my bad attitude this morning while he was getting ready to face his day.

    I had one of those treats the other day, too. Mine was filled with chocolate. Mini as they are, they sure are “a lot”. I was more than over my need for sweets by the time I got to the last crumble. Perfect!

  4. cardiopizza says:

    ooh no, sorry for the mishap! That is no fun. I do hope your day gets better!

  5. lisaou11 says:

    Oh man have I had days like that? Im so sorry about your car—I know everythings ok, but still, it made for a frustrating morning.

    Hope your day gets better and I’m thinkin about You! *Smile!!!*


  6. Sorry about the rough morning, girl. That cookie and frosting would probably turn it all around for me. 🙂

  7. Hallie says:

    It’s so NOT always rainbows, isn’t it! But like you said, it’s over and today is a new day. I hate those days when any one thing wouldn’t be a big deal but compounded, it’s just crazy-making. Enjoy your book-reading and the rest of your day 🙂 And thanks for your comment on my blog today, it meant a lot to me.

  8. Lindsey says:

    It has been a horrible morning for me too! I had the worst night sleep last night which made me feel like a zombie when I woke up for class this morning. Walking to class in the tstorms is no fun either!! Ohh and PMS=the cherry on top!! So basically I am saying that I totally understand where you are coming from! Hope the day gets better for the both of us haha:)

  9. Ouch what a day! I hate it when those happen. Hopefully they are far and few in between!

  10. Mellissa says:

    I hear you on bad days! Especially when they have something to do about your car. Frustrating, but thank goodness Peter could come help.

    I hope your day gets better 🙂

  11. Sorry for the crappy morning and the botched tire:( Hope your day turns around soon!

  12. Oh, no….I’m so sorry about your day, Tina. But I am so glad you and M are okay! I have a complete (and extreme) fear of all spiders/insects/bugs, so I can see myself doing the same thing. If it makes you feel better, I’m having a crappy day, too. 🙁 Here’s to a GREAT and fantastic Tuesday – right??

  13. Jennifer says:

    Gosh, I’m having one of those days too. I just confirmed that I’m not ovulating this cycle, and actually just wrote a long email to my mom, describing my horrible mood today: “I’m more upset about the rollercoaster of emotions I’m on concerning my anovulation. I know how common it is for women to obsess and obsess about this, and I’m pretty good at talking myself into a good mood, but sometimes I just can’t do it. Today is one of those days.” I expend SO much energy on positive self-talk that sometimes I just want to crumble.

    I took my baby on a walk, and it cheered my up for the hour that we were gone, but as soon as I got home and put her down for her nap, I became gloomy again. I just told myself this morning that my anovulation was due to strenuous exercise, so I was going to cut back on the amount of time I devote to it every day. Then I went and blew it by spinning/sports conditioning this morning and walking this afternoon. Sigh.

    Thanks for letting me know that you’re in the same boat. It helps. I’m sorry for your bad day, though.

    • Tina says:

      I’m sorry to hear about the issues you are facing. Definitely cut back on the workouts. I know my doing so has helped keep my cycles regular, just like it did my first time around with Makenzie.

      And I totally relate to feeling drained some days. I have days where the pushing the positive thoughts just won’t happen. 90% of the time I believe them full heartedly, but there is 10% of the time that I just can’t and need a breakdown. I think it is very understandable. And necessary. Hope your day looks up too.

  14. Here’s hoping your day gets a little better!!!

  15. hayleycepeda says:

    Oh man…I’m so sorry to hear you had such a crappy morning! I really hope the rest of your day goes better. I’m glad your husband was able to help out! We’re having yucky weather here, too – a good day to curl up with a book! 🙂

  16. Kelly says:

    Oh no…I am so sorry honey!! I hope today gets better!!!

  17. Therese says:

    Yowza. What a day! Seriously I felt like all my days last week were like that so I feel your pain.

    Hang in there babe 🙂

  18. homecookedem says:

    If it makes you feel any better, my day has sucked too. 🙁 Hang in there girly. I will keep praying hard for you. Omg, those icing cookies are MY FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT EVER!! EVERRRR!! 🙂

  19. Oh, I’m SO sorry! What a crappy day. 🙁 I hope you are feeling better.

  20. Jamie (Food in Real Life) says:

    Hope your day gets better Tina! 🙂

  21. Tara Savage says:

    Man im sorry. I hope the rest of your day went smoothly and I certainly pray that you get a more restful night sleep tonight and tomorrow is excellent to make up for it!
    Thank goodness for a wonderful husband! 😉
    <3 <3

  22. lessonstolearn says:

    What a mess! I would have done the same thing seeing a spider! Its a reflexive thing. I hope your day gets better. Hopefully a good nights sleep tonight will make tomorrow much better 🙂

  23. Oh I am SO sorry! I despise days like those–just means the week will get better! 🙂

  24. Salah says:

    that icing cookie looks sooooooo good!!! Icing has got to be one of my favorite things!!! I hope things start to pick up for you!!

  25. Ameena says:

    I am so sorry you had such a crappy day!! A spider would totally send me over the edge too. And a damaged wheel on top of it? I think you are handling it far better than I would so kudos to you.

    A cookie is just what the doctor called for!

    Have a good night!

  26. Crazy how life shifts so quickly. I guess the knowledge that most likely, things will look better and brighter in the morning, is what keeps us all going. That quote, “if you want a rainbow, you must first put up with the rain,” is so cheesy, but so true. It´s these moments that make the good ones so much better.

  27. inmytummy says:

    I had a major case of PMS yesterday too.

  28. Hang in there! This day really does sounds like a bad one. 🙁 I get so irritated when things interfere with my gym time.

  29. Melissa says:

    Aww Tina, that’s a terrible horrible no good very bad day for sure! 🙁

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