The one where I don’t feel like being creative…

I made a super cute project this afternoon and I was all ready to edit the images and share the tutorial with everyone as soon as I got the kids tucked in. And then the 5 o’clock crazies came and in the middle of it all I just thought, “I’m done for the day.”

I’m in a bleh mood and can’t seem to shake it. So rather than hide behind my computer and put the happy creative face on, I just want to post about how I feel when I am tired, and frustrated, and angry and tired and stressed out and overwhelmed and tired.

There was a moment tonight when I actually started yelling at my cell phone. Like, almost swearing at it ’cause I just wanted to speak to a customer rep and I had been transferred to the main menu 4 times. Logically thinking, yelling at an inanimate object is silly. But even as I type this and think back on the event my blood starts to boil! :)

And then as I sat on hold listening to the most annoying elevator music, I heard a crash coming from the guest room and Mason started crying. Luckily Rob was home, so he ran to his aide while I sat on hold trying to hold my tongue. He came out to inform me that Mason somehow fell but that he is ok. Unfortunately in the collision one of my green ceramic pots fell and broke. Trying hard not to cry and wondering why my husband told me this so casually like it meant nothing,  I went in to see what the damage was (still listening to elevator music) and of course there was no way to fix it. So now I want to throw the entire 3 piece set it in the street and scream.

And my house is a mess.

And I think my clothes are ugly.

And my hair dried frizzy today.

So yeah. This is me not wanting to do anything right now but complain.

How has your day been today?

And Ps. The 23 minute conversation with a customer service representative who’s name was definitely not John like he said it was resulted in nothing. Such a waste of my time…

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    I think we had similar days! The hours are long, and the pay not so great as parents. Add blogging onto all of our other plates spinning and we all have a poopy day. Thank you for keeping it real, you are not alone :) Tomorrow will be better and you have nice clothes and pretty hair, hugs

    xoxo, Tanya

    • says

      It is so nice to hear there are others with get it! :) So far my clothes haven’t changed and my hair is in a pony tail, but there is still time to make today better, right? :) Thanks for your comment! -Stephanie

  2. jessica says

    Thanks for sharing. I was just beginning to feel like i am the only one overwhelmed, tired and stressed. i have that same feeling of bleh and also can’t shake it. At times i feel like I am my own worse enemy, so overwhelmed and not able to deal with stress. Ugggghhh…hope tommorow is a better say for both of us.

    • says

      Oh Jessica, you are for sure not the only one!!! Today has been a bit better, though I am having a hard time not feeling so overwhelmed! So much to do and I don’t want to do any of it! :) At least we can commiserate together, right?

  3. says

    Oh no!!! I hate days like that! They make you question everything and everyone. So sorry you had such a stressful day, but very proud of you for writing about it – I’m sure almost everyone reading knows exactly how those days feel – and you just validated us all. We can’t be perfect moms and wives all the time – some days, it just all comes unraveled. I hope things ravel back together today… if they don’t – send the kids out for a play date and grab a Diet Coke. :) Love your blog!

  4. says

    Sounds like a rough day! I’ve had a few myself with 2 babies that are 12 months apart. I’ve taken to calling the early evening “Arsenic Hour”….total chaos. Everyone has days like these, we just don’t admit it. Good for you for sharing!!

  5. says

    Ugh, I feel like today is going to be one of those days. Too little sleep for way too long and 4 little people home all day (my kindergartners–twins–home on break, a 2 yr old and a baby) Plus, (this is way too much info, but here goes…) My baby is just 2 1/2 months old and although I solely breastfeed him–mother nature has decided it’s time to start the monthly dread-ed-ness up again! Grr. So mad!! Phew, sorry. I’ve needed to say that somewhere!

    I hope your day goes better today!!