Melissa over at Dreams and Colors posts these things called "Hey, It's Okay...." every once in a while. I'm borrowing this idea today. This is not a "debbie-downer" post as I'm sure we all have these days, I guess I just need to get it off my chest. I'll throw in a few happies too.... :-)
It's okay...... that it's one of "those" days.
It's okay..... that work is stressing me out. I have this one particular project that just won't resolve itself and with my being the ultimate problem solver and not being able to solve this one, it's really weighing on me. It's been going on for over a year now and it's SO frustrating. I'm not one to usually bring work home, but I have been lately.
It's okay.....that parenting is weighing on me lately. Lallie (bless her little heart) is wearing me out (and Husband). It seems to be non-stop whining and crying and snippiness. It's not like this all the time, of course, but more often than not lately. The four-going-on-five phase is really trying us and considering I'm personally a control freak, it's especially tough. I understand this is a phase and her exerting her in independence (and showing off some learned behaviors from school). I need to learn to let-it-go and work through it rather than against it.
It's okay....that I'm emotionally exhausted because I'm trying to be the source of happiness for everyone and everything. My *trying* to be responsible for this happiness is turning out to cause the opposite. I need to learn that I'm not the source, but rather a product of the happiness.
It's okay....that I have to clean the house on Wednesday because Gloria doesn't come until Monday and we have guests coming (having Gloria clean the house is really fabulous...I'm so glad that after ten years we have her I am tres thankful!)
It's okay...that I have no idea how to put the little thingy over the "e" in "tres" through blogger.
It's okay....that considering I studied French in high school and college, I can't remember for the life of me what that little thingy over the "e" is called.
It's okay....that I'm spying a $30 chest of drawers that I found on Craig's List and thinking about restoring for my closet re-do. It's also okay....that I have no idea how I'm going to re-do said chest of drawers because I'm a horrible painter.
It's okay....that my hair is long and stringy and really needs a haircut and highlight but I just despise going to the hair salon (yes, you heard that right). I'd much rather spend my time getting a massage, facial or nails done than my hair.
It's okay....that I don't like hair salon appointments because I despise awkward chatting with someone I hardly know about personal issues (yes, I go to the salon so little that I don't really know my stylist....call it weird if you will but that's just me). I don't like how they like to *dig* for material. Forget it, I'm not sharing! Maybe I should just go more often, which Husband really doesn't mind my going more often, so that I don't have to worry about the awkward chatting. Hmmm....food for thought.
Anyways, sweet Anna over at A Sweet Southern Mess posted a few things this morning and I thought I'd share a couple. Every once in a while you run across that blog post that just feels like it was meant for you. If you want to see it all, click HERE.
In the meantime, I ask for prayers and patience for the first four "It's okay" issues above.
Y'all have a Happy Tuesday!