Thursday, June 10, 2010

Glass Half Full, Thank You

There are days when you just have to force yourself to stay positive. Even when all you want to do is lay in bed, crying, wondering why all the bad things always happen to you, you have to gather the strength to put yourself together and remember that life goes on.

Yes, this unpredictable, unstoppable, incredible, yet beautiful, wild journey we call life, goes on.

All pics in this post taken with my little pink Casio Exilim 7.2 Mega Pixels

We spent the last couple of days out and about with the kiddos. Our "weekends" usually consist of mommy and daddy trying to combine errands + fun + adult time, as we are a one car family and my husband's days off are during the week and not the weekend.

So, we took the boys to splash around at Victoria Gardens and Julian dove right in. He's our little social butterfly, you know? Tyler, on the other hand, decided to pass on the water play and sat with mommy and daddy eating left over pizza from our lunch at Yard House. I kept asking him if he was ready to join his brother, to which he would simply reply "no, thank you, I'm fine".

 Meanwhile, behind the scenes, momma was trying to give poppa a pep-talk. He was a little down, and I don't blame him. I would be stressed /pissed /annoyed /upset too, if my employees were causing me enough drama to have to call an emergency meeting with the big bosses. On my day off!

But, the show must go on, and after daddy got done with his meeting [to which we tagged along on, of coarse] we went for a walk through downtown.

The little people ran up and down the sidewalk, while poppa and I took turns going into antique shops.

They ran up and down, stopping only to see the Metrolink go by.

 Then we stopped to get ice cream :)

We came home thinking the worst was behind us and that things would return to "normal" at work and at home.

Boy, were we wrong!

When it rains, it pours! 
who ever came up with that phrase was not kidding.

Joe woke up to find that the catalytic converter on his truck had been stolen. Poor guy. He had to wait for the police to show up and make a report, then he had to hitch a ride to work from his sister, who will be kind enough to pick him up from work today.

I had to give him another one of my pep-talks [I'm getting pretty good at this stuff!], we said a prayer, I massaged his shoulders and then we realized that it's really not that big a deal. 

Our kids are healthy.
We have a roof, food,water, clothes...and all the essential things that many are not fortunate enough to have.
We have awesome friends and family who we can count on. 

This is just a minor setback... and we all know a SETBACK is just a SETUP for a COMEBACK, right? :)
Of coarse, we can't help but get pissed off that some people like to be jerks and take away from those who actually work hard for they've got, but hey! sh*t happens!

Life. Goes. On.

 Smile. Count your lucky stars. It could be worse. And while it rains, pours, tornadoes, apocalypses, whatever....

My glass is still half full, thank you very much.


  1. Just what I needed to hear! I didn't sleep well last night because of worry--and then just about had a panic attack going online to check our balance at our credit union.
    It's passed, and I know that God's going to take care of us. :-)

  2. What a fun weekend. Except for the truck thing... Oh my. I am so sorry. I love your pictures! I love that you went ahead and got out of bed and took the world on with a smile! I could feel it as I read : ) Your family is beautiful! I am visiting via Kelle's Enjoying the Small Things blog. I always like to say hi to a few people that leave comments in front of me there!

  3. Girl. Friend. Oh my LORD I had an awful day yesterday. I mean super bad. I read this post and just could not comment because I was thinking, "stop with your over-positiveness!" Hahaha! Sometimes though a good sleep and a few "I love you's" from the husband can turn it around though.

  4. hang in there mama! you have the exact right attitude going on and those photos? my goodness! you *definitely* have the family focus, centered around what's important! sending all good thoughts your way!

  5. thank you for blogging that ...u never know who needs to read it .. and today , i needed that !

  6. Thx for thje lovely comments ladies. XOXO


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