Thursday, February 3, 2011

Simply Finding the Happy

I realized as I went to finish editing this and get it posted that it seems very similar to many of my Simple Moments. Apparently it's something I need to remind myself over and over and over again!

I am not going to pretend that I am sitting here in sappy happy state.

I have feet, yes feet, of snow piled around me. It’s five degrees below zero without the wind and my kids are home together for the third time this week (1 sick day, two snow days).

I am exhausted, very pregnant, and so ready for spring.

Yet I am happy (and I am reminding myself that constantly).

While resting out the blizzard because I was having cramps/contractions (due to dehydration) I read “The Year of Positive Thinking” from Keli, and I thought yes, yes, YES! That’s me.

I don’t always say it out loud but many times I am grumbling in my head. Another snow day really? If I trip over one more tea cup, Lego, lost shoe! Ohmygoodnesscanyoujustgoplaybyyourselfforfiveminuutes.


I am so blessed. I have a family, a house, more than we need. We watched the storm from our warm house. We didn’t have to try to get to work or risk loosing our job, our livelihood. We could just wait it out.

So I am going to focus on the simple things that are happy right now.

The sun is out.

The kids have been playing (okay PBS is on) in the basement with no tears, fights, tattles or complaints for almost 2 hours. (don't be jealous, I can hear them yelling now, stomping up the stairs is sure to follow).

I am staring at a teeny tiny little hat (with ear flaps) and feeling a little someone try to flip over (I think they are running out of room).

A neighbor (that we don’t know) brought over a really big snow blower and helped my husband clear our driveway yesterday because someone told him I was pregnant.

We didn’t loose power and we seem to have enough chocolate and coffee to last several more days.

I have zero reason to leave my house again until we get Maternity and Family pics taken on Saturday.

My husband let me hire a cleaning person, they start Monday.

Simple BPM Focusing on the positive, that’s my Simple Moment this week. Have you seen the Bigger Picture? Do you have a simple moment from the week you want to share and remember. Head over to Sarah's and share!


Also linked up with Beth's You Capture: Red (mostly because I loved the pics I got and I am too pregnant to write a second post. Sorry)


tiarastantrums said...

my kids have been home 1 day sick and 2 days of snow as well - grr -

deb duty said...

Glad you don't have to get out in all the snow! I enjoyed your photos.

Brooke said...

Hang in there!!!!! :D
These shots are great, almost abstract!

Jen said...

What an awesome husband!

Alita said...

Yes Yes YES! Mel, you have everything you need and a little of what you want and to me that is the hugest of blessings. You are humble and you are bringing another life into this world. Right now, under your over abundant heart, you are carrying your special gift. A warm bed, vibrant children, and a God whom loves you.

So even if the pbs induced quietness is fleeting... this simple moment will get you through.


Alita said...

I meant to write house. Why did I write bed? Hmmm maybe the universe is telling me to go back to bed. heh.

Unknown said...

Soon you'll be warmed by that sweet baby on your chest. In the mean time, hang in there and enjoy the fact that you have no where to be. :)

Erin said...

It is so hard to remember everything that we have to be grateful for, isn't it? I'm so glad that you found some happy!

Hyacynth said...

Indeed. I need to rest in these thoughts today.
Love your shots.

Beth said...

I enjoyed your photos & your thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

Shell said...

the cleaning person thing is enough of a reason to be excited!

Jennifer said...

Great shots! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!