I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” –Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Sometimes…I am mooooody. Moody with a capital “M”.

This past week, I felt overwhelmed, stressed, and emotional. I would cry at the drop of a hat, and at pictures of fluffy kittens. Yesterday I almost cried several times over unfortunate events and insensitive two year olds.
I was talking to my husband about my “feelings” last night while I ironed. He was buried under covers, trying to sleep. I told him how I feel like I’m not myself half the time, and I wonder if anyone notices…I poured my troubled heart out over the steam of the iron. I asked him if he thought I was crazy, and there was a heavy pause.
“Just think about tri-tip burritos. That’s what I’m doing,” he replied from beneath a pillow.
“!!!!!!”
Yesterday was sketchy. I was on the brink the whole day.
I woke up this morning, and it was a new day. A day with coffee because I bought some yesterday. A day with the promise of a swim party at a friends house. A day where my son woke me up with kisses, said “I ruve you” and broke out in song.
“Schwing row, schweet cherry-ot” sung gently in my ear, a great beginning to a new start, a great gift to unwrap before my feet hit the ground.
A new day can be redemption for an old day: a new start. I can’t tell you how excited I am that today is today and not yesterday.
p.s. Derrick has generously offered his counseling/dinner planning services to anyone who’s interested.
p.p.s. not really, but I think I’m funny. That’s all that matters right?

tuesdays unwrapped at cats

14 thoughts on “I Have Coffee (And Other Reasons Today is Better than Yesterday)

  1. I have had that EXACT conversation w/ Dave….”not myself….do you think I am crazy?…” He IS a counselor and his response is usually a long pause as well…
    So much for therapy:)

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  2. I'm so sorry that you had a hard yesterday… My yesterday was pretty good… my today on the other hand is relating to your yesterday! Glad to hear your hope… I'll be looking forward to a better day tomorrow.

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  3. I agree with you – new days are such a good invention. It's so good to “forget” yesterday and start a new day with no mistakes in it yet.
    I love Anne of Green Gables. She sees special things in ordinary things – like the village pond is the lake of shining waters to her – just love it

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  4. Kudos for a great outlook. Even if it is only for today. One day at a time. That's what we HAVE to do when one has kids. I could write a book of what I've been through today already…and it's not dinner time…let's just say it involves more DOCTORS. Who knew?! 😉 Here's to great evenings!

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  5. It's important to believe you're funny–especially when your kids hit their teen years and repeatedly tell you, “You're not funny.” After a while, I started introducing myself to people as “I'm so-and-so's mom, and I'm not funny.” Which is odd, because I always thought that I was…

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  6. At least he didn't say that he thought you were acting the same as always:)

    I'm so happy you have coffee. From the bottom of my heart and from my memories of being out of coffee last month. Toddlerhood is too short for a mommy to be in caffeine withdrawal.

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  7. JDaniel has started greeting me with “Good Morning” when I get him out of his crib in the morning and after his nap. I reall need to see the nap “Good Morning” as a second chance at the day.

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