Silver linings...

Perfectly Imperfect Day

Do you ever have one of those days??? Sometimes I feel like all of my days are one of those days… my week is hectic and crazy but honestly I would not change one moment of it. Six days a week I take my special needs son to therapies. (OT, PT, HAB 2x, Music therapy and Speech) Two days a week I go to PT to help with my Fibromyalgia. In between all this therapy, I homeschool Boo and try to manage my diabetes. When things get overwhelming I remind myself of how truly lucky we are and that although life can be a roller coaster, it’s an awesome ride!


Speaking of enjoying the ride…Let me tell you what happened this morning. First of all, I am a morning person. I am up by 5:30am and there is no joy I love more than watching the sunrise. Boo is normally up by 6:30: all smiles, fresh faced and ready for his day…. Except today… the day we had to be at Music therapy at 8am… At 7:15 I realized not only was my son not up, but we had to be out the door in exactly 5 minutes! I knocked on his door, no answer. I opened his door and said “Get up Boo! We have to hurry!” I was treated to a bear like growl from under his pile of blankets that did not sound anything at all like my sweet little boy… The look I received as he slowly made his way down the stairs (a sloth could move faster) was one of deepest regret that he should be saddled with a mother who has dared to wake him from this blissful sleep… He slinked into the car where I handed him a plate of homemade waffles (ok, hahaha, they were frozen and heated in toaster—no mom of year award for me LOL) By the time we got to music, he was my go-happy, pleasant Boo, “Today will be great I thought! Nothing else can go wrong!”

Life is better when you're laughing...
The imperfect moments make life worth living!


Music went great and he had much fun… we left there ready to seize the day! Until we got in the car, and I realized my sugar was low… sigh… diabetic girl problems…. No problem! I always keep a snack in my purse! I happily took out a Ziplock bag with cashews in it. I noticed a pleasant flowery smell as I pulled the bag from my purse and wondered why, but like all moms I simply ate what was deep in the abyss of Mordor, I mean my purse… I poured some nuts into my hand and popped them in my mouth. I quickly found out what the flowery smell was from. A quick glance in my purse confirmed that one of my MANY bottles of hand sanitizer had opened and was completely empty… where did it go? Seeking refuge in my bag of nuts apparently… My first thought was “OMG! Will I get sick from ingesting this??” Then 2 seconds later , “Naw… but I sure do have flowery breath…” Yes, flowery… not that I’ve ever eaten flowers before, but if I did I’m sure this is what they would taste like…


So…I lived. 🙂  It takes a lot more than eating some hand sanitizer to take this mom out… now I’m off to make myself a salad…. maybe with some flowers?


  1. So true. Sometimes the days that seem imperfect turn out amazing. Have a wonderful weekend ❤

    1. Thanks Carrie! You too! 🙂

  2. And you survived! I’ve eaten flowers before. It was part of some salad meal actually. It didn’t taste like anything. I remember being vaguely disappointed.

    1. Hi Paula 🙂 I’ve heard of people actually using flowers in their salads and wondered if they actually had a taste 🙂

  3. Days like that teach me so many things…patience, loving what matters most, and better ways to deal with things

    1. So true Danielle 🙂

  4. Jen

    What a great story! I love how you always see the positive side of things!

    1. Thanks Jen! 🙂

  5. Depths of Mordor… I feel you. No matter how small my purse. It turns into the Mary Poppins bag anytime I need to find something.

    1. Hi Addison 🙂 I carry a fairly small purse, yet when I need something it becomes a Mary Poppins bag too 🙂

  6. Life is always better when you look on the bright side! (And we all have those days… :))

    1. Hi Corey 🙂 We sure do…. Just have to remember to see the good 🙂

  7. Rae

    Wow! You really can make a positive day out of anything that could’ve completely taken you over! Well done! (And I’m glad to hear you’re ok from ingesting some hand sanitizer)


  8. Lessons like this certainly teach us that everything will be just fine. I am glad your day turned out for the best.

    1. Thanks Yolanda 🙂

  9. Aimee

    This gave me a good laugh!!!

    1. Hi Aimee!! I’m so glad!! 🙂

  10. Oh days like this really test our patience! Sometimes life can get overwhelming and seem like you have a dark cloud following you, but I think that sign in the photo has the right idea. Laughing during the rough times remind us that today is only one day, and tomorrow is new. I consider myself to be a hardworking motivated person, but on days like this the best thing is for me to just be happy with the fact that I made it through the day.

  11. Always Think positive.. that’s makes your day lighter.. A nice blog.. gave me smiles

  12. Haha this completely sounds like something that would happen in the deep dark depths of my bag!!
    There is always a bright side, sometimes it just takes a little longer to find it

    1. Hi Toni! I always try to find that bright side… 🙂

  13. You lost me at “I am a morning person” haha 🙂

    1. LOL Ryan!! 🙂

  14. I love. Love. Love your posts.
    There is something so vibrant and positive and wonderful about reading yours posts. I look firward to witnessing Boo s life from afar.
    Thank you for letting us in.

