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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Turtleback School & Library)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Turtleback School & Library) | Judith Viorst
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Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair. His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.
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Moxie‘s having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. She hasn‘t felt like eating since yesterday. We took her to the vet, and are monitoring her, and feeding her Critical Care & pain meds. The vet said she‘s not in stasis “yet” but I‘m really nervous. 😥💖 Bunnies have a lot of tuff ‘tude but they‘re actually big, sensitive softies. Please send us your most earnest, magical, & effective healing vibes.

rubyslippersreads Sending you and Moxie lots of good wishes and ❤️❤️❤️🐰 7d
SamAnne Sending healing thoughts. Poor bunny! 7d
Smrloomis 😣 💕💕💕 sending good thoughts! Hope the situation improves soon. 7d
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Lindy Best wishes to Moxie. ❤️ 7d
QuietlyLaura Aww, precious Moxie! Love and hugs to you both. 💕🐰💕 7d
sprainedbrain Sending love and blessings to Moxie! ❤️ 7d
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry Moxie isn‘t feeling well! 😢 Sending healing energy and positive vibes her way! 💖 7d
Eyelit 💜 🐰 💜 7d
Karkar Sending healing thoughts your way ❤️🐰❤️ 7d
TK-421 Poor bunny! Hope she‘s feeling better soon! 🐇 Sending positive energy your way ✨💖✨ 7d
valeriegeary Oh bunny! 🙏❤️ 7d
quietjenn Aw, Moxie! Lots of good thoughts to her. 💙 7d
Jas16 Sending lots of love and well wishes to Moxie 6d
Tera66 She is adorable. Hope she gets to feeling better soon.💖 6d
cariashley Oh no 😔 sending bunny love! 6d
LauraJ Hang in there sweet girl! 6d
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! Bunnies are so sensitive GI-wise. Sending her hugs and good vibes! 💙💙 6d
Bookwormjillk Good wishes for your bunny ❤️ 6d
Hufflepuffle Lots of love and healing vibes sent her way!!! 💜💜 6d
BookwormAHN I hope she feels better soon. Blessings to both of you 💚 6d
Birdsong28 Hope she gets better soon ❤️📚📖 6d
JessClark78 Hope she‘s better soon. 🐰❤️🙏 6d
LaurensLibrary Feel better soon little one!! ❤ 6d
ForeverReader Get better soon little Moxie! ❤️ 6d
Clare-Dragonfly Oh no, that is so scary! Get better, Moxie! ❤️🐰❤️🐰❤️🐰 6d
sharread Oh hope Moxie is okay. I have a bunny too, I give mine mint organic. When I changed his pellets to Sherwood Pet Health and using there supplements I've haven't had a problem in the last 2 years. Such a cute bunny. 🐇❤ 6d
faelinwolf ❤❤❤ 6d
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️♥️♥️ for Moxie bunny ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 6d
monalyisha Update: We returned to the vet (for the second time) & got heavier pain meds & a motility drug. She‘s eating a little & moving around a bit more today, but still no poops. We‘re all trying so hard. Keep us in your thoughts! (edited) 5d
monalyisha Update: Moxie seems to be doing MUCH better today! Things are moving inside & out! She‘s eating hay, & hooping about! It‘s such a dramatic improvement! She‘s still being closely-monitored & is still on pain meds & not entirely in the clear, but it really seems like progress — like things might actually be okay. THANK YOU for your warm wishes for her! 2d
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Today is cancelled.
DACA is on the line at the supreme court. It's the last day of our open enrollment. And to top it off the school decided to not take my kid's picture for retakes even though he was clearly dressed for it and I messaged the teacher ahead of time. 😭 I really hope I see some reading time at the end of this dumpster fire day. 🗑🔥

Chrissyreadit I am waiting with every ounce of hope I have. 1w
sprainedbrain I‘m having a dumpster fire kinda day too. 😬 1w
LiteraryinLititz I‘m so sorry your day is awful! I hope it redeems itself! 1w
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Sace Sorry your day sucks. 😥 1w
MoonWitch94 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1w
LibrarianRyan Ughhh. I get it. I'm wearing 2 of everything and can still NOT get warm in my office. I am tempted to go home early for that reason alone. But we are already short staffed and I promised Dan to take him shopping after work. 1w
marleed I am sorry for your horrible no good day. I hope it gets better. And prayers for DACA! 1w
Jas16 Ugh. I hope tomorrow is a better day 1w
DGRachel I swear there‘s something in the air. Today has been a dumpster fire day for me, too. Here‘s hoping the rest of the week is better! 1w
phatsallylee I've also had one of those days today. 😒 can't wait to get in some escape reading! 1w
MatchlessMarie Thanks y'all. I did get some reading in yesterday and also got out of the house with my kid. Thanks for the kind words. I feel better about today. @Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain @LiteraryinLititz @Sace @MoonWitch94 @LibrarianRyan @marleed @Jas16 @DGRachel @phatsallylee 1w
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Today is an Alexander day. Even Goodreads “has too many visitors“. I don't want to vote for their awards - I need to update an audiobook I just finished (that sucked). *sigh* 😭

LibrarianRyan Maybe it's having too many kids on snow day blahs. 1w
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a children‘s RF book about a boy named Alexander and how a day he has goes from bad to worse. I would highly recommend it for children and how it can be relatable to anyone that just seems to have a bad day.

