Down and Out


falling down    It should be perfectly acceptable to call off work or school or, cancel whatever plans you have for the day if you wake up and know you shouldn’t get out of bed. These instincts are usually correct. You don’t belong in the universe today and hiding out is the best thing you can do. You will only hurt yourself and others if you participate in life today. Has anyone else experienced this? I call these “down days”. Stay down or, get knocked down.

My last down day started with me waking up in a puddle of my own drool. When I finally mustered up the energy to get out of bed, I stepped on a mechanical pencil (damn writers anyway). Now, proceeding with a Band-Aid on my foot, I accidentally burn my forehead with the curling iron. I try to make breakfast and drop two raw eggs right on the floor (and partially on my injured foot). The baby poops all over the changing table before I can get the new diaper on. Throughout the day, I manage to drop several more things and even fall down the stairs after tripping on my own shoelace. Anything I touch will turn to crap. It’s like a 24 hour curse. By the next morning, things usually return to normal. Today, I should only break the normal 1 or 2 things. Hope you are having an “up” day!

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