ERIN OFF CAMERA: It’s Not That Bad

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I apologize for a rather long stretch without blogging… travel, work and volunteer commitments have kept me hopping lately!

Most of you are probably familiar with the book “Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst – or at least you understand the gist of it.  I had a day like that recently that just had me in a foul, foul mood.  It all started long before I actually got out of bed.  Our cat started making these disgusting gagging sounds in the middle of the night and ended up puking all over the bed, and all the way down the hallway.  She was fine, but I wasn’t.  I never could go back to sleep.  After cleaning up cat vomit I was running late to teach a class at the Y.  When I got in my car, a light came on reading “low tire”.  When I got to the fitness room, the microphone wasn’t working.  Once I got home and started getting ready for work I noticed an enormous zit on my chin.  I got to work, thinking “Surely things are going to improve,” and I spilled yogurt down the front of my dress. What the ?!?!?!?…

As you may or may not know, Alexander’s mother tells him everyone has bad days – no matter who they are or where they live.  Isn’t that the truth?  And usually when we take a deep breath and take a step back we realize that the things making our day horrible, terrible, no good and very bad really aren’t that bad.  I’m very lucky that in my line of work I’m reminded of that almost every day, and oftentimes – multiple times a day.  A college professor reminded me of that during an interview.  You’ll see her story later this week.

Before then, you can see this:

Sonya and I gave fencing a try – check out “Workout of the Week” Tuesday at five to see how silly we look, and how many skills this sport requires.