when it’s hard to find something positive to say.
I woke up feeling crummy, (I’ll leave it at that, and no I’m not pregnant.), My Piper girl woke up burning hot with hives, body aches, chills, and a stomach ache, I remembered that I have to give Trinity some test that the charter requires of us, and she is having a HISSY FIT over it. I’m tired, I’ve only managed to do a load of laundry and the dishes today, and I have heard quite a bit of really sad, heartbreaking news today to boot. Puts my “troubles” in perspective, and leaves me feeling like a jerk for being upset about temporary frustrations.
So on days like today, especially days that provide perspective, I focus on whats great.
The hubs brought me lunch, complete with a dr. pepper, which is perhaps the best thing in the world right now.
My older two have done a GREAT job helping me out around here and adhering to their responsibilities without *too much* prodding. They are doing what they can to help me care for Piper, and are being really sweet and tender with eachother as well.
My wonderful husband is NOT working overtime tonight, and I cannot WAIT to spend some family time with him tonight. The kids miss him so much and we’re counting the minutes down until he gets home.
It’s raining. My kinda weather.
I put dinner in the crockpot last night on a whim, which worked out great considering the day I was presented with when I woke up this morning.
My hair is *just* long enough now to pull back partially. I pulled it “half up” today and tied a lace ribbon in it today that matches the shirt I’m wearing. I’m not sure why this makes me so happy, but it does.
As you can see, the good in my day outweighs the bad.
I guess the point is that there isnt a perfect day. There isnt a perfect home, family, life, or person. The objective is to wade through the crud and enjoy the treasures. It is hard for me to ignore things on the floor, laundry in a pile, dust on the furniture…but I’m certain Piper wont remember what the house looked like on days she was sick..she’ll only remember the love and attention I gave her as I nursed her back to health.
Better go re-fill her tea cup…