Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One of Those Days

I'm having one of those days.

One of those days when life's aggravations have me wishing I could have a good old fashioned two year-old temper tantrum, with lots of foot stomping, fist clenching and high pitched shrieks.

Aggravations like finding the toilet paper roll empty again! (stomp!!), a piece of dog kibble falling on the floor while filling her bowl (clench!) and realizing that, far from removing the huge pile of snow and ice in from in front of your house, the grader is making the pile twice as high as it was before!! (Shriek!!)

Sigh. .

My hormones are on the rampage again.

The thing is, I am tired of letting my hormones control the way I feel and behave.
A few months ago I resolved to get through days like this with Dignity, Grace and Humor.
So I pray. A lot. On a day like today, when I can hardly stand to be around myself, I am so thankful that, no matter how many times I call out, God is there. Right beside me.

I should have left well enough alone.

I should not, when that immense puddle came into view, have even considered giving myself a bit of joy by swerving my bus just a little to create an exciting puddle splash.
The resulting deluge of muddy water had me frantically searching for high on the windshield washer button.

Dignity and grace are obviously long gone. . .


Marian said...

Oh Goody!

I thought I was the only one having one of those awful days!

Hormones are crazy sometimes, and I couldn't have a tantrum since my 2-year old would have copied me.

I think it's from being inside for 4 months straight. Just rest assured -you're not the only one who can't stand themselves some days!

Tamara Jansen said...

I'm just recuperating from my hormone tantrum earlier this week. Poor, poor family. Everyone was giving me a wide berth :)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Dignity and grace may have taken the day off, but sounds like humor was working overtime ~ you handled it well!

Carla said...

hheeeehhheeee! Ahh to be a quirky human working her way home to divinity, with grace (the kind that REALLY counts)

CurtissAnn said...

Oh, honey, I was like that yesterday. Maybe it was something in the air! I was alone, though, and just boo-hooed my heart out. Odd how today I'm back up. I do wish I could remember that those grumpy-gonna-die-or-kill-someone times do pass. I stand in awe of your honesty. And oh, do I love that you enjoyed the puddle!

Thanks for sharing!

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