After 10 days off, the kids all went back to school – or were supposed to. Joshua overslept and missed his bus and since we currently have no way to transport his power chair, there was no way to get him there.
Katie’s bus was super late and after 25 minutes in 2-degree weather, she came home for me to give her a ride.
Kristiana’s ride forgot to stop by to get her, she got her fingers slammed in the car door and she was almost 1/2 hour late.
We realized a bag of new clothes for 2 of the girls got left at Fashion Place mall and will likely never be seen again. (I called – no one has seen it. Ratzen fratzen. We can’t afford to replace them!)
I woke up super, super sick (but at least it waited until after the holidays!) Super sore throat, ache-y all over, headache, fever – the works. When I finally dragged my sorry self out of bed to pick up my son from school, I got hit hard by another car whose driver promptly yelled at me and tried to make it my fault! (No damage to the car, thank goodness.)
On the way home, my husband was stranded because of problems with the high-speed rail and his hour commute took almost 3 – and I had to drive over and pick him up from the train station, a trip which took we away from my sick bed for a good hour.
Some days are just like that. It is part of the normal vicissitudes of life (and isn’t that a delicious word?!) It’s not even a bad day – just annoying.
We’ve had bad days, ones so full of heartache and sorrow that we thought our hearts would burst. On days like that, time stands still and priorities are dramatically shifted. Finding out that your child is dying, or has already died will do it but other moments will too.
Today was not one of THOSE life-altering days. It was just one of those days. Tomorrow will be a better day for us. My thoughts and my heart, though, go out to those who are having one of THOSE days, weeks or months. I know it’s hard. I promise, though – it will get better, one of these tomorrows…..