One step at a time

Creating an enjoyable journey for myself and my family.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Growing Up

I just got a bill for $1700 for my hospital stay when I had my pulmonary embolism last year. My brand new Mazda 6 got damaged in a recent wind storm, and the insurance companies are calling it an Act of God and won't fix it. And I need to replace the carpet in my 7 year old house. Growing up can be a drag!

These kinds of challenges come to us all in some form or another. The only thing that you can count on is that they WILL come. Your body will stop functioning properly. Your kids may develop bad habits. Your money might be tight for extended periods of time. Your family may not function as ideally as you had anticipated. You just never know. As my Mom used to say, "If it isn't one thing, it's something else." Maybe everyones' Moms say that...and they're all right.

So today, having come to terms with this reality, I'm letting it all roll off my back like water off a duck. I didn't get ready when I got up this morning. I didn't make my bed. I'm NOT doing any chores. I spent at least an hour wrestling with my girls out in the snow that fell last night. I left all our wet clothes in the middle of the living room and there they'll stay. I drank hot cocoa and ate M&M's for breakfast. I'm planning a mani/pedi for later and I may or may not do my hair before I leave the house. Ha!

We all have to grow up sooner or later. But not today. :)