As one more thing has happened to threaten the good of this day, I find myself reflecting on everything. It’s fitting that just this morning I “pinned” a quote on Pinterest, “Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” That is exactly what I need to do today.
The day started after yet another restless night’s sleep. We had found a house we wanted to put an offer on this past weekend, and we had been waiting for a call back from the agent. Unfortunately the call came this morning that the sellers had received another offer and were going to negotiate it rather than take on multiple offers. It was crazy. I was disappointed, and the rest of my day went from there.
Now I sit with freezing hands and a chill down my spine realizing that our heat hasn’t been working all afternoon. It just kept getting colder and colder until I finally checked all the radiators to find them cold and lifeless. Space heaters to the rescue!
When I first started this post, I was going to talk about all the bad things that happened today and highlight the couple of good things. But as I jotted down the good and the bad, the good list was much longer. So rather than dwelling on the bad for today, let’s focus on the good.
Good #1: We got to wake up knowing that the Ravens are going to the Superbowl!
Good #2: I got my workout in this morning thanks to 20 minutes with Jillian Michaels and her Shred!
Good #3: The kids played well together all morning, leaving me alone to deal with my disappointment and sadness over the house.
Good #4: We had a drama-free trip to the grocery store. It was heaven!
Good #5: We enjoyed a yummy homemade lunch while watching Camp Rock 2. (I always love a good musical!)
Good #6: I attempted my first yeast bread, and it was a huge success! So delicious! (find recipe here)
Good #7: Thanks to another Pinterest find, I created a fun indoor game with the kids. We called it Sorry Rollers (after Sorry Sliders). Then Cooper made up a game of throwing a tennis ball through a moving roll of masking tape. We had a great time together.
All in all, the good definitely outweighed the bad so I’ll call this day a success and go to bed with a smile on my face (albeit a cold smile!)