Thursday, July 07, 2005

Today is about POSITIVE THINGS

Alright - in the midst of negativity and thread pulling, I have decided that today's blog post will be about POSITIVE THINGS. Even though I am stressed to the point of wanting to pull out my hair, I have decided that I am going to take a moment and reflect on the POSITIVE things in my life right now. Besides, I'm a list maker and I like lists.

With that being said, here are the TOP 10 POSITIVE THINGS going on in Ginger's life right now as we speak. (Sort of like the David Letterman list but not as funny - or maybe as funny depending on interpretation)

1) My baby girl Maggie. I was watching her sleep this morning and I was so thankful that I have her. I sat for a second and focused on my daughter. She's so perfect. I absolutely LOVE this child and I spoil her rotten. She's my only one and by golly, I have every right to do that! (In case you're new to my blog, I have PCOS and have therefore been rendered infertile)

2) Hubby's new hot haircut. Scott has worn this goofy buzz cut thing off and on for YEARS! YEARS I tell you. He's always hot to me but I could do without that haircut on him. So, he's been growing his hair out and yesterday he got it cut by a barber instead of me with the weed-whacking clippers in the bathroom. Result - HOT HAIRCUT. Result - MEOWW!!!

3) My job. It ROCKS. I love what I do. The people I work with are great. I can wear jeans and a t-shirt to work. 'Nuff said.

4) My friends. ALL of them! They are always there for me and they are fun and crazy! They talk with all the shiznit and "get" me in all of my whacky glory.

5) My mom. She's my best friend and this morning she told me she was proud of me. Can't beat that in terms of compliments. I gotta keep my mom proud.

6) My nephew, Kris. He now lives with us and it's a chance for me to make a positive change in his life. He hasn't had the best home life and now it's my turn to show him how family should be. He's a good kid and I want to make sure he has the tools necessary to have a great life. He deserves that.

7) My dogs and cat. They drive me nuts. But, I love to cuddle with the furballs.

8) Laundry is all caught up. LOVE that! LOVE my husband! He's off of work this week and he has been cleaning the house and doing projects. He did ALL of the laundry. LOVE him!

9) Scrapbook supplies. Bought a bunch this week. Don't know when I'm going to get a chance to use them but I have them! LOL!

10) A tan. Yes - this is the darkest I've been EVER. I've spent a lot of time outside this year and got past the sunburns. (Or, am at least trying to) I've gone from porcelain to bisque. That's a HUGE step for me.

So, there you have it. :) What are your 10 positive things this week?


Becky said...

Great list, Ginger! I have been trying to do some of this "positive thinking" myself.

My list:
1. My family. They're the best. They make life good. Even when they make me crazy. ;)
2. New scrapping stuff (I finally found a place to get some of your new papers! WOOHOO!) Now to wait for them to get here!
3. Good books. I've been reading a lot lately.
4. Good friends. 'Nuff said.
5. Life outside the computer. There's a great big world out there. I'm reminding myself to appreciate it.
6. Opportunities. I feel very blessed.
7. My home. Love our new place.
8. Summer. Love the relaxed pace.
9. The 4th. My favorite holiday next to Christmas.
10. Blogs. They're pretty darn cool!

Anonymous said...

I love lists too! They all sound like wonderful and positive things.

10 positive things from me...
1. A supportive husband.
2. Kids that do their best and are kind to others when we are out and about.
3. That my youngest talks now.
4. Online buddies that have become true friends.
5. A roof over my head, food in the fridge, and money in the bank.
6. Remembering just why it is I started scrapbooking.
7. For hair places that stay open late when homemade dye jobs go bad.
8. My mom that calls me a couple times a week.
9. The ability to not take it personally (at least try not to).
10. The ability to stay positive!

Thanks for posting this. Those reminders were good to have!

Holly said...

Very nice. The reason I think blogs are cool is that it shows people as they are. I'm happy for you having so many things to be appreciative of. I'm gonna go do one of these lists myself.

Brett's Babe said...

Okay, this has got to be quick

1) Good health
2) A great family
3) The fact that I get along so well with my mother
4) The bestest friends ever, no matter how far away
5) A husband who puts up with me
6) The world's best kid
7) the ability to laugh, especially at myself
8) taekwondo
9) NFL Football!
10) Scrapbooking and photography

Sharyn (Torm) said...

I'll be darned...I had no clue you had a blog. 10 things

1. I just bought a bran-new Franklin planner. Positively giddy!
2. I just saved myself over $100 cuz I looked so lardbutt fat in the dressing room I just couldn't get myself to buy clothes that size. (was that borderline negative??)
3. Met my deadlines
4. Fresh them all on the line today
5. Only one more week until the next Harry Potter book!
6. The neighbor kids think Al's still grounded!
7. Got some good layout praise today, and positive emails from gals I admire.
8. lost 1 lb this week. i'm on track
9. I found this blog!!
10. It's 78 degrees, the sun is shining, the baby is content, and the big kids aren't fighting. What more could I possibly want??

Donna Walk said...

Love your list Ginger! So sorry about your PCOS. I have it too...not fun!! :(


Linda A. (elendae) said...

Love your list, Ginger! Here's mine:

1. My kids. Don't know what I'd do without them. They occasionally drive me nuts, but they fill me up and I thank God every day for them!
2. My hubby - simply stated: he ROCKS!
3. My friends - can't get through a day without them!
4. Fresh strawberries - in season now and DELISH!
5. New KI sitting on my scrappy table - can't wait to go play!
6. It's Friday!
7. My folks - they've been above-and-beyond the call helpful so far this month.
8. I'll chime in with the one week 'til Harry Potter - LOVE those books!
9. My doctor. I have the utmost trust in him and know that I'll be fine in his care.
10. Blogs - entertaining, inspirational, little windows into my friends' lives. Love 'em!

Susan said...

I am not posting my list....BUT YOU FORGOT SOMETHING:

your great dancing!!!!!

squillen(Suzanne) said...

I had no idea you had a blog either! I'll be stoppin by this place again!!!

I have PCOS too, Ginger... and I love your list. I'll have to think about my list and perhaps put it in my blog. My blog that I have neglected for a month now. *sigh* Have a great time at CHA!