MarkZalewski This website is a great source for activities that can be done in class with the book 1mo
MarkZalewski The UDL principle I would apply to this would be, Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas,
and relationships (3.2). The book helps students to understand the idea that not every day is going to be a good one, and it‘s okay to have a bad day.
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This was also awesome—on Nemours network

DrSpalding Good to know! We plan to pilot use of the app in the hospital setting! 1mo
AndreaG Love that idea! 1mo
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Alexander and the Terrible , Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, 1972. Picturebook Black and white are used in illustrations. I think this is a great choice in the attempts to set the mood of the story. Because Alexander is not having a great day, black and white represents a gloom full and dreary day. The author reiterated after every one of Alexander‘s encounter the fact that he was having a terrible horrible no good very bad day

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This children‘s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz, is a very cute children‘s story about a boy named Alexander who goes through a lot of complications through his day and wishes he lived in Australia so that these mishaps wouldn‘t happen. The picture book leads to a very cute ending. #ucflae3414f19

leximcmillin I would use this realistic fiction book as a RA because the expressions that Alexander and the supporting characters in the book can be really fun to use in the classroom. The UDL strategy I would relate to this book is 3.2, Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. I would use EL strategy #2, promote cooperation. I think it would help a lot for students to talk about that book with each other and say what they did or 1mo
leximcmillin didn‘t understand. Standard: https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5709 This is a cool lesson plan relating to theme that connects theme to songs rather than books! https://study.com/academy/popular/theme-lesson-plan.html 1mo
Jgolub13 I loved this book as a kid. I think your UDL aligns well with the book 1mo
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ChrisC This looks like a very interesting and funny I can‘t wait to read it. 1mo
cassandram What an interesting book. I really liked how you would support this reading by highlighting the characters and big ideas. Seems fitting for this book. 1mo
ebrown This book is an absolute classic, and is relatable to every student. I love the lesson you chose too! 1mo
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I know I‘m a day late, but...

📚: Tagged (Emoji reminds me of the cover)

🎥: Misery (Kathy Bates & James Caan)

🎶: Maroon 5‘s “I‘m Never Going to Leave This Bed”


JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 2mo
Dolly Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice (I think that‘s the four names ) The movie (edited) 2mo
Oldschool_millenial Just saw IT CHAPTER 2--so if course I thought of 2mo
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Chrissyreadit One of my favorite books. 3mo
kspenmoll Live this book! 3mo
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A childhood favorite, I loved sharing this one with my kids. Always gives them a laugh when they have had a bad day. “ My mom says some days are like that. Even in Australia . #bbrc #picturebooksatoz #a @LibrarianRyan

Dragonfairykats My mom gave me a copy when I was in high school because I was having so much trouble with depression. Sadly I think it got lost in one of my moves. 5mo
LibrarianRyan A childhood favorite. 5mo
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Not only did I leave my notecards at home (again) when I planned to catchup on #jb letters, but I walked into Starbucks and fell right on my ass. Sure, they have a giant yellow Wet Floor sign to the right of the door, but I didn‘t see it en route to my caffeine. When I told the barista they should mop she blamed the weather. Ok, maybe another doormat?

My pride is hurt, but I‘m sitting here anyway. With a Kindle whose battery is dead. #doover 😳

Crazeedi Oh no, are you OK? I fell in the grocery store a week ago, fortunately no one saw me, but ots totally embarrassing, hugs💞 5mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! Hope the coffee soothes your soul a little. I downloaded kindle and nook on my phone for that reason! I would go to read tablet and... no battery. Hope rest of your day is smooth and happy. 5mo
rretzler 🤗 5mo
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Jas16 Hope your day vastly improves 5mo
cobwebmoth I hope the rest of your day is better. 5mo
Bookwormjillk Hope your day gets better! 5mo
SaturnDoo Hope you are ok. No injuries? Hurt pride is enough.🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤ so sorry 😢😢 I hope the rest of your day is better❤❤❤ 5mo
GypsyKat That sucks! I hope your day gets better from here on out! 5mo
IndoorDame Oh no! Hope it‘s all up from here! ♥️🤗 5mo
marleed Oh no. Sending you a virtual hug! 5mo
RebL Alexander is also my go to reference for days like this. I'm glad it's only your pride that's hurt, but the employee reaction was less than optimal. 5mo
BookwormAHN Hugs 💐 5mo
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what‘s the solution for a day that involves chewing gum stuck in your hair, lima beans no dessert being the third best friend and having to watch people kiss on tv. and maybe moving to australia.


“There were lima beans for dinner and I hate lima beans.”


Children will probably find humor in this book!


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a realistic fiction book written by Judith Viorist and illustrated by Ray Cruz. This story is relatable to children because they often get mad over little things and get frustrated. Every example in the book is something a child can understand.

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I'm going to attempt to play along this month. Robert Smith sings about how "I wish I'd stayed asleep today" which made me think of Alexander.
#closetome #thecure #AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Cinfhen You‘re off to a great start ‼️loved this book 8mo
Reviewsbylola I bought my kids this book awhile back but we haven‘t read it yet! 8mo
Mdargusch Nice connection. I‘ve had many mornings like that. 🙃 8mo
emilyhaldi Perfect for a Monday too 😜 8mo
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We all have those days - things just do not go your way!

