Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Listy Day

Bad news first. Things I didn't like about today:

I did not meet my water-drinking goal-I just forget. If I try to drink it all now, I'll be up all night.

I am incredibly frustrated with my pediatrician's receptionist because she canceled an appointment for Johnathan without telling any of us so his mission paperwork has been set back a WEEK! PLUS, he went to the appointment and was TURNED AWAY! The doctor wasn't even there! Whew, okay that was a big one. That counts for, like, three. But I feel better.

I'm working on spring cleaning and decluttering and am in that unnerving phase when everything looks worse and MORE out of control because all the sorting is in process. It raises my heart rate to walk through my house right now.

I did not practice piano today, and I have a recital coming up on the 26th.

Things that I liked about today:


A lovely day at the temple with my wonderful pal.

3 loads of laundry completely done and in a minute, both my washer AND dryer will be empty. The pile is not completely gone, but it's getting there

I did my 20 minute walk, and half of it was greatly enhanced by holding the dear warm hand of a darling almost-8-year old.

My young friend M. liked the dress design I came up with!! That might count for 2 because I was really nervous.

Sara and I watched Enchanted-what a fun film.

Yay! The likable things outnumbered the unlikable things, even if I do count the doctor thing as 3.

Sometimes, like a rainbow at sunset, the beauty is a little hard to see, but it's worth the look, at least for me.


  1. Nice post, Kellie. I used to be good about keeping similar lists in a book by my bed...helped me unwind each night to write down the highs and the lows of the day. And I could relate very well to your statement about cleaning the clutter...that point in the process when things look worse than before the de-cluttering started...keep it with it and before you know it you will be so glad you did it (from the mouth of a serial pack ratter). I also like the new look of your blog.

  2. I am so jealous of all these women who are de cluttering I feel so far behind that I am afraid to start. I guess I need to just buck up and do it. Oh, and so frustrating about the DR! That would really irritate me too.

  3. Oh gosh - the missionary delays can be sooo frustrating! I hope it works out well. I love your posts - wish I could think of such great stuff for my blog. Hmmm..... copy copy copy. Hope to see you soon.

  4. So sorry about your pediatrician appointment. That would seriously bug me!

    Take heart with the decluttering. I've been working on it for a while and each new closet/project I start makes a new mess, but it sure is nice when it's all done!

  5. I'm suppose to drinks lots of water and man that is just a really hard thing for me too! Good luck with all the decluttering - that's what I'm doing right now and I agree the process is very eye-twitching!!:)

  6. argh. but I like that you finished with good news. nothing like clean FOLDED clothes and EMPTY washer and dryer.

  7. The doctor thing was annoying, but it's still great that the good outnumbered the bad! Yay for you!

  8. The girls and I just watched Enchanted today! and it was such a cute movie! Patrick's a cutie and she's adorable! You just want to hug her. Great flick!

  9. I love the analogy (and photo) you ended on. I'm glad the good outweighed the bad. :)


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