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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Friday, March 21, 2014

What a Week! - Totally Skipped Blogging This Week!

Wow!   It's been a wicked long week.  It started with drama coming back in my life on Sunday.  The world would be a much more pleasant place if people would just realize drama needs to stay in the soap opera world so please move to Hollywood if that is what you thrive on.  Mike had a work meeting in Charleston on Tuesday so we headed there on Monday afternoon.  Normally I love going to Charleston but this time around it was not so fun.  It was rainy and very cold and Shane is teething.  It's a good thing he's a cute boy because his disposition is far from cute right now.  So Monday and Tuesday ended up being a huge disappointment and ended up causing more stress instead of a fun work trip.  On Wednesday, I received some news that made me pretty emotional and missing Mom more than ever.  It didn't help that I was overly tired and exhausted from long nights staying up with Shane.  Yesterday, I think our allergies caught up to us and we were all feeling pretty miserable.  After a great big pot of magical chicken soup last night and a long soak in the tub, I'm feeling more myself today.  Or it could just be that I know this week is over and I'm looking forward to extra family time tomorrow! 
 
Even though I had an extremely hard week (hard in my world), it doesn't even compare to what some of my friends are going through.  I found myself realizing that I made such a big deal of all my problems this week and I didn't even take time to thank God for giving me health, for giving me my family, my home, money to pay bills, etc.  I can get so wrapped up in "what's not going my way" that I easily forget God's goodness.  I was truly ashamed of my attitude when I went to deliver a meal this week to a friend who has breast cancer.  Her sweet spirit continues to shine through even though she's going through this trial, a trial that is WAY worse than anything I went through this week.  She reminded me of what is important in life and all this other stuff just doesn't matter.
 
My sweet husband brought me roses last night.  I'm still amazed how much he overlooks my faults and loves for me who I am.  

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