Thursday, February 03, 2011
You ever have one of those days/weeks/months where you feel like the Universe is plotting against you? I am sure the answer is... of course. We all have days like that. I am facing one of those days/weeks and I am finding it absolutely amazing how powerful looking for the good in the bad is. Simple, silly, and a wee bit sappy... yes. But it helps, it really does.
Wednesday we were greeted with our first snow day of the season, I knew it was coming and had grand plans for the day. Lots of work-from-home things to do while the kids played in the cumulations. Alas, I woke up with severe back spasms, much like the ones I had while we were on vacation this past summer. It forced me to slow down, lay flat all day, and appreciate my husband. Rather than wallowing I choose to be thankful. How can I grumble when I have such wonderful support?
Today, the back pain is still here, but if I move slowly, I can do it. If it were a usual day, not a Universe plotting day, I could handle that. But this week is a testing one... so, Jacob has the flu and is out of school, Andrew's school lost power and canceled for today too. I am forced again to stop and I am choosing find some good. The sun is out and the fresh powder is sparkling like glitter. It is absolutely breath taking.
As for tomorrow... I am taking in a heavy sigh and acknowledging that grand plans/hopes for tomorrow night (my first open studio night!) might not be all I cracked them up to be... but that is okay. Just being in my new space, and sharing it with friends, will be enough. That is the goodness I am finding there.