if at first you don’t succeed blah blah blah

or

some days are just the ‘no tent pegs’ kind of days

you know  there are days when really you should just go back to bed but life and its little foibles -or children as they are most commonly known- means you just got to grin -albeit slightly insanely- and bear it, so really today has been that kind of test your patience kind of day,

an attempt at camping-our favourite past time- resulted in several long faces as we made it after many hours driving to the campsite got out the tent the sun comes out and the kids run about in the grass and we get the tent half up-and its a bloody massive tent- and then we realise we forgot the tent pegs, cue taking down bloody massive tent, unhappy children, and mum, and a long drive back home with a quick message to farmer explaining we won’t be camping in his field after all, rain begins to lash down outside and just as a nice extra touch the windscreen wipers won’t work sticking rather frustratingly half way on the downward swipe.

after arriving home and drying out a little finding tent pegs sat teasingly right near the front door, it’s decided to just chill and instead pop down town sort out kids uniform stuff. Of course a childs friend also decides at last minute they have a birthday so already half my money to go on school uniform is now gone on said birthday as -‘it’s my best friend mum- but i thought i was your best friend-yeah you are when i am at home- so one very expensive present later and dwindling money looking sad in my purse i decide to heck with it i need a new camera so pop into pawn shop down town see if i can pick up a cheap bargain found a good one,-

but

i am served by the irritated staff member from hell who doesn’t want to serve anyone let alone me with my please answer my fifty questions before i buy, i always ask in that shop because lets face it everything in there is there because someone was either poor and had to sell their stuff or it was stolen and had to be sold either way i want to make sure nothing is wrong with my item in this camera, it was in fact missing so many things i decided not to spend my meagre amount of money on it and super annoyed staff person growled at me and threw camera on counter behind him and went off to growl at another customer.

back to school uniform hunting and found what i thought was a super bargain in the charity shop so went to counter only to find it vastly over priced but they had me stuck because this was the only one so i had to get it thus said goodbye to all my money but i carried on smiling and joking being light-hearted i had my second daughter with me and i was determined not to let the day get to me

so then we get home and by now i am in severe pain the tablets i should have took before i went out now glare at me and insist i take them which i do but realise i do not have enough for today and definitely not enough for tomorrow but guess what- yup tomorrow is a bank holiday so can’t go to docs or even a chemist to get any tablets because they are all closed for bank holiday great crawl off to bed to try and rest my poor body promptly fall asleep for an hour or two hubby gets second daughter to her party oldest is glued to computer and my son went to bed also which all meant that when i wake up around eight this evening i discover the youngest age 7 had enjoyed her little self in the front room which was covered in baby cream and some strange substance i still can’t identify, sigh, hubby of course knew nothing because like the oldest he was glued to a computer.

i sighed and sent youngest to bed and closed front room door, if i am lucky then there really is such a thing as a cleaning fairy and she will magically transform my front room or

i get to clean it tomorrow, i figure it can wait right now i shall sleep and pretend none of it happened

be nice to each other and be good to yourself and remember when you get a day like today just grit your teeth smile and think oh well some days are just  no tent peg days

love to all xx

been-a-long-day-dog-funny

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11 responses

  1. Oh honey…what a day!!! What a couple of days! I guess one lesson is for super moms to now carry spare tent pegs in our already ginormous purses…and another is to perhaps make sure hubby has a minder when he’s minding the younguns…oh, and another, to always have a sticky note handy to remind us to go to the bank before an upcoming bank holiday just in case we end up in a pawn shop with an a-hole clerk and dodgy camera…anything else? Oh yes….first and foremost….take care of YOU! Hope you have a tremendous rest (for meeting the front room tomorrow). Sigh….if only cleaning fairies did exist..think of how much more Mum could do with that extra time! xoxo

    1. hiya gorgeous girl well my darling rhinda it is the next morning and i have already cleaned, well a bit of it , ^_^ enough to discover that the unknown substance was in fact an experiment the youngest had made using the puppy food – i always keep a little bowl in front room for puppy he doesn’t eat much and i am trying to encourage him- and some juice she had found she had made ‘soup’ and even though she tried to deny it just now she had left evidence in the form of handprints which could only fit a 7 yr old ^_^ she is right now cleaning the carpet she had previously adorned with tiny hand prints i can laugh now it seems so cute and she is sorry but oh crikey last night ahh well i am lucky i have friends like you thank you for being here and for being you loves you rhinda xx

  2. Oye!! Rest up!

    1. ^+^ thank you my friend but i am annoying in that i will rest enough to get back on my feet then i have to get back on with the zillion things there is to do or invent some of my own i have a short boredom fuse i cannot bear to be bored ^_^ thank you for writing and for being thoughtful take care and have a super day xx

  3. Doesn’t it seem like some days just gain ‘crazy’ momentum and you feel like a pinball in a machine bouncing from one thing to the next? I’m glad you got some rest – pace yourself today Kizzy!!!

    1. yup and luckily today is a lot calmer the universe is being sweet today and i have had a lovely day sewing and now in bed watching scary films with my second daughter even the puppy has chilled and sat by me dozing off ^_^ hope you are having a lovely too my lovely mims loves you xx

  4. Yikes! Now that was a day and a half! You survived – congratulations.
    I feel a metaphor coming on. ” have you got the tent pegs?”

    It sounds as though the pawn star was having a bad day too – possibly a bad year. Lets hope life gets better for him.

    Glad your day was a whole lot better 🙂

    1. Missed a couple of words. Should have said hope your day two was a lot better

    2. thank you rod ^_^ as it happens life has trundled along filled with the usual happenings of children pets etc so that day is now a distant memory instead i have yet another birthday my youngest stapling her finger and a jolly good shopping day hope your life is going well and thank you for chatting take care x

  5. Damn that staff member throwing the camera down etc. That’s just not service, and it’s not human kindness either. I’m glad you didn’t get pressured into buying, which I so often do. I’m trying to wrangle back the money I deposited on a massage course which I realise I can’t really commit to (the hours and distance) but I did it for want of a direction just after getting “retrenched”. Sigh. So tiresome, all that – so I am TRULY glad you don’t go for hard sell.

    It was just “one of those days”… 🙂 Love the final poster.

    1. hiya ^_^ you know its odd but its me in that when it all happened i knew i would not buy from him or even go in the shop ever again but what got to me was not really him or his attitude but the fact that my daughter was there she is twelve and i didn’t want her to see such an embarassing incident she is wise beyind her years and took it all in her stride but being super sensitive mum that i am i still want to provide a world with lovely people in it for my children i know this is not reality but it doesn’t stop me wanting it ah well life goes on and we now are in full school swing and fingers crossed it seems to be going well so far ^_^ phew ^_^ hope you hve a super day xx

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