Welcome to my world. I *just* vacuumed... Wipe your feet before you come in.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

not much to say

Here are some of Joe's favorite pics of the year.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Irish Weekend

You'd never know that my kids were also of German/Lithuanian/English* descent.......
This weekend is Irish-Fest in Wildwood, NJ.

We'll be there. Drinking Harp & Killian's Red, listening to Irish music, spending unreasonable amounts of money (that we REALLY can't afford) on Irish-themed t-shirts, sun-catchers, beads and food. Sounds like fun, no?

I can't really complain, Even though there is not a drop of Irish blood in me** I still LOVE anything Irish-themed. One of my dream destinations is the Emerald Isle and someday we WILL get there.

* Joe says that this is grounds for divorce.....When my Grandmother traced our family tree, she found that somewhere along the line, we are descendants of King William. Of Orange. Yes, THAT Orange.

** As a saving grace, Joe tells me that I am "Irish by Injection" or IBM (Irish-By-Marriage)

Monday, September 10, 2007

I've got my grumpypants on

GAH! I'm feeling grumpy.

The last few weeks, I've been sort of miserable. I'm not happy with my life. My marriage, my job, even my kids. I've been moving on auto-pilot for about a month now. Get up, go to work, make dinner, go to bed, rinse, repeat.

I think I need a attitude adjustment. I'm trying everyday to think of only the positives.

I'm in excellent health.
We have 2 healthy, beautiful children.
I have a husband who makes me laugh.
We have a home that we love.
We are able to afford a weekend place at the beach.
I have a job.
I have a car that gets me where I need to go.

You know what works? Believe it or not, smiling. Yep. That's it. Yesterday, we were on our way home from the shore, and I had just finished snapping at Maggie for whining about a toy that she had dropped and now couldn't reach. After I apologized to her, I looked in the rearview mirror and saw her smile at me. I smiled back. I felt better. The tightness left my chest. I took a deep breath and felt some of the tension leave me.
Even now, as I sit here typing this, I'm smiling. Not a full-on pageant smile, more of a pleasant, relaxed Mona Lisa type smile. Give it a try. Yes, right now. Sit back a bit, take a deep breath and release. Now, give me a little smile. Feel that? Pretty neat huh?

Wow, Tony Robbins had better watch out.

I'm going to try be grateful for all the things that I do have instead of worrying about the things that I don't have and see if this breaks me out of my funk.

If this doesn't work, maybe I'll try a nice bottle of Merlot.

What do you guys do when you're in a slump?