~It Has Been A Tough Day~

Jacksonville, Florida
May 20, 2016 2:59pm CST
My husband's cousin took me to my son's appointment while my husband stayed home with the kids. My son is fine-tests came back totally normal-thank God. On the way to the appointment we were almost ran off the road by another vehicle while we were on the bridge. It was terrifying! Then we get there and they tell us they have no appointment in the system for him. We waited about 20 minutes and they finally said it's in the building across the street. We get there and the lady that took his weight and height had a bad attitude problem. Then I get back home and my oldest daughter is crying her eyes out because daddy was mean. He is extremely stressed because of the girl staying with us, lot's of work related stress, the landlord stopped by while I was gone, and nobody wanted to help clean the house! Now more than ever I am so looking forward to Bible study this evening!! I am very grateful though because I know plenty of people have things MUCH worse. And I know things will get better again soon, things will calm down. =) How has your day been so far?
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@Juliaacv (29679)
• Canada
20 May 16
I had a very trying day as well. My husband lost his job yesterday, and today I had to ask my employer if they would increase my hours at work. They agreed to do so, and then my supervisor asked me if I would consider going full time, and I had to tell her that I have no other choice. I am not the strong one in our relationship, so this was hard for me today, but it had to be done. My husband will be better off away from that workplace, as it was very harassing and dangerous. A door closes and a window opens, that is the case here, he's already waiting for word on another job.
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@marlina (72820)
• Canada
21 May 16
@Juliaacv,Julia, I am so sorry to read about your husband misfortune. Wishing you to be both strong.
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@Juliaacv (29679)
• Canada
21 May 16
@marlina Thank you. We'll stick thru this together, and hopefully he'll be working again soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@Juliaacv I am so sorry. =( Your day was much worse than mine and I knew someone did have a tougher day than me-which is why I said I was grateful things weren't worse. You will be in my prayers.
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@marlina (72820)
• Canada
20 May 16
It might be better for your family's sake to let the niece go back with her own father.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@marlina We have been praying about it so we will see what happens.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 16
hi jennifer my days f ine Im starting to get some things I need wity that social security money and I keep getting the odd guilgy feeling for spening the money which is nuts as im supposef to use it up before july guess Im just not usted to spening money on me. Im so glad Julian is find hoe things at home for you seltle down
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 May 16
@Hatley Actually this time it was for my oldest son, Jackson but thank you! =) You definitely shouldn't feel guilty but I do understand because your not used to having money to just spend with. I know I would feel the same way.
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@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
Sorry you've had such a tough day, but the main thing is that your son is ok. I've been working in my garden all day, and now I'm tired but happy.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@Jabouk Thank you. Yes I am very grateful my son is okay. =) I am glad you had a good day in your garden!
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@Corbin5 (103333)
• United States
20 May 16
You have had one very rough day. Hopefully Bible study will allow for things being a bit more calm.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 May 16
@Corbin5 Yes it was kind of hectic. I'm feeling better now that I talked about it here though. =)
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• United States
20 May 16
Take a breath. Breathe again. Remember that this too shall pass. You always post how good your Bible studies are. They give you a comforting place to go and relax. Stress kills. And, yes, others have it much worse. However, it is still stress and you need to find ways to put it aside.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 May 16
@Elusivebutterfly Yeah, I'm very excited for Bible study and I can't wait for things to calm down at my house again. I'm feeling better since I talked about it here. =) Thanks for listening to my rant.
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• United States
20 May 16
@LovingMyBabies you go ahead and rant. I am happy for you that your son is okay too. I think I forgot to say that in my first response.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Lol thank you I needed to. Oh its okay, thank you!
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
21 May 16
thats not good but glad your sons result came out fine. is the girl incapable of doing light chores? its not so bad to ask her to at least wash the dishes or something..
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@MGjhaud Yes me too, I am so grateful for the good news we got yesterday. =) She really doesn't do much of anything except stay in her room most of the day. She comes out to eat and use the bathroom-that's about it.
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
21 May 16
well shes part of the family at the moment and it might help her get started with life..
@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
20 May 16
This time of the month is always hard here. Very little food and my grandson is so demanding. Hope things get better there soon and that you have a enjoyable Bible study this evening.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@celticeagle Yeah it's hard here too. I'm sorry, I hope things improve for you as well.
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
22 May 16
@LovingMyBabies ...That'd be nice.
@TRBRocks420 (75744)
• Banks, Oregon
20 May 16
Glad your son is alright and yeah stress can do that to us. Hope the rest of the day is better.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@TRBRocks420 Thank you, me too. I am feeling much better today! =)
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@TRBRocks420 (75744)
• Banks, Oregon
21 May 16
@LovingMyBabies you're welcome and that's good
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
21 May 16
Some days are more stressful than others. I'm sorry yours isn't going well. Bible study will help you refocus.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@BettyB Yes they are. I am feeling much better today-especially after Bible study. =)
@cacay1 (32757)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 May 16
Yes, true, things will come down. It's not all the time that you'll be in a tough day.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 May 16
@cacay1 Yeah today I am feeling much better. =)
@cpefley (1537)
• Hemet, California
20 May 16
I get the whole "daddy is mean" thing. My husband has been way too tough on the kids lately because he's stressed, but that, in turn, stresses me out. I'm really depressed today. My 18 year old is graduating next week, and had a breakdown last night and ended up in the hospital. I had no idea he was not eating and having such horrible anxiety.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 May 16
@Cpefley Yeah mine has been tough on everyone too because he is stressed. I'm sorry your feeling depressed today. =( The 18 year old I have here breaks down about a fly on the wall, its really hard to handle. She cannot function at all!
@sishy7 (27651)
• Australia
21 May 16
I hope your day gets better... have a nice weekend!
@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
21 May 16
I'm so glad your son's tests came back normal!
@mom210 (6710)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
I am getting ready to take my daughter to a dance practice for her recital this weekend. She is so excited.
• Rochester, New York
20 May 16
I hope you have a great night tonight. I'm sorry the day was a stressful one. Tomorrow will be better. :)
@DWDavis (10773)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
20 May 16
I'd say you and yours had a rough day of it. Glad the little guy is doing well. I had been having a good week, but whatever was keeping the students on their best behavior evaporated today.