• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 3 (Failed To-Do List)

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    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Day 3 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I didn’t get my To Do list done today.

    I know, who cares, right?

    I care.

    I care a lot.

    It seems like there’s very little I can control right now.  That lack of control is hard to accept. Being able to cross things off of my To Do list makes me feel better. Like I managed to do something.

    I didn’t sleep well last night. I woke up at 1:30am after a bad dream about falling over the edge of a cliff.  I don’t need Freud to explain the meaning of that one to me.  I got back to sleep around 3:30am, but it wasn’t a good sleep.

    Being tired today was a double edged sword. It made me both overly emotional and my To Do list overly ambitious.

    I was frustrated by the end of the day because nothing seemed to fall into line. I finally declared the day a loss when I found a load of wet clothes in the dryer.  From yesterday.

    If there’s anything I hate more than not finishing something it’s inefficiency.

    I gave up, poured a glass of wine and sat down on the couch to watch Teen Beach Movie with my daughter.  It was the smartest thing I did all day.

    Today’s silver lining: accepting that some days are going to be better than others.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments.

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  1. Pat Sincox says:

    I have a couple of silver linings today. My older daughter, son-in-law, and grand-daughter (who turned two this July 4th), sold their house in Pearland (very quickly) and have moved in with us while they are building just outside of The Woodlands, where we have lived now going on 11 years. So, Grandmama is very happy to have her only grand baby so close, as is our older daughter to have a baby sitter within hailing distance. My son-in-law works for EOG. So geing the great dad that I can be, I drop Stephen off at EOG downtown each morning on my my to MOC (the Brown Prizon) and pick him up every afternoon for the HOV ride home. Well, it is quite a thrill to see Miss Violet sceaming with joy as she runs to the front door to greet us. OK, she is over-joyed to see her Daddy, but I will share in the overflow and claim some of the joy was directed at me, too. It may get old after a while…..they will be with us for another six months while their new home is being built……but we are in the formative stages now, and it is still enjoyable.

    The second silver lining is we just adopted a new doggie….a little cutie that we rescued and are naming her Sugar Bear. She is around 2 years old, about 9 pounds, and is reported as a mix of a Brussells-Griffon and Chihuahua. I can see the BG, but not much Chihuahua…..thinking some weenie dog got in there, as she has a long body. Well, she is extremely calm and has taken to my wife extremely well…..we could have named her Shadow, because she follows Valerye everywhere.
    She sleeps with us in the bed and gets along with the daughters’ three dogs. Now, if I can just get her to warm up to me a bit more…….the dog I mean…..

    • Meghan says:

      Pat, you have two new babies living with you! I’d love to see some pictures of them. How does Sugar Bear like Violet?

      • Pat Sincox says:

        Sugar Bear has developed a very strong bond with my wife in a very short time. She was lounging with Valerye last night when Violet came upon her quickly, and SB snapped at Violet………not good. And I was told that was the second time that had happened yesterday. Time Out is usually reserved fro Violet (who can become Violent), but little Sugar Bear might be doing some time soon in solitary……..

  2. Rene says:

    A glass of wine and a movie with your daughter. Your day was perfect ♡

    Rene

  3. Tina Smith says:

    Somedays are harder. I’ve been finding that at moments I get a huge amount of guilt thinking positively–does it disregard or invalidate that my friends and family are having a rough time right now? Then I have to think if my worry is productive and so far it’s not. I’ve been doing the over-cleaning thing, too (after two days of being frazzled and disorganized). Hanging out with the kids seems to be the most fulfilling use of my time. I pretty much did the same thing 🙂

    • Meghan says:

      My worry tends not to be productive either (unless you count the over-cleaning). I think there’s going to be ups and downs and we’ll just have to ride them as we go. 🙂

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