Monday, March 29, 2010

Silver Linings


While we were at the dentist this morning, my tire went flat. At least it was after the appointment, AND we were in town close to the tire place, and NO cavities!! (-Though there was discussion of Sariah's impending orthodontia.)

When we went to get it filled, we found we were way overdue for new tires, AND an oil change. We've known this for a while, but at least we found out at a time when we could afford it (Though grudgingly. Seriously. Who wants to pay that much money for something as boring as tires?!) and that we were able to do it before we had a tire blow or something.

While we waited for the car to get fixed we went for a walk. (How awesome that the stroller was in the van!) It was cold and none of my kids had coats. At least it wasn't raining! (Or let's be real, we're in Rexburg, it could easily have been snowing.)

While we were walking a bird pooped. On. My. Hand. I'm not seeing a huge silver lining there, (at least it wasn't my head?) but I'm incredibly grateful for baby wipes. However, I am NOT grateful for sippy cups. A few minutes after that "fowl" incident I discovered that Helam's stupid sippy cup leaked all over my phone effectively destroying it. (Di-thanks for letting me use you as an emergency contact. My phone let me see that you said yes, but not reply. I'm glad you said yes, because I'd already put you.)

When we got home, it was 4. Helam, who usually naps at 11, went down for a late nap. (SO overdue.) I was supposed to get to spend my afternoon sorting and folding laundry, doing dishes, and rewinding the fishing line that Helam spread all over the house and organizing my craft room. That's really not happening. Neither is dinner.

Luckily, in about an hour I have a husband coming home who I hope has a lot of energy because he hasn't had to look for a lot of silver linings, while dragging "a multitude of blessings" (3) around town while getting pooped on today.

In other good news... before the dentist appointment, I got both the big bathrooms cleaned, scrubbed, and beautiful. (Baseboards too!) As I was getting ready to go, I tried on one of my old "skinny shirts" (that used to be way to small for me) and my skinny pants (Not to be confused EVER with skinny jeans, though they were jeans.) Both have now become my "fat clothes."

13 comments:

ruthio said...

good for you, tenise! good for every aspect of that post--finding silver linings, being optimistic, and skinny clothes! way to go!

thedtbmister said...

you certainly have found the silver lining for your day

Andrea said...

YAY for being able to fit in your skinny clothes. I'm trying to work on losing weight and I have no self control what-so-ever!
Oh, so sorry about the bird poop, but yay for the baby wipes.
I know how you feel about the tires too, we had to buy new ones for my car and I felt the same way, but I was glad we had the money to buy them.
Love your posts!

Leslie and Josh said...

Wow Tenise! Way to go! That is awsome! I can't believe you've gotten down past your skinny clothes. I'm still wanting that to happen myself.
Good for you to look for the silver lining this day.
I love reading your blog.

Sherian said...

Oh... so sorry about the poopy day. But "way to go" on the clothes! I know that for me, nothing is better than feeling like I've made some progress in that area of my life.
I know I say this... but I really mean it... we need to find a way to get together soon.
I admire you for finding the silver lining... now you just gotta hang some prisms in your windows ;)

Kate said...

I came across your blog while viewing someone else's. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. You have such an upbeat way of handling life's "little blessings" and all the "joys" that come with them.

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