Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gratitude on days when you just can't find it.....




Let's see....gratitude on a crappy day, after a crappy day yesterday.  Sometimes gratitude is hard to find and see.   It really takes effort.  So what am I grateful for today?  Not going to lie about this one either.  I'm grateful for a woman named Jennifer.  Jennifer, who is my therapist and one of the best people I know.  She is wonderful and I couldn't do or take my life right now and this past year without her.  She listens to me, is impartial and is smart.  And, she's empathetic, sympathetic and compassionate.  I adore her!   And I am so incredibly thankful for her.

And I'm thankful for our wonderful healthcare/insurance that allows me to go and see her 2 times per month at a low copay.  Before you get all "see the government is doing a good thing with this whole healthcare debacle", let me say that the insurance we have, we pay for completely out of  our own pocket because Frank's work insurance is CRAP!  We bought it independently from his work insurance.  So now we pay more for our wonderful insurance every month than we do for our HOUSE!  Yep, you read that right!  I work to pay for our insurance and it costs more than my home.  But, it's on days like today, I'm thankful for the jobs that I and Frank have to be able to pay for that good insurance. Is it too expensive?  YES!  To say that healthcare industry needs an overhaul is an understatement!  But, I'm SO not getting into that debate!  

I'm just going to say that today, after yesterdays craptacular day and todays craptacular day part 2, I am thankful for my therapist Jennifer, the mental healthcare professionals/industry, good drugs to keep me sane amongst the crazy and my good insurance.  Crappy days deserve someone wonderful in your corner like Jennifer and a little blue pill to wash it all away at bedtime.  Thank you Tylenol PM and Cymbalta and thank you Jennifer!

Until next time....hopefully in a better place....


Monday, November 4, 2013

Attitude of Gratitude




Since this is the month of Thanksgiving and feeling thankful for what's around us; I am going to try and write my blog focusing on an attitude of gratitude.  I'm hoping to share with you what I makes me happy and what I'm thankful for.  The big and the small, and everything in between!

So the month technically started on Friday and today is already the 4th.  Over the weekend I thought about my "thankfuls" and I couldn't stop think about who/what my first thankful would be.   And this person happens to be celebrating a birthday today!  And I'm ever so thankful that he was born and brought into my life!  






















Yep, my hubby.  He's who I am SO incredibly thankful for and how I wanted to start these postings. 



Today I celebrate him!  And the amazing man he is and the wonderful husband/father he is too!  Again, I am so thankful for him and all that he does for me and us.  We've been through so much together and through thick and thin, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, and all the rest, we've been together.  And been there for each other. And our love has just continued to grow stronger and deeper with each passing day.  I love him more and more every day, too! 
Two weeks ago, we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary!   I love our love story!  Happily ever after, here we come! :)  We spent the weekend together as a family and went out on a much-needed date night together too.  I love just hanging out with him and doing little things like run errands and have dinner.  Nothing big or overdone.  It's just us.  Me and my love.  Together forever! 
So he's my "thankful for" today and the first few days of this brand new month.  And I wish for him the happiest of birthdays and the best of everything for this year ahead!  Whatever happens we'll be together through it all!   


We're thankful for you everyday!  And Love you SO much!! 

So....
Here's to a month of Thanksgivings!  Happy November!



Until next time....living with a heart full of love and gratitude....and wishing the best husband in the world a very Happy Birthday! 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Oh, Oh October! A fun and beautiful month in photos....


Oh, October.....you glorious, beautiful month!   You came and went much too quickly!  So much happened!   It was BUSY!  We had Alesha's bridal shower, the bachelor/bachelorette party, our anniversary (14 years!!), anniversary dinner/date,  and of course Halloween!   Whew!  What a month! :)  I did get sick with a nasty virus last week that post-poned our anniversary dinner/date, but we were able to make it up this past weekend.  And of course I've worked, worked and worked some more!  But the pictures represent the fun times we had this month!  Sorry no pics from our yummy and fun dinner date to Brother Sebastian's in Omaha.  But there is a picture of my fabulous anniversary present from Frank!  The best hubby in the world! :)

So here are some photos from the month for your viewing pleasure...


Bridal Shower, October 13! 


Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, October 19!



Random Fall Fun! 


School Halloween Parade!


Halloween 2013 - Trick or Treating! 
Our Little Man was Captain America this year!! :)  


So that's October in a massive photo attack! :)  It was a busy month, but a good one.  Always my favorite month of the year!  I'm looking forward to November with Alesha's wedding coming up, the Lorie Line concert, Thanksgiving, and the Holidays beginning!  Good times ahead!  I hope you enjoyed my October photo barrage!  Hope yours was good too.  Cheers to November!   Going to try and start (and stay) in this month with an attitude of gratitude.  Been thinking about that the past couple of days into this new month.  Tomorrow I'll catch up on "thanksgivings" for the first 3 days of the month. 

And, I DO have a picture from our anniversary!!  I have a picture of what the BEST husband in the world got me for a gift!!!  Drumroll please.......


And you just KNOW it's going to be good when it comes in the red Von Maur bag!!  Yay! :) 

So....I've got my feet in my cozy boots and enjoying our first fire of the season! :)



Until next time.....enjoy the pictures and fun we've had....stay warm & cozy......


 
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