Ever have one of those days when it’s going really swell and then there’s that one thing that pops up and tries to ruin everything?! That happened to me today.
Everything was going great. Woke up early (not as early as I intended, but early!) had some coffee, made a few phone calls before the kids woke up, and the morning was going great. The kids woke up and we had breakfast and they had a chance to play before we started school. Everything was going really smooth and it stayed that way for most of the day. Jeremy started back at the tattoo shop today and he arrived back home around 4. We were glad to have him home with us. He was home for about 30 minutes before I got a phone call that would ruin my good mood. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say I was a little irritated. Thankfully my husband was here to help me stay level-headed and get me to think about the way I was feeling.
It’s so easy to have one thing happen and it ruin your entire day. But, why do we let it? It’s our decision to feel that way. I told my husband I just needed 5 minutes to feel this way and I’d be done. You know what? It works. Give yourself that allocated time and let yourself feel sorry for yourself or whatever it is you feel. Then make the decision to be over it. That’s it…you’re done. You’d be amazed at what this does for you. No matter how mad I am, nothing is so bad that I should let it ruin the time with my husband and kids. They deserve more than that and so do I.
It’s hard to do this at first, but if you practice it enough it gets easier and you will find that your stress levels go way down. You can’t control everything, but you can control yourself. I know I’ve said it before, but I am so thankful for Jerms. I have learned so much from him and we are continuously growing. (I love that man!)
Maybe you already practice this, but there may be someone out there who needs to hear this. Sometimes I read or hear something and I think ‘Duh! Why didn’t I think of that before?’ Sometime’s you just need to hear it from someone else’s point of view and it just makes perfect sense. Don’t let that one thing or person ruin your happiness. It’s not worth it! Choose to be happy. It’s better that way!
Happy Saturday friends! Today has been a great day!
Here’s a few things I did today.
*Woke up early and made pancakes and sausage for the family.
*Did all the laundry!
*Cleaned the house up a little bit.
*Ran some errands and grabbed snacks for the boys.
*Got the Halloween decor outside! (most of it anyway)
I got all that finished by 3 o’clock this afternoon. I was on a roll! We had family coming over so I wanted to get it all finished so I could enjoy my time with them.
The kids were really good today. Jeremy was in a great mood. The weather was nice and cool today. We had the windows open all day and it felt great! I love days like today. Relaxing and beautiful day.
The last two days I’ve been really focusing on my attitude and the way I talk to the kids. I don’t want to take my frustration out on anyone, especially them. I’ve realized I let things build up through out the day and naturally I hold it in until I’m home and release it on my husband and kids. They are my happy place and I want to make sure we are enjoying our time together all the time. It’s not fair to them and they deserve more, so I’m changing that about myself!
Both the boys fell asleep on me tonight. Look how precious they are.
I love my little men. It’s crazy to think one day they’ll be big and too busy for mommy. I need to soak it all up and take advantage of this time.
Have a relaxing Sunday!
Today was a good day. I’m not going to lie and say I had the best attitude all day, but overall great day.
Granny watched the boys for us while we took care of some stuff. It was nice to get that time with Jeremy. It’s rare that we get away during the day with no kids. We met up with my friend Cindy and had lunch. She is from Arkansas and travels here with business once a month. I picked where we ate, so I was pleased with the selection!
Back to my attitude…It wasn’t horrible, but it definitely needs some work. I am catching myself throughout the day and I know that something isn’t right. Maybe it’s hormones? Maybe I’m just crazy? I tell myself I’m not crazy! Does that make me crazy? My husband says yes! 🙂
I guess it’s a good thing that I realize I’m doing it. I just need to learn how to catch myself and pull myself from that zone faster. Why should I waste my emotions on something that’s really not that big of a deal? So what if my husbands computer is louder than id like it to be at 11 o’clock at night. Will it make the situation better if I snap at him and tell him it’s annoying me? NO! He’d probably just laugh at me and go on watching his YouTube video!
I need to remember to not sweat the small stuff.
Focus on what is actually important.
You’d think that wouldn’t be so hard. For someone like my husband, it’s not. I’m glad I have him here to keep me in check.
I was faced with something today that I didn’t really want to deal with. I had a bad attitude at first, but it slowly wore away. I realize now it’s not a big deal, but I make it a big deal in my head. Then what happens? I stress out. Is it worth it? Never.
It may take sometime, but I
want to will change. I want to be the best that I know I can be. The best wife, mother, friend, business partner, etc.
Today was a good day. I’m making progress and that’s what counts.
Hey everyone! I don’t know if you know this about me or not…I LOVE tattoos!
Luckily for me my husband Jeremy is super good at them!
Jeremy and I have been together for 11 years. He is my best friend. I don’t know what I’d do without him. Seriously. I love this man more than life. (you get the idea)
I’ve been wanting to get something special for him.
I told him I was ready and he drew something up for me. It was perfect! Last night the boys were with my mom, so we thought it’d be the perfect time to do it. I’m excited to show you how it turned out.
Here it is!
Isn’t it beautiful!!! He did such an amazing job. I admire him for all his talents. I swear…he is good at everything. I would love to have half the talent he has.
He has a blog called Jeremy Makes Stuff…If you are interested you should totally check it out! He’s always doing something and I laugh because it’s from one extreme to the other. I never know what he’s going to be up too.
Well folks…It’s late and I still need to get my crazy kids in the bath and ready for bed.
I hope you had the best weekend ever.
We are off to the State Fair tomorrow! I will take lots of pictures and make sure to share them with you tomorrow.
We had the pleasure of having a date night tonight. The boys are at my mom’s house for the night and we decided to hit up a movie. We saw ‘We’re the Millers.’ It was hilarious. Seriously. It was a lot funnier than I expected. I heard its gotten some bad reviews, but I would recommend it to anyone that liked comedies.
After the movie was over we came home. It’s so quiet here without the boys. Lucy walks around and mopes when they’re not here. It’s kinda pitiful. I sure do miss them, but it’s nice to get some alone time with the hubby.
Jeremy is my best friend. So, lucky to have a husband that I enjoy being around. We have so much fun together. We’ve been together for 11 years and I think we have as much fun, if not more, than when we first started dating. I appreciate everything he does for us and our family. He’s a great dad to our kids and a great husband. Love you Jerms!!
We’ve been sidetracked from our couch to 5k. I think we will start that back up tomorrow. I really want to start focusing on our diets and exercise more. That’s my next big change and scariest for me. It takes so much dedication and I’m so afraid of failing at it. But, trying is better than doing nothing about it. Right?!
Off to bed! See you folks tomorrow.