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I lost my fitbit. I’m so bummed. We went on a date and I could see the shape of it under the sweater I was wearing, so for the first time I clipped it on the waist of my pants. I have called and called, but nothing’s been turned in. Since it’s so small, I may try to go look for it myself in the restaurant, the 2 blocks we walked, the parking lot, the concert hall? arrrrgggghhh. If you have one, keep it clipped to your bra.

I attempted to make a headboard for our bedroom this weekend. It didn’t turn out exactly how I imagined and I may have shed a few tears. I hate wasting time and money. It may just need a few days to get used to?? let’s hope.march 2012 318

I have been to the store 3 times today. We’re having some friends over tonight and so I tried to run to the store before my husband left for work. I was in a hurry, so I forgot 7 things and then I had to go back this morning with the boys and just as I got them buckled in, I remembered that I forgot poster board. Back in we went. Kroger cringes when we come in.

I have 8 cloth grocery bags in my van. I think I have remembered to bring them into the store ONCE. How do you remember?

my husband’s car alarm started going off this morning and would not turn off, even when he started the engine. SO LOUD. So I googled it, couldn’t find anything, so I called the mechanic and he said (yelled) over the alarm, close all the doors, lock them, then unlock them. it finally worked. Sorry neighborhood. Thank you, mechanic.

I had to throw away my favorite paintbrush because I forgot to wash it after using it. Unfortunately, this ain’t the first time that has happened.

Lauren asked me to switch her gym uniform from the washer to the dryer last night before she went to bed. Totally spaced it, so she had to stuff damp gym clothes in her backpack this morning. I told her to hang them in her locker and hopefully they can semi-dry before 5th period??

We put some home videos on dvd this weekend and at one point, the video camera was left on and it got me yelling at my boys for jumping off the couch in their shoes. The kids laughed, but I wanted to cry. It sounded so mean. Just what I want to remember…would it be awful of me to take it off or should I leave it on for reality sake?

I realize none of these are horrible, drastic events….just one of those mornings.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Love that line.

I better get my buns in gear~this house needs some major attention after the weekend. I’m going to set the timer for 45 minutes and just GO…things always seem to look up when you have a clean kitchen, right? Right??

Hopefully your Monday is AWESOME.

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40 comments:

  1. No kids for me so no gym clothes mishaps, but I definitely relate to forgetting stuff at the store. One of my top ten biggest annoyances. And I always forget my cloth bags too, no matter where I put them. I've even forgotten them when I put them in the passengers seat right next to me! I think it's true though that things feel better when your kitchens clean, so hopefully that came true for you and your Monday ends better than it started!

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  2. I put my purse in the cloth bags. You won't forget that.

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  3. I Lost my USB which contained all the assignments I had to submit. Thankfully I had just backed it up when I had it last but still. I hate Monday's. Totally agree that once the kitchen and (for me) the bedroom is clean, i can move on. I once saw a presentation about the harmfulness of plastic bags, haven't forgotten my cloth bags since!

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  4. Hi random person here, you can revive your fav paint brush without having to throw it away. I've seen it floating around on pinterest, some concoction you set it in and it brigs it back to life. And I can totally relate on all other things you mentioned in this post. It's just life!

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  5. It's always nice to know other people have "those days"!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. The joy of Monday mornings! We have all been there. 

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  7. Ha! My favorite post of the day so far! Thanks for"keeping it real"!
    I think we all have those kind of weekends and Mondays. Just remember...tomorrow is a brand new day...and your boys will probably still try and jump on the furniture in their shoes! As a mom of two boys, I feel your pain and have most definitely shared your mommy moment!

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  8. Right, a clean kitchen makes me feel better!!  That, and frozen yogurt.  Treat yourself today, you need it.  :)

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  9. When my kids were young I was shopping at Quilted Bear as they were all doing all kinds of things in the cart.  I remember being close to tears when I knelt down and read a sign that said  " raising kids is like being pecked to death by a duck."  I busted out laughing.  The kids were all saying what is so funny.  They wouldn't understand.  You are doing a great job.  

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  10. Kelltothayes1/8/14, 5:49 PM

    awe!  Sounds like real life... some times we just have those times!  LOL!  How stupid does that sound?  But aren't we glad we have them so we really appreciate the other days :o)

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  11. I have a bunch of cloth bags in the car, too and very infrequently do I remember them.  I find that if i put them on the front passenger seat near my purse I remember them, but if we go someplace as a family...then i sit there and move them and forget them.

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  12. Thank you, Susan. But it was a chocolate chip cookie dough brownie. Frozen yogurt would have been a much better choice!

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  13. Feeling your pain! I teach kindergarten and it was indoor recess today.

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  14. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:02 PM

    Wouldn't you just love to see Michelle Duggar just lose it once?? I wish I had pregnancy to blame my brain on. I just need to take 5 minutes and make a darn list before I rush out!

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  15. Aw, hang in there Melissa! We all have those days. And don't stress over the video - your kids will look back at it one day and maybe appreciate how much work you do!

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  16. Christina Hull1/16/14, 11:04 PM

    My heart goes out to you.  It is rough when a day just snowballs out of control.  We had a raspberry smoothie all over the carpet incident this morning.  Hours later, we are still scrubbing.  
    Christina
    As Time Goes By

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  17. Cousin Violet the Dowager Countess is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face.

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  18. Oh my lands! You poor woman.
    Hope your day gets better....and quickly before anything else cn go wrong! : )
    I always forget my bags too. : (

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  19. Teresa Tomlin1/16/14, 11:04 PM

    Hugs. Many a Monday feels exactly like that in our house too. And, for sanity's sake, delete that "scene". Home movies are to remember the good, not the moments that make us feel like crying (unless they are happy tears!)

