dress~ TJ Maxx
i am having a really grumpy week. i can't shake it. i am sleepy and fighting off a cold. my house is a mess and i am overwhelmed thinking about cleaning. our dishwasher broke and needs to be replaced. and i hate (like, really hate) doing dishes. but i hate even more having dirty dishes sitting on my counter, so dishes must be done. and the worst thing...i've been having one of those moments where you compare yourself to everyone else and everyone else seems to have it all together and i seem to be such a mess. this is a really awful and completely unproductive way to treat yourself yourself, i know. and as teddy roosevelt said (and my friend, krista, often reminds me), "comparison is the thief of joy." so very true. and so, instead of complaining about my grumpy disposition, i will share a few things that are making me happy this week...
~ hearing my kids' laughter. ben has been super giggly lately. it is so sweet. and i made up this ridiculous song last night while getting mimi ready for bed that had her cracking up. she was laughing so hard she had tears streaming down her face. best ever.
~ watching my kids sleep. sounds creepy, i know. but seriously, no matter how bad a day was had, no matter how naughty or difficult your kids had been that day, that can all be erased by seeing those sweet, serene, sleepy faces. and hearing those cute little snores.
~ my husband. he works so hard all day to bring home the (fake) bacon (yum!)...and, no matter what kind of day he had, he always walks in with that gorgeous smile and a big bear hug for everyone. and he is always ready to play with the kids and give me a few minutes to myself. i love him so much.
~ emails from my sisters. they seriously having me laughing all day long. best friends ever.
~ the gym. nothing like a great yoga or cycle or zumba class to make you feel good!
~ the seven hours of straight sleep that ben allowed me on tuesday night. amazing.
~ maternity comfy pants. no, i am not pregnant again. they are just. so. comfy.
~ the regina spektor station on pandora. check it out. so good!
~ jim, again, for doing most of the dishes this week.
~ this blog. being able to write out my thoughts and stories and read all of your sweet comments really makes a girl's day. so, thank you!
there. i am feeling better already!
xoxo, nora bird