Thursday, March 31, 2011

1 out of 30

3/31/11: That ain't so bad! You should try's harder than you think, sometimes! So, on this my last day of positive blog-yness I am just happy to be home with my family (who are also having a better day). I have a new craft from Presley's school that makes me grin from ear to ear each time I look at it. I have a boy who was a finalist in the Math Bee at school and I am so proud. And God is just plain ol' blessing my life! Now, I need to figure out what my goal will be in April. I like this blogging each day about a specific thing (it makes it feel more worthwhile to spend my time on the computer). I have had thoughts of doing a Proverb each day or a random question that runs through my mind each day. I don't know. Can I get some ideas from the peanut gallery?! April will be a month of.....

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's The Devil

3/30/11: Well, folks, it's not going to be good. I think you all might rather I stay off of the blog world today. I would love to say that other people's attitudes don't affect me. But, today, they are. I am mad. I am mad that satan is attaching people close to me and he is getting away with it. I am mad that he thinks he can win some kind of victory of my family. I am mad that when Christians make a significant change in their lives he thinks he can take over and take them down. I hope that he gets stomped in the face. But all I can do is pray about it and hope tomorrow is better!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sweet Words

3/29/11: Comments like, "Wow, you explain things so much better than Mrs. X!!" make my day so much better! Oh, and watching Elmo on YouTube while eating dinner with my girl makes for some great girl time! Bliss :)

Monday, March 28, 2011


3/28/11: This morning my alarm clock went off at 5:54. Does anyone else like to set their alarms for odd times?! Well, anyway, I am pretty sure I pressed snooze about 5 times!! I was t.i.r.e.d!! We said we were going to bed at 8:00 tonight. Let it be known that it is 8:26. But I am just glad that I have an alarm to get me up in the mornings. Lord knows if I didn't my bed and I would be bff's!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Almost There

3/27/11: It is coming close to the end of my little project here. I really wanted to change my perspective on things in life. I found myself leaning more towards the things that weren't good instead of all of the things that were so good. I figured it would just take a little practice (and a little God!) to get me going on this. I was pretty much right about that. I see that focusing on the good instead of the bad will turn things around in an instant. If I can change this about myself I am so excited to see what other things I can make better as well. I am so glad to have this life to try and live out God's will for me. I am also thankful that as a human I am eternal. I have a forever home with my Savior! Now, what can I do in my next 30 days??

Friday, March 25, 2011

Rain Dance, Anyone?!

3/25/11: I am not going to talk to you about how tired I am right now. Or about how busy my week has been. Or about how dirty my house is right now. Nope! I am not going to talk about it at all! I am digging down deep and finding the positive of it all. And that is, well, that I am going to bed!! That and it might rain tonight/tomorrow which would make my day a lot less busy!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


3/24/11: Today and tomorrow all of our sales reps at work and pretty much all of the dental field are in Atlanta for a big dental meeting. What that means for me is two very slow days at work. Today I am happy to get to wear jeans at work! We get to wear them on Fridays anyway but it is nice to have an extra day thrown in there sometimes! I am a jeans and t shirt kind of shirt...oh, and some flip flops!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Faithful Provision

3/23/11: Things have been difficult financially for us since Presley had her open heart surgery. There were a series of uncontrollable events that affected our income. Those events combined with the very hefty medical bills we started to receive put us in a very deep hole. We always got through it and knew that one day we would find our way to the top of this hole. I will proclaim it from the mountain tops that God is good and He will provide. He has provided for us in ways that we never thought possible. I have never-ending faith that He is in control of even our finances, as bad as they are!! We are so blessed that He serve a God who will pull us out of the messes we get ourselves into.

Monday, March 21, 2011


3/21/11: I am tired today. I did not sleep well. I tossed and turned a while before Presley fell out of her bed at 3:30 a.m. Then 6:00 just came so early!! So, tonight it just makes me happy that I can sneak to bed a little early and catch some good z's.

