From bad to good

Friday, April 08, 2011

Yesterday was a horrid, horrid, HORRID day. It started when I found the brand new camera in the bottom of the washing machine (AFTER I'd run it, of course) and went downhill from there. The kids were on their worst behavior, I found out that 0one of three things that are NOT covered on the protection plan of my camera is submersion under water and when I tried to exercise, my streaming through Netflix did a major stutter stop. By 4:00, I wanted to go to bed and pretend none of the day at happened.

But it did get better last night, and today the trend continued. It started when I found out that one of the blogs that I regularly read reads me and awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. It's one of those "pass them along to others" kind of awards, but it was enough for me to think, "Hey! People ACTUALLY read my blog sometimes!" It was a much needed post to my day.

I got to spend a few hours playing a new game that I'd purchased (well, new to me - Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox). I haven't had any Game playing time for awhile.

I've been able to spend all day with my husband, though not for the best of reasons. He had a standard medical procedure to be done today and he wasn't allowed to drive himself, so we dropped off the kids and headed over to the hospital. While he was back getting his procedure done, I got los... I mean, took the scenic route to the hospital cafeteria and picked up some breakfast for myself - a strawberry yogurt parfait and a large Diet Dr Pepper (needed the caffeine). I also had the time to finish one of my books and work on a couple of my swaps before I was called back to the post-op room.

We weren't able to go out for lunch when we left like we originally planned, so we headed home. While Rich was still relaxing, I started up the new Pilates exercise DVD that I purchased yesterday (10 Minute Solutions). I chose three of the 5 workouts - flexibility, lower body and upper body. Being in the 10 minute chunks like it is, the time goes incredibly quickly. I had a few hard times with it, but I pushed through. And my arms were (ok, still ARE) jelly but I feel a sense of accomplishment. Then, rather than diving into soda, I grabbed a bottle of water and made myself a peanut butter and raisin sandwich before heading out to get my kids.

So I'm back into being in a positive mood. I've been able to get go of the stressors of yesterday and get back to the me that I want to be.

I'm feeling great!
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