ALEXANDRA and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Happy Hump Day friends!

How is your week going?  Mine is dragging along very slowly--going back to school after two weeks off has been exhausting!

Did you ever read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as a child?

It was a part of my personal library growing up.  It tells the story of lovable, believable Alexander who is just having one of those days where nothing seems to go right.  Well, my friends, yesterday THIS AlexandRA had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!

Let me take a minute to just vent- we all need a good crabbing session every now and then don't we?  

I'll set the scene...it's Tuesday morning (I personally think Tuesdays are the WORST day of the week), my alarm goes off and wakes me from such a good, deep sleep.  UGH!  I then allow myself just five more minutes, of course, which then puts me into a hurry.  I don't have time to fiddle with makeup or hair and at the last minute decide to slip into my comfy Uggs, thus turning my cute outfit into a frumpy one.  

I spill my cheerios as I'm quickly dumping them in my to-go cup (putting your cereal in a cup and eating it in the car is a great way to add some extra sleep time to the mornings, by the way).  I glance at the clock...6:55!  My day seems to be looking up!  Despite having to rush a bit, I am actually on time, until...

I open the door to head outside and see my windshield is covered in frost!  I quickly blast the defroster and decide to head on to school.

Well, by the time I get to my first turn, I realize my windshield is way too blurry to drive safely.  I pull over, and hop out of the car.  Only to remember I have no scraper...I had taken everything out to have my car cleaned and hadn't yet put it back.  I hop out of the car, credit card in hand and quickly scrape...on the side of the road!

Now here's the kicker:  I get to school and realize my beloved iPhone is gone!  I KNOW I had it in the car with me and realize it may have fallen out during my scraping pit stop.

I borrow a friend's phone and frantically call Bryce over and over (hoping to wake the sleeping bear).  He finally answers, double checks my phone isn't in the apartment, and then drives to the pit stop location to find it in pieces!  Here was the picture he emailed me of my phone:

At least the cover got by unscathed...

I try not to let it get to me...I have insurance--I'll get a new phone, no big deal (right?).  I also said a silent prayer that my contacts could somehow be recovered.  I continue on with my day- I am responsible for 18 kindergartners after all!

2:45 comes around...my weekly blogging time!  Remember my recent resolution to blog more and give myself time every Tuesday afternoon?  I have been looking forward to my time all week- Tuesdays are my day to leave school early and have some me time.  Well, this week's me time is spent at the Verizon store, where I find out I have a $169 deductible to replace my phone and all my contacts are lost.  (I had tried to back everything up to iTunes JUST last week, but had computer issues...grrr!)

By now, it's 4:30.  I think to myself:  "Well I still have about an hour and a half or so to blog before I have to get ready for dinner with Bryce's parents.  Chin up!"  

I pour myself a Coke (a treat, because I very seldom drink soda now) and head to my apartment's clubhouse for my blogging sesh.  I soon learn my computer is working sluggishly (again!), the wireless is spotty, and it appears that ALL FOUR of my USB ports aren't working (which now explains why my phone wouldn't hook up to iTunes last week) meaning I can't upload pictures from Chapel Hill.  

What a day!  

I will say I can share a few positives though--
  • My kiddies have been SO good these past few days and I'm loving their smiling faces each day!
  • Even though my computer seems to be near death's door, I am fortunate enough to have a school computer that I can also use for personal things, like blogging!
  • I have been sticking to my resolutions!  I've been going to cycle classes; have been squeezing Bryce a little tighter and thinking before I speak; I tried a new food in Chapel Hill; AND, despite my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, I still managed to write a post! 
 Thanks for bearing with me.  Please excuse this blabbering mess of a post, I know it's filled with run-on sentences and grammar errors--but that's just the way life is sometimes!

Hope your weeks have been to a better start than mine. I guess it can only go up from here for me!

Have a great Wednesday!