When it rains, it pours, and that is exactly what happens to poor Alexander in this book. From his mom forgetting to pack him dessert with his lunch to the shoe store not having the shoes he wants to having to wear his railroad pajamas to bed... it‘s a mess!

Some days are just like that. Even in Australia.

Awesome book for children, and I love the black and white illustrations.

callielafleur I remember reading this when I was a kid, I loved it! 8mo
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Alexander‘s having a pretty crap day. One thing after another goes wrong. His mother says some days are just like that and if that isn‘t the truest statement, I don‘t know what is. I love the simple illustrations and the message that sometimes life doesn‘t go right. It‘s okay. We just try again tomorrow. 2/1001 #1001ChildrensBooks

IamIamIam Best. Book. EVER! "There was kissing on tv and I hate kidding. There were lima beans for dinner and I hate limas." ??? 6mo
AshleyHoss820 @IamIamIam YES!! 😂 My favorite was this picture, “I think I‘ll move to Australia.” Dude, this book‘s mood defies age, race, religion, space, time...we ALL have these days! Every little thing just irks you! I love this one! 😄 6mo
IamIamIam @AshleyHoss820 ??? You're absolutely right! It has the most perfect ending too! "Some days are like that, even in Australia." ??? 6mo
AshleyHoss820 @IamIamIam I love that part too!! It‘s such a well-crafted book, children‘s or not! 😄❤️ 6mo
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Today was probably the worst day at this job I have ever had! So bad I had to report a co-worker to HR for hostility. I know it was the right thing to do but now I don‘t know what will happen and that‘s worry-some. Will it make the other co-workers upset, is this going to create more drama 😔But this terrible treatment has to stop. Why do I have to work...I just wanna stay home and read & be anti-social.

#SassyBookworm😏 #BadDay

HOTPock3tt *hug* 10mo
LeeRHarry I feel for you, I‘m sure you did the right thing 💕 10mo
cobwebmoth I hope things improve soon.*hugs* 10mo
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guinsgirlreads 💜💜💜 10mo
DHill Hope things get better for you. 10mo
MaureenMc 💗💗 10mo
tammysue 💖💖💖 10mo
BookHoarder32 You have to look out for yourself! ❤️ 10mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 10mo
Slajaunie Same here! 📖📚💚 10mo
ConfessionofaBookaholic It‘s also great for procrastinating. Long day, finally get home late at night, sees the pile of homework I gotta work on.....reads book instead. 📚 10mo
Texreader You did the right thing! Hold your head high. 10mo
VeganCleopatra Sounds like you did the right thing but I totally get the worry about how the person is going to react. Wishing you well. 10mo
wordslinger42 Praying tomorrow is better and for no extra drama 💜 10mo
seglitis xo 10mo
SW-T Good luck! I hope your coworker doesn‘t retaliate and HR does something. 10mo
Kaye It‘s rough when you can‘t get along with someone you see on a daily basis. Stick to your guns. You did the right thing . Don‘t take crap. (edited) 10mo
Jas16 Sending love and support 10mo
GatheringBooks sending you positive energies! 10mo
Anton I've been there. Good for you for reporting it. 10mo
TiredLibrarian So sorry; work drama sucks. Reporting bad behavior takes a lot of courage & shows all involved that you aren't going to be a passive victim. Good for you. Hope tomorrow is better 👍🏻😊 10mo
Reggie Sending good vibes!!! Because been there with a woman who had cancer on a graveyard shift. And I honestly thought the universe was testing me. I had to be a decent human being when she was sick but she was a horrible human being. Good luck and good on you for sticking up for yourself. 10mo
JennyM Hugs to you and here‘s to a better day tomorrow xxx 10mo
Weaponxgirl *hugs* 10mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
SassyBookworm @HOTPock3tt @LeeRHarry @cobwebmoth @guinsgirlreads @DHill @MaureenMc @whatshesreadingnow @BookHoarder32 @GingerAntics @Slajaunie Thank you all for the support. Today was still rough, our office manager talked about the situation without knowing the whole story and I think it made things worse. I know HR hasn‘t spoken to anyone about it yet, so I‘ve had a nervous stomach all day 😫 10mo
SassyBookworm @ConfessionofaBookaholic I was reminiscing recently from a Facebook post of mine where I was apologizing to my good books bc I was having to read more ‘scholarly literature‘ I definitely used to cheat read! Procrastination at its finest 😏 10mo
SassyBookworm @Texreader @VeganCleopatra @wordslinger42 @seglitis 😘 @SW-T @kaye @Jas16 @GatheringBooks @Anton @TiredLibrarian @Reggie @JennyM @Weaponxgirl @JoScho Thank you all for the support. Today was still rough, our office manager talked about the situation without knowing the whole story and I think it made things worse. I know HR hasn‘t spoken to anyone about it yet, so I‘ve had a nervous stomach all day 😫 10mo
GingerAntics Ugh. I really hope the whole thing gets cleared up. Childish behaviour in adults is never good and it certainly makes for a tense, if not hostile, work environment. Here‘s hoping tomorrow is better. 10mo
SassyBookworm @GingerAntics thank you! I definitely agree! I never liked drama in high school and I definitely don‘t want any part now! My work partner is already talking about transferring departments 😭 She was as blown away as I was when the office manager never even spoke to us about the situation and made it look like instead of me being the victim I was the instigator and the co-worker was the victim! When she even heard part of what the co-worker said! 10mo
GingerAntics Oh now that‘s just wrong. Sounds like she‘s already chosen sides. Lovely. It‘s high school all over again. I‘m just the same. I don‘t like drama. 10mo
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How I‘m feeling today

