Monday, April 11, 2011

Magazines, Miss Piggy Bank, and Jennifer Garner

Oh what a day.
I wish I could tell you that I had an amazing day
crafting, cleaning the house, going for a walk in this b.e.a.utiful 60 degree weather, and baking up
something fabulous.
But I can't.
Despite my very best efforts, I just had an awful day.

But some good did happen today.
I got to go grocery shopping.
By myself.
I got the items needed and stopped and read a magazine.
It was good.

G decided to take a late afternoon nap.
This allowed Hubs and I to actually sit down and have dinner together.
And talk.
It was good.

Then we all watched a movie.
G did lots and lots of snuggling.
Always good.

So, it wasn't all bad.
I'm grateful,
SO grateful,
that at the end of any bad work day I have a
soft place to land.

On with the randoms.
 Miss Piggy Bank.
She was my sister's and she is fabulous.
She can hold approximately $14.82.
Early money management.
We are going to go out this weekend and let G pick out something with his coins.
 Last Saturday, while roasting in the hot sun, waiting for a family to arrive to a shoot,
I found this shady spot.
I just loved this tree.
 Do you know what this is?
This, dear readers, is my leg.
(You'll have to forgive the angle. I don't have any mirrors in the house below the shoulders.)
I purchased my first pair of shorts in 6 years last Sunday.
Mama's legs are officially out of hiding.
They don't look so hot but I'm okay with that.
They get me from here to there.
They dance around the house and play with G.
They serve me well.
And they are hot.
I'm done with suffering because I don't look like Jennifer Garner.
Last weekend we had a movie night right before bed complete with a picnic on the living room floor!
It was good.
So good.

It's amazing that no matter how bad of a day I've had
if I just start listing off things that I'm grateful for or things that make me happy
all of the bad just...melts away.
I always start my day with a list of what I'm grateful for while I'm taking a shower
but I should end each day the same way.
So often, the weight of the world is still on my shoulders while I'm trying to drift off to sleep.
I would be able to fall asleep much easier if my heart was a little lighter.

What makes you happy?
What are you grateful for?
Let's start tomorrow off right.
Happy Monday!
I am linking up to Life Made Lovely Monday.
Because no matter what troubles come my way...
I DO have a lovely life. :)

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