Mama Diaries

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mama's Bad Day

It didn't start off well this morning.  I was rudely awakened at 6:30 AM by the screeching of the fire alarm.  I bolted out of bed and immediately sought the source of this problem.

My kids ran out of their rooms, covering their ears.  "Mom, what's going on?" they shouted.

"Don't know, but I'll figure it out!"

I didn't smell anything weird.  I didn't see anything weird.  It was puzzling.

After about two minutes, the ear piercing  noise stopped.  I looked at those stupid alarms on the ceiling and secretly said a few bad words to them (don't tell my kids!).  

Aggravated, I went down into the basement to see if anything odd was going on down there.  That's when I noticed the sump pump battery.  The "fill water" light was on.  Fine.  I grabbed the distilled water and battery pump filler thing and took care of that little problem.  I think something weird was going on with the battery, because the skin on my face and hands burned so bad from just being around it! ( I later called my husband - who's in Atlanta of course - and told him about it.  He said the battery was probably giving off harmful hydrogen compounds which burned my skin and caused the alarms to go off. Great.)

Next problem:  "Mama, I want French Toast for breakfast," my son said.

Okay.  What could be hazardous about making French Toast?  I turned the stove on to heat the pan. Unfortunately,  I didn't notice that the darn thing didn't ignite (it's gas).  About 20 seconds later, I noticed a horrible smell.  I secretly muttered a few more bad words, turned the stove off, and turned the oven fans on, hoping to clear the air.  I also went to the sliding back door and opened that.   As I closed the screen door, I smashed my index and middle fingers into it.  Pain!!!!!  My fingers immediately swelled up.

So now here I am with smashed fingers, burnt skin, and a practically busted eardrum.  I'd say that's a bad day!

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  1. I'd have to agree, Sherry. But as bad things like to come in threes, you may have seen the worst of it. It has to get better.

    House problems are a pain, and there's always something that wants attention.

    Hope things improve but you'll laugh it off, or write another post, eh?

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    1. The rest of the day was better. So aside from a black and blue finger nail, I'm doing just fine! :)

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  2. At least it's a day.

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    Lauren

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    1. Exactly! I'm grateful for every day I'm alive - smashed fingers and all!

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  3. Oh wow. That kinda sucks. I'm glad everything is okay now...it is right?

    Karen

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  4. there are days when it would have been better that we overslept them :(

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    1. Yes! Except it's kind of hard to oversleep when a fire alarm is blasting in your ears!

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  5. Oh dear, what a day..days like this just reminds of all the bad words we could ever think of.

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    1. My mom would be shocked at all the bad words I know. ;)

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  6. Oh, no. I don't have children around so I'm saying the bad words out loud for you. #@%*&!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks! I feel so much better now! ;)

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  7. What a horrible day you had, poor thing! We all send our sympathies. Better days are coming. So sorry to hear about your stressful adventure.

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    1. Thanks. All is well, now. And except for a black and blue finger nail, I'm just fine.

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  8. Damn, many many bad words had to be muttered after that. With all your wounds you may have to order parts in and become a duck billed robot haha

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    1. Hahaha! You had to throw the duck bill in there, didn't you!

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  9. *hugs* That is a horrible day. I sure hope it's gotten better.

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    1. It did. The rest of the day went pretty smoothly.

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  10. What a rude awakening. I hope tomorrow is much better.

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    1. I wasn't thrilled to be awakened by that kind of alarm clock! Today has been much better!

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  11. Gosh. I think after all that, you need to treat yourself to something very nice. I would be heading for the spa to get a facial myself-

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    1. Hmmm. That sounds like a pretty good idea!

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  12. Oh nooo. May I bake you some cookies? Will that help? Or how about cake? Your pick.

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    1. Cookies would be fabulous, thank you! You're so kind! ;)

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  13. I say: "It's all UP from here!"
    Stay Safe, my friend.
    -g-

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    1. You're right. When you're at the bottom, there's no place to go but up! ;)

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  14. Put today behind you Sherry, there's a better day tomorrow. Take care.

    Yvonne.

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    1. It's all good. Into every life a little rain must fall!

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  15. It always could be worse, right? ;)

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    1. Absolutely! At least none of us ended up in the hospital, and the house is still standing!

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  16. Oh Sherry, I am so very sorry to hear that you burned your face and hands, not to mention the other two accidents. Once the feel better, you'll be able to write a story about this. Please be careful or Bubba will have to run the house. :-)

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    1. Oh my! Could you imagine Bubba in charge? Oy!

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  17. What can I say? With that kind of start, there was no way to go but UP! (Hopefully.)

    You deserve a bubble bath, a nice glass of wine, and a big hunk of decadent chocolate.

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    1. I like that! Any excuse for pampering! :0)

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  18. Some days just really go wrong from the start. Hopefully it ended better.

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  19. OMG :( so sorry that does sound like a horrible day

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  20. Ack! You weren't kidding about your day being bad... D:

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  21. Yikes! I'm so sorry to hear that Wednesday was such a bad day for you. I hope that today is a much better day. Sending good thoughts your way!

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    1. Thanks! Today has started out much better!

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  22. I hope you're feeling better! What a terrible day :(

    P.S. Thank you for reviewing "Fractured Fairy Tales" and my memoir. Your words meant so much to me! ;)

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    1. You're welcome! I always enjoy reading your work!

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  23. Sounds like one of those days where you wonder why you got out of bed! Sorry. Hope it got better as the day went on. :)

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  24. Looks like you had a bad day, hope its behind you now and things will get better for you.

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  25. That is indeed a bad day. It is a day to go to bed and pull the covers over your head.

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  26. wow that was a bad day--little bit of friendly advice for you sherry---i think the frozen french toast is amazing--now mind you i eat frozen waffles--but i don't think they are anywhere as good as homemade, but the frozen french toast is pretty darn close and a lot safer :)

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