Monday, August 31, 2009

I think I need to change things to THANKFUL MONDAY!

I have been slacking. On blogging, on being thankful, on many things.

It's been a pretty stressful couple of months. Some good stress, some bad stress, and some just plain, everyday, ordinary stress. I won't go into the details, because I would rather just put it behind me.

However, we had a very successful run of Fiddler on the Roof. We got standing ovations every night and our last two performances sold out. Hunkahubby and I are now doing My Fair Lady and the kiddos are tagging along to some rehearsals - while my bestest friend in the whole world is watching them for me on other nights. I don't know what I would do without her!! I couldn't!!

Needless to say - with working all day and rehearsing all night - it is really hard to get up in the mornings! ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY! The next few weeks are going to be pretty rough - but I am determined to keep a good attitude and do my best in everything I am involved in.

How can I keep a good attitude? Because I have a beautiful family. Three kids who allow us to indulge in this passion without too much complaining. A wonderfully talented husband who is working so hard at so many things.

And friends. Old and new. Those old friends who you know you can always count on no matter what, no matter how stupid or crazy you act, they still love you.

Those new friends who laugh at your crazy and stupidness and make life a better place to be.

For all of these things - I am so very blessed. So this MONDAY - I will remind myself of all of the blessings . . . HAPPY MONDAY!!

(And I cannot forget to mention this BEAUTIFUL PRE-FALL INDIANA WEATHER that God gave to us!!! THANK YOU!)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am struggling to find things to be thankful for today. It has been a really rough few weeks. But I will find some things to be thankful for!

1. My youngest daughter is six today! She is growing up so fast.
2. I'll be registering the kids for school this evening, and I am excited about buying school supplies!
3. I have great friends, old and new, who really know me and make me feel loved.
4. I've been married for 8 years (as of the 4th) to my wonderful husband who puts up with me when I hit a deep blue funk that I struggle to climb out of.
5. My mother-in-law who recently had quadruple bypass surgery is doing much better and should be leaving the hospital for rehabilitation in the next few days.
6. The sun is shining, and my family is healthy. What more could I really ask for?

Thank you to Amaya for reminding me to be thankful!!