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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Highlight Reel.



Another weekend bites the dust and just like every Sunday night we try to prolong it by staying up much too late and then we kick ourselves all week long.

I read something somewhere recently about not comparing life to everyone else's highlight reel. It can be so easy to do. J had to work a few hours on Saturday and then due to an emergency with one of his contractors today had to head to work again for a few hours. It'd be easy to get upset about the lost weekend time that I so crave, it'd be easy to compare to other professions where these things don't come up or happen. I honestly was a {tad bit} annoyed hearing his voice on the phone this afternoon knowing that it meant he had to cover, he had to leave his family to help another family.

Like always, it all worked out. We had an impromptu afternoon playdate with a friend, finished our Valentine's and even worked on H's Star of the Week poster. {He wants to be a policeman!}

I'm a glass half full, life is good, these are the highlights sort of girl but the point I'm trying to make is that everybody has stuff. Everybody has days and things that drive them mad. And just cause you don't see it in their highlight reel doesn't mean it's not there. Nobody's exempt from the ups and downs that go along with life. Nobody!
Highlights of the weekend included:

Taking a visit to J's new office. His signage is up now and it's great. So proud of him and excited for him as he continues on this path of independent business.

Sleeping in until 9:30am Saturday morning. We usually switch off getting up with the littles and rarely ever does one of us actually sleep past 8 so this was quite a shock. I felt like a new person.

Lego-ing with my littles at a Toys R Us event.

Lunching and laughing with Boppa.

Meeting new people at a new small group from church.

Having friends join us for church and donuts this morning.

An impromptu McD's playdate this afternoon that wore my littles right out.

What's on your highlight reel from this weekend?

*Winners of the Appleberry's Attic giveaway: #11 {alicia's design} and #16 {kelly}. Contact me with your info and I'll have your signs on their way to you!

1 Comments:

Blogger Ann-Marie said...

A new favorite quote of mine is from Theodore Roosevelt: Comparison is the thief of joy.

So true, Teddy. So true.

My highlight reel from this past weekend included time at home to relax with my husband and daughter, watching church friends clamber to hold our girl after church, spending a fun evening in the home of friends while the Super Bowl played in the background, and napping with my girl on a Monday afternoon (even though this was because I was home sick).

February 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM  

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