Friday, January 28, 2011

My Day From Hell Could Be Worse: Help Me Give to a Good Cause!

So...I don't have a post scheduled for today because a) I did Erica and Christy's mug shot blogfest yesterday and 2) yesterday was the Day From Hell.

If you wake up this morning and you turn on the news, you might see that a plane has crashed into my house in the middle of the night because that is just how my luck was going yesterday. 

I'll make a painful story short:
Drop sick car off at shop...and then dropped off at work by hubs who thankfully had the day off with the remaining car
Crappy day at work: seriously, everyone is out to get us.  Especially the printer gods.
Find out just how much the bill is for the car: crap my pants
Find out daughter is barking like a dog so hubs takes her to the dr
Get picked up from work and go to book club (thankfully)
Get dropped off at home at 8 to find Little Monster barking her head off and sobbing at the same time: snot is 10x worse.
Sister in law is in my living room sobbing her own head off.
Sit and listen to sister in law, give advice, the whole time listening to make sure Little Monster doesn't bark up a lung.
Take a shower.
Finally sit down to write this post and not have any time to look at anyone's blogs.  (So sorry guys!)

So.  Yeah.  Fun day.  BUT it could be worse.  They just did the homeless count in our town and it's not looking good.  I'm so lucky to have a wonderful husband, beautiful daughter, a job, a roof over my head and at least one car to drive.  So many people don't have these things and I try to think of that when I'm down or have a crappy day. 

So, even though I'm feeling crappola, I know I can spare a little.  So I'm going to give a dollar to one of my favorite charities, Soles4Souls for each comment I get on this post today.  This charity gives shoes out to needy people around the world including the U.S.  I would so love it if you'd spread the word!

Oh and P.S.  I am SO catching up on your blogs this weekend.

34 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Abby, Coleen sent me this way.

First off. *hugs* At least (hopefully) the bad day is behind you.

And I think it's an excellent idea to give back, so count me in as a comment for charity. :D Karma has a way of rewarding those who do good for others. Chin up!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That means today can only be better!
Glad kiddo didn't bark up a lung. That might be an expensive doctor trip.

Matthew Rush said...

I came from Colene's blog, so I'm now your newest follower. Nice ta meet ya!

Now, as to your post, I am so sorry for your day, but I think you make an excellent point. To be thankful, and to even be giving, in spite of everything you're going through? Well that's just awesome. Totally inspiring and really respectful.

Matthew Rush said...

Er, respectABLE that's supposed to say. Sorry for the double comment!

Lisa said...

Well, the good news is today can only be better!

Hope the little one is feeling better soon (and that you don't catch anything!).

Meredith said...

Such a sweet idea! Hopefully this will bring you good karma, too. I hope your daughter is feeling better!

Kindros said...

I'm glad you made it through the day. At first I was like, that is terrible luck to have a plane hit your house, but just shows it could be much worse. Hope today is much better for you. I linked to you on my blog as well for charity. :)

Lisa Aldin said...

Great Idea! Here's my comment! Comment!

Colene Murphy said...

Awe yeay! You got Matthew!! (He is awesome badassery) ANYWAY, I have been watching a lot of My Name is Earl lately and Karma totally works for him, so how can it not for you?! Good things happen to good people. Not always in ways they might expect but you are doing some amazingly good stuff today so just hang in there!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, very good for the karma! There are so many people who need so much right now, so this is very good of you.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Every day is a new adventure. I'm sure in time you'll be able to take the misery of yesterday and apply it somehow to your writing. Like Matthew, I came over to your blog via Colene's. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

lotusgirl said...

Sounds like tough times. I hope your daughter gets better quickly.

Angela Felsted said...

That's one horrible, no good, very bad day. I hope your daughter feels better soon, and you as well.

Rachel Searles said...

New follower via Kindros... Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

The Golden Eagle said...

I saw the link to this post over at Random Kindros and decided to check out your blog . . . new follower. :)

I hope your daughter gets better soon!

Here's to a much better weekend!

Donea Lee said...

Aww, Abby! I so hope your daughter is feeling better, the car NEVER breaks down again (we can hope, right? :)) and that you have a wonderful weekend! What an inspiring post - so great of you to give back! Count me in and I'm going to put in a special revision to include you in my post today. Hope it brings some more traffic your way for a great cause!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Sorry to hear about your day. But hey, what a heartwarming end to your post.

Soles4Souls is an extraordinary charity. Good for you Abby :)

Eeshie said...

Your Souls4Souls idea is so sweet!

Hai, I'm Eeshie by the way. Here's my blog:

idontskinnydipichunkydunk.blogspot.com

(I got your blog from RandomKindros!)

Anne said...

I'm so sorry you had a bad day. :( But big props for making the most out of it! You rock.

Soles4Souls Inc. said...

Hey Abby,

We're so honored that you'd want to give $1 for every comment on the post today! As much as I thought about tweeting this out to all our follower, I figured I woul spare you the cost of possible having thousands of comments.

Thank you so much for your partnership in changing the world one pair at a time! If you're ever looking to get involved more, never hesitate to shoot me an email & I can get you the info you need.

Hope you're day turned out to be awesome!
Jeremy, S4S staff
jeremyc@giveshoes.org

Jennie Bailey said...

Today will be so much better than yesterday! I just know it. Crappy days serve to help us appreciate the good ones! Sounds like you know how to turn it around. Have a GREAT weekend!

M Pax said...

Wow, that is a crappy day. Hope today is better.

Wannabe Writer said...

What a fantastic way to put things into perspective. You're doing an amazing thing!

Hope your little one feels better soon!

Stephanie Faris said...

Well, I haven't watched the news this morning but I'm pretty sure a plane didn't crash into anyone's house...so sounds like your luck is turning around!

Ann said...

Hi Abby, nice to meet you. I popped over from Colene's blog. There are just some days you should have pulled pulled the covers over your head and not ventured out of the bed. Having said that, there is always a silver lining if you look hard enough. What a wonderful and generous thing to do. Soles4Souls...love it. Well done. Hope today is better too!

Rachael Harrie said...

Hi Abby, sending you hugs. Hope your weekend has been better and Little Monster is feeling all right now.

Great plan for donations!!!

Rach

Melissa said...

I hope your weekend is better Abby. I am so sorry that your day yesterday was so awful.

Madeline said...

Aw, I'm sorry! It's good you can look at a crappy day and realize it could have been much worse though. :)

Angela Darling said...

That is certainly a crummy day. I hope Little Monster is feeling much better. You're so right. As crappy as our lives may seem to us, we are so blessed to have the things we do. Here's hoping you have been having a much better day... and clean underwear, since you crapped them teehee :P

Jen Daiker said...

Wow Abby. Sounds like quite the day. I think that should be the only damage allowed this year. I'm with Alex, means that the next day can only be that much better.

How sweet of you to donate for such a great cause!

alexia said...

Sorry you had a sucko day! When you have days like that though, the next one is almost always better :)

Kimberly said...

I hope things are better! Sorry you had such a bad day. It's just awesome that you are giving back!

erica and christy said...

We're catching up this weekend, too - sorry we missed this! We had to do our point-in-time homeless count at work on Friday, too. Thankfully, all of ours had roofs over their heads, even if they weren't their own.

Hope things are looking up for you, too!
erica

Amie Kaufman said...

Man, that really was a rotten day, boo. You're right, though--our bad days are better than some people's good days. I really admire that you're responding to a bad day by giving something away, that's wonderful!