One Of Those Days…

One Of Those Days…

What’s up World!  The last 24 hours has been what we will call “One of Those Days .”  I am not one of those people who gets all upset, bent out of shape, or all huffy puffy; instead I just take the lemons and make some lemonade if you know what I’m sayin’.  Here are a couple of tidbits of what the last 24 hours has looked like:

Lemons:

  • Our electricity in our neighborhood was out yesterday from around 5:00 p.m. until this morning around 10:30.  It was one of the hottest days of the year, super strong winds and tornado warnings.  🙁
  • I am having to move forward with the fraud process for my ebay purchase of this phone; and “No” I still have not received it.  🙁
  • I ran out of gas today… I know, I know… I have already received an ear-full from my wife; as she politely brought me the gas can to my side-of-the-road location.  This guy happened to drive by and we chatted for a while, as I waited on my wife.  🙁

Lemonade:

  • We spent quality family time, while camped out in the living room with candles and flashlights.  The boys thought that was cool.  🙂
  • The guy who sold me the phone lives in Vietnam; so I can’t be tempted to go to his house and say “Hello!”  I thought about posting his e-mail address so you guys could fill up his inbox with e-mails telling him to get me my phone or my money.   🙂
  • I had a great talk with my man Aaron during my time on the side of the road.  🙂

How was your day?  How do you handle it when you have “One Of Those Days…?”

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  • Dude… when the ice-storm came, my power was out for ten days…

    We had some great family time… but i couldn’t wait to make coffee and have heat…

    Sorry you had such a bad day…

    I have had a few of those… they aren’t any fun

  • When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in life’s eyes and go get yourself some milk. You don’t want any stinking lemonade!

  • How sad! Scott, running out of gas… that sounds like me!

    I love the post! What a great lesson!

  • Tim ran out of gas last Wednesday night too!!! Ketric gave him gas.

    We lost power too, but to tell you the truth it was back on in 2 hours=) You should have come over to the Knox’s!

    I love your lesson. I need that one with my boys all the time. Thanks.

  • Ha! Perspective makes all the difference doesn’t it? Glad you were able to see the good in it all.

    That’s what I try to do when I have “one of those” days.

  • Well, I was stuck in Memphis most of the day – in the terminal for several hours – and then in a little hot plane for a bit longer.
    – it made me laugh… a lot! people get crazy in times like this and say (or do) so many stupid things.
    – I was returning from speaking in Florida all week at a youth camp. God did amazing things.
    – why do I get to do such cool things? thanks very humbling… so, a few hours sweating is nothing for the honor of helping kids spend eternity NOT sweating!

  • I suck at handling that kind of stuff. So make mine unsweetened lemondade.

  • That’s sweet!
    Good thoughts…and funny, I’m just imagining you on the side of the road:)
    I love when the power is out for a SHORT amount of time…love it!

  • rachelle tucker

    i just read your post while drinking lemonade on the beach…see you wednesday!

  • I sent you an e-mail tonight. I figured I’d let you know since you never got my last one.

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