Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Day 31 part two- Because this was way to funny to pass up, Hannah standing on an air vent letting the air fly up her skirt. HA!
P.S.- one month down 11 more to go and I'm loving this positive attitude jazz! Even on stinky days finding the smiles really help.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Day 29- Because i searched and searched all day trying to find that one thing that made me smile and FINALLY I found it! My children. Simple. Sweet. All seven of my babies.
We've been hit with that Mr. Barf Bug once again and it's not pretty. For some reason puke always happens around 1:30 a.m. in our house and it hit last night in pairs. I'm tired, cranky, hating barf and ready to go to bed. I was struggling to find that bit of happiness to journal about. Oh I was looking. I looked at my chocolate, nah. I looked at the laundry accomplished, nah. Not one thing really was cracking my cranky attitude.
And then I found it. We had tithing settlement tonight and the middle children and I (for the two oldest and the youngest at the moment are the pukers) met with our Bishop and oh all I could do was inwardly and outwardly giggle at my children (and secretly pray that Hannah didn't make some oddball confession like "mom yells a lot and that's why she can't sing high anymore" which I hate to report, yes she did blurt that out). Yet despite the 5 year old family secrets divulging, they made me smile. It was the mix between Bishop almost getting whiplash from moving his head back and forth between conversations and Katie showing him how she goes on point, to Hannah (yes again) saying "your legs are criss cross applesauce! Why are you sitting criss cross applesauce?"
They brightened my mucky day and made me glad I have so many goofy kids to call me momma. Yep, my kids, I love 'em!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Day 23-Because everyone should have this Pug sit on their head once and a while, just saying.
Today was kind of an off day. I woke grouchy, went to work out grouchy, even watched a sappy movie grouchily. That probably was my #1 mistake for the day, watching a sappy movie which in turn made me a tearful grouchy. To add to the Oscar syndrome I was cold and a little achy. While in the midst of my tearfully grouchiness I decided to grab a comfy blanket and curl up on the sofa to maybe help alleviate some of my ailments. It was just what the doctor ordered, not because of the rest or even warmth of the bundle it was because of this one pictured pug named Lincoln.
Lincoln's a real pug, 100% doofus. Some dogs do the butt drag, he does the butt spin. He releases his anal glands weekly (gross!), eats thanksgiving stuffing right out of the pan before it's had a chance to get put away and he violates our lovable golden retriever Copper on a regular basis. Despite all his puginess, I LOVE the little guy!
So back to my day. I was softly sobbing on the sofa(I'm fine now)when Lincoln decided to check out what all the hub bub was about. First thing to change my frown up side down was his little pug nose rapidly sniffing my eyes. Can dogs smell tears? Do tears smell? Things that make you go hmmmm....His sniffing is very intrusive since he really doesn't have a protruding nose so his whole pug face was in mine. Cuteness, it was, but that wasn't what made me all out laugh. The next thing I know I have a pug butt sitting on my head and all I could say was "oh PLEASE don't release your stink juice on my head Lincoln!". So he sat and sat and sat on my head for a good minute or two and as quickly as my tears came they were replaced with laughter. Oh and it felt sooo good to laugh.
That's exactly what my year long goal is all about, finding the little joy and laughter especially when I'm down. Having a pug butt on my head made my day! Everyone should get a Lincoln, I'm so glad I have a Lincoln, stinky butt juice and all.