Seven Things

posted by Momo Fali on September 27, 2012

Things that made today awful:

1. Grocery shopping in the rain.

2. Wet socks

3. The dog rolling in dead stuff.

4. $388 in medical bills in addition to the $224 from yesterday and the $188 I spent on groceries. In the rain.

5. Hot coffee splashing my eyeball.

6. A hangnail.

7. My scale.

Things that made today good:

1. I didn’t have to turn on the heat.

2. I didn’t have to turn on the air conditioning.

3. I got paid for a post I wrote.

4. Kenny Loggins. Shut up.

5. The dog got a bath.

6. I laughed.

7. I realized that tomorrow is another day.


  • Mama D

    The realization that tomorrow is another day is always key!! That and a big glass of wine. Sorry about the seven bad things (hot coffee in eyeball…yikes!) May tomorrow be all unicorns and rainbows for you. đŸ˜‰

  • Shannon

    Tomorrow… may your socks stay dry, and your coffee go only in your mouth… and may you laugh and laugh some more.

  • Melisa


    (on the bottom list, just to be clear.)

  • Mom Off Meth

    I love the balance of your day.

  • Jenna

    OMG. Dogs roll in dead stuff? *dies* (Logically, I know this, having grown up with a dog but I wasn’t responsible for the HORRORS THAT BE.)

    And ditto all the rain stuff. Ick yuck.

    Let’s both DRINK coffee tomorrow instead of dropping/spilling/spattering.

  • Arnebya

    You know what, Momo? I gots a lot of shit going on right now and I was wallowing in it knee deep. Knee deep, I was. In shit. And I was enjoying it. I’m used to the woe is me, life is hard, shoes cost a lot, I’ma lose my house. But. I read this and said sit and think. Think about some good that came today. And yes, my list of ungood stuff is UNGOOD, the list of good stuff includes my 11 and 9 yr olds laughing at a joke I made, my husband grazing my nonbreast ON PURPOSE, my 3 yr old telling me he loves me more, and vodka. OK sure, the vodka should be in the ungood column (for me, it should. Tonight, it’s not). Also, Tostitos. I need to say more?

    So, thank you. Thank you for the realization that I got some serious shit to wade through just like you, but there is still good inside. There’s goodness inside shit. Put that on a card for me. HANDLE IT UP!

  • cyndy

    I hope it was Danger Zone.
    That’s all I have to say is just I hope it was Danger Zone.

  • Liz

    I stopped reading at “dog rolling in dead stuff” and skipped forward to the good things. I vote for more good things.

  • Tara R.

    Your good list definitely out-weighs the bad. Hope today’s good list is even longer.

  • Jamie@southmainmuse

    I hate shopping in the rain. I really hate doing anything in the rain. Then I always feel guilty for thinking that because we all really need the rain. And hangnails. Don’t even get me started with them.

  • Alexandra

    Here’s my good thing:

    The bloody nose I’ve had for over two weeks may be, (fingers crossed, labs come back Monday) may be just a really really bad sinus infection.


  • Missy

    Laughter is always so good. Until you pee when you laugh. Then, not so much. So glad the dog got a bath AND that Kenny Loggins made your list. Truly.

  • AlisonH

    Tell you what, you send your rain over here and I’ll teach it to behave. Go in your corner! (Yeah, over there by the plum, apple, and lemon trees, they could use it.) Cry us a river! (Wait, that might be overkill.)

  • meleahrebeccah

    I love the 2nd half of this post! XOXOXO

  • Wendy

    Oh, you’ve brightened my day because I had forgotten (we’ve been without a dog for almost a year and a half) how frustrating it was when the darn dog would roll in dead animals. Thankfully, my life is free of that for now, so I have another blessing to recognize!

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