Things I’ve learned lately:
Even using a carabiner to attach my car keys to my purse cannot prevent me from losing them. In the store. Honestly, I am cursed.
A vase of fresh flowers on the kitchen table works wonders for my mood, even when I’m already happy (and even when I bought the flowers).
Washing windows really isn’t that bad and makes me feel great when I’m done, despite the fact that an hour later they have fingerprints on them again.
Painting trim is harder than it looks.
The later I stay up, the harder it is for me to fall asleep. Early to bed, early to rise really is best.
When I think I have a sinus infection, I probably do. Taking my kids with me to the doctor and pharmacy is better than staying sick.
Staying calm and trying to be loving when I am unhappy with children’s behavior almost always makes the situation better. Getting angry almost certainly makes the situation worse.
Things I love lately:
Chuck (the T.V. series)
Temperatures in the 70s
Apples dipped in peanut butter
Sally buckling herself into her car seat
My children sleeping until 8 just about every morning
My fenced-in backyard
My friends (especially when they rescue me from the store because my keys are gone)
Sally’s new-found good attitude at dinner time
Neal (how could I not include him?)