Sunday, January 20, 2013

Joy comes in the morning

I always liked that phrase and it's a pretty damn good descriptor for my life right now. I have finally acknowledged the "issues" in my life that I have no control over and pointed it out. I've also drawn my own boundaries and fell sooooo much better.That totally sounds like some physcobabble, even to me, but it's true and until I did it I was still driving myself a bit crazy.(Note: Never try to help someone who does not want to be helped. You will only enable their behavior and drive yourself bat-shit crazy.)

I feel so much happier these days and am so grateful to be re-discovering my joy. I still get verklempt but it's ok. I came downstairs this Sunday morning to an almost empty house and was so pleased. After days upon days of rain the sun is out. Dena is off at work so I'm missing her non-stop chatter. Jim is hiding out in his room and the kids are with their father. I have fresh coffee, sunny rooms and quiet. My dogs are sleeping beside me and all is right in my world. Plus it's a 3 day weekend. Who could ever get mad at that?

I have an exciting new project at work, I just got a promotion and I am determined to hit a grand-slam. I am getting out and being more social again. (As much as I love a sunny, quiet morning I need people.) I did get out Friday to see some old acquaintances and met many new ones too. I had a movie night at home last night and I'm going to see friends and family with the free time I have left this weekend.

Life is quiet. I'm not currently fostering but am helping where I can. After all the mess 2012 brought me it is time to rest and re-charge while we tie up all the loose ends. Oh, and make time for fun. Let's all take care of ourselves. I know I am going to.


  1. I have days like that, but because I was raised in a devout Catholic family, I am always sure that disaster is right around the corner.

  2. Anonymous1/21/2013

    To be able to hold on to that joy, even for just a short while, makes a world of difference. I hope you continue to experience more of those great moments.