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Mama said there’d be days like this….

::This morning I struggled, really struggled, to get out of bed at 4:50am to go to strength training class, finally mustered up the will but only because I know that I get tomorrow off.

::During conversation with dear husband found out that our health insurance premiums will likely go up yet again.  Possibly 18% more.  That on top of the several thousand dollars/year we already pay.  Discussed a major career change in the near future, me picking up a part-time job, and the likelihood of being forced onto government insurance.  Makes me sick.

::Eating breakfast with 6 year old and enjoying conversation, until she calls me out on that next cup of coffee I just poured.  “Those are calories you don’t need, Mom, and coffee is not good for you anyway!”  Dump said warm, cozy, creamy cup of black poison down the drain and pout, she’s right.

::Went out to check on the chickens with above mentioned girl and found a dead one in the corner of the barn.  The same one that I attempted to nurse back to health just yesterday.

::Have to remind 8 year-old to finish chores one too many times, frustration rises.

::Encourage kids to pick up bedrooms only to find that little miss creative had a pair of scissors in her room yesterday during quiet time.  Little did I know that shredded pieces of rug and blanket make great bedding for small toy animals. Apparently she had to replace the box of shredded kleenex that mysteriously disappeared from her bedroom this weekend while she was gone, along with 4 other bags of GARBAGE(dirty tissues, paper galore, scraps of misc. materials, broken pieces of who knows what).

::Drama and tears from girl continues while I fight with a toilet filling way beyond the necessary point for flushing.  Make it just in time to get the plunger in there but the weight of the plunger overflows the toilet anyway.  Oh joy.

::Attempt to clean myself up and get dressed and have to resort back to lounge pants because after working out and eating better for over a week my jeans seem to have shrunk even more!  What!??!?!

::Plug breakfast and morning exercise into calorie counting program and realize that strength/weight training burns fewer calories than kickboxing, which means I have to eat 400 FEWER calories than yesterday(which already felt like 1000 calories too few) if I want to lose weight.

::Go out to dispose of dead chicken to find that the other ones have pecked it’s back clean already.  Now that’s just nasty.

::Realized it’s only 10:00am and I’m hungry.  Hunger like this can only be satisfied with chocolate.  Thankfully we don’t have any in the house that would make it worth the calories.  Good and bad.

::Having computer issues, again.

Let’s focus on the good, shall we?

::Worked out for 45 minutes, at 5:30am, without hurting myself or crying.

::Had time for prayer and quiet early morning conversation with my patient, loving, sweet, kind, funny, amazing husband over a cup of creamy, hot, yummy coffee.

::Taught Kindergarten and Second Grade without any complaints or frustrations.

::No one in our house is sick.

::Actually meal planned for the rest of the month.

::Since friends can’t come over today I now don’t have to think twice about the state of our house.

::I “should be able to” get laundry done, house picked up, dinner made, grocery shopping done, and then some today.

::I could potentially take a nap today. *fingers crossed*

::Our friends that moved away last month are coming to stay with us tomorrow night for 4 days/nights!!

::I get to spend the rest of the week snuggling my favorite little baby boy and catching up with his parents!!

As always, the good outweigh the bad.  The day is young and it will likely get better from here.  Right!??!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  John 14:27 

2 Comments


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    I’m glad to see the good list is almost as long as the not so good list. Hope you got a nap after the early morning start. 🙂


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    Yay for the “good” in your day. And yay for the truth of John 14:27!

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