Dear Crissy

What a good day looks like from here

What a good day looks like from here

I do a lot of complaining.

As a blogger, my complaints are amplified in my writing. My whiny-posts are meant to come off as consciously self-deprecating, and even though they quite often spark introspection, there will always be some folks who just don’t have the sense of humor to roll with it.

So, yes, I complain. I complain about small, insignificant things. I think that most of us are guilty of that, and I also think that most of us are also keenly aware of how deeply blessed we are. I know I am.

Getting around to what I actually wanted to write about. Today was a good day.

What does a good day look like in my life?

  • We woke up to no diaper leaks
  • Lots of laughter and play time with both kids
  • Naps were had by both kids (and even at the same time)
  • Pot roast in the slow cooker for dinner
  • Evan ate a few vegetables
  • Both kids had a bath
  • Both kids in bed, asleep by 9:00 p.m.

Nothing too spectacular, right? Well, believe it or not, that’s a pretty productive day around here — especially the sleep part.

What does a good day look like for you?

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  1. Connie Gruning — October 19, 2012 @ 1:56 am (#)

    That sounds like a heavenly day!!
    Come to think of it…… My day was equally as great…. especially when I cuddled up with Baby Alice and enjoyed nap time too!!


  2. ellen — October 19, 2012 @ 5:35 am (#)

    For me…. that nothing is knocked over or demolished when I wake up (I have a foster kitten right now), a winning email or two (collecting for Toys4Tots) , a sunny day (I like to be outdoors), a nice meal, a good book .

    That’s my good day but there is always some good even in a ‘bad’ day.

    Lovely pic of Evan!


  3. Brittany — October 19, 2012 @ 7:52 am (#)

    Hooray for good days. Sometimes, as blessed as we are, the days seem to drag on. Having a really good one means a lot! Thinking about a 9 pm bedtime scares me though :) We are big fans of the 7 pm goodnight. Of course, they play in their rooms a little but they start to unravel after that.

    Great picture!


  4. Ginger — October 19, 2012 @ 9:48 am (#)

    I think my blogging may sound whinier than I intend, too. What sounds light in my voice, may not be read that way. The reader brings their own mood with them, and you can’t control that.


  5. Jennifer — October 19, 2012 @ 11:29 am (#)

    I once posted on Facebook “Almost 1 pm and I haven’t crossed one thing off my ‘to do’ list. I’m starting to think I might add ‘keep the kids alive until Daddy gets home’ just so I can feel accomplished every day.”

    Ha! So true but really, any day where I choose to engage and play with my children beats out my stupid ‘to do’ list hands down.


  6. Kathleen Quinlan — October 19, 2012 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    Sounds like you have it all together:) Children are challenging, full time job. Slow cooker’s help. I had one years ago and I am going to look to buy another one. Even as you get older, time is of essence. Nice looking boy you have there. It’s okay to vent. but then it’s nice to have a good reflection. I enjoy reading your articles.
    Kathleen Quinlan


  7. Nadine Osborne — October 19, 2012 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    Sounds like a great day for you. We all whine from time to time, but we don’t forget how blessed we are.


  8. Kay M. — October 19, 2012 @ 9:52 pm (#)

    YAY! I say celebrate the good days. Give yourself good things to remember. Turn off the problems and bad days. If we concentrate on the positive, the good, we remember the good. Isn’t that better than pulling ourselves down into a deep black hole of negativity?! That said, he is getting so big! Growing up before my eyes! You truly are blessed!


  9. Olivia L — October 19, 2012 @ 10:35 pm (#)

    Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the small things. I got my toddler to nap fairly quickly today – WIN!


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