Thursday, September 30, 2010

Balancing a negative with a positive.

Since yesterdays post was so decidedly negative I thought I might do a post about what I am thankful for today. :)

My husband and I live in Northern California and the weather here is really great. It makes me happy that I no longer have to shovel snow or drive on ice.

I have two chickens...and that may seem like a strange one but it is awesome. I like everything about it, I think maybe I should have gone into animal husbandry or something. I'm also thankful that they are both healthy after our scare over the summer.

I have three may seem like a lot to some, but I did only have two and then a stray "chose" me and I can't not be happy about it. I always have someone to snuggle when I get home from work. Someone is always happy to see me. :)

I have a good job. Frustrating at times but good. My DH and I have not been too impacted by the economy other than furlough for him (knock on wood) and in that respect we have been very very lucky and I am thankful.

I have good family and friends...clueless they may be but they love me and that's nothing to sneeze at.

I have no major health issues (besides the ONE big one that the blog is about). I can run and jump and read and hear and eat etc and I am very thankful for that.

I have access to a wonderful therapist.

I have access to a wonderful support group here online.

I can choose to eat healthy, organic, locally grown, grassfed, etc. I don't always choose to do so, but I have the means and the willpower to and for the most part choose it.

So when all is said and done I am a lucky girl and today that's what I am focused on.

I ordered a big pack of Ovulation predictor tests and some pre seed which I've read about online and had a serious conversation with DH about what we both expect this month...and off we go!

Thank you so much for all of your support and kind words, I can't tell you how much better it makes me feel to read what you've written.


Augusta said...

So glad you're feeling better today. But angry venting = totally ok and expected, given your circumstances.
Sounds like you have a plan for this month, and plans help. (with morale and potentially conception)

Before I close, I also just want to say that I focus a lot on gratitude in my life and find it so helpful. I want to avoid the proverbial 'standing in a river, dying of thirst'. Blessings on your grateful heart, dear woman.

bunny said...

It's true, there are always things to be grateful for. Sometimes listing them would help me feel better, but then again, sometimes not so much... And yay for getting things clear with the husband. An excellent start to the month.

AmyG said...

Yay for balance. Just don't ever feel bad about your anger. You come by it honestly!

It's so nice, though, to also read about all the great things you have going for you.

Anonymous said...

Yeah we do all have things that we need to be grateful for and that is certainly a heart warming list.

Melanie said...

Hi there. I love the title of your blog; it intrigued me enough to come and totally devour your story in one day. I'll be reading and hoping you get some clarity on juggling the travel with cycling.

Misfits said...

This was a great post. I've been thinking of your post today as I hit a wall of despair.

I must email you off here to ask for a lead on a therapist. I am a tough cookie and I need someone new.