Who can name that tune?
No, this isn’t a post about how much I love The Facts of Life (though I could write on and on about my girl crush on Nancy McKeon). This is me attempting to achieve balance in my mind for what has felt like an unforgiving year already.
2010. Only two months in, and enough havoc has been wreaked to last the entire year. But for every bad that’s gotten me down, there’s been good that’s worthy of gratitude. Sadly, I tend to be more vocal about the negative, so hopefully this post will begin to make amends for that.
Bad: I lost my job.
Good: The loss of financial security has encouraged me to finally become fiscally responsible and pay off some debt, as well as learn how to stick to a budget (better late than never, right?). The uncertainty of what to do next has me seeking new possibilities, which has resulted in more contacts and a growing number of things I’d like to explore, even if not as my main source of revenue.
Bad: We found out a family member is sick.
Good: He is getting the best treatment possible and is holding his own. As difficult as news like that is to take, I know it’s important to remember that it could always be worse.
Bad: Snowmageddon aka The Snowpocalypse. This has led to unwanted snowed-in days, interruption of travel plans, expensive plowing to dig us out, and most recently (and most unpleasant), a leak in (of all places) my scrapbooking studio, which we’ve been told we have to “wait out.”
Good: Snowed-in days mean a lot of guilt-free movie watching. And we caught the leak before it did too much damage to my studio or the supplies it houses.
Bad (the TMI version): I am the unhappy carrier of a bladder infection.
Good (the TMI version): It happened while I am still on my kick-tush insurance, so it cost me nada to diagnose and treat. They gave me an awesome magic pill to numb my bladder (a fun side effect is that it turns your bodily fluids orange). The antibiotics make me tired, so Hubby has taken care of dinner all week (I swear I’m not milking it).
Good: We got to visit with a few of our friends that we hadn’t seen in a while.
Better: Our nephew was born. Healthy.
Best: I have an amazing support system – which includes you, my friends – that is always here for me with an encouraging word or a virtual hug during both the good and the bad. Thank you for that.