Every have one of those days… well one of those… long periods… when things simply stop working well?

Things go sailing along well and then WHAM!

It is like a perfect storm of foul ups and failures of equipment, things breaking, falling apart.

So… I am going to have to … I dunno… regroup.

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  1. Stu says:

    Have a Guinness. :)

  2. I’m having two. Thank God its Sunday!

  3. Jack Hughes says:

    Glass of Gin always helps :)

  4. Guinness is goodness, I hear.

  5. capchoirgirl says:

    Yeah, that’s happening to me right now.
    Guinness is a gooood idea.

  6. Dr. Eric says:

    I prefer Murphy’s.

    But the BBC ran a story showing that Guinness might actually be good for you:

    I make no health claims in this post.

  7. RichR says:

    Guiness is okay. If you ever get a chance at Shiner Bock, TAKE IT! Bavarian goodness!

  8. MargaretMN says:

    Wow, you can tell we aren’t Baptists (or Jansenists, I guess) here but Catholics, when the first 4 pieces of advice boil down to “have a drink!” (Please take that in a spirit of ribbing, everybody! I’m NOT being critical.)

    Seriously though, when things crack up for me, plans go awry etc. I usually try to tackle something that has been on the back burner, important but not urgent or maybe not even that important that has been gnawing on me for awhile. Housework, organizing, especially if it involves physical labor like weeding an area of the garden that has been looking bad. Sometimes it just means making a decision, like “OK, I’ll get rid of that thing” and make plans to do it. For me at least, it helps to take some weight off of the other things. If it feels like progress in any area at all, it usually helps me feel at least 50% better.

  9. MargaretMN says:

    BTW, Shiner Bock is wonderful stuff and at a good price point. Fueled my grad school years in Austin, TX. And its recently been more available in the Midwest. BUT it is not a true Bock as it is made YEAR round. Not just in early Spring, Lent. Schell Bock is a delightful true Bock, made in New Ulm, MN.

  10. TC says:

    You haven’t prayed for patience recently, Father?
    That’s always a big mistake.

  11. John Enright says:

    Speaking of stout, I attended my nephew’s wedding this weekend in Poughkeepsie, NY; unfortunately, it’s about 20 or 30 miles from Woodstock, NY, and traffic was a problem due to the 40th anniversary of the concert. Anyway, one of the beers available at the reception was called “Mother’s Milk” from Keegan Ales, which I think is as good or even better than Guinness (which is great in and of itself!) I don’t know anything about the company which makes this beer, but I think I’ll have to investigate further!

  12. Maybe a holy hour is in order…. or confession???

    I have found that even if it is just a build up of venials, going to confession turns my mood and outlook around. So does a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament.

    Just my $.02

  13. The Egyptian says:

    As a Dairy Farmer I know what these kind of days are like, some last into weeks and yes sometimes it is just best to follow the old saying, “get some sleep it will look better in the morning” except around here the old Germans tend to add a beer or two to the sleep part.

    Relax God loves you what more do you need ;>)

  14. Dismas says:

    Bah! Sekt in the morning, beer in the day, brandy at night!

  15. Jane says:

    Father Z. those types of days are perfect for emptying Purgatory!!!
    I am sure you already know this!

    Empty Purgatory:
    Practical tips here:

    and read accounts about how the Holy Souls in Purgatory help their benefactors.

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