Thursday, October 25, 2012

Same Ol', Same Ol'

I've been writing on this blog every night for over 9 months now.  Some nights my topics are a no brainer.  Other nights, I feel like I've written about the same boring things all week and that is how I feel tonight. How could me writing about our day over and over again actually be interesting?!? It seems as though when we are in a pleasant phase, there's not a whole lot to talk about.  Isn't that how it always is?  You never really hear people shouting, "Everything in my life is wonderful and I don't have a single worry or complaint in the world!!" from the roof tops.  When reading friends' status updates on Facebook or even hearing news headlines, it always seems like negativity, drama and things going wrong are always at the forefront (especially now that it's election time).  When something goes wrong, it is easy to get on a rant and fill pages on the topic. It's a bummer that when things are great, you sit and stare at a blank screen, uninspired...

Overall today, Ayden was a bit clingy and fussy but to be honest, I kept the right perspective/attitude about it, stayed patient and made myself even more available to him since he obviously needed to be close.  I find on days like these, if I keep my multi tasking to a minimum and just focus on him when he needs me, he stays happier and looking back at it I always feel like it was a good day.

"kisses" = awesome day!
I didn't feel the stress of his fussing until the day was almost over and we were trying to make dinner.  He kept trying to play in the cabinet where we store the cleaners and was getting so mad when we'd redirect him (we shall be putting a child lock on it this weekend...).  He'd end up standing, holding onto my legs whining, "Mamamama."  It is hard to not multi-task when it's crunch time for food you are preparing.  David will usually keep Ayden busy while I cook, or vise versa, but David and I were cooking together tonight because we were making a double batch of venison chili (David is taking half to enter in a chili contest at work tomorrow).  But I can say that by the time we all sat down together, I was able to take some deep breaths and re-fuel (which was also part of my problem) and all was well again.  It also helped that Ayden LOVED the chili and it cheered him right up too.

I suppose the moral of this post is that we should put forth more effort to focus on what is going right in our lives, instead of what is (or could be) going wrong.  Get on your Facebook page or wherever and take the time to spread some cheer.  Share something you are proud of or excited about and challenge your friends to do the same.  If you do find yourself having one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong, challenge yourself to focus on two wonderful things for each bad one.  As I've said before, attitude is everything and keeping the right perspective could just be the key to keeping your sanity.

So, here it was.  Another "boring" post about how we had a pretty good day.  I hope that is all I have to write about tomorrow too! :)



  1. I totally agree! I will be so happy when this election is over, not to mention I always try to keep upbeat on my posts and facebook statuses.

    And to make you smile, this is my most recent facebook status:

    "That mom you saw running down the street, cutting through neighbor's yards, with a baby strapped to her chest... chasing and screaming at her 4 yr. old son on a power wheels to STOP- yea that was NOT me."

    :) I tried to make it a funny story when in reality it was terrifying! lol

    1. Oh my! You are right, that sounds terrifying! Glad you caught him!!! Definitely sounds like one of those stories you look back on and laugh once you forget how awful it was in the moment..