GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


a bad day

Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

pretty catchy song there by daniel powter. i've heard it off and on quite a bit...especially last year on tv during nascar. it's pretty appropriate at times!

today was kind of a bad day for me. not super-bad. just annoyingly bad. maybe you know what i mean.

first, i got up a little later than i planned. i wanted to make a batch of my chicken noodle soup for lunch, and this takes a bit of time and effort. and i didn't have quite enough time to get it done for lunch. so i made the decision at about 11am to make the meal i had planned for supper at lunchtime and then we'd just have soup for supper instead. not a bad plan. and basically, lunch worked out okay...a little later than usual, but it was do-able. i nearly burned the chicken, but it still tasted good anyways. so after washing a bunch of dishes, i went back to working on the soup.

i was nearly done. the only thing i hadn't added yet was the noodles. i had a little extra time before we would eat, so i decided to let the soup simmer for a bit and would add the noodles later. my beautiful kenmore stovetop has a "simmer select" button that you can use to make the temp even lower...it's supposed to be especially useful for simmering soups. so i decided to try it. i pushed the button. (my soup was already on low heat...#2 on the dial.) i barely...really hardly at all!...moved the dial up toward #3 and...POP!!!!

the stove's lights, clock, everything just quit.

oh great. that's just wonderful.

turns out the circuit breaker {in the big gray box on the wall of the basement} for the stove tripped. and won't reset. so we'll have to get it fixed tomorrow. thankfully, that's the only thing on that circuit breaker. if only i had cooked the noodles in my soup before that happened! then we could have just heated up bowls of soup in the microwave. but no. no soup for supper.

i was so hungry for that soup tonight too!

well, at least today wasn't a total loss. the soup is currently in the fridge awaiting a working stovetop to finish cooking it on. and my husband set up the basketball hoop for bubba after they both had a bowl of cereal for supper. i think bubba's been asking to be able to "shoot hoops" for at least a year now. as for me, i had popcorn for supper. and i even shared it with my boyz.


  1. We had a similar thing happen in February (think, cold temps) initially brought on by the toaster, but it was the main breaker on our really old breaker box that went, which threw out all the electricity in the house (including heat!!) except for about 3 random outlets in really odd places. That was a very non-enjoyable half a day!

  2. May you have a much better day today!

    Hang in there. And, yes, the song is catchy [smile].


  3. thanks for your words of encouragement! today seems to be a better day. yay!


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