What Day is it?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Do you ever have days when you hear that little voice say, “Oh let’s just play hooky today!” To which your other little voice replies, “No you don’t; you have this, this and this to do.” Why do we never listen to that first voice?

I have been trying to work myself out of a funk by setting small goals. Very small achievable tasks that will allow me to feel like I’ve made baby steps but do you know what I figured out? I have figured out why babies cling to crawling.

I tried to clean the house, the first baby step on my list. I so want to be in maintenance mode. I mapped out a plan, gathered all the proper tools and supplies from the closet and I set out on my mission.

I am back to crawling because I forgot why I was carrying all that stuff, got side-tracked and spent 2 hours fixing the DVD player that had not worked in a year. (Not even on the list)

I tried to stand up to my ghost. Second baby step, leave the television alone. Seems my ghost wants to turn it on in the middle of the night. My mother told me I had to put Jesus’s name in my order of it being off limits. 

I am back to crawling because apparently Jesus thinks my television is the devils creation and wants nothing to do with it.

I decided to move on, work in the yard. I cannot beat these allergies might as well party with them.

I tried to rake up winter, my third baby step. The girls and I headed out with rake and leaf bags in hand. They went off exploring the fence line; I went to work on the piles of pine needles.

My brain could not comprehend what the bag and hands were supposed to do and I became frustrated rather quickly. “Take a break, look up and breath; what the… hey stop that”

I am back to crawling because the coffee on the dogs attracted spring ants.

”Forget it, just sit down and relax; listen to that first voice you heard this morning,” was all I could think to myself. But no, the phone had to ring.

I am back to crawling because, as you read this I am in a doctor’s office with that same friend I went on vacation with. You know; the one I suggested we feed salt water taffy to.

I will be around as soon as I get home.

Peace ….


li said, 

You have my sympathy. Some days it just seems as though it would be best to stay in bed and pull the covers over one's head.

March 23, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

I sincerely hope you feel better soon, must be simply terrible for you. I will be thinking of you,


March 23, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Liz P said, 

Aww Jules... feel better!

March 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Oh Jules, I so have those days too!! I read a book recently that said to make a list of 5 things to do every day and that you 'can't' skip any. Yea right?! Threw the list away and gave the book to the library for another personality type to read & follow. Haha...

Praying you feel better with Everything very, very soon!!!!
Big Hug,
Coreen xoxoxo

March 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

Jules- Yikes, I hope everything is okay. Sometimes getting stuff done is just not on the list of what we need to do.

March 23, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Matthew MacNish said, 

I hope you feel better soon!

March 23, 2011 at 10:56 AM  

I have those days all the time! I thought it was just me :-)

March 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Jen Chandler said, 

Goodness, what a day! My thoughts are with you and I hope it turns around for the best and soon!!

Actually, this sounds a lot like my Monday...Grrr...


March 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

You sound like me in the way you work. I always end up getting sidetracked it seems. We need to each start making to do lists based on a time schedule and then invest in one of those timers that will ring when the time is up to go on to the next thing. I keep meaning to do this, but I guess making a list and buying the timer should be the first things on my list--if I ever got around to making that list. If only I had more time.

Tossing It Out
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March 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Made me laugh again! You're neighbor may have a remote control that runs on the same frequency as your T.V. or there may be a short in the T.V. I'm sure your ghost will appreciate it when you stop blaming him. Although, if he were in my house, I'd tell him to get lost.

Right now I have to get off the internet and look up some more financial junk to give to Bank of America. I hate those guys. It's every month something new.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

March 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Oh boy, I guess it would have been better to play hookie. My voice is telling me that now, perhaps I should listen.

March 23, 2011 at 3:15 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

That sounds like some day.

I hope you feel better soon, Jules!

March 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
KarenG said, 

I believe in baby steps!!

March 23, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
RosieC said, 

I also believe in baby steps, and in tackling baby steps, I tackle one per day. Do the best I can, don't beat myself up, and move on.

