mummy and a mind

The musings of a mummy trying to make the most of her mind

One of those days when anything is too much for mummy and a mind

on 25/09/2012

Some days are bad days, and should be written off as just that, a bad day. But some days I sink a little bit lower than I would ever want and I don’t quite know how to write it off. Today is one of those days. I am tired and it has been raining solidly for two days, the tram broke this morning so it was incredibly hard work to get into the office, and now, although it is nearly all over, and it is nearly time to go home to my babies, I am just tired.

I sometimes have these days where everything seems like hard work. It is like the world is conspiring to make things harder.

The rain – I cannot believe how much it is raining. Every time it seems to ease off and you start to think about putting your umbrella down, it starts again. The bottom of my trousers has been soaked two days running. And don’t get me started on those bits of pavement that sink just as you step on them, dumping your foot in a muddy puddle, leaving you squelching for the rest of the day. I was quite impressed in Zara though, when, as I walked through the door the security guard motioned for me to get a bag to put my umbrella in to stop it dripping all over everything. Brilliant idea!

The tram – I watched a tram drive straight past thinking, oh I’ll be alright I’ll get the next one, and stood in the rain watching the board go down from ‘6 mins’, to ‘4 mins’, to ‘2 mins’, to ‘1 min’, then seemed to stay there for ages before changing to ‘DELAY’. But it was OK because one was going the other way so would turn around and come back. But no, disappeared! And yet again ‘DELAY’ appeared. Then the whole service was cancelled. So I think I will go and get a bus, but of course I spent all my money on the tram ticket, so off to the bank for some cash, then quick run to the bus stop as I could see the bus coming. But it never came round the corner and then I saw it drive off in the other direction. Cue another walk (all this in the rain) up the hill to the other bus stop. Then a ten minute wait for a bus followed by half an hour trip on a packed hot and steamy (my glasses!) bus. Too much like hard work!

Now I have realised I have got nothing in for dinner and I’ve got loads to do when I get home. But hopefully the tram will be fixed, and tomorrow by the time I go out, the sun will be shining.

I think I should start a new collection, a good thing that happened today, a bad thing that happened today, a funny thing that happened today, and a lovely thing that happened today, and anything else of note. Feel free to join in.

So here goes:

Good thing: I found a shop that sells Kool Aid and Grape Fanta, yum yum

Bad thing: I missed a tram by about a minute and then they all stopped working, so I got cold and wet and had to walk for ages to find a bus, all to get to a job I don’t like.

Funny thing: trying to get my short, squat umbrella, into a bag made for long skinny umbrellas while being watched by a grim looking security man

Lovely thing: How pleased my daughter was with her new Minnie Mouse umbrella, so much so she didn’t have the rain cover on her pram, just held the umbrella up all the way to nursery
Sometimes being a mummy and a mind is a big struggle for me – but all days being a mummy and a mind are rewarding


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