Thursday, June 11, 2009

Time Flies When You're .........huh?

Wow! Has a week gone by already? Thursdays are my favorite posts anyway. I need to have one whole week of Thursdays and that way you can see into my "happy" world. Sounds crazy coming from someone going through what I'm going through, right? My situation is not so bad and I remind myself of that everyday. So while I may be experiencing the ugly "D" word, I do it with a smile on my face because life is too short. Here are some of the things that help me stay this way:

1. I am thankful to have the coolest three year olds in the world.

2. I am thankful for the friendship I have with the man that helped me make the coolest three year olds in the world. Since we are bound together for life, we might as well make the best of it.

3. I am thankful for opening my eyes and realizing that just because we are parents to the same children doesn't mean we have to pretend to be "husband and wife" anymore, "mommy and daddy" will do just fine.

4. I am thankful for my parents who have graciously taken my super cool three year olds for the next two nights. What to do! What to do!

5. I am thankful for the new friends I have made through this separation process. They are super fabulous! And we have a great weekend planned!!!!

Happy Living All!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday.....

Thursday is here again and it is never too difficult for me to think of 5 things I’m thankful for. I usually have plenty more than that, but for the sake of my uber-busy readers, as a rule, I like to keep my posts short, sweet, and to the point. If you are like me, then you have many bloggers you like to stay up to date with. If I’m in a real hurry, I sometimes have to skip over the posts that are more than a few paragraphs long. But don’t worry, I always go back and get caught up when time allows.

So here’s my list…. Big in my heart….. But short on paper:

1. Thankful for my boys more and more everyday!!!

2. Thankful that I get to see the joy in my sweet sister’s eyes when she sees New Kids on the Block walk out on stage tonight.

3. Thankful that I’m not so jaded that I am happy to take her to see them.

4. Thankful that I reached 28 miles of running so far this week, with more to come.

5. Thankful that I have a good job, a nice roof over my head, my health, the health of my STBE and of course, the health of my boys.

Happy Living All!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Mediocre.....

So the good news is that I HAVE actually been running lately.  I took a long hiatus from March until last month.  But yes, Mel, I am back to running.  And I've registered for the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day.  I know that sounds like a long way away, but really, I only have about four months to get in better  shape.  So far, I've run about 28 miles this week.  Would have liked to run more, but the heat got in the way.  Although my psychotic mission does have me running at the hottest part of the day, when the thermostat is reading 93.  Either I've completely lost my mind or I have some deep rooted love of pain.   Either way, I'm sweatin' my way around the golf course at least 4 days a week.  That should get me some where, right?

Now for the bad........, well......... I can't really think of anything bad.  The home situation is the same.  I passed bad a loooooong time ago.  Now it is just blah and blah.  It is frustrating not feeling like I have "my" life, but things could be much, much worse.  I take stock of my surroundings and I am thankful that we are not at war.  I know that it could turn so easily.  But I work very hard at keeping the peace.  Because peace for my children is much more important than any argument I want to win.  Don't get me wrong.....  I sometimes would love nothing more than to scream my head off, pack everything up, kids included and just leave.  But who does that benefit?  What point does it prove?  I think I teach my children more by showing patience, compassion, and the ability to swallow my pride when faced with a tough decision.  It is not being a pushover.  It is taking control of what I have control over, my reactions.

Ok, so now for the mediocre.......  I think I actually addresses that already, ha!  

I guess something I should have a bit more enthusiasm about but am feeling less than cheery is the fact that I get to take my sister to see New Kids on the Block tomorrow night.  Yippee!  She's probably reading this and is very disappointed that I do not share her overwhelming excitement.  I am excited, though, but not about the actual concert itself.  I am truly excited about seeing her joy.  It makes me smile.

Happy Living All!!