Do You Ever Feel Thwarted???

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This may or may not be someone who shall remain nameless

That was my day Monday. As the saying goes, I couldn't win for losing.

First, let it be noted that it was Monday. 'Nough said.

So, yes, I got up late. And, yes, all the normal morning things took twice as long to accomplish, but I was bound and determined I was going to get back into my exercise routine. I got half way though when a child (who shall remain nameless) came howling from the barn. I ran out to the porch. While investigating the situation, the Jehovah's Witnesses showed up. Now, we live in the middle of nowhere. How did they find us?

By the time I was through with the JW's and got to the bottom of the situation with the kids, I had completely cooled down. I gave up on the rest of my workout.

Finding the two little ones to start our lessons was a challenge since one (who shall remain nameless) decided to investigate all fifty acres of the farm. I opened my mouth to begin teaching when the lunch person came in asking, “So, what's for lunch?” Already?!?

I did about half of the lesson with little ones and then paused to eat. Well, not the first menu suggestion, since we were out of cheese. (When are we ever out of cheese?)

Trying to hurry the clean up along I pulled out a chair to sweep and found someone's (who shall remain nameless–wait, he's been nameless three times–I see a trend) lunch on his chair. Apparently, the dessert offered tempted him to hide his lunch. But it took some time to deal with the situation.

Ugh, it was after one o'clock. I try to get outside for an hour between one and two because I need vitamin D. I scooped up all the little ones craft supplies and took them out to the picnic table. And here is where it gets really interesting.

Just as I set up my chair, a huge clap of thunder rolled. “Don't worry, Mom,” my big kids said. “It's been doing that all morning.” Dark clouds rolled in, another big boom, and I scooped everything up and took it all inside. Just as I got everyone settled in our dining room, a windowless antebellum log cabin–the electricity went off. As steam poured out my ears, thunder rattled the house.

We lost a branch and my son and daughter-in-law had no electricity because a telephone pole went down (which actually brightened our day because they came to visit.)

Once the electricity came back on we actually accomplished everything I set out to accomplish, praise the Lord, but WHAT A DAY!

How about you? How's your day going?


One Response to Do You Ever Feel Thwarted???
  1. Christy Scherer says:

    I love this post! Thank you for sharing.