FYI: I think this positive thinking thing is making an impact! I see myself reversing a normally terrible scenario into helpful, positive things!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


3/19/11: Date night!! I don't care how busy we get we have to make some time for us!! I am so lucky that my husband agrees with that. I love spending time with him. I learn and adore more about him each time!!
3/20/11: Church! Isn't it funny how you can not feel like being at church and then God gets a' hold of you!! I love that God has the power to change me in an instant as long as I open my heart for Him!! And even a sermon on tithing can get me worshipping!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ball Park

3/18/11: We went to the park tonight and hiked up to the new ball fields. They are awesome, minus the one field without lights! But I am so happy it is baseball time again. I love this time of year!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


3/16/11: I have had a very busy day. It is Wednesday which makes my evenings full and crazy. I rush home to shove dinner in and get ready to get back out for church. We get out and rush home to get the kids gathered and tucked into bed. All of that added to my head-spinning busy day at work has made for one very stressed out and exasperated momma. I am not even sure I can find any "positive" at this point. I suppose, if I were reaching, it would be that a tiresome day is better than a terrible day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This Is My Soul, Smiling!

3/15/11: Music! Music makes me happy. It makes me soul smile!

Because of who you are I give you glory...
Because of who you are I give you praise...

Because of who you are I will lift my voice and say...
Lord, I worship you, because of who you are...

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider
Jehovah Nissi, You reign in victory
Jehovah Shalom, My Prince of Peace

Lord, I worship you, because of who you are...

Monday, March 14, 2011

The B-I-B-L-E

3/14/14: So many questions come up about how to live life. There so many struggles with day-to-day living. I am so happy to have a "road map" for life. I am so thankful that if I ever question anything in this World I can turn to God's word and find the answer!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happiness at it's Best

3/13/11: There is just nothing better than spending a day like this, with this cute little punkin' pie!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


3/11/11 and 3/12/11: Ahhhh, some much needed rest and relaxation!! I so needed it! I am pretty sure I crashed on the couch last night by 9:00 and (even though my daughter woke up at 6 a.m.) I have had a pretty relaxing day today. My dear hubby even let me sneak an hour of sleep in this morning. I am loving the sunshine and loving the r&r!! This is the kind of day that makes it easy to be positive!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


3/10/11: Good friends make "my" world go 'round!! And setting aside a night each month to hang out with them makes me happy! I am so blessed to have my friends!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bed Rest

3/9/11: It is amazing how filthy you feel after laying in bed for 24 hours. My body actually hurt from laying in the same position for that long. But today I felt good enough to take a shower. And while I was taking a shower it felt so good to get the funk off!! Eww! But thank God for a nice hot shower!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We Keep Walgreens in Business

3/8/11: Does anyone else feel like they keep their pharmacy going with their constant purchases of medicines? Well, this girl does! I have visited Walgreens 4 times in the last 6 days. So, instead of harping on this terrible case of strep I have, I will just be overly joyful for antibiotics!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Goodnight Moon

3/7/11: I am happy to have an early, goodnight all!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Is It Monday Yet?

3/6/11: Very simply put, I am so happy to have a job outside of my home to go to tomorrow. I am not kidding ya'll if I have one more sleepless night caring for the ill and one more day home with the same whiny, grumpy ill ones my sanity will be at stake! I love my family but I love them more when they are well!! Daniel is oh so close to 100% but his medicine makes him very dizzy. Presley, poor Presley. I was only up with her 4 times last night and she was awake bright and early. She napped while we were at church so my day has been spent tending to Ms. Cranky Pants O'Neil. Right now she is crashed on her daddy snoozin'. I think I see another wakeful night. Pray for me, ya'll! But really, I get to go back to work tomorrow. While I know God gifted some people to stay home with their kids and take care of their homes each day, he did not bless me with that. I am very thankful to have a workplace to go to and escape a little bit of this madness. I am equally thankful for very qualified caregivers for my kids. I know everyone is where they should be!! And I am ready for all of us to be there...ASAP!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Saturday, By Any Other Name

