Friday, May 29, 2009

On a happier note...

Let's be realistic; my life is NOT as bad as it can get. I know that there is always another shoe that can be dropped or thrown with cleats first at my head. So the fact that we are having what some families would consider much more manageable issues isn't too far from my heart. I still have family to provide for us, should we need it. We are all in one piece, able to breathe and run and feel the sun on our faces. I am extremely aware that my life IS a good one. We are just experiencing a very rough, gravel road right now. The pavement will return in a bit. We just have to keep on walking and not give up. On that note...

Things I am grateful for:

~ The sun has arrived and brought the breeze as a friend. The day has been gorgeous and the lilacs are in full bloom. Their scent has been wafting through my house all day. So, even as I sat on the phone with different companies that we owe money to, I was easily calmed. Ahhh... lilacs....

~ I found ways to cut $40 out of our monthly bills simply by making a few calls! Whoot!

~ I have found friends online that have humbled me with their sweetness and generosity. You know who you are... Thank you.

~ Our health insurance kicks in on Monday!! Halleleujah! No injuries until Monday, please God?
(for that matter; no injuries AFTER Monday, either! I need to be specific in my prayers...)

~ My daughter has started to "write" stories and narrate them back to me. Her latest scribbling went something like this:

"Once upon a time, me and my family lived with our happy hearts. We sang a song called "We can never live without you, Corinne." And we were very kind and lived happily ever after with our happy hearts. The End."

I mean, HOW sweet is THAT? The "Happy Hearts" stuff killed me. Later, she said we were living with "happy hearts filled with rainbows." Good Gawd, I had tears in my eyes!

~ The hours may suck, but Patrick has a Job. And that isn't a guarantee these days, so I am extremely grateful for that. The fact that he can also try to sell houses at the same time is a blessing that most families don't have. We actually have a CHANCE to get out of this debt, if the right wheels continue to spin the way they have been spinning...

~ 3 days of school till summer! THAT is the best part. Free days, pool time, swingsets, hot dogs... I love summer. And I love the lazy, open days that are stretching out in front of us...
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