A Turn for the Worse

Updated on March 2, 2018

Topsy -Turvy

Just when all things started looking good

I thought I had finally caught a break

I have forgotten to take my vitamin and honey

I was craving a banana but they are not ripe

I even had an unexpected pimple on my face

Maybe I am going through puberty again

My wife caught a little bit of a cold

So she has been under the weather

Catching up on the high cost of heating bills

Then another delivery came

The deck on the house peeling

The recycle bin over flowing

Last nights dishes left untouched

Our kitchen plant half chewed by our cat charlotte

The book that I was reading in the same exact position where it was left two weeks ago

Outside a wintery mix of snow, sleet, now rain

It is going to continue raining for the next twenty four hours

With the ground all icy and slick

We both went to bed after three A.M. when we could of benefited from more sleep

My latest idea scrapped

After I lost the enthusiasm for the great plans I had

I tried to fix our toilet that would flush fine

After the water seemed to keep running

A friend told me it was easy

I fooled around in the tank

Thinking all it needed was an adjustment

Now the toilet flushes and fills half way up in the back

No matter what I touch

It doesn't seem to work

At least I stopped the water from always running

Our closet door came off its hinge

I have tried to fix it before but it didn't stay fixed for long

A local restaurant that we liked had closed its doors

I have two older brothers and I don't hear from either of them

Unless I call them

Wondering why it is just one way

We just finished two cards one of my wife's coworkers lost a parent

Another woman was in surgery for her hip

One person I go visiting in the nursing home

I couldn't see

They advised all visitors to come back at another time

They were having a flu epidemic

It is time to rework what I know

Into what I don't know

Life can be quite a challenge

When things get a little over whelming

Lets forget all that

It is time to use our flexibility

To make more things possible

I have to take worry and put it in a deep freeze

Run a different script

When I woke up I felt well rested

A good breakfast always makes me feel better

I take the not good and put it aside for the moment

As I squish the kitchen barrel filled with trash

Nothing I mentioned will last

I finish off the last of the prunes

What can I learn from that

Keep doing what works and in time

You will find

A way that will work

My wife just shut off the t.v. and she is down for a quick nap

I hear silence in the house

How beautiful it is

It looks like the sun is trying to bring some light

That's all I can think of for now

I am sure more will come later

I learned some stretching exercises and some cool deep breathing techniques

Singers use

It makes me feel good

Now that I am feeling more positive

I am ready to wash those dirty dishes and play with our cat

Charlotte is sound a sleep

I don't want to wake her

Well I have a few things in the kitchen piled up

I have been meaning to tackle

Off to a good day at work

Thank God I work indoors

I can stay dry and be warm

The sun disappeared again

So I am not the only one

Who is struggling to make things happen


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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Just when I think I've conquered one hurdle, another one comes along. So is life. Sure makes me appreciate the good times. I really like this one, my friend.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      John Hansen I picked out some of the highlights or should I say lowlights of my day. Feeling better after your comment and on the road to recovery. Thank you so much for making the effort to come on by. Shanmarie I feel so bad everyone came down with the flu. I hope you are all feeling much better. It is times like this that we really appreciate good health and a good day that everything seems to go alright. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. It means a lot to me.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey, Dream On. what a great post here. I can so relate to most of it. Things go wrong for all of us but we can't dwell on them...just deal with it and move on to something more positive. Thanks for sharing a day in your life.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Just had one of those weeks, too. Well, a couple of them. The flu hit my household and kicked my butt. But today I have finally felt like I've had more energy again and there are things to be done. It will all get better eventually. Hang in the. You are always the one with a positive message.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      I heard politicians and business people use statistics in such a way to favor any result they are looking for. They just word it for their benefit. So with that said I can do the same thing. I have lived fifty three years and I am still here. I have been writing on hub pages for eight years and haven't been banned yet. Writers still come to read my stoems stories/poems. Maybe because they got lost or made a mistake and clicked the wrong button. Either way I have you here and I appreciate you so much. I have made friends who have returned numerous times to hear what I have to say. I can't always guarantee words of wisdom but I will say I am honest, caring, passionate and love to write. I hope to pass on what tiny tips I have learned and am still learning every day. So if I take on any bad day so can you. If I can find a way so can you. If I can walk away and feel better because what I took time to write so can you. So even though my writings are all about me and the life that I know. They really are here to help you to bring yourself to laugh at life. I heard a person say once some people laugh at people and some people laugh with people. I look at it if I can make you laugh that is better than crying any day. I have been poked fun of and I made it through. So if you were going to hurt someone else with harmful words and thoughts. Don't do it. Say it to me. They need friends and you are not one. I have learned to take my toughest challenges and flip it. I have friends that are so special they have taught me what to do. A very special friend Ann Carr said If it wasn't for the bad we wouldn't appreciate the good as much. So with all the bad out there I am jumping up and down. Pacing back and forth. I know I am ready for so much good. Thank you for your thank you.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      Thanks. You too!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Ann Carr We look at what this day will bring and then see how we can make it better. Small changes make a big difference. When I am confused I listen to the calming sound of the rain. So peaceful and calming my nerves. Then I get up and ready for one more thing. Thank you for reading and sharing. Friends are so special they make everything feel better. Have a happy Friday.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      I had a smile as I read this - how familiar it sounds! At least you know that statistically you're due an upward turn!

      Stay positive and keep that sunshine in mind! If it wasn't for the bad we wouldn't appreciate the good half as much.

      Great read!



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