Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The time Wednesday royally kicked my butt!

Just about everybody has used the expression "Its just one of those days!". It usually means one of two things. Either its been a day where everything bad that could possibly happen actually happens, nothing goes right for you at all, or the craziest things ever just happen.
My day was the latter. This story may seem like it could not happen but believe me, it did.
It started with a broken dryer which I took upon myself to fix. I have fixed every one that Ive owned. This one decided to just quit. I repaired the darn thing, turned it on and it worked for about five minutes then quit again. The motor was shot, Yay for me.
Score: 1-0
This "Day" started off just kicking my butt. The battle between me and my "Day" had begun, my evil nemesis. We will call him Wednesday.
This led to my wife having to go to her brothers to do laundry leaving me at home with four children. While she was gone the day just progressed into crazieness.
My father in law decided to mow the lawn. As he was doing this the lawn mower quit working,the belt  came off, which meant I had to go fix it. Of course, since I am mister fix it all. What man doesnt think he can actually fix everything? Right?
Score: 2-0
Moving on, I fixed it and he started mowing again. During this time I was trying to get my two year old son to take a nap without success. If anybody is counting this is problem number three. 
Score: 3-0
 This is when my sister in law came over and picked up her son, who lives with me part of the time, to take him to the park. He had been acting up all day and was grounded. Which led up to more issues than I care to elaborate on. Bottom line is that it was not a fun morning between my nephew and myself.
Score: 4-0
All of the sudden my father in law started yelling
"Shannon, I need your help!"
 I ran outside thinking he is hurt but no, the lawn mower was on fire. He had poured gas in it and it just lit up.
The fire got put out leaving us with a mess to clean up.
Score: 5-0
Believing now that I could actually go lay down with my son and get a little break from my glorious day was too much to ask for apparently.
Lauren (my sis in law) came back with my nephew Justin because she had to go to work and he was bad while they were out. Leading me to an afternoon of grounding. He is one of those stubborn kids at times. If I didn't know any better I would say he was my own, ha ha. Or at least a Williams.
Score: 5 and a half -0 (half a point because this one had already started today. My story, my rules!)
Finally I just gave up on getting my son Noah to sleep. This would be the time my son Evan's ear decided to start leaking. Yes I said leaking. He had tubes put in his ears recently and now his ear was oozing liquid. He started crying because his ear hurt and kinda freaked out over the ooze. Tomorrow another Dr. visit.
Score: 6-0
Now this just happened to be the exact moment my son Logan decided he was going to jump on the top bunk of his bed and let the ceiling fan slice his head open. Therefore blood and more crying. That made three out of the four kids crying at this point. No worries, Noah has a surprise all of his own coming up.
Score: 7-0
Noah figured out that he can have quite a high pitch scream. He thought this was hilarious and decided he wanted to do it over and over and over and....wait for it....over again. He also decided that it was funny to not listen to me  and run away when I tried to make him stop.
Lets go over this....three crying, one screaming, one oozing, one bleeding. Not too shabby.
Score: 8-0
My wife FINALLY came home. I thought she was going to save me from all of this. As usual, I was wrong. She had run out of her meds, for her thyroid and so on, and was feeling really bad. So I let her go lay down for a bit while I cooked dinner.
Score: 9-0
Now the kids were fed, showered, teeth brushed and ready for bed. With the day that my wife and I had we were kind of  a little bit on edge. What do married couples do when they have had a day like this? I am not ashamed to admit it because EVERYBODY does it. Even the ones who try to act like they don't.
We got into a little bit of a tiff. Nothing bad just a few disagreements over things that really weren't even worth it. The usual things most couple argue over. Realizing later how stupid it was and making up. Which by the way is the best part!
Score: 10-0
Of course there was a bit more that had happened but these were the big ones that I had decided to share. The thing people dont realize is that I have a lot of medical issues which put me on disability. Both from the Army and from my place of employment. When I have a day like today where I dont feel sick I really want that day to go good. Today was not that day though.
So Wednesday had really showed me up and kicked my butt.
Or did it?
I actually ended up winning for the day and totally reversed it. This is how that happended.
I put my kids to bed and they smiled at me, gave me hugs and kisses and told me they loved me. My wife and I went to be and looked at each other knowing instantly that we love and adore each other. Even after three hard years of medical problems etc....
I win and let me explain why; Having the worst day in the world can get turned around by one small word with the biggest meaning. No matter what happens on a horrible day or how bad life seems it could never superceed what I receive from my family and will cherish for the rest of my days. LOVE.


