The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night
I woke up today in a great mood. I have no idea why - I don't remember any really great dreams or anything, I just woke up with the sun hitting my face which usually makes me angry at my east facing window and I swear to get darker window coverings. But today, I was like "Hooray! The Sun!" and it hit me that today was March 1, and that the horrible January and February months are officially over! Celebrate good times, come on! I have nothing official to celebrate. After all, I have a scar on my neck that looks like a botched suicide attempt. I have 4 doctor's appointments in the next two weeks. I have fevery children who are prone to diarrhea and vomiting. My house looks like a tornado hit it, despite my cleaning lady coming on Monday and all the emails in the world from Flylady don't seem to be helping. But I keep hoping that they will help me change my ways - so I keep them. BUT, it's March 1! Yay for Spring coming soon! I can almost see the day my car is not filled with coats, and sandals can be thrown on, and the frantic search before we leave is for the other flip flop instead of the other snow boot. Socks disappear in this house, I have an ongoing theory that the house eats them in order to survive, and soon socks will be optional! I have some forced tulips on my counter (thank you Costco) and they are starting to appear today. I love having flowers in my house - and these are white tulips, which I love, and I love looking at them when I do my dishes. They make me smile - it's like a little present every day, coming downstairs each day to see how much taller they've gotten, and to see if they've begun to peek out. It's especially fun because even though I like plants, I have a tendency to kill them, and these take no talent whatsoever. Just stick them in the window and watch them grow! They make me look so talented, which is ALMOST the same thing as actually being talented. (after all, according to Galinda in Wicked - "it's not about aptitude, it's the way you're viewed..") Can you feel the joy? Let me share it with you: I have two working arms! I have eyseight! I have a scar on my neck! I have an extremely messy counter, but if you look closely, you can see the flowers! I have friends! I have GREAT kids! I have Motrin to give those great kids! I have bowls to catch the vomit of said children! I have a washing machine to wash the sheets of vomiting children! I have a fun dog! I have a vacuum to clean up the dog hair! I have Nickelodeon and PBS to raise my children for me! I have Gilmore Girls on Tuesday nights! I have an explanation point on my keyboard! So, peace and joy to you on this day of celebration - I hope you catch my mood. And if you're in a bad mood today, which is certainly your right, then I'm glad you can't hit me.