BookishTrish Hugs ❤️💕❤️ 11mo
JacqMac Awww... I hate the wheel. 💕 11mo
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melissajayne @JacqMac just feels that way. 11mo
Cinfhen Sending good thoughts your way 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 11mo
Karkar Here is wishing it gets better today! 11mo
sprainedbrain Hope it gets better fast! 🤗 11mo
melissajayne @Karkar it should; sleep and a shower helps 11mo
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Rough day at work today. This could not be more true! ❤️📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope tomorrow is better and that this day goes by quickly... so sorry 12mo
JoScho Same!!!! 12mo
kstadt929 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! ☺️ You are so sweet! Tomorrow is my Friday so it automatically has to be better, right?! 12mo
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kstadt929 @JoScho I hope you have a better tomorrow!! 💞 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kstadt929 yes! Definitely!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 12mo
LiteraryinLititz I know what you mean. Hope the week ends on a good note. 12mo
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#SeptemberDanes Poor Alexander!!! He's having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day ( #BeenThereDoneThat #FeelYourPain) he'd much rather be #SleepingMyDayAway (#PreachAlexander) I too, would like to stay under the covers today but #AdultingCalls #TGIF 🙌🏼 This book has been a family favorite for decades!!!

TrishB Sending love and hugs 😘💕 1y
Kalalalatja I feel Alexander so much! Thinking of you today 💕 1y
merelybookish Maybe you could move to Australia? 🙂 (Loved this book as a kid!) 1y
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @Kalalalatja @TrishB 😘😘and Australia sounds perfect @merelybookish 😂😂I heard in the Australian edition Alexander wants to move to Timbuktu 🤣 1y
HOTPock3tt Omg I LOVED this so much when I was young! ❤️ 1y
JennyM Lol...hope the kids got off ok and you are doing ok. Xx 1y
Cinfhen Thanks @JennyM im a little weepy today but I took a mental health day and now I'm at the beach 🏖#MyHappyPlace 1y
Cinfhen I know @HOTPock3tt I loved this book too!! Especially the prizes in the cereal box!!! My brothers always seemed to get the good ones😂 1y
emilyhaldi You win the # prize!!! 😜 1y
Reviewsbylola I just bought this one for Genevieve through her book order. It was only $1! 1y
Cinfhen Nice choice @Reviewsbylola I‘m super jealous of those book orders!!! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks @emilyhaldi emoji‘s and hashtags are my secret vice 😜 1y
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait for the order to get here. My friend took her son‘s book order out of his bag and immediately threw it away. 😱😱😱 She claims that he doesn‘t like to read. Growing up though her school didn‘t do book orders so I don‘t think she knows what he‘ll be missing!! 1y
Cinfhen Ohhhh, #BadMommyMistake that little boy is gonna be pissed when the teacher hands out the book orders and he gets nothing 😦😡she'll learn real quick @Reviewsbylola (edited) 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
vkois88 😊😊😊 1y
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1. My workload grows at a rate faster than I seem to cross tasks off my “To Do” list. 🤦🏻‍♀️
2. Celebratory lunch with friends and former colleagues. 🙌🏼
3. Cray-On
4. Notes from a Public Typewriter
5. 💜 #friyayintro

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...even in Australia. #booktattoo #literarytattoo #freshink


Today has been a very bad day today someone stole my wallet so now I have to get all my cards again I wouldn‘t care about that but the only thing I do care that‘s in my wallet is my passport which in turn has all my information.

Literary_Siren Oh no! I hope everything gets taken care of smoothly and quickly! 1y
julesG Oh no! Hope you can sort it out quickly. 1y
Endowarrior21 I canceled all my cards and reported my passport stolen now the waiting game starts again 1y
bullbunny Inl can't believe someone did that!! I do hope it gets settled quickly 1y
Endowarrior21 My passport was turned into the police station this morning 1y
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1. None! Just sleeping in and enjoying the extra day off. Work has been stressing the crap out of me, so I'm very relieved for this break.
2. ⬆️
3. I dig Portland.
4. My favorite sloth fact: sometimes instead of the branch, they grab their own paw and fall to their death. Not a very happy fact, but so ridiculous it makes me laugh.
5. 70°

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

LeahBergen I FINALLY have a trip planned to Portland. I‘ve never been to Oregon. 😮 1y
UnidragonFrag @LeahBergen 🙀 awesome!! You'll have fun! There's tons of stuff to do and soooo beautiful 😄 1y
Texreader 1. me too. 4. 😲 1y
CarolynM Thank you for the sloth fact, it made me laugh too😂 1y
UnidragonFrag @Texreader sorry to hear that about the stress 😔 @CarolynM the sloth thing kills me! It's a wonder those poor guys are even still around 🤣 1y
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Oh @jenniferw88, it's all going wrong! The last item for your package is lost in the post and when I went to get something to replace it this afternoon I LOST MY PURSE! Debit card, credit card, driving licence etc. etc. I'll try to post your parcel tomorrow but I hope you'll forgive me if it doesn't arrive exactly on time 😨😱😭 #conandoyleswap

