Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One Of Those Days And A Video To Make You Think

So far, it's been one of those days.  It started when I woke up this morning with a wicked case of heartburn (I had a piece of bacon last night, sometimes the grease doesn't sit well with me).  After popping a Zantac, the burn was gone, but it was replaced by stomach cramps.  I still managed to get through my morning routine, but it slowed me down.  I kept trying to pick up my pace, but that seemed to make things worse.  It reminded me of a little iron trivet that my grandma used to have in her kitchen.  It said "The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get".  That couldn't have been more true for me.  I nearly shattered a bottle of perfume while frantically blow drying my hair at the last minute.  I dropped the jar of jam on the floor while I was making my daughter's lunch and I spilled coffee creamer on the counter when I refilled my coffee.

We got a light dusting of snow in the early hours of the morning, so I wanted to leave a minute or two early for school in case the roads were slippery.  In my haste to get out the door, I slipped and fell on the back porch steps.  I reached out to break my fall, but only ended up hurting my hand and my arm.

After dropping my daughter off at school, I had to stop at the supermarket and pick up a few items.  By the time I got there, the stomach cramps were killing me.  The smell of the rotisserie chickens added to it, making me feel nauseous.  I could barely stand the thought of walking through the meat department, but I had to get a package of sliced turkey.  The woman who stocks the lunch meats just happened to be unloading a case of the Oscar Mayer turkey that is on sale this week.  She's very friendly and wanted to talk about lunch meat with me, comparing the brands and telling me which was the best value for my money.  Ugh!  Who wants to think about, much less talk about, sliced meat when you've got stomach cramps and you're feeling queasy?

Eventually, I made it home and braved the back porch steps (without falling).  I tracked snow in which melted into a puddle on the wood floor, left my keys hanging from the exterior lock without realising it, and slammed my finger in a cabinet door.  On the bright side, sipping on a Coke has made me feel much better.  I'm still cursing the bacon, though.

A Video To Make You Think

My brother and I have been exchanging emails with links to songs and interesting videos.  He sent me a link to this video, recently, and it's been stuck in my head ever since.  I thought I'd share it with you.  It's a little bit "new age", but it makes you think. 

From youtube:  "This is a video I directed for spoken word artist Mipham. Mipham records albums, runs marathons and just happens to be a Tibetan Buddhist Lama."

Let me know what you think.



5thsister said...

I'm reminded of a song:

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

Bethany has been working on this. I'll have her sing it for you! Look at it this way...the day can only get better, right?

Purple Flowers said...

Your actions today were something like in a sitcom. Spill, slam, slip, sick. Hope the day gets better for you!

***Holly*** said...

We all have "those" days. You are so not alone. :)

Kimberly said...

It has to get better! It will! Believe it, and it will happen!

Tracie said...

I hope your day is getting better as it goes on. Sometimes the only thing that fixes mine is to start over the next day.

Kathy said...

After a morning like that, I would be back in bed no matter what I had to do!

I hope tomorrow is a lot better!

Matty said...

Sorry about your bad day. Heaven knows I have them too.

I'm so glad that I took the time to watch the entire video clip. The message is really powerful. What about me. What makes me happy. When in reality, making others happy makes us happy. Can you imagine how much better this world would be if everyone took this approach?

Thanks for a valuable life lesson.

Lissaloo said...

On a day like that going back to bed always sounds good to me, I hope your day got better :)

thamesarino said...

aw! I'm sorry you had a rotten day!
I'm hoping that it got little better as the day continued on. I hope that you didn't hurt yourself on that fall.
Every day is a new day so I am hoping that your tomorrow is awesome! : )
...or at the very least not bad, it's always so much easier to appreciate a run of the mill day after a truly crappy one! : )

lisleman said...

wow all that in one day?
I don't know if you drink but after a day like that you deserve one.

Holly said...

Oh how I dread days like that. Hope things are looking up!

Life Laugh Latte said...

You need a good mid-day "start over". I'll remake the coffee, eat a bowl of cereal, and convince myself it is a new day. Try it:) HOLly

Chicago Mom said...

What a crazy day! Hopefully you got all your klutz moments out for the whole year!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Wow, funny how some days start out with a theme and just keep going...amazing...
glad you started to feel better! Liked the video!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

sounds like over here..some days i just want to sit down and cry...and i do....

thanks for stopping by..always happy to see you, my friend

sending love,

Cameron said...

ok, I have heartburn nightly now due to this pregnancy, i feel for you, IT IS SO ANNOYING!!!!
thanks for the video too....
happy thursday hope it gets better!

Jenny said...

Oh boy. I think there is a lot of bad-stomachs going around today. I hope you feel better! Heartburn can be so terrible.