One of THOSE Days

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One of THOSE Days

Today was one of those days. You know the kind...from the moment you wake up something just feels off with the world.

It started early this morning. My kids do not have school as it is spring break here in Richmond. But, someone forgot to tell my kids as they woke up at 6am. Cranky. Some break!

To distract them (okay, to get them off of my nerves!) I took them to our local YMCA. We get loaded up in the car and arrive only to find there had been a water break. The gym was open but the kids club room was drying out so all the kids were in one SMALL area. I took one look at the room and knew I could not leave them there to accumulate all the germs that HAD to be going around with what looked to be about 50 kids in one tiny space.

We came home, hung out, and decided we would head to Williamsburg for some retail therapy at the outlets. We got dressed, packed into the car, and drove about 20 minutes on 295 when...YUP...a FLAT TIRE. My husband pulled over and I watched nervously as he changed the tire while 18 wheelers went buzzing by rattling the inside of the car with each pass. At one point I looked into the mirror and saw a car was zooming right towards us on the side of the road. Lucky for us this car realized he was not in a lane and got over. YIKES!

We then headed to Goodyear and waited while they replaced my tire. $140 isn't too bad, but it still stinks as we just had the tires replaced on my car a few months ago. Oh well, no one said life is fair!

After a long day and some more cranky kids, we came home, had a pizza and called it a day. The funny thing is we opened today's mail to find an application for Triple A. I think the world may be trying to tell us something!

Sitting here now I am reflecting on how wrong the day felt, and yet it was so right. First of all, I am very lucky to have a supportive husband to go through all of life's little games with. He really is a special person. (Had I been driving alone and had a flat tire...well, lets just say I would have been out on the road showing a little leg, lol!) Second, I am well aware that God works in mysterious ways and maybe, just maybe, we had a flat tire to spare us from something worse down the road. Finally...well, kids will be kids and are entitled to be cranky from time to time and I would take a cranky kid ANY DAY over no kid at all. I truly am blessed and never want to take that for granted! (However, I am looking forward to an adult day tomorrow full of appointments and house hunting adventures!)

I hope you all had a wonderful day...and if you didn't, I hope you see the blessings in the day anyway!

 

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Shannon Milligan

RVA Home Team

Winning with Integrity

Jefferson Properties

1 Park West Circle, #202, Midlothian, VA, 23114

804-248-8207 (cell)

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Larry O'Sullivan
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Shannon - great to count your blessings. Tomorrow will be a great day.

Apr 19, 2011 08:57 PM #1
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Every cloud has a silver lining!! Sometimes it's hard to see... but it's there! Hope tomorrow is better!!

Apr 19, 2011 09:02 PM #2
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Larry - tomorow WILL be a great day! Ying and a Yang to everything, right?!

Emily - You are right, there is always something positive to take away!

Apr 19, 2011 09:05 PM #3
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Janine Boulay-Seibert
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Shannon,

I think you need to watch this little shrunkin guy and have a laugh. Happy watching and have a better day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEAinJMwHI&feature=related

Apr 19, 2011 09:13 PM #4
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Janine - that was awesome, lol! I think it was written for me!

Apr 19, 2011 09:20 PM #5
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Shannon - I think I could have wrote your post! LOL! I have to agree with you - despite the chaps and everything that goes wrong from time to time, I love my life and wouldn't have it any other way!

Apr 19, 2011 10:05 PM #6
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Shannon,

Any day with "pizza" in it cannot possibly be all bad.  When I saw "pizza," I knew you had it under control!

Apr 19, 2011 10:32 PM #7
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You know you got to spend the day with the family, so in reality it was a pretty darn good day even if it did cost you a little money. In the end you have love, do you really need anything else?

Apr 20, 2011 02:05 AM #8
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Right on! You were able to see the good out of the bad and managed to keep yourself calm and cool. Everything happend for a reason and God has his ways of keeping us safe. 

Apr 20, 2011 04:49 AM #9
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Good Morning Shannon,  Everyone say there will be days like this, there will be days like this everyone say.  But you are right, you have a reason to be bless. Have a GREAT day!

Apr 20, 2011 08:53 AM #10
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Maggie - I hope you have a better day!

Mike - yes, any day with pizza usually is a good day!

Todd - we made memories we will never forget. And as long as we are together, we are very lucky!

Will - yes, something strange has come over me as of late...life is just too short to worry/get upset over things beyond your control!

Will - as long as everyday isn't like that we are good! You too have a GREAT day!

Apr 20, 2011 09:08 AM #11
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Shannon.  I am so glad that day is behind you.  Even when we try to have a positive attitude about everything, sometimes life gets in the way.  Good job of looking for the silver lining.

Apr 20, 2011 09:57 PM #12
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Belinda - I am glad too! And yesterday was a great day with a good Buyer lead ;)

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