Monday, May 24, 2010

Attitude Adjustment

I need an attitude adjustment after a terrible softball game last night. I have tried to go into this league just to have fun (because I can be really competitive when it comes to sports I've actually played), but after losing by over 20 points last night, I was in a really bad mood.  Especially when they chose to keep playing even after the game had been called due to our losing by so much. I know that was the good decision to make, but on a night where almost no one seemed to be clicking (other than Justin who hit two home runs!), it was PAINFUL for me to keep playing. Mostly because it gave myself more reasons to be irritated at myself (I rarely notice errors that other people make during games, but I hold on to the ones that I make for-ev-ah). to combat my mood, I decided to make a list of a few things that I am thankful for today.

1- I've written about my friend Kaitlin a few times on this blog, asking for prayers for her son Jaxon (or as I like to joke, my future son in law), who was in the NICU after being born at 35 weeks. Well, Jaxon is finally home! He was able to go home on Friday, just in time for Kaitlin's birthday on Saturday! God is good. {PS- Kaitlin, your birthday made me feel old. Sometimes I forget that we aren't the same age ;) }

2- Sweet Justin. I've written before about the Bathroom Cleaning Battle in our house. On Friday, I told him that it was really important to me that the bathrooms be cleaned this weekend. He said that he would absolutely clean them, but to be honest, I didn't have very much faith that they would actually get done. But I was so wrong. Justin impressed me so much by cleaning them both AND vacuuming while I took a nap on Sunday. {Can I also just mention that I really didn't have any idea how tired I was until I took a nap?!}

3- A fridge stocked with food, and just enough money to get us by until Justin gets paid on Friday. It's incredible how my staying at home has somehow worked every month.

4- JJ Heller. A few months ago, Renee sang "Your Hands" by JJ Heller at church, and got me hooked. I've been listening to her a lot, because Lizzy really seems to like her and calm down. She has two songs (Lullaby and Keep You Safe) that as a mom, make me melt every time. Seriously mommas, both of those songs are great songs to sing to your little ones in my humble opinion.

5- Smiles from Lizzy. She is at such a fun age right now. All smiles and laughs. She's really starting to be interactive, and it's just so incredible to watch her grow. 

What are you thankful for today? I'd love to hear them in the comments!


  1. UGH! I always hold on to my errors forever too! What a great hub to clean the bathroom, my DH cleaned all the carpets this weekend-woohoo!!! Sometimes our husbands aren't so bad, now are they...

  2. Friday is my last day of work - and having been reading your blog for a little while now - I know that we will be fine (better than fine) without my income and my daughter will be better having me home. Thank you!

  3. i can understand feeling a bit deflated with a score like that!
    i'm thankful for the memories we made this weekend with the loves of my life. :) and that after this week, we get to all go away for a couple days and just be together as a family.

  4. OMG, I love JJ Heller! Off to check out those songs ;)

  5. I'm so thankful that my son is home :)

    And I'm so sorry I make you feel old ;)

  6. #3. - I'm a stay at home mommy that couldn't get it to work on paper, but we knew I was supposed to be home. I've been home 4.5 years and have added baby #2. Life is good. God is good, and he is faithful.

    I'm thankful for my husband, and 2 boys. I'm really thankful that we are getting really close to the baby sleeping through the night consistently.

  7. What a great hubby to clean for you! :)

    I am thankful for the sunny, warm weather, and the chance to soak up some rays today!

  8. You wrote points? Did you mean runs? ;)

  9. I'm thankful the other shoe hasn't dropped yet.

  10. Hey girl, I gave you an award today! You can check it out on my blog. I have been following you for a while now and have loved seeing your little girl grow, she is adorable!!

  11. He cleaned the bathroom?? Can he train my husband??


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