Are you having one of those days?

One of those days, when your mind goes blank?! This has been me today, sitting at my computer, wondering what to write.

Definition of “writer’s block” on Wikipedia:
Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges from difficulty in coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer's block has been a documented problem.

YIKES! When you read it like that, it makes you wonder – why can’t I just think today?! But, it’s expected, right? I mean, we don’t ever really know what the outcome of any day will be … and today, well, it was one of those days when things happened unexpectedly!!
Why was my day so off today, you ask? Because – I had to take two of my children to the hospital, and Momma was a little worried. I have always said, better safe than sorry, and truth be told, the children will listen to what a doctor says!! And, it will ease my mind!

End result? They are both fine (well, bronchitis and a sore foot), but they had to stay home to relax. NO BIGGIE, right?!
Here, I want to share a story with you, but before I do, here’s a little tip:

It’s OKAY to be thrown off at times. It’s OKAY because life does get busy and sometimes, things need to re-shift so that you can manage your day accordingly!!
Table set, plates empty…

It was a night when I had the table set, ready to go, but dinner in the oven wasn’t quite ready yet. I couldn’t believe it…it was cooking for two hours, and it still wasn’t ready (it was a roast…)?!!

We had to be out the door for basketball, and I was to get grocery shopping done. This absolutely was not going to happen if we sat around any longer.
Frustrated, I said – Forget it. Just forget it.Leave the plates, turn off the oven, grab the grocery bags.Let the dogs out, get the kids in the van, and LET’S GO!!!I could feel myself getting anxious, wondering what we were going to do?!

After a few minutes of thinking…
Dogs were taken out.Kids got in the van.And off we went.
The kids were fed (thanks to McDonald’s!!)Mark got them to basketball.And me, I got the grocery shopping done!

I was able to control the extremity of my anxious mind by turning my panic mode into calm mode. Like a TV, turning down the volume from all of the loud noise, and just taking a minute to PAUSE!

The thing is…there are options…there is ALWAYS another way!!!Even if it costs a few extra dollars, it can save you from a lot of stress!!

I made the quick decision that it was OKAY to just leave everything, make last minute changes, and pick up something quick for dinner!

I know for a fact, that I am not the only parent who panics and tries to balance everything in last minute intervals. Actually, that’s the story of my life, and if it’s yours as well, so be it!! You’re doing awesome, and you should remember that as a parent, not everything is going to go according to plan!!

For all those parents out there who panic about last minute fast food outings – meh, don’t let it stress you out! If it gives you sanity in that moment, then go for it!!!
It’s not a bad thing, and it’s not bad parenting!!
Let me tell you, the plates were still on the table.Dinner was ready for the next day!And I felt great!!!
“Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…”

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