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Monday, March 13, 2017

Positively Monday

Every week has some good and bad things that happen. I had gotten to a point where I was carping about every single unpleasant thing in life and ignoring the many good things I was offered. For about a year I had been focusing on what brings me joy but had a gloom and doom relapse.  As a reminder to myself that I am blessed beyond all measure I decided to keep a daily log of the best thing each day.  So the week began__



Monday
I had the pleasure of volunteering at Independence Place of Alabama.  I get a huge amount of joy just being there, but now they are opened on Monday and I got to experience said joy with an entirely new to me group of very special adults.  Who knew making St Patrick's Day photo booth props could create so many laughs (and pictures)!

Tuesday
I had a glorious day at home and went no where. It was bliss!

Wednesday
Managed to get my shopping done (all 10 bucks worth) and also found a few things Mom needed. (On a down note, I did accidentally manage to tee her off.  Fortunately it was short lived)

Thursday
I had another trip back to Independence Place and taught them how to make a no sew bag from old tee shirts.  I had called Son3 and asked if I could have any of his tee shirts that were still in his drawer at the house. (He had tons) After weeding the beer and bar ones out there were only 10, but it was plenty since several of them had trouble tying knots and decided they had rather paint instead.

Friday
Saw my first of the Oscar nominated films for the past Awards show. Yes, I know I am behind the eight ball.  Going to a theater for a movie is just not in my wheelhouse.  Now that many are on DVD I will stand a better chance of seeing them.

Saturday
Decided not to go to the lake place and stayed home. (TheHub had to go to a memorial service for a coworker and it would not be over before 3 plus it was very cool and rainy so why even bother.)
Instead I baked a little.  Now TheHub has something sweet to eat and might be able to stay out of Publix. (or not)

Sunday
Mom's birthday, so we celebrated with a take out lunch at her house. We made sure we got fried shrimp for Mom since it is her favorite guilty pleasure and had a small party of Mom, My Beloved Sister and BIL, Son2, TheHub and me.  Pip sent (Ok it was really Son1 who sent it, but it was from Pip) a Happy Birthday video which thrilled Mom beyond belief.  We gave her crappy presents but she has everything in this world and wanted nothing and Pringles and Turtles might not be too crappy since she loves them. At the end of the meal she hustled us out of the door__we stayed beyond her nap time!






Hope your week is memorable and filled with daily joy!

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like some nice highlights to last week! Volunteering at Independence Place must have been very rewarding! We too buy "crappy" gifts for my MIL because she is hard to buy for and has all she wants/needs. =)

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    1. I love volunteering there! It is my happy place, but I do wish it were closer to my home.

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  2. "Now TheHub has something sweet to eat and might be able to stay out of Publix. (or not)"

    Famous last words I am sure.....*snort*

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  3. Volunteering is wonderful isn't it? I get soooooo much more than I give.
    Yay for recognising the positives.

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    1. Trying to focus on what's good is not always my first focus, but I am trying.

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  4. Publix is a wonderland of goodies. Bright lights shine on them. Everything with sugar is in a starring role.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It is indeed! Just ask the recreational shopper who lives with me!

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  5. Love the birthday party, turtles and pringles. We do indeed turn into children.

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    1. Some time you just have to know when to say enough is enough and let Pringles, Turtles and a microwavable hot pad do all the talking.

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  6. I'd love turtles and pringles! At a certain point stuff means less and the things you know and love are where its at :)

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    1. I agree totally! This year when Mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas I told her a 24 pack of Angel Soft would suit me fine. It was not fine with her though!

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  7. love how she "escorted" you all out of her home!!

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  8. You're awesome, Anne! I really enjoyed reading this list. It is easy to get caught up in the ups and downs of the week. I think it's uplifting to just stop and make a list of the positives of each day. :)

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    1. I am so far from awesome it is not funny, but I am trying to do/think/be a tad more joyful!

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  9. I think I'm going to ask for Pringles and Turtles for my next birthday. BTW, at the nursing home where my mother is, there is one resident who gets a small can of Pringles at every meal.

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    1. You know, I see nothing wrong with asking for Turtles and Pringles! I am past needing or really even wanting things anyway.

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  10. As always, I love your list of positives. Or should I say I positively love it...lol.

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks so much. My life is much better when I am actively looking for joyous things!

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  11. That was a very nice list of positives, Anne. You'll have to let us know if your baking kept your husband away from the store!

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    1. That was delusional thinking on my part. I have found a few tell tale snickers wrappers in the garbage.

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