Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Poopy morning today.  By 7 am it already was poopy.

Up too early.  Feeling the hint of a cold, or a headache, or something.  Tired. Tears before I got out of bed.

Feeling unappreciated, taken advantage of, blamed, like no matter how hard I try, I can't know those days.  The way-too-self-focused days.  The poor-me days.  Someone tell me that you have them too?

When they hit so early in the day--I can't just coast until bedtime (although it is tempting to get back in bed and start over!) in a bad mood.  The day must be redeemed--cause it's a gift.

Here's what I'm gonna do:

*  put praise music on while I finish getting dressed.
*  take an advil sinus thingie.  with diet coke.  yes.
*  take my vitamins.
*  have a little something to eat.
*  snuggle up with my Bible for a while and let God talk to me.
*  put on my big girl panties and head into work...determined to be productive since there is much to cross off the list.
*  be gentle with myself, and not beat myself up for having a poopy day.  they happen.
*  be thankful.

Here's to redeeming the day!

This is the day the LORD has made;
       let us rejoice and be glad in it.  
Psalm 118:24

What do you do to redeem a day gone south??


Dawn said...

Yes, others have them. Anyone who says they don't are a liar.

I like your plan... that's usually very similar to what I do, too.

Praying your day goes uphill from here.


Anonymous said...

Hi. Carly here. And, yes, I have ca-ca days too.
My plan: Sit with God and cling to Him. Get hyped up on caffine. Call a faithful friend (usually my husband) and say, "I need encouraged. Tell me it's okay. Tell me I'm okay. Tell me about God & the big story again".
Needy & co-dependant, I know.

Dawn said...

oh dawn... i wish i had read this bright and early this morning. because i am stuck in a day myself... so far that i am not even looking to redeem it. tears carrying over from last night. feeling sorry for myself and serving up yet another pity party. i did flop down into the arms of Jesus but then i think i refused to let myself be held.
maybe... after a nap, i'll look for those big girl panties...

Melinda said...

Good for you! You go girl! I'm proud of you for being proactive.

I've learned not to let myself throw the whole day away. I concentrate on a few things I can accomplish so I feel like the whole day wasn't a total loss. It really helps improve my mood.

I've been so out of the bloggy loop -- lots going on at home and with work. I've missed ya! Am praying for you today. ;0)

Jo@Mylestones said...

When you start with a post called "Poopy", you know it can only get better, right? :-)
On those poor-me days (and boy do I have 'em!), I tend to talk/pray myself into truth. Sometimes it doesn't change my mood (at all!), but it stops me from diving even deeper into self-absorption.
Here's hoping today got better...and that tomorrow will be 100% less poopy!

Karen said...

You go girl! Days like that happen, and you just get a spoon of God sugar along with your coffee and do what needs to be done. If I don't those days always seem to get worse. Blessings**

Dayle said...

At least you were brave enough to try and redeem the day. That's impressive.

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

No matter what, your attitude to REDEEM the day will CHANGE your day. So proud of you.
And I eat cookies; that usually does the trick. :)

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