    (Pssst – i stole the mom of the year awsrd. You can safe keep it fir a while 😂)

    1. Thank you so much Dilraz!! Your comment means the world to me… 🙂

  15. Oh no! I can say I have had this happen to me as well. Hand sanitizer is a wonderful thing…however not when it covers the entire contents of your bag! I am sure your breath smelled wonderful though!!

    1. LOL Kayla! I guess this happens more than we think 😉

  16. Mae

    Yes, it’s great to have a positive attitude and look at the bright side of things! Moments like these teaches us patience, something we need more in this world. It’s so good to be reminded to be grateful!

    1. Hi Mae! so true… 🙂

  17. Very well said. Sometimes juggling, imperfection and disturbed equillibrium is good to get you back. I loved reading this post.

    1. Thank you Jiya!! 🙂

  18. Haha, I’m glad that everything turned out okay! I love your positive outlook, it’s fresh (like flowers, lol!).

    1. LOL Leighton!! 🙂

  19. Oh no! I’ve spilled entire jars of hand sanitizer as well – what a mess. At least it pretty much just dries itself… Sometimes there are just those days when everything seems to have a hitch in it!

    1. Hi Kristin! Those days sure do end up having some of the best memories though… 🙂

  20. Your schedule is quite tough. You are a wonder woman! I love your positive attitude. The day may not turn out the way you wanted but you still made it bearable.

    1. Thanks Katrina!

  21. Imperfect days are usually the best days!

    1. Hi April! They totally are!! 🙂

  22. Eating hand sanitizer. First world problem as they say : )

  23. Perfection is a state of mind! And no one is actually perfect anyway! I am sorry about the sanitizer, though!

    1. Hi Jasmine 🙂 I think the joy in life is that none of us are perfect and our lives are perfectly imperfect 🙂

  24. Omg, time to get new hand sanitizer! And cashews lol!!

    1. LOL Emily! 🙂

  25. Sometimes I do have such days.

    1. Hi Unum 🙂 I guess we all do 🙂

  26. Thanks Zoey!! 🙂

  27. I don’t have kids.. but I feel like there is just too much pressure on moms to be perfect these days. The only thing kids need is a warm place to sleep, food in their bellies and lots of love! I love your outlook on life.. so positive!

    1. Thanks Perri!

  28. I have set a conscious goal of not letting one bad thing derail my day.. and it’s been working. Nothing is gonna get me down!

    1. Hi Christie! I feel the same way 🙂

  29. I can relate 1000% to this kind of day. I am with you mama. Thankful it’s not every day!;)

    1. Thanks Bethany!

    2. Thanks Bethany! 🙂

  30. jhilmil

    So the next time you make a flower salad, share it up, have seen this trend coming up! It was a lovey post to read, these small imperfect moments sometimes makes up a perfect & a beautiful day!

    1. Thanks Jhilmil! 🙂

  31. Oh no, Sanitizer nuts are never a good eats. I used to be a morning person when I was younger but now since I’ve worked strange times I’ve changed to Night Owl.

    1. Hi Luci! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  32. Oh, how I can relate to having a perfectly imperfect day. I have to constantly remind myself to breathe and just enjoy the positives. It definitely lightens up the day when you think of the positives.

    1. Hi Brittnee! We definitely need to remember the positives 🙂

  33. Days like these keep you grounded and make you understand the importance of the good days.

    1. So true… 🙂

  34. This was a good laugh. We’ve definitely all been there

    1. Thanks Rhonda 🙂 🙂

  35. The best moms are the ones who are nurturing in the midst of busy family life. Every day doesn’t have to be a perfect routine. Great thoughts!

    1. Thanks Katie! 🙂

  36. Thanks for the laugh! We have all been there. Mistakes happen, but you live!

    1. I’m glad to make you smile Diana! 🙂

  37. It’s so important to look on the bright side! and you know could imagine that you could eat so much worse 😉

    1. Ha Ha!! So true!! 🙂

  38. First of all, you are totally mom of the year if you serve waffles-frozen or otherwise. Just maybe don’t top them with the hand sanitizer LOL.

    1. Ha ha ha Darlene!!! Love your comment so much 🙂

  39. I’m glad you are able to be so positive even on hectic days! You rock mama!

    1. Thanks so much Katherine!! 🙂

  40. Oh I’ve had days like this so I understand where you are coming from. Just think about how sanitised your insides will be 🙂

    1. LOL so true Jenni! 🙂

  41. Audrey

    Loved you post! I have one of those days just about every day wrangling my little tribe of 4. I homeschool too and would’nt have it any other way.

    1. Thanks Audrey!! 🙂

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