Good News, Bad News

Good news: The baby and I slept until 8:30 this morning, which is a new Love Well record.

Bad news: I was supposed to be leaving the house at 8:30 this morning for a workout class at 9:00. Whoops.

Good news: Connor, who had a fever yesterday, slept through the night without waking once.

Bad news: The sound that woke the baby and me up this morning was Connor moaning, "Ow! OW!"

Good news: He wasn't injured.

Bad news: But "his tummy hurt."

Good news: I managed to direct him to a waste basket before he threw up on the carpet.

Bad news: Even as Connor was wiping his mouth, the phone rang. The work crews that were coming today at 10:30 to fix a few items in the townhouse were sitting in our driveway. "Do you mind if we're early?"

Good news: They agreed to give me 30 minutes to take a shower and dispose of the "waste" before they came in.

Bad news: Connor threw up again while they were here.

Good news: He hit the waste basket again. Score!

Even better news: The baby is napping. The workmen were compassionate and expedient. I just poured myself some coffee. Connor has kept down the apple juice he so desperately wanted. (For now, anyway.)

Best news: His mercies are new every morning.
"God's loyal love couldn't have run out,
his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!"
- Lamentations 3:22-24


  1. I look forward to the day my girlie can throw up in a proper receptacle instead of, you know, on me.

  2. Always good to look on the bright side of things. :)

  3. So glad you got that extra bit of sleep before the day barfed all over you!

  4. I hope Conner feels better soon! And I pray the rest of the fam stays vomit free!

  5. just another day in the life of a mommy given the strength to make it through by such a gracious Father!

  6. These are some of my favorite kinds of posts because boy, do they show real life. But now here's to hoping that your real life gives you a real break in the next 48--at least one that involves no more yawking!

  7. Good News: Today is almost over.
    Bad News: The virus will probably spread.

  8. Why is it that they only sleep in on the mornings where we have somewhere to go!