Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lest you think ALL my life is Hell

This whole job loss-mortgage-short sale thing has been a truly big bummer, that's for sure. But before you begin to think I've lost all perspective, let me tell you about some good things:

1. Twin #1 is doing an exceptional job as Chava in the High School's production of Fiddler on the Roof, AND got a 4.0 this quarter.
2. Twin #2 lettered in varsity soccer, as a 10th grader, while maintaining a 3.8.
3. This little rental we live in is mighty convenient.
4. My husband Johnny C. is flat-out the hardest working man I've ever met, and he's mighty handy too. Add handsome to that list as well.
5. I like my job
6. I have the best real-life and internet friends and I'm mighty grateful for each and every one of them.
7. Cupcake made the 5th grade student council.
8. Thanksgiving with my extended family is coming up which means plenty of fabulous food, laughter, hugs, and love.
9. I finally made a decent pot roast with gravy.
10. We're safe and warm


michaelg said...

Only a 3.8. Is Twin #2 not applying herself? :o) I wish I had done so well.
We need your hardworking and handsome husband for another set of jobs at the cabin. How does he feel about bathrooms?

Shan said...

You are awesome, and so if your whole family. Congrats to all three girls for their amazing accomplishments!!!

SkylersDad said...

Congratulations to your girls, and to you and hubby for all you have done while going through some tough times!

Churlita said...

That's great. It sounds like your kids are really resilient and handling the stress of change really well. That's so hard to do.

Missy said...

Fantastic! We should all take some time to write a list like this. I am so proud of you and your family!

michaelg- Her husband is taking care of business at my house right now! I feel so lucky!

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Anita said...

You are an amazing woman!! I was going to say something similar to Michael, what the heck is wrong with Twin #2..........slacker....lol. The girls are doing so well, all of them, and that doesn't come from nothing, you are an amazing mom.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Duly noted.