Friday, January 29, 2010

Over Coming It

Today was THE day. 

My dad had called me a week & a half ago & told me he had been thinking of me & felt like I needed a break from the stresses of life. So he set up a time that my kids could go over & have a sleepover at Grandma & Grandpa Gifford's. I was so blown away & super excited. We all worked together as a family & got the house nice & clean so I would be able to relax once I dropped the kids off at my parents house. 
I had every minute planned out. I was going to pick the kids up from school at 12 (half day today) & take them to my parents house. Then straight to the temple to do a session. I figured that was the best way to start the relaxation process. After the temple, I was going to pick Phil up from work a little early. Come home, do my workout & then do some crafty stuff together. Take some time to read & maybe go for a little hike. Then in the evening, Phil & I were going to go out with some friends to dinner & a movie. I would probably thrown in to the mix a little grocery shopping & buy doughnuts from Bashas (Friday is doughnut day at Bashas, buy a dozen, get a half dozen for free). Then Saturday, wake up & do my work out, eat one to many doughnuts. Then go pick up the girls from my parents & go out to Glendale to model for a studio photo shoot. 

But alas, it WAS all to perfect. My Dad called me this morning and broke the news to me that their son Hayden has come down with the chicken pocks... I was absolutely devastated! Words cannot describe my feeling at that moment :(

So after a some overwhelming moments & trying REALLY hard to get over the HUGE pity party that I was throwing for myself. I have come to the conclusion that I will try to make this fun regardless of the lost perfection I almost had. I am going to take my kids on a little hike & then still go buy the doughnuts. Next I am going to still try & do my craft stuff & find a babysitter for tonight. Here's for hoping I don't let the feeling of frustration filter into me & ruin my day.

Wish me luck!


Bud & Kim said...

Gosh darn chicken pox! If I didn't have a baby shower and a funeral tomorrow I would come kidnap your kids for you. You deserve a break. Plus we need to hang out soon!

RQ said...

It is great to hear from you, I think about you often. Sorry your perfect day didn't work out just the way you had hoped. You'll only appreciate it that much more when it does happen!!

Miri said...

Ohh Leila that's so disappointing! I'm sorry your night got messed up. Your attitude is great though, it can be really hard to just buck up and get over such a big disappointment. I hope you get a night for yourself soon!

Burdett Family said...

that stinks our dad told me he was giving you guys some time alone. Sorry it didn't work out.