jenniferw88 Of course, don't worry - it's more important that you get your cards etc sorted. It'll arrive when it arrives! 2y
Cinfhen That‘s the worst @Moray_Reads I hope your purse turns up 😕 2y
LeahBergen Oh no! 😮😮 2y
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saresmoore That really blows! So sorry, Moray. I hope someone will return your purse and that you week improves into the weekend. ♥️ 2y
Moray_Reads @jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @LeahBergen @saresmoore Thanks guys. I had to cancel my cards. I have an emergency credit card so I'm not totally cut off but I'm so mad at myself for being careless 😬😬 2y
Sarah83 Oh my god. So sorry to hear that. 😱 2y
Kalalalatja That‘s really bad luck! Hope everything works out 🤞🤞 2y
vivastory I'm so sorry you have to deal with that! Hopefully your weekend is an improvement! 2y
CSeydel OUCH! 2y
Moray_Reads @vivastory I have ice cream in the freezer, tonic chilling for a G&T, a pile of library books and no weekend plans. It's looking up already 😘 2y
Moray_Reads @Sarah83 @CSeydel @Kalalalatja thank you. This is exactly why I keep an emergency credit card! No point crying over spilt milk, right? 2y
Moray_Reads @jenniferw88 despite yesterday's drama I did manage to post your parcel today, I hope it gets to you on time 🤞 2y
jenniferw88 @Moray_Reads yay! Looking forward to opening! 2y
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My ragged, beloved Paddington Bear from childhood holding one of the first books I remember loving. #childrensbook #maylovesclassics @sarah83 @Bambolina_81

LeahBergen Paddington! ❤️ 2y
Paperback.Propensity Nostalgia 😍 2y
bookishkris One of my faves, still. 2y
Cinfhen Book & Bear 😍😍😍 2y
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We don‘t always speak in book, but sometimes our toddler‘s current favorite explains it best.

I‘m sorry hubby‘s having a bad day at work, but this still made me smile just a bit remembering us all reading it together last night.

TrishB That‘s lovely 💕 - not the day obviously!! 2y
BucklingBookshelves @TrishB understood 😊 2y
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Ugh. Welcome to my morning. “I think I‘ll move to Australia”

wanderinglynn I also want to move to Australia. Or possible Ireland. Or maybe New Zealand. 😉 2y
TheFunkyBookworm @wanderinglynn ohh Ireland, now your talking! Perhaps in a castle?! 🤗 2y
Eggs One of my faves 2y
wanderinglynn Well, castles are rather drafty. I‘m thinking a cute little cottage with a lovely fireplace in the Irish countryside. 2y
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Well the tagged book represents my feelings about today. A crummy day, probably mostly my own fault, but nevertheless. And here is a photo of one of my favorite bookish items, my beleaguered LightWedge reading light, best book light I‘ve ever had, and they don‘t make them anymore. Anybody else ever have one of these? You can see mine‘s already had a bit of surgery, and now I think it‘s finally given up the ghost. Waaa.

Paula3 😣 2y
cobwebmoth Sorry you've had a bad day. I hope we both have better days tomorrow! 2y
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SleepyDragon I can commiserate with you, my week has been horrible so far, and it doesn't look like tomorrow will be much of an improvement for me. I hope tomorrow goes better for you, though! 2y
Ddzmini I think I had one if I find it and it works (I never used it I could send it to you) 😝 spring cleaning 2y
TricksyTails Sorry your day was so bad! Hope tomorrow is better! 🤗 2y
VelvetSpade I had one of these in college! It was my best friend when I backpacked through Europe. 🤓 I'm impressed you kept yours going so long!! Hope you have a better day 😊 2y
Redwritinghood Yes! That was a pretty good book light. 2y
LibrarianRyan I had one. It lasted about 15 years. I liked how it lit up the page but that was about it. I replaced it with a silicone rechargeable I like much better. 2y
tournevis I wanted one back in the day. Never owned one though. 2y
Chrissyreadit Hope today is better. Your tagged book is one of my favorites. I use it a lot I my head. Some days are just like that. 2y
CSeydel @LibrarianRyan it‘s definitely too bulky and awkward to hold. But the light is the best. I hate the way my clip-on light glares in my eyes. What light do you use now? (edited) 2y
CSeydel @VelvetSpade To be honest I really only used it occasionally. Just a few weekends a year, for camping. It was perfect for that! 2y
CSeydel @Ddzmini omg that would be amazing! 😄 2y
CSeydel @cobwebmoth @NeesyBeth @TricksyTails thanks! Fortunately (in my case) it‘s nothing serious. Just faceplant type stuff. Hope you have a great day today! 2y
LibrarianRyan I got it at BN. It's a clip light but I love that it is rechargeable. And I can bend it so it doesn't blind me. 2y
LibrarianRyan I'll take a picture when I get home. 2y
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Ok, so the day wasn't as bad as all that, but I'm ready for March to be over. Big project at work w/strict deadline & those above my pay grade keep changing the script for the instructional video I'm supposed to produce. Worked more overtime than I wanted & came home to this. Not sure what I was supposed to be receiving... big sigh.

PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like March has been rough so far. There‘s a fair bit left in the month, so I hope it gets better!😉 2y
Rachel.Rencher Oh my gosh, I'd be so mad if I got that! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh no! That was your bookmark from me. I will resend. I just got new, smaller envelopes and the bookmarks will be back in stock tomorrow I hope. 😍 2y
MelAnn Still have lots of month left for it to get better! 2y
LeahBergen How annoying. 😠 2y
AWahle @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! I blame the machines and not the people! 2y
AWahle @PurpleyPumpkin @Rachel.Rencher @Chrissyreadit @MelAnn @LeahBergen I'll get through the month - I'm tough! There's just going to be a few tears and rants along the way. 😉 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AWahle You‘re welcome. Yes, I‘m sure it‘s the machines at the post office! 2y
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1) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (story of my life 😝)
2) 4 ft tall stuffed Pink Panther
3) Homemade pizza on Friday nights
4) Cupcakes


JoScho Homemade pizza is fun! 2y
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My favorite!! This realistic fiction book is a great for S or RA. This book is about a boy named Alexander who is having a really bad day. He gets gum stuck in his hair, no dessert for lunch, no prize in his cereal..etc. But he has to overcome those obstacles and realize that every once in awhile everyone has a bad day but it gets better! This book was actually made into a movie and it was super cute! Steve Carell and Jennifer Gardner star in it.

V.DeQuattro Attached is a great lesson to go along with this book! It talks about students emotions and how they might have had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day 😑🤕🤢🤧😪😭😤 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/alexander-and-... 2y
V.DeQuattro EL strategy 4 is great with this lesson! We link the lesson topic to students prior knowledge of when they had a bad day. A great UDL strategy would be 3.1. Students can tell about a time they had a bad day. #UCFLAE3414 2y
DrSpalding You can‘t go wrong with Scholastic. Nice alignment. Make sure you add SP18 to the #. 2y
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Laura.S @V.DeQuattro this book looks so cute! It‘s so important to have books with lessons other than academics. Reading this to the students would teach them a life lesson about not getting upset over one thing and not letting it ruin your day. 2y
JenniferMc A favorite of my kids! You could use this as a lesson for a few subjects. 2y
BriannaR I love this movie. Also, great resource, it'll be a fun to use during class. 2y
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✏️pink or green
✏️mystery/suspense when not is a Jane Austen book
✏️knitting when not reading
✏️diet coke
✏️bookmarks, colored pencils,

@CSeydel @the-flashley @collegecatlady #LMPBC
@Tiffy_Reads #gettingtoknowyou

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I have had a terrible week and I feel even more terrible that my Litten match will be receiving this late. I‘m sending express tomorrow so I‘m hoping only by a day. #cupidgoespostal @Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe I promise to do better next time, please don‘t ban me!

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Alexander believes that he is having such a terrible day that he coins the day a terrible, bad, no good, very bad day. A bunch of things go wrong and Alexander has a negative outlook on everything and believes everything would be in Australia. However, his mom reminds him and the reader that we all will have very terrible, bad days.
#bookstagram #bibliophile #childrensbook #picturebook #litsy #littens

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Day 25: Change
“Some days are like that. Even in Australia.” Change is hard. The opening night for my eldest‘s first musical at her new school was last night. It‘s hard to move your Junior year of high school. She misses her support system from home so much. The kids are doing a great job but her heart isn‘t in it and it makes me sad. #Ampersand2018

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Not book related, but my boss turned in his resignation. I‘m devastated. I will be wearing mourning next week while I update my resume. I‘m trying not to sob at my desk, but I‘m heartbroken and terrified about the future of my department and my future at this company. 😭😭

Blaire Ugh. I‘m so sorry. Hope it works out for you. 2y
Hoopiefoot Ugh. I‘m sorry. Good bosses are so hard to find. 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm Oh no! I‘m so very sorry! I hope that it will mean great things to come for you! Positive thoughts your way! 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Sorry, that stinks. 2y
Christine11 I‘m sorry - that‘s rubbish! 2y
Jerdencon That stinks! 2y
TricksyTails I'm so sorry! Hope this opens the door for even better opportunities in the near future. Sending love and hugs to you! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
AWahle I'm sorry! Change at work is hard and fear of the unknown can be horrible. Hoping your new boss is cut from the same cloth as the one you're losing. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m sorry! It‘s hard to lose a good boss. Fingers crossed for you. 2y
britt_brooke Oh man, hope a works out ok. 2y
LeahBergen That sucks. ☹️ 2y
mabell I am so sorry! 😔 2y
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. It‘s hard to lose a good boss. 2y
cobwebmoth I'm sorry. *hugs* 2y
RealLifeReading Sorry to hear that! ☹️ 2y
MaureenMc That really sucks. Hope things start looking up soon. 💗 2y
Jas16 I am so sorry. My boss is the only reason I am still at my job and I live in fear of her leaving. 2y
megt I‘m so sorry to hear that. It broke my heart when my boss left our company. Great bosses are hard to find! 2y
rohit-sawant I'm sorry to hear. Hope things work out. 2y
DGRachel @Blaire @Hoopiefoot @Mariposa_Bookworm @ForeverNerdy @Christine11 @Jerdencon @TricksyTails @AWahle @jpmcwisemorgan @britt_brooke @LeahBergen @mabell @Bookzombie @cobwebmoth @RealLifeReading @MaureenMc @Jas16 @megt @rohit-sawant Thanks everyone. I‘m still stunned & feeling rather lost. 💔He‘s the biggest reason I stayed when things got bad a few years ago. The team joked about wearing all black next week, but it‘s appropriate, so I probably will. 2y
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"There were lima beans for dinner and I hate limas."

