Saturday, February 27, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile #6

I'm rushing around, getting ready to make the forever drive to Ikea, where we will be buying some supplies for our church.  But I thought I'd just check in super quick because i don't like leaving a depressing post as my most recent.   So... a couple things that made me smile recently:

LOVE having my mom in town!  She's been here for about a week and has a couple more to go.  We've enjoyed spending time at the beach and going out to birthday lunches, and just sitting around talking.  I just adore my mom, and am so thankful to have some time together.

LOVED Chloe's 9th birthday last week!  For her gift she wanted to go horseback riding, so we found a little place that would take us for an hour and a half.  The little kids stayed home & it was just me, chris, chloe, & gideon.  It was so cute watching the kids learn how to sit on a horse and steer.  we rode through the beautiful mountains, and had a wonderful time!  and a little less than a week later, my butt is still bruised. ;)

Friday, February 05, 2010

Things that make me sad

Last week, I was feeling a bit down, so I thought it would be the perfect time to start my first "Things-That-Make-Me-Smile" post of the new year, in an effort to cure my gloominess.  But I didn't get very far, because the busy-ness of life interrupted me.  And the next day, Chris and I recieved some bad news.  There's no need to go into the details of it, other than to say that it was really discouraging for me.  I was so down, that I couldn't even begin to think about writing a post about smiling.  I only wanted to cry and think about how I was hurt and angry and sad. 

 I didn't want to pout.  But those of you who have tried will understand how hard it was for me to convince my emotions to stop feeling the way they did.  Emotions by nature are irrational, and no amount of convincing, cajoling, or chocolate could persuade them to feel any other way.  And so I sat in my emotional darkness, waiting for those cruel little guys lose the battle to my sunnier (and ordinarily more victorious) emotions --or at least to show me a little mercy and take a break from their tireless nagging.  Well, I'm happy to say that after a week of moping, I had my very first day of good mood-ness. This is a great relief to me, because I hated being sad.  And  while battle still contiues, I'm glad that I'm seeing more sunshine than clouds lately.  And hopefully by next week, I'll be able to share my new  "Things That Make Me Smile" post.