Just shoot me now.

It's Saturday. And hubs is long gone working.

I wake to a daughter hovering over me panting something about a plugged up toilet. Great. Just what a girl loves to hear upon waking.

I had envisioned a fun day with the kiddos. Possibly a movie after chores? A day at the park? However, long gone are the days that the kiddos were easy to please or entertain. "Nooooo" seemed to come at me in whiney unison. I'm loathing these tween years more and more.

Then I spent the better part of the day just trying to keep them on task.

Pokey had a hurt finger that for sure needed a cast. And Little Man could find every excuse in the book to not finish those dishes. 2 hours seems a bit much for such a tiny task.


Now for dinner. Hubs and I had already had a dinner out to celebrate our anniversary on Thursday. Nothing fancy. Those days are behind us too. But this was the actual day and I decided a nice warm dinner upon his arrival home from work might be nice.

Alfredo, bruschetta, and a salad. Simple enough.

But the alfredo boiled over. Then scorched. And the bread burned TO.A.CRISP.

Little Man was still under foot finishing the dishes. And I may or may not have had a slip of the tongue when I burned myself.

Double sigh.

Then hubs called. It was already after 7. I chewed him out because nothing was going right and he shouldn't be getting home so late.

I decided a frozen pizza would have to suffice.

Little man has a nozzle malfunction and water sprays all across the kitchen.

I decide to throw in some bread sticks at the last minute. I warm the pizza sauce in the microwave.

Hubs enters the picture carrying a bouquet of tulips for our anniversary. And now I feel extra horrible. My gift is a scorched dinner. I haven't showered. And I chewed him out on the phone. Not exactly the "love you too honey" kind of gift.

Then he goes to wipe the pizza sauce off the bottom of the container and somehow manages to dump it all down the front of his shirt.

Pokey goes to the fridge for some ranch and slips leaving a welt on her face and side. She is crying. Hubs is wiping red sauce from his work shirt. Little Man is laughing. Half of our dinner is burned. By now the frozen pizza is nearly cold. And all I want to do is cry. Happy Anniversary, honey.


  1. sounds like a day... sheesh, but hey at least you will always remember it. ;) right? (and well hopefully laugh later.)

  2. I hope that tomorrow is much better...Happy Anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

  3. Awww hope your day will be better soon, girl! We've all been there. Happy Anniversary to you both, beautiful couple!

  4. You have GOT to be kidding me! Sounds like you just had a day in my life (minus the hubs). I am so sorry that your day went to so crappy. Especially since it was your anniversary. I call a do over for you! =)

  5. It may seem strange, but I think that was a lovely story. All I could do while reading it was picture your family who seems completely normal. Like that song, "You Had A Bad Day," the one they used to sing when someone got kicked off American Idol. It happens, but you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and have a do over! I know next year you will look back on this anniversary and laugh, I promise you will! Cheers;-)

  6. How horrible! :( I hope the rest of your night went well. I guess this particular day won't make it into Project Smile. I sure hope tomorrow is overflowing with smile-worthy moments. Take care Lish.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  7. lol. I'm sorry, but lol. That is comical to me who is not actually in the situation. One day you'll laugh too. hehe.

  8. A day gone wrong! Hopefully things got better :)

  9. Ouch! Don't you hate it when Real Life bites you in the butt??

  10. I am so sorry your day went so badly. Praying today is a better day for you.

  11. Oh my word! I hope that today goes better for everyone!

  12. Ok I hope in a day or two you read this again and giggle. I have had those days and they suck!! However reading it does make you chuckle. Sorry the day was so bad. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the comments on my pics and don't worry about the cd. It will be fun to see it when ever you get it done and I know it won't be generic. Nothing you do is generic (;

  13. I SOSOSOSOSO hate days like that. I don't even have a hard time believing it...bad luck..period.
    Hope things are lookin' up today!
    I love tulips :)

  14. When it rains, it pours! Will the tulips be your "smile" for that day, because I'm not sure anything else is!

    Happy Anniversary!

  15. Wow...seriously when events play out like that in our house, I just want to throw in the towel too.

    Sweet that your husband brought home tulips though...that will hopefully make you smile every time you recall this particularly disasterous anniversary.

    Hope you both were able to enjoy your anniversary once the craziness faded away :)

  16. I hope you guys had a nice anniversary despite all the chaos. :)

  17. LOVE THIS! cuz it's true life.

    Thanks for always keeping it real, pretty lady. ALWAYS.