I'm not the only one who pulls lima beans out of frozen vegetables, am I? Oh... I am? ???

TricksyTails 🙋🏻 I do! 2y
IamIamIam @TricksyTails YAY!!!!! I knew I couldn't be the only lima hater out there!! 🤣 2y
TricksyTails Cant stand them! 🙅🏻 2y
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Dolly I used to pick them out of the vegetable soup. Haven‘t had one cross my path in years. 🍀 I‘d probably just eat them now but not enjoy them. 2y
IamIamIam @Dolly Definitely the lesser of the evils!! Lol 2y
vkois88 I def omit them from my veggie soup. Can't stand them. 2y
Karkar Eww Lima beans are the worst... I started buying bags of peas, corn, and carrots separately then mixing because of them. 2y
IamIamIam @Karkar As I was pulling them out, I realized that your idea was a much better one!!! 😂😂😂 2y
IamIamIam @vkois88 Super gross! I used to put mine in my brother's soup bowl when we were younger so he'd get in trouble and not me! 👼 2y
2BR02B They're like little packets of paste. Eff that noise. 2y
IamIamIam @2BR02B 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
Bookzombie Ugh! I do not like lima beans either. 2y
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Wasn‘t the greatest of days—my office computer was dead when I got to work so I couldn‘t do any of the zillions of things that needed done. But I‘ve been told it‘s working again. Way behind on my writing so I‘m trying to squeeze some in while waiting for the hub and thing 2 to get our dinner.

Mimi28 Hope the rest of your day goes better and that your dinner is great!! 2y
CocoReads @Mimi28 thank you. It‘s looking up. As for dinner, it‘s just the always delicious, never nutritious Long John Silvers. But I don‘t have to cook and that‘s what matters 2y
Mimi28 I haven‘t had Long John Silvers in forever!! Glad it‘s looking up and you don‘t have to cook 😊👍❤️ 2y
CocoReads We actually have to jump across the Michigan-Indiana border to get it, so we don‘t get it very often. There is one in town but ironically the one in Michigan is closer. 2y
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This day has taken a very sour turn. I am in serious need of book time and an adult beverage. (Image stolen from the internet)

CocoReads Oh no! Hope it gets better! Beverages help. 2y
StaceyKondla 😢Take care of you 2y
KarenUK I find a big ‘bucket‘ of sauvignon Blanc can rescue even the worst of days 💕👍 2y
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JacqMac I was thinking I could use an adult beverage, too. But it‘s only noon. Lol Hope it gets better. Or you find wine. (edited) 2y
Jas16 💙 2y
ptkpepe98 Sending good thoughts.🍷🥂🏖️🏝️🎠 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope it gets better!!! 😘 2y
LeahBergen It‘s 5 o‘clock somewhere! 😉 2y
InLibrisVeritas I hope it gets better! I'm feeling the same way. 2y
AmyG Hoping things turn the other way. :( 2y
callielafleur @AmyG @inlibrasveritas @LeahBergen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ptkpepe98 @Jas16 @JacqMac @KarenUK @StaceyKondla @CocoReads You guys are all the best. Such a wonderful, supportive community we have!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TricksyTails I hope your day has changed for the better. 🤗 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @callielafleur ❤️❤️ love this community and our littens!! 2y
Eggs Hope your improved😊 2y
Eggs ..day... 2y
cobwebmoth Hugs! 2y
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This day just gets worse and worse. 😭

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Is that marker? 2y
DGRachel @Riveted_Reader_Melissa No, it‘s paint transfer from the pole I hit while backing out of my parking space. I was barely moving and it tore the front bumper. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DGRachel oh no, so sorry! 2y
Bianca I‘m sorry. 🙁 2y
readordierachel Bummer :( 2y
robinb 😔😔😔 2y
DarcysMom 😣😣😣 2y
cobwebmoth Oh!😕 2y
Robothugs 😔😔😔 2y
JoeStalksBeck ☹️🤬 2y
Jerdencon Ugh.. that stinks 😕 2y
Owlizabeth 🤬 2y
Librarybelle 😞 2y
PenguinInFlight Oh no!! 😔 2y
CocoReads Oh no! 😱😱 2y
mabell That's awful! 😞 2y
Andrew65 Oh no!!!!😖 2y
Bookzombie Oh no! That sucks. 😕 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I am so sorry ! 😞 2y
megt Oh no! 2y
ScientistSam 😞 2y
sprainedbrain Oh no! 😞 2y
NCNY Bummer. 😕 2y
DebinHawaii Oh that sucks! ☹️So sorry! 2y
kspenmoll Awful! So sorry! 😡😱 2y
Dragon Your poor car ! 😱 2y
Jas16 Oh no! 2y
LeahBergen 😡😡 2y
CouronneDhiver 🙁 I‘m having a crappy time today too ... you‘re not alone 2y
Cathythoughts Oh no 😠 2y
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Last night my landlord shut the water off without warning, apparently to replace the entire water heater. When we called her this morning about a timeline she said she didn‘t know we were home and they were just starting.

I guess I will read today and clean/trim the tree tomorrow instead...(😡😡😡😡😡😡) Puck wants today to be over.

