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Do-over

14 Feb

Ever have one of those days? You know what I’m talking about. I haven’t been sleeping well for the past few weeks because I can’t seem to shut my brain off. Yes, I’m still waiting for my test results (refer to last weeks’ post), I’ve been thinking about the kids, my job, vacation, blog posts, anything and everything. I feel relaxed until about 10pm, then, I don’t know what happens, my brain just clicks on and it takes a LONG time for it to shut off.

Well, Sunday night I had one night of sleep ‘bliss’. It was fantastic, I think it was one of those pure exhaustion-can’t possibly do one more thing-heavy eyelids kind of sleep. The next morning I felt like I could conquer the world. I had that extra spring in my step, a wider smile on my face, the sun was out and BAM just like that I felt like a new woman! As I got ready for work I just couldn’t get over how great it felt to truly sleep, I even had extra time left after getting all the kids ready and off to school. Driving to my first account, as the sun was beaming on my face on this strangely ‘warm’ Michigan winter morning a squirrel decided to cross my path, thus started the decline of the day. I couldn’t slam my brakes because there was a car behind me. After hearing the ‘thunk’ I glanced at my rear-view mirror and yup, all I saw was the tail waving in the wind. 25 feet later at a traffic light I look back and the driver of the car behind me (which had also run over the squirrel) is CRYING! I hoped it wasn’t about the squirrel, but I know it was because she was also looking in her rearview mirror. I hated the thought of the pain I caused the squirrel and the other driver, but it just happened. Walking into my first account I say to the receptionist, “Wow, you’re busy today, but hey it’s Monday,right?” She replies, “Is it?” Confusion hits and she says, “Anna, it’s Tuesday.” Wow, I missed a day, duh. On to the next office… surprise, I locked my keys in my car. All of this before 10 am.

Oh how easy it is for little things to ruin our mood. Here’s the best part,( something I told myself over and over), tomorrow’s a new day. We don’t get many, if any, do-overs in life, but we do get experience and a fresh start every morning so there’s always something to look forward to—life.

Today I wear Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Color in Sexy Lips. It’s a sheer red, great for any skintone. I love the texture and chose it just because.

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21 Responses to “Do-over”

  1. Jo February 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh yes ma’am! Excellently done. We can’t do today over, but we can try again tomorrow. And even more importantly, we can enjoy the now, if for no other reason than because we have a chance to be in it!

    ♥ Better and brighter days to come!

    • Anna February 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

      Thanks Jo, enjoy the now!

  2. Kay Balbi February 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Nice job. My mom had thyroid cancer about 18 years ago, they removed it, and she has been doing well since. A few weeks ago I went to the dr and they told me I should have mine checked as it is enlarged and they felt some nodules. I need to make an appointment but I need insurance first. Thanks for sharing your take on this topic. You have a great attitude. I enjoyed reading your post.

    • Anna February 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

      Thanks Kay, I wish my journey with thyroid ca was easier, but it’s been ok. I know how you feel with the non insurance. I didnt have any for a year between jobs so I held off on scans and tests. Some docs will negotiate, good luck!

  3. danneromero February 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    thank goodness for the dawning of a new day…

    • k~ February 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      It is a little bit ironic that on the day you felt the best you had in so long, so many things crossed your path (some pun intended) to attempt to take that away from you. I think I would have climbed back in the car after the visit to the client that thought it was Tuesday when clearly it was Monday (grinZ) turned the music up loud, and made a day of the drive!

      • Anna February 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

        Believe me, by 2:00 I was headed home to do some admin work…is it a full moon?

    • Anna February 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

      You got that right!

  4. Claudia February 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Love the ending 🙂

    • Anna February 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

      Thanks Claudia!

  5. Kat February 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Boy, do we all have those days! Thank heavens we do get a new start tomorrow. Thanks for making me smile.

  6. Kelly Louise (@GenePoolDiva) February 16, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I love a new day, a new perspective, a fresh start.

    • Anna February 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Me too!

  7. Gill Mojo February 16, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    It really is amazing how a small thing can ruin your whole day if you let it. Mine wasn’t as traumatic as the squirrel incident, but I spilled jam from a doughnut on my pristine new coat the other day (yeah, shouldn’t have been eating while wearing it, I know) and it seemed to start a spiral down of one bad thing after another. I could have used a do-over, but instead, I managed to turn the day around and that is down to experience…. from all the other times I needed a do-over! Great post :o)

    • Anna February 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Yuck, jelly on new coat…reminds me when one of my kids spit up on my suit jacket when he was a baby right as I was leaving for work…ahhh, funny memories and great experiences

  8. Brenda February 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    No do overs.. and why would we want to when as you said, everything is fresh the next day. The most we can strive for is to live in the moment, to be present perfect and know when we close our eyes at the end of the day, we did our best. Hugs. Thinking of you.

    • Anna February 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

      Thanks Brenda! Thank goodness for fresh starts. I like that…at the end of the day we did our best!

  9. Kathy February 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I am always telling my kids that maybe tomorrow is a new day which is fresh, and free of all mistakes. Some days just go like that, but think to yourself tomorrow is a brand new day and will be loads better. You can’t redo today, but you can have a better tomorrow and I hope you do!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

    • Anna February 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      Thanks Kathy! Love all these life lessons we can pass on to our kids! At the very least, every day starts out awesome!

  10. Beth February 19, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Yes! Every new day (every new moment, really) provides another chance. LOVE your outlook, as always.

    • Anna February 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks Beth!

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