I haven't felt like blogging lately because everything I think of writing is going to come off as complaining and I doubt anyone wants to hear an endless list of complaints.
It doesn't make any sense either because so many wonderful things have been happening lately.
So, there is no real explanation for my foul mood and I know that as soon as I would try to list all of my complaints and excuses they'd seem small and ineffectual.
So instead I'm going to write about all the wonderfully good things that have happened lately and see if writing down this list doesn't inspire my mood to lighten up a little already.
1. The sun is shining, and it didn't shine one day and then dissappear. We haven't even been expiencing measly Northwest featured "sun breaks". The sun is out and kids are wearing shorts. Sunscreen is needed and popcycles are on sale at QFC for $1/bag. Not only is the sun shining but we are heading to the beach today to soak as much vitamin D as we possibly can. UV rays? Shush...
2. My neighbor had a baby girl and I went over there yesterday with some flowers and Emma and Ruby. How do babies look so incredibly tiny? It was fun to hear her birth story because it was very similar to when I had Brayden. She even had the same midwife.
3. Some new neighbors moved in and they are very nice. The mom came over to my house to introduce herself and admitted that she loves to talk to people so much that she's afraid she scares some off. A girl after my own heart. If you don't know me personally just picture someone walking around Costco smiling, hoping that people will start up a conversation with her and if they did it would completely make her day. That's me;)
4. I am so proud of Emma. Last week she graduated from preschool. They used one of her Emmenism quotes for the good bye video. She said of her teacher "Mrs. McCall isn't just my teacher...she's my friend!"
5. I am becoming an expert garage saler. I have in mind all the clothes my kids are going to need for the next year and I've been finding tons of clothes for Ruby and Brayden at $.25 each piece. It's harder finding nice stuff for the older girls, but I'd rather buy Ruby and Brayden garage sale stuff anyway since they are more prone to spills and stains. At the last garage sale yesterday I was sad not to have found a bike for Emma, which was the top thing we were looking for. I said that to the people running the sale and they went and got the perfect size bike out of their garage and sold it for $3.00.
6. Then Emma learned to ride a bike without training wheels yesterday. It was funny because both my husband and I were teaching her. I taught her the basics and the things to keep in mind, like how to break, where to look, etc. Bill taught her how to stand up and go down the big hill and is now going to go make a jump. Yeah, I think I'll be teaching the girls to drive when the time comes;)
6. Did I mention we were heading to the beach??? Gotta go for now.
And hey, I think the counting my blessings deal is working...