Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

My dog is old and peeing on the floor all the time and I hate the smell of it and the cleaning it up and the grossness of it, but I hate the idea of what comes next even more.

The other dog runs away any time you let her out and so we keep her closed up in our room. Sometimes she makes a nest on my bed(which is so not okay with me), but most of the time she makes these ridiculous guttural noises that sound like a dying cow.

Also, my 3 year old is in full 3yo mode today and it makes me want to scream. But if I scream I will be doing exactly what he is doing and I’m supposed to be the grown up here. Sometimes being a grown up sucks. Except when I want ice cream at 2am and no one tells me no. Then it’s not so bad. It’s also pretty great when I don’t have to have anyone help me with basic hygiene like brushing my teeth and wiping my own ass.

We wash clothes non-stop and yet can never manage to get all the laundry done at once, which is frustrating to no end. The same is true for clean bathrooms. And dishes. Sometimes I wish I had a magical fairy in my pocket that I could take out and shake a few times and wherever her fairy dust landed, it would be clean. Okay, I wish that all the time.

My car is making a weird noise, even though I just had it serviced. And it’s not the taking it in that bothers me, it’s the fact that they don’t have a rental car large enough for us to use and so we’re stuck in the waiting room, which is also not large enough for us.

Oh, and an ant bit my pinkie toe and it itches like wild.

I feel like Alexander and I’m annoyed that not everyone will get that reference.
It should be required reading.
Even in Austrailia.

7 Responses to Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  1. Donyale
    October 15, 2012 | 8:56 am

    One of the best.books.ever. Sorry you are having a day and a half. But if you do want to go to Australia, I’m game. You can wear whatever pajamas you like.

  2. Kim
    October 15, 2012 | 10:04 am

    I get it. All of it.

  3. Bonnie
    October 15, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Hi! I do so look forward to reading your blog!! But I am sorry to hear about your day. Maybe I can help a little with the doggy thing. Is it a male? We just lost our 16 1/2 year old toy poodle, Killer. I was and still am running a nursing home and grooming salon for elderly dogs. Killer started having problems with peeing about a year and a half ago. Other than that he was still pretty lively… a little blind, a little deaf, but still seeming to enjoy his life. I looked up doggy diapers and realized I could make some for a boy dog. If your dog is small, I have some you can have. Killer weighed about 9 pounds. Anyhow, you just cut some material a couple of inches longer than his middle and wide enough to cover the danger zone…make it double and stitch velcro to each end. Stick a half or 1/3 of a Depends in and put it on him. It is easy to change and Killer looked kinda spiffy in his red or plaid ones. Hey, I even have leftover depends!! It’s not so easy for a girl dog. We took in Wayne’s mom’s elderly (14) poodle last year when she went to the nursing home. Angle is a sweetie, but she has dementia like Mema. She just forgets sometimes…or gets lost…she is really deaf and blind except for being able to see dark or light. Our 4 year old poodle (don’t even know how all this happened to me) sort of leads her around when they go outside. I tried making a diaper for Angel, but I never got it to fit right. I bought a diaper cover at Walmart, but it’s not much better. You stick a piece of depends in it too. Anyhow, I seldom put hers on unless I’m not going to be here to watch her for a long time. Let me know if I can help. Oh the vet said to feed the old dogs some wet foods along with the dry. He thought it might help. I couldn’t tell any difference, but it’s worth a try.

  4. Bonnie
    October 15, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Oops – the dog’s name is Angel – not Angle. And when I say I have Depends, I mean a lot! I bought the extra large economy package and I bought one the week before we realized it was time to let Killer go.

  5. Tara
    October 15, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Sometimes, you just have to call it like you see it. I’m thinking about you, and hope your day gets better.

  6. Amber
    October 22, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    It is okay to admit to a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day occasionally! We all have them. I LOVE my book and pull it out occasionally when I am having days in which I think things can’t get worse and then I remember poor Alexander and he just makes everything better. 🙂

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