Murphy’s Law

It’s been an interesting day, a Murphy’s Law kind of day, and it’s barely past noon. After waking up to the sounds of Gavin pitching a fit downstairs with Justin, I knew today was not going to start off very well, but figured if I tried really hard, I could get past a rough start.

I got Gavin calmed down and ready for school, throwing off my own morning routine by a good 30 minutes. I hand Cooper his cup of milk to him in the crib and run to jump in the shower that I should’ve already been done with. I wash up quickly, get dressed, fight with my hair but it just kept doing this. Argh!

I go to grab Cooper, who by now is howling in his crib, and smell something weird. I though a cat had puked (i.e. that fun regurgitated food smell), but I realize that is the soy formula I smell (I put him on soy temporarily to help with the diarrhea since dairy can often make it worse). I look in his crib and the lid to the cup was not put on quite right and leaked a good amount of soy formula on him and his bedding. I get him cleaned up and throw his sheets into the washer because nothing stinks worse that warm soy formula than old, fermented, soy formula (gagging thinking about it).

We get out of the house 20 minutes late and get stuck behind an extreeeeeeemmmmeeeely slow-moving construction vehicle. Like it lumbered for 2 miles down a 2-laned road at about 7mph down a road that is 45mph. Even Cooper started hollering his protests from the backseat. Then we got caught by a train. I called and left a message with my boss stating that unless I got hit by a plane falling out of the sky, I hoped to be there within an hour.

Drop-off at daycare goes smoothly…yay! And nearly all of the other babies waved “bye” to me as I waved furiously at Cooper…yay again!

I get the rest of the way to work without any incident. But the fun starts again once I’m in the building. I nearly clobber myself with the door into my department because I didn’t grab it right, and I realized I forgot my lunch. And I have somehow managed to anger or annoy every.single.person I have spoken to so far today, business and personal. I just cannot seem to get words out of my mouth or in any form of electronic communication properly. Stuff is just coming out all wrong and backwards and is completely unintentional (well, except you, marketing person…you deserved the snide response you got from me because you were being a complete knucklehead). And then I’m generally making a bigger mess of things by trying to back-track, explain myself, panicking, or rationalizing my response. Even outright apologies don’t seem to be clearing things up, either. So I think I’m going to give up for the day. Just keep my trap shut unless an answer is specifically warrented. And will attempt to keep it as brief and Spock-like as possible to hopefully avoid getting any more people annoyed and irritated with me.

And just in case it means anything to anyone who hasn’t heard it yet, I’m really sorry for being an idiotic and neurotic mess!

About the Author


This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.



You couldn’t have angered EVERYONE, could you? I mean, the cleaning crew at your work probably still likes you (since they don’t come in until you leave anyway)
🙂 Hope it gets better when you get home!


Oh man, I hate those kind of days…go home and have a glass of wine and relax…tomorrow is sure to be better!


You poor baby! What is it about today? I’ve been having the same kind of day. It’s only now beginning to improve. I’m all for a glass of wine and relaxing as well.


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