I hope your friend's okay...

PS--Is that the coffee from Monday's post on your dogs?

March 23, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Amy said, 

I can relate to moving backwards from baby steps to crawling. Hope you get out of your funk soon. I'm pulling for you! :)

March 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

my days are usually one step forward two steps back. Feel better

March 23, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

my days are usually one step forward two steps back. Feel better

March 23, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

Bless. It!!! My mornings are a lot like that. I feel for you. Hope your friend is okay!

I chuckled at the coffee dogs :)

March 23, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
February Grace said, 


My mantra for the past year has been "tomorrow will be better, tomorrow will be better..."

Still waiting *laugh* But it will be better tomorrow. Or maybe I spent too long singing showtunes from Annie as a child...

hugs and more hugs

March 23, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Ella said, 

I have had that day, three days in a row. This morning my voice said, go back to bed and I did. All day felt like a worn out dish rag. Got up and attempted a routine, guilt arrived. I told it to Shut up! I felt a bit better~ I think I have a cold n' allergies...is that possible?!
Hope you feel better xXx

March 24, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Alcina said, 

It's rarely that you may want to achieve something according to a plan.And if you do that and get successful every time you are bound to be a person full of principles and the rule breaker types :P
But yes there is no harm in trying for sure.

March 24, 2011 at 12:13 AM  
Charmaine Clancy said, 

I have times like that, like deciding the day before an important exam that rather than study I absolutely must give all my dogs a haircut - couldn't possibly wait one more day.

But sometimes we SHOULD listen to the voice. I also enjoyed the company of strangers in the doctors office today... running's overrated anyway *gets down to crawl*

March 24, 2011 at 5:28 AM  
Her highness, Samantha Vérant said, 

To stay organized, (aka get anything done) I have to write a list. If I don't do something on it, that item goes to the following day. Why do I have so much to do on Fridays?!!! Ugh. I hope you feel better. Play hooky!

March 24, 2011 at 5:48 AM  
Jessica Bell said, 

Aww, I'm sorry you feel so crappy! :o) lol Go play hooky! Who cares what has to be done? It's only ONE day.

March 24, 2011 at 6:09 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

I feel like playing hooky most days! But I'm with Jess - sometimes it's best just to give yourself a break. I hope you feel better soon.

March 24, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

Cleaning the house is an all day event for me because I get distracted like that. I find dishes in one room so I take them to the kitchen and wash them. Putting something else away finds me suddenly organizing that drawer...ugh.

Which reminds me I totally need to plan hookie day with the kids!

March 24, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Karen Lange said, 

I do the same thing - get distracted by things that aren't even on the list! The trick is, though, to add them to the list and then you can cross them off the list...lol

Hope you are feeling better! :)

March 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

do feel better soon...
spring fever, coffee dogs, ants, pine needles...OH MY! you need a calgon bath~

March 24, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Corine said, 

Gosh Jules, I'm so sorry about your day! I really hope tomorrow makes up for it in spades! I have a knee that is hurting tonight, from over-doing it (I think I increased my running mileage too quickly). I suppose we all go through the "OVER-DO."

PS My inner voice is telling me to get to bed right away and get plenty of rest tomorrow. Thanks to this post... I think I'll listen. ;) I really hope you get a day of rest and recovery, too!!!

Corine :D

March 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Tammy said, 

I loved reading about the crawling because I had one of those weeks, too. Here's hoping yours is better by now and that ants are off the dogs. And sure hope y'all don't have fire ants there....

March 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Laura Howard said, 

I can relate to how you feel. In the winter months, I find myself extremely disoriented, and beat myself up over it. I get distracted far too easily and before I know it, the day is over and I'm no better off. It's an extremely vicious cycle, and there has to be a better way! But every once in awhile I have a day where I feel inspired and it reminds me to keep on fighting!

March 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
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