Monday, November 14, 2011

a monday of mondays.

Today was a Monday of Mondays. In Anne Shirley's footsteps, a rather.. "Jonah Day." Oh, it started out well enough--normal breakfast, normal day beginnings, normal lunch time...and then.

Oh, and then.

First of all, I was just reminded this afternoon of an essay contest for Homeschool Legal Defense I was planning on entering. It completely slipped my mind until then--and today, at 5:00, was the due date to have it post-marked. Of course, I thought that I could have it done in three hours at the most, so I plopped down and started writing. The intro came quickly, and so did the second paragraph, but then..

Okay, you know those days when you just can't write? Yes, yes, "writer's block," or whatever you want to call it, but...I simply refer to them as "days when I can't write." It is the most loathsome, despicable, horrid feeling in the world. The words just stopped. So, I sat there. And re-wrote. And re-wrote. And thought. For two hours.

Suddenly, at 4:45, the words came. But I knew it was to late. And I was disgusted.


My dad is currently in Tenessee, meeting with some people he works with (ever heard of the Downer Family?). He flew out on Friday, stand-by (my mom was originally going to go with him, but couldn't get a flight), and was going to return tonight. But, if you know how stand-by works--you only get on the plane if there is an extra seat. There wasn't. And it looks like there won't be for a good day, maybe two days, maybe even a week (okay, I'm really being optimistic here, aren't I?).  

Poor dad has to sleep in the airport for..who knows how long. Friends, would you pray he can get a flight?

Lastly: a cousin of mine, Mark, who lives down the road was driving his tractor out to feed his animals. He was turning a corner, and a car came behind him. It was dark, and the driver didn't see the blinkers, so--they crashed, and the tractor tipped over. Mark was taken to the hospital, and I think he's doing okay, but..prayers would be appreciated.

Anyways. o.O A Monday of Mondays, don't you agree? And I have a load of dishes to finish, a poem to write, a phonecall to make..

All things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.
 (Romans 8:28)


  1. Don't we all just have those kind of days? I hope tomorrow will be so much better! I'll be praying for your dad and Mark!

  2. Praying for you and your family!

  3. Oh, Lucia, there are those days aren't there. I completely understand. Praying for you!


  4. my goodness, deary! i hope tomorrow brings sunshine and smiles♥ praying for your cousin!

  5. I was going to remind you of Romans 8:28 as I was reading, but then I saw you had it in there! :)
    I'll be praying for your dad and cousin Mark.

  6. Wow...that is quite a Monday. I'll be praying, dear! Love you! :)

  7. Oh... I know how those days go... where nothing goes right... and it's even worse when you can't find words to write!
    I will pray for your dad and cousin. My dad has been stuck in the airport before - no fun at all.
    I hope tomorrow is much better for you! :)

  8. Oh, Lucia, I really know when everything seems to be going wrong but what a wonderful verse to remember! I'll remember to keep you and your family in prayers. In His love,

  9. Aww.. sending up prayers for your dad and cousin! I hope he will be okay! And I hope you'll have a much lovelier day tomorrow :)

  10. I understand. My breakfast started at 9:30am this morning. : )

  11. awee, we all of those kinds of days. <3 hope today is much better. my dad uses standby + he has to spend the night at the airport sometimes . . . so I'll be prayin'. (;

  12. Lucia, I am sorry for your "Jonah Day," but I am glad you were still able to close with Romans 8:28.

    It is good to remember that there are seasons of life - including stormy and calm ones. I was just discussing this today with one of our island teachers. She recently lost her newborn baby boy, suffered injuries (including a crushed rib and a possible concussion) from a motorcycle accident, her first born daughter has been sick with some mysterious illnesses, and she just heard today that her husband is encountering what may be some demonic activity.

    Through all of our seasons, though, God remains faithful.

  13. Oh, I know how those days are. :( But you know what? The day is over, and tomorrow is always a new day, with new beginings, and a fresh start. :)


  14. I prayed for you, dear! And I prayed for your Dad and for your cousin. God loves you, sweetie! :)

  15. Oh, I'm praying for you! I can totally relate to this post. But Romans 8:28 is so true and we can always rest in that promise.

    Love you in Christ,

    P.S. Do you mean the Phil Downer family? We met them at our homeschool conference a few years ago.

  16. I'm prayed for y'all, Lucia!

    Also...yes I'm sure most of us can relate to those kind of days. :) But, when I am having a bad day, I try to just trust in the Lord to see me through!

    Your dad is in Tennessee!?! He must be pretty close to us then...we live in one of TN's border states. :) I look forward to hearing when he gets safely home. :)

    By the way...beautiful picture! Is that the H. family's driveway? :) I just thought that I had seen that picture before. ;)

    Thanks for the sweet post!
    Love & Blessings,
    Martha Joy

  17. My goodness! That is a sad day. But to quote Anne again--tommorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.

    My own Papa was on a business trip last week from Monday to Friday, so I can wholeheartedly relate to wanting your father home with you!

    I hope the rest of your week is blessed by the Lord and brings cheer and new opportunities.

  18. So sorry that your day went like that... Am praying for your dad and cousin. Blessings! Btw, I enjoyed all of the Anne of Green Gables books so much! ♥


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