Monday, November 22, 2010

Positive Spin

A Saskatchewan Moment

Grumble, grumble, bother, bother.

That has been my mood for the past couple of days. It is totally explainable (I'll take hormones, for a $1,000, Alex) but also ridiculously annoying. Top that off with a Monday morning that was less than stellar and here I am.

It is time to spin to the tune of the positive instead of the grumble, grumble, bother bother.

Onward ho.

I am thankful that when Jack called from school at 9:12AM this morning to let me know he wouldn't be coming home for lunch today because they were going a field trip today (not tomorrow like I was sure the note from the teacher said - oh right, keeping it positive) he was calm, cool and collected. If you know Jack, then you know stuff like this phases him. I am sure I will hear about it later as he told me it was Monday not Tuesday like I was sure the note (which I could no longer locate) said. But in the moment, he held it together. And he got a lunch from somewhere. THAT should be intersting, he is notoriously picky.

Coffee and dark chocolate. Why? See above re: hormones.

My family. They love me. Miraculous in itself most days.

My friends. They open my eyes. They make me think. It is a good thing.

My job. I had a dream last night that I was working back at my old job. Scratch that. It was a nightmare. So despite the fact that this morning kicked me in the butt, I love my job. Challenges are good. Mistakes are good because I learn.

Onward ho, hauling a positive spin with me. Perspective is always a good thing.


Cheryl said... are testier then usual..hence why I love you!!!!
What I love is that you can acknowledge your mood and deal with it right then...brooding over stuff is bad...
yes, we do have the BEST job...I agree
Miss you!!!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you do have to make the conscious decision to look for the positive things - good on you for observing that you needed to do that, and hopefully looking for those silver linings will help the mood swings and hormonal stuff ... HUGS!

Jen Wilson said...

YAY for a positive spin!!! I'm glad you could see some bright things today. :)

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

hope your day got better after your post. Hope your little guy enjoyed his field trip even if it through him for a loop. hope you find some coffee and chocolate or maybe a big mug of mocha would work a bit of both!

Midwest Mommy said...

At least you are trying to find the bright side! I hate when I can tell I am being all crazy and can't do a thing about it. Darn hormones!

Angella said...

Hooray for a bright side - hope tomorrow is even brighter. :)

teeni said...

I loved the part about your friends. True friends really can help you grow because they truly care for you and can let you know there are things you can improve without making you feel bad. I am grateful that you have them in your life. And I'm glad that you realize that even the hormone rages are only moment to moment. Better moments are coming. Keep that positive attitude, friend. You are an inspiration to me. <3