Friday, April 02, 2010

Spring Break

Spring Break is here and the weather is absolutely stunning, as if in celebration.  Two kids will be camping out tonight, my daughter has a friend coming to visit next week, my sister is coming into town, and I have the week before me, filled with possibility.

Unfortunately my reaction to all that good news is a half-hearted "Meh." Today I'm feeling like a grump and can't seem to snap out of it.  I keep saying and doing dumb things and am frankly just having one of those fed-up days that make me want to just go hide with a book and a large amount of junkfood in the treehouse that we don't have anymore because we had to tear it down to satisfy our HOA. Grump. The really bad news is that it is only 11 am. 

I am wearing one of my many Life is Good t-shirts, but today it has a mental question mark behind it, and I have to turn that around and put myself right. I think I will have to use the "As If" principle today.  If I act As If everything is peachy, then eventually my brain will get the idea and I'll actually believe it. So, that means starting now I will be positive with the kids, I'll do my cleaning, I'll go for a walk in the sunshine and I will look down at my shirt regularly and say out loud that "Life is Actually Good, Even Though I'm Currently Having a Little Trouble Believing it, and by the way, please excuse me if I bite your head off because it's just one of those days." Oh wait, it doesn't say that. Hmmm. Where's my Sharpie?

7 comments:

  1. I am having this kind of week myself. All sorts of fun things coming up, and I just want to crawl into bed. LAME about your treehouse! Darn HOAs. We need a Giant Journal night, eh?

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  2. LOL!! Thank you for having this day. I SOOOO understand, I do the same as you.

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  3. Kel: you need to spend a few days in the mountains, rock on the porch swing, lay in the hammock with a good book, soak in the hot tub.... Come kayaking with me, and take a bike ride in Sugar Valley.

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  4. I know the feeling! Bummer deal on the tree house. Sorry for your bad day!

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  5. I don't usually comment on your blog, but I thought you might enjoy this in light of your posting: http://www.lifeiscrap.com/

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  6. There must be something in the air. I have been all sorts of grouchy too. BLAH! I hope things are looking up soon.

    I love the sharpie comment. Very funny. You should market that shirt. I would buy one.

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  7. had one of those days myself on Saturday... but those kinds of days pass too!

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