I read an article the other day that said,
“Every day we wake up is a gift from God…so be thankful.”
I thought, “Wow, what an inspiring and insightful way to wake up to every morning!”
I woke up for 2 days in a row and prayed, “Oh Lord, thank you for the wonderful gift of TODAY.” This morning? Valentine’s morning? I DID NOT THINK THIS. First off, I didn’t sleep A WINK last night. What is with menopause that makes us ladies do this? I swear, it’s worse than when you first bring home that sweet baby who wakes you up every 1.5 hrs. (at least you are dead to the world for 1.5 hrs..) because their tummies are empty.
I’ve tried everything.
- Exercise √
- No flour, No sugar √
- Not eating before going to bed √
- Doing something relaxing before going to bed ie., hot bath, read, etc. √
- No caffeine √
Did I forget anything?
I woke up at 11am today (you have no idea how much I hate this) with 1/2 the day already gone (I have alot to do today), coughing a lung up (a bit of exaggeration..but it felt like it!), sore throat (yes, it’s baaaack) and a raging headache (Oh Lord, please help me be thankful for today). Not a good way to start Valentine’s Day (or any day).
On the flip side… (here comes the PollyAnna in me)… I had a lovely cup of coffee (from Startbuck’s) from my sweet baby girl, Morgan, on my nightstand (my hubby didn’t make coffee last night because I bought a Kuerig yesterday and I haven’t gotten it out of the box because we met my Mom and friends up at the casino last night, no I had no luck, and we didn’t get home until late….how’s this for a run-on sentence?), and my phone had a text from my other sweet daughter, Madison, wishing me a Happy Valentine’s Day. All I can say is, it’s a good thing it was Valentine’s Day (and I don’t hold down a 9-5 job..because I would have been fired by now) or my morning would have been shot to H—!
I dragged myself out of bed, sat down to my laptop, with my Starbucks coffee (I heated up in the micro) and proceeded to check all 121 emails…. have I told you how much I ♥ my emails? I ♥ to see what all of you AMAZING bloggers are up too. I ♥ seeing all the projects you have shared at the linky party. I ♥ seeing all of the comments you have left me (yes, all 9 of them – I’ll take what I can get). Without all of you, a Happy V-Day text, the Startbucks coffee and a kiss on the cheek from my hubby (at “O-Dark-Hundred… I forgot this one) my day would have sucked… BUT NOW, because of all of you bloggers and my family, I can say…
“Thank you Lord, for the gift of TODAY.”
If you want a good laugh …. check out The Pioneer Woman’s Post.
I don’t know what I would have done if my day had started out like her’s!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to All of YOU!!!!!