NCNY Oh no. I hope the work gets done fast so you get your water back. 2y
Avanders 😖that's so frustrating!! Especially over a weekend! And a holiday weekend?! 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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Debiw781 😳😳😳 with no warning... 😡 2y
BrynnFlynn Criminy. Pretty sure that's not legal... :/ 2y
EllieDottie That is so frustrating!! 2y
heikemarie @NCNY @Avanders @Debiw781 @BrynnFlynn @EllieDottie Thanks for commiserating!! Still not fixed but we have cold water now 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 2y
heikemarie @Tanzy13 😻😻 he‘s the best. 2y
BookBabe Ugh! Awful! Meanwhile, what a cutie! 😻😻❤️ 2y
Grimscythe Such a gorgeous #gingerbrat! 😻😻😻 and yes. I just scrolled until I found a photo of your beautiful baby. 2y
heikemarie @TheGhastlyGrimoire Thanks for all the love!! Puck says thank you also 😽 2y
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In the RF picture book, we follow Alexander and his terrible horrible day. This book is a good example that not every day will be perfect and go as expected! UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge EL 4 link lesson topic to students prior knowledge #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins This book would be great for RA and SR. The link below will take you to a lesson plan that uses that incorporates this book! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/alexander-and-... 2y
Floribelg I agree with Alexander we have all have bad days but turning those bad days into lessons are the best way to approach everyday. The lesson plan you included is great for a GR! 2y
DrSpalding Your EL/UDL strategies are spot on. Everyone can relate to having a bad day. 2y
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a book that we have all read at some point and is written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz. This amazing book follows a day in the life of Alexander, a terrible, horrible, no good day that is. This book has won multiple awards one of which is the ALA Notable Children's Book.

laurie_jayy https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/alexander-and-... links to a lesson plan that has students talk about a very bad day that they‘ve experienced. UDL 7.3 “Minimize threats and distractions” would be a great UDL to use because this is a great book that has stood the test of time so it is important that students actually pay attention. 2y
laurie_jayy EL 4. “Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge” is a great EL to use because everyone has experienced a very bad day. 2y
laurie_jayy This book would be great as a RA! 2y
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Today has been so rough. My family is starting to fracture and fall apart. I need a win so bad so I‘m staying up until midnight to open my #halloweengoespostal package. Will I regret it tomorrow? Yes. But I need me some happiness.

erinreads Sending so much love your way! 💕 I hope things get better. 2y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. {{hugs}} I hope things improve soon. 2y
TrishB Sending hugs 💝 2y
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LauraBeth Big Hugs to you 💕💕 I wish I had a soft kitten to give to you right now 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Sorry! Hope you find some joy! 💐 2y
AndreaReads Sending lots of hugs your way. I'm going to second @bookish22 Do something that makes you happy. 2y
LiteraryinLititz I‘m so sorry. 💜 You should go ahead and open it early, if it would make you smile! 2y
DebinHawaii Hope it gets better soon. Hugs. 💜 2y
RanaElizabeth Oh, gosh. Much love to you. 2y
TheBookAddict 💕💕💕 I hope it gets better. May tomorrow be a better day. 2y
LeahBergen Hugs. ❤️❤️ 2y
RealLifeReading Sending hugs your way 2y
stacybmartin Hoping tomorrow is much better - hugs! 💜 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Sending hugs. 💙💙 2y
Cupofjo ((Hugs)) 2y
MarriedtoMrT ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
GypsyKat I‘m sorry things are going badly for you. 😕💜 2y
Laura317 Hoping things are better soon! Take care of yourself. Hugs. 2y
Librarybelle So sorry! ❤️❤️ 2y
Jenni_Capps Sending you prayers. ♥️ 2y
AshleySimon ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CareBear Hoping things get better for you soon. ❤️ 2y
Jess Many hugs. 2y
Avanders 💖💖 2y
Ruri_kaichou 😟 definitely do what's going to help you feel better. Hoping things will look up soon 💖 2y
Debiw781 Hugs 2y
emilyhaldi 💗 2y
MinDea 💗 2y
CouronneDhiver 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 2y
Cinfhen I'm sorry 😢 2y
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Woke up late, quick shower and things seemed to be back on track. Looked out the window to see that the universe was “ha NOPE!” ... flat tire. I‘m not completely helpless and know how to change a flat, but couldn‘t get the lug nuts off 😡 $45 later I‘m at a tire place hoping they can repair the old tire so I don‘t have to spend $117 I don‘t have. Good thing, Man Cub is with his dad so he got to his soccer game. This is the 1st game I‘ve missed 😭

OrangeMooseReads Also in my haste to get my day back together I forgot my book. 2y
Balibee146 Hope your day gets better 😘 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Balibee146 I did get a little brightness ... I found my headphone in my purse! Audiobook time! 2y
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Lcsmcat I hope it gets better! 2y
Tamra 😒 I can only improve at this point. 2y
TheBookAddict Oh no! I hope it gets better. 💕 2y
Jas16 What a rough morning. Hoping things improve quickly 2y
AndreaReads Oh no! That is the worst. I'm sorry--hope everything turns around soon. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Balibee146 @Lcsmcat @Tamra @TheBookAddict @Jas16 @AndreaReads Thank you all! Things have turned around. They fixed the old one, and it cost $10! I‘m already home. 2y
Cinfhen Hate mornings like that! Hope rest of the day goes better 😘 2y
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