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  20. oh my goodness, Melissa!  I have had many days like that!  The only thing that gets me through is knowing that not every day will be like that.  Honestly, tomorrow is always a new day and very rarely do I have many consecutive days in a row that are bad.  It eventually always gets better so you just keep plugging along!  As far as the bags, I leave them in the front passenger seat too.  I am always bringing some of my kids w me so their 'job' is to hold the bags for me when we walk into the store.  The more 'jobs' they have in the store, the better they are.  Remember that 99% of the projects you do are absolutely incredible but not EVERY single one is going to turn out the way you expected.  But I know how precious time & money are and it's really disappointing when you don't like something.  See if it grows on you and if not, do something different.  You will have it for awhile and your BR is your sanctuary so you want to love it everytime you see it.  Aren't you supposed to say a prayer to St Anthony if you misplace something?   Hang in there!  You are not alone! =)

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  21. Thanks for the chuckle.  Glad I'm in good company...CRAZY DAY!

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  22. Oh, after I saw your give-away, I bought my Fitbit, I love it! and would be so lost without it! 
    I have the Safety Lease so when it falls out of the holder, it is still attached.
     http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Leash-Pedometer-Unit-Pedometers/dp/B000BITYMG/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_text_b 
    it only cost $2.39 with free shipping from amazon.  If you replace yours, definitely get one! 
    btw, thanks for the heads up on the Fitbit!

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  23. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:05 PM

    Ooooh, I was a 5th grade teacher. We would do everything humanly possible to make outdoor recess happen! I feel for you :)

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  24. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:05 PM

    Thank you, Stephanie! I wish it was the only time! It's a thorn in my side...quiet, controlled voice, Melissa. You can do it. Today is going to be better, right? :)

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  25. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:05 PM

    Love her. And Carson!

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  26. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:05 PM

    Some days can feel like that, can't they? But then the ducks are sweet and soft and cute and it kind of makes you forget about the pecking :)

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  27. melissa*320 sycamore1/16/14, 11:05 PM

    Thank you, dear Esther.

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  28. Oh my gosh, that sounds like my Monday!!! Aww it will all be ok......:)

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  29. Totally get it....especially the video.  I have called home before and left a message telling SOMEONE (a teenager maybe???) to PICK UP THE PHONE please.  I could hardly stand to hear my voice on that and I wasn't half as mad as I usually am! :) Nice!  We can't all have a Michelle Duggar voice ALL of the time right?  I feel like the whole grocery store/forgetting thing has been me so much lately-pregnancy brain maybe.  Hope your day ends different than it started! :)

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  30.  A bit late in the day unless you can retrieve your old paint brush, but it could be revived by boiling vinegar and soaking it....see youtube video

    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-revive-old-paintbrushes-with-vinegar

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  31. I think the closet full of plastic bags is my reminder to bring the cloth ones lol. 

    And don't worry about the video.  I bet your kids will remember watching the video and laughing hysterically over the couch thing, rather than "mom was so mean!  Remember that one time she yelled at us about jumping on the couch?!"  But, you live in reality.  What you preserve doesn't have to be exact.  =)

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  32. Haley Molyneux1/18/14, 9:14 AM

    I agree. And isn't that what the atonement is for? We can move onward and upward and not dwell on mistakes or have to be reminded of them.

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  33. There are ALWAYS some days that just STINK!!!  Hang in there, Melissa!  You are certainly LOVED & SO, SOOOO INSPIRING TO THOSE WHO ONLY KNOW YOU THROUGH BLOGGING!  YOU ARE CREATIVE, TALENTED, COURAGEOUS & BEAUTIFUL...YOU CAN GET THROUGH TODAY & CHOOSE TO CLOSE YOUR DAY WITH A BANG!  TOMORROW IS A WHOLE NEW DAY TO MAKE IT WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE IT TO BE!  :)

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  34. I hope life settles down a litle for you!  About that paint brush....I forgot to rinse out a brand new one so I googled it .  It was suggested to soak it in hot vinegar.  That did the trick. It was just like new.

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  35. Downton Abbey, got to love it!  And I love the timer idea.  I think it would help me be focused instead of getting sidetracked like I normally do!

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  36. I too forget my cloth bags all the time. We were first storing them in T's car (only to shop using my car) then I put them right at the garage door for easy remembering and put away after use.... ahem. Anyways, I just wanted to share the apartment therapy tip I found: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-revive-hard-paint-brush-154477 (for latex, I can swear that it actually works). For oil-based sitting overnight in a glass jar of mineral spirits works for me. 


     
    Re: the video, just edit it out; all home movies are good for are to remember the simple pleasures that we forget over time. I love the comment that what memories that we preserve don't have to be reality,  just don't edit yourself completely out in the process.

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  37. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 9:33 AM

    Thank you, Kari! I'm in good company :)

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  38. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 10:00 AM

    Thank you! It was an oil based primer, so I tossed it. That is a great tip to remember though :)

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  39. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 10:24 AM

    Thank you so much, Teresa. I am going to.

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  40. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 2:17 PM

    you are so right! A good night's sleep has already made a huge difference. I need to give my kids' the job of remembering the bags~they love to do that! Sometimes it just takes another mom to remind you of good tricks...thank you for the encouragement about the headboard too. It's already looking better and sometimes I think that darn Pinterest can be a curse when you think "I could never post my headboard to Pinterest looking like that!" I really shouldn't care...it's *our* bedroom, right?
    I really need to call on St. Anthony I think :)

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