  1. Way to go Shan! You did a great job here! love you. Now I'm off to spread the word about your blog. I'm so proud of you!

  2. Oh two things. We need to figure out why your follow button is not showing up and we need to get rid of the annoying letters you have to type in to post a comment. Most people can see to type those in I will send you an email on how to to the latter. I just don't know how to get your follow button to show.

  3. Firstly, you need to listen to your sis and get your follow button working because I need to be able to click on it! What a day! I probably should be considered horrible for laughing a little when the ceiling fan sliced your poor boy's head, but it was just out of sheer disbelief of how bad things were getting! I love how you ended it and I couldn't agree with you more. You are blessed so take that Wednesday!

  4. Thank you for the comments. I think I have the follow link on here correctly. Lyndee, I changed the having to type a word thing so you can post comments in peace now. lol. Padded Cell Princess, first off love the name ;) second Its not wrong to laugh. At that point I had to kind of laugh also. It was a "What else could go wrong today?" type of laugh.

  5. Oh, what a great post. You are a positive thinker.

    Janie Lola

  6. Hello Shannon, Must say you are only a half stranger to me since your sister has more than once blabbed out all your little secrets :) I happen to miss my brother like crazy so I have developed this habit of cruising around blog world and adopting promising candidates. Melynda said she wouldn't mind sharing you ;D

    1. Sharing him? You can have him. Ok not have him but rent him. Occasionally he is nice to me so I'll take him back on those days.

  7. I told myself that you couldn't be funny because, well... because "you're a man in a woman's world over here." Don't kill me (lol).

    okay, your sister convinced me that you're funny so I came over to your page.

    Then I read the "About Me."

    This is you: "I am me and that is who I am. I can only be who I am and that person is me."

    So I said okay, I like humor and nothing beats I'm am me because that's who I am (in a nutshell).

    then I looked at your post and said, wow, it's long. But the more I read, the more you hooked me. That's not nice.

    You even made me laugh when I read this because I guess everyone can relate.

    "We got into a little bit of a tiff. Nothing bad just a few disagreements over things that really weren't even worth it. The usual things most couple argue over. Realizing later how stupid it was and making up. Which by the way is the best part!"

    That's it. Have fun. Your sister is right. Now, I don't think you mom can be as funny as you are. I'll see.

    1. Thank you. I was hoping it wasnt too long. The thought that people would read it and not want to stop was what I was going for. Im glad you enjoyed reading about the craziness in my life.

  8. This was very much like reading one of your sister's posts, & I hope you realize THAT WAS A COMPLIMENT!! Get a "follow" button so I can click it!!!!!!!!!!

    1. It's at the very bottom of his page. Shan move it to the side so people can see it. Just go to design grab it and pull it up and over. Love ay bro

    2. Yeah she learned all her tricks from me.She just took my guy stories and turned themm into girl stories. In all actuality she couldve not changed a thing since my name is Shannon.

  9. Yup! It all comes down to when you count your blessings, you minimize all else! Love you, baby boy!

  10. Once again, thank you to everybody that read and commented on my first blog. There will be plenty more where this came from soo stay tuned. I have the follow button in the appropriate area now so please feel free to click on it. Love you to mother. I will be going on everybody elses blogs to check them out as soon as I can. I am new to this but got hooked after my first one.

    1. And now you can call yourself an addict, darling.

    2. I just might do that Janie. i could also just be addicted to the addiction of being an addict. ;)

  11. You have 6 followers already! Way to go! It took me 2 months before I had that many followers!

    1. Im sure I had more help than you did when you started! lol

  12. What the heck dude! Don't use I don't feel good as an excuse! Where's my story! Don't make me fire you! love ya