3/5/11: Oh, Saturday! Lazy I love thee!! A yummy breakfast, a fairly well husband, a fever-free boy and then there is Presley. After a quick trip to Urgent Care she finally has an antibiotic for this massive ear infection she has had. She is in pretty good spirits when her fever is down but otherwise she is pitiful. Sad face! This evening I actually got my "patient" out of the house for a quick dinner (think 30 minutes for Mexican white cheese and entree) and a marriage conference put on by our church. The speaker was Joe McGee. You should google him. He is quite entertaining! They even gave away door prizes which we won! A date night, how convenient, dinner and a movie gift card. Very nice!! My little hubby is getting to be pretty lucky (he won a TV at his Christmas party)! I am serious this was a lovely Saturday. I love family days!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Better is One Day

3/4/11: Yes! Today has been better for Daniel. He got his packing out of his nose and feels much more human now. He still has to stay elevated for 10 days and be very careful but, overall, he is returning to normal. Well, other than some ooze from his nose! Gross!! Otherwise, I got the opportunity (read: I had to jump into super mom mode and bail out Triston's mom) to pick Triston up from school today. I don't think I have ever done that. I loved to be there when he came walking out of school! To be the first person he sees in the afternoon was so rewarding. It didn't last long because shortly after we got home he started running a fever. He is currently curled up under 4 blankets. Poor guy! So, today I am glad to be a step-mom to a sweet (sick) boy. I am thankful to work for a company that offers sick time so I can care for my ailing family!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It Could Be Worse

3/3/11: While I may get off the positive beaten path with this post I promise it will end well. After a sleepless night of Presley falling out of her bed, rising entirely too early, and Triston ailing with some mysterious pains my compassion has been put to the test for sure. This morning Daniel has Septoplasty done to repair a deviated septum. It was overwhelming for me to see him coming out of anesthesia. He is the man of the house and is supposed to tough and strong and there he was completely out of his element. But I will press on and I will continue to see the good in it all!! This was something that needed to be repaired. The ENT told me he was not surprised that Daniel could not breath well. He said one side of his nose was completely closed up. Thank goodness for doctor's who can detect things like this. Thank goodness for facilities that take payments :)!! Thank goodness for a very strong husband who can withstand such an excruciating procedure without one complaint!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Dentist

3/2/11: Today, I had a dentist appointment. Is that something you dread? Not me! Nope, I love going to the dentist! I have an incredible dentist, an incredible hygienist, and I love the smell of a dental office. So, while you may think going to the dentist is the pits, I am so blessed that I got to the dentist today!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

30 Days of Positive

I was listening to the local christian radio station this week and heard a promotion they are doing for "30 days of positive". Which is where they are suggesting you listen to their station, positive music, for 30 days and see how it helps your overall look on life.

I started thinking about it and thought that is what we should be doing everyday...finding the positive in all things. Let's face it, it is quite easy to focus on all the negative things that happen. Ugh, Triston had a bad day at school, Presley won't stop whining and stomping her feet in two-year-old-tantrum-fashion, or Daniel is not getting enough hours to pay for daycare this week. All of these things could consume my thought pattern but I will.not.let.them!!

I am changing the way I think (for the next 30 days anyway). I am going to force myself to find the good and to forget about the bad and the ugly.

My goal is to post each day what my positive/s thoughts are. It might just be one thing but it might be ten. But it is an effort and that's more than what some you can say!!! Just kidding! But, seriously, shouldn't we all be positive and thankful at all times.

3/1/11: As I mentioned T's day at school was less than perfect. So, today I am very thankful that as a child I had a solid upbringing. I had/have a strong support system and consistent discipline. I may not have made it easy but I was "raised up" right!

And even though school days are tough I love watching my kids play together. It is so sweet (in trouble or not) to see them interact and laugh with each other. Followed with some nice cuddle time with my girl, my night could not have been much better.

I will take that for day 1 of 30 days of positive!!