Aug 25, 2016

Crappy vs. Happy

Sometimes crappy things just happen. Little, big... it doesn't really matter. I like to focus on the positive side of things but sometimes you just need to vent about the not so awesome things that happened before you can move on, amiright? So today I'm telling you the crappy stuff from the week, followed by the happy thing that makes it okay. Like...

Crappy:  Jared's super long days right now. Coaching, even at the junior high level, takes up a ton of time. Me and T are missing Jared a lot these days- and vice versa, I hope ;)
Happy: Jared is working with kids in a sport that he loves and making a little extra money in the meantime. Plus, it's a short season in the grand scheme of things. They only play about 8 games and I'm looking forward to watching him coach a couple games this year!
He's the best :)


Crappy:  Living so far from people you love. My parents and grandparents are an hour away, one of my best friends lives an hour away and my only sister is about 9 hours away from me. I wish I could visit those people all the time but I don't know how people do that with babies. Seriously, you people who take long car rides and flights and such?! Mind blown.
Happy: Technology that let's me stay in touch with those people. As much as social media and technology can get annoying (hello, political rants/opinions EVERYWHERE!) I'm thankful for things like Facebook and Skype to talk to those I can't see in person.

Crappy:  Not feeling like there are enough hours in the day to get everything done. Aka- my house never seems to be fully cleaned.
Happy: I'm busy filling my days with my little boy and that is truly all that matters.

Crappy:  Switching insurance plans. With me leaving my job we are having to change all of our insurance which means lots of annoying paperwork and phone calls.
Happy: Thank goodness for Jared's ability to work and the blessing of having medical insurance. It might be a hassle but I'm thankful for it.

Crappy:  Being sore in all kinds of strange places. I started working out last week and whew... It's going to be a challenge to whip this body back into any kind of shape.
Happy: Being sore in all kinds of strange places. Yep! It means I'm moving and doing the right things!

What's the crappy/happy in your week right now??

24 comments:

  1. I don't have a baby but I can tell you my house is never fully cleaned! Its just life - and when I think to myself "oh we should clean" I find other stuff to occupy my time ;)

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  2. I hear ya about having a husband who works late, when units are here training my husband is working until at least 9pm 7 days a week and it gets old sometimes.

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  3. I can't imagine living far away from family and friends. I live like 30-40 minutes from my parents and I feel like they are on the other side of the Country. Hang in there girly. My crappy this week has been a darn infected tooth, while pregnant so Tylenol is the only thing to take. My happy is that today at 5:15 the Dentist is pulling this bad boy out and then we will talk implant once the baby is born!!

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  4. Love this post idea! Definitely makes you look for the good in the bad. And let's talk about that cute little tush of Tyler's? Babies just make it all better. :)

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  5. That monster butt is the cutest thing ever!! ;) so thankful you get to be home with him and that truly IS what matters most, like you said! The house can wait :)

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  6. Oh my gosh!!! The monster baby butt, so cute!!! This is pretty great. I think most of us can think of a few things that are both crappy & happy in our lives. I always love being sore because I feel like I did something...but often I hate it at the same time. I feel you there!

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  7. Insurance...fist shakes.

    Love your boy's pants! So cute.

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  8. That monster baby butt is enough happy to outweigh all of the crappy, right!? I'm obsessed with the little boy monster things!

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  9. I CANNOT handle baby pants with the stuff on the butt. Too cute.
    Insurance is kind of the pits. I'm thankful for it, but man it's expensive and annoying anyway and is one of the reasons I can't quit my job. Boo! Hope you get everything figured out!

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  10. OH MY GOSH! I somehow missed that you are leaving your job (somehow meaning I never have time for blog reading lately) I am off to find that post now!

    There really aren't enough hours in the day, I don't know how you do it all!

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  11. I'm still so excited for you transitioning to your new job ;) I love it! And this post idea is AMAZING! I might borrow it :)

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  12. I am not looking to the insurance switch I need to do...like now. Way to look on the positive side of things even when things get crappy.

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  13. Ugh dealing with insurance stuff is the worst! The worst!!! But at least you have that little monster butt to stare at to make it all better :)

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  14. i love this!! sometimes i complain too much and make myself focus on happy things, but focusing on the good things directly related to the bad is brilliant.

    and i love what you said about being away from people. i always remind myself of that - it sucks, but i am so lucky i have people to love and miss, and technology is amazing. imagine if this were 50 years ago! that would suck so bad.

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  15. I love how you look on the bright side of everything. Hope Jared has a great season!

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  16. Little baby pjs with monsters on the bottom are ALWAYS sources of happiness!

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  17. Every one of my family members and close friends live far away, so I understand. It's the worst.

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  18. I'm feeling you on ALL of these things - especially having family and friends far away! But traveling with a newborn is definitely easier than traveling with a toddler, I'll say that!

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  19. I love how you took the crappy and flipped it to a happy. Way to see the happiness in every situation.

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  20. Haha...isn't that amazing how something crappy can also be something happy when viewed in the right light?! Love this post. Look at that little monster butt! Too cute. And yeah - thank god for health insurance. Not sure anyone would survive without it. Have a great weekend, friend!

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  21. I have those same little monster booty pants for when my boy gets here! They definitely make me happy! Gotta focus on the happies!

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  22. I love this! There is ALWAYS a silver-lining. Sometimes, it's more difficult to find but it is there. Excellent post, my friend. :)

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  23. I love this! I'm right there with you in not ever having enough time in the day!

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  24. You're so right about technology making things easier to stay in contact with people even though they're far away! Some of our friends live in Europe, but I love the fact that I can still text/snapchat/instagram/facebook with her whenever I want!

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