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On my "Bad" List this morning:
  • My husband - who woke up late, took forever in the shower, didn't pack up any of Gabbie's stuff or get her dressed, and therefore made me 20 minutes late to work. Yes, he does plenty of good stuff (like grocery shopping, which I totally appreciate), even getting up with Gabbie last night so that I could sleep. However, doing the crap he did this morning to me on a day when I'm not feeling so great? Puts him on this list.
  • Speaking of not feeling so great, my 3rd cold in 5 weeks also makes this list. I am tired of being sick.
  • Having to work to make a living. I would much rather be in bed than here at work, where I am extremely busy and therefore can't skip out. Grrr...
  • The moratorium we've put on eating out. I didn't want what we have for lunches today, but I have to eat it. It's either fast food or a new bedroom set, and the bedroom set wins out. I shouldn't be eating all of that bad food anyway.
  • The dead animals all over the roads on my way to work are squicking me out to the nth degree. There have been some really gnarly kills along one road that almost make me gag. And they stay there for weeks, since our road commission apparently is trying to save money or something.
  • Mother's milk tea. It's not the best tasting thing by a long shot, but I'm drinking it and doing whatever else I can to up my supply since Gabbie is eating so much that I'm having trouble keeping up with the demand. I hate necessary evils.
I feel like I can't spew out all of this hatred without some goodness to compensate, so here's my "Good" list:
  • Hot Caramel Apple Cider
  • Good books (I'm about to start the 3rd in the Twilight series, and although they're not my favorite, I can't seem to stop.)
  • Warm sweaters
  • A husband who does the grocery shopping, the laundry, and the dishes. And who hugged me this morning and vowed to do something later that would make me smile. I guess I may have to let the other petty stuff slide. He really is a good guy.
  • A snuggly baby who wants nothing more than to cuddle up with her mom and dad. Even though the sleep issues can be annoying, we're only going to have such a small portion of her life in which we get to hold and cuddle her like this. I'm taking full advantage and reminding myself of this fact regularly, so that I can turn any annoyance into gratitude.
  • And like ususal, the things I'm thankful for in my prayers every night: a beautiful, healthy daughter, a handsome, loving husband, more than adequate shelter, an abundance of food, a comfortable life, and a wonderful family who loves us.
And look at that. I'm feeling better already. Gratitude really does work!

2 comments:

Cassie said...
November 12, 2008 at 9:10 AM

I'm sorry you're feeling crummy!

You're absolutely right about the snuggly baby thing. You're also absolutely right about all of the blessings and all of the things we have to be thankful for in our lives. Thanks for the perspective; it was sorely needed this morning!

carrster said...
November 12, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Gratitude is great. Hopefully the rest of your day is going better.

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