#SOL17: It was one of those mornings

Alarm.

Snooze.

Alarm.

Snooze.

Alarm.

Snooze.

“Is it really morning?”

“I have a really long list.  I have to get back in the routine.”

It was one of those mornings.

“The clock read 4:15 am.”

Failure 1 

Strike 1

strike one

Filter.

Coffee

Water.

Hit the button.

“No smell.”

“No dripping.”

“No coffee.”

It was one of those mornings.

Failure 2 

Strike 2

strike two

Turned on the laptop.

Ready to read and write.

One hour of my choice.

“No power light.”

“No light on the extension cord.”

It was one of those mornings.

Failure 3   

Strike 3

three strikes

I didn’t read emails.

I didn’t check Twitter.

I didn’t check Facebook.

I didn’t check out my agenda for #NCTE17

It was the second day of real time. 

The return to regular time. 

No more daylight savings time.

I changed my alarm clock.

I put the missing water in the coffeepot.

I plugged in the extension cord.

I read on my iPad until 5 am.

WIN 1

Touchdown!

touchdown

The gift of time.  It was one of those mornings!




What do you do on days that start out disastrously? 

How do you turn them around?




slice of life

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20 responses

  1. My Monday was a giant disaster too. Things kept getting worse and whatever I did seemed to fail. Sigh. Some days are like that, right? Today’s another day! Hope your day today is better!

    1. Another interesting day but nothing that I could change. Only my reaction . . . and I was so thankful to be alone. A bit of anguish and then moving on!

  2. Looks like you made the best use of your added time. Reading always turns things around!

    1. Thanks, Christine! That ownership of my mornings is a high priority! I really hate when it gets hijacked! LOL

  3. I know what you mean. Those days when everything, the simplest things fall apart. I suppose that’s the gift of age. You see it coming and then adapt. And in the end, see the good in it!

    1. Julieanne,
      So many possibilities every day! Looking for the good . . . hoping that is the winner every time. Is that wisdom from age or succumbing to the inevitability???

  4. This was my morning today!
    Coffee always helps! 🙂

    1. Something about the smoothing smell of coffee early in the morning. Almost heavenly! YES!

  5. I often think about Alexander on days like that and use his refrain about moving to Australia to humor myself out of it. Sometimes it even works.

    1. Adrienne,
      Australia felt possible yesterday but I didn’t know what the weather was there. Which season? I would have to know before I could say it out loud!
      Thanks!

  6. I try to remember to go with the flow. It makes me really appreciate those days when all goes well to begin with which thankfully is what usually happens.

    1. Love the usual BORING! I’m such a creature of habit that my mornings are ALL about ME! If not, why would I ever continue to reward myself??? ❤

  7. Some days you just feel like you want to crawl back into bed and pull the covers up over your head. Of course, you would miss out on all of the opportunities you have to turn the day around and make things happen. Looks like you took charge and turned things around. Good you you, Fran.

    1. I though about that solution but it would have just made the overall list longer . . . and moved it all to another day! Thanks! Decisive action helps SOMETIMES!

  8. This made me giggle and I could definitely relate. Glad the day turned around for you!

    1. Lisa,
      I am so NOT a baseball fan so this was fun for me to write! Great to see you!

  9. Hope the rest of your day continues to improve. I usually stop, pray, and start “over.” It always helps. Thanks for bringing us a smile with your writing.

    1. Aileen,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. Changing my thinking often requires effort. Just trying to demo that so I can share with others! You are so welcome!

  10. I had to read your post because Alexander always shows up each year in my class and my own personal life. I’m glad you survived all those strikes! I really enjoyed your format.

    1. There’s almost an inevitability about Alexander and his presence. I use format to mask an uncertainty about how to tell traditional small moments. So many different ways to tell a story! ❤

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