Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Choose Joy

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I am an optimist. Like the annoying, sunshine coming out of your butt optimist. Just ask N...he'll tell ya. When he's having the worst of worst days I somehow manage to tell him something good he overlooked. This annoys him to no end-but to me I've always found it a valuable personal trait.

The problem is that lately I have not been optimistic. In fact I've been a downright C-R-A-B. At school, home, to N, to my precious Mack-a-doodle. And look at his cute little face! I just die.


Wedding planning is SO incredibly fun...but stressful too. Taking care of a hyperactive boxer is quite possibly one of my life callings...but exhausting. And keeping up a house and happy hubby-to-be is one of my favorite things...but not at the end of a 10 hour day. 

Today though...I decided to change, because today I choose joy. Every day after this I will try my absolute darndest to choose joy. Because life is certainly far too short not to be happy. I truly believe that any situation is what you make of it. So when I wake up in the morning and before I roll out of bed and watch Mack take over my warm spot, I will choose joy. Before I think a bad thought or feel bad for myself for one more second, I will choose joy. In lieu of complaints I will let you in on five small things that are trying to take my joy and find a silver lining. Here we go...


1. I can NOT wash whites for the life of me. Every SINGLE time something comes out with this weirdly shaped tan-ish stain. I have no idea what is going on. Even my mother (the queen of housekeeping) knows what I am doing wrong. 

BUT...that is just a great reason to go shopping for my 97th white v-neck. 

I have those pants! They look great with the white vneck. Not the cut outs, though....
Because who doesn't love this look...

2. It is nearly impossible to find a veil that I like. Really...no big deal, but I thought I was such an excellent decision maker. Now all this bird cage, cathedral, fingertip length lingo is stuck in my brain all day and I'm feeling more confused than ever!!

BUT...when I get to try on my gorgeous dress in two weeks I can try them all on to my hearts content and see what looks best with it! 

Cathedral  #Wedding veil ... Wedding ideas for brides, grooms, parents & planners ... https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-gold-wedding-planner/id498112599?ls=1=8 … plus how to organise an entire wedding ♥ The Gold Wedding Planner iPhone App ♥
OMG....sooooooo love this...or do I....

3. Why does it always seem like there is not enough time in the day to work out. I love it. Really I do, I'm not just saying that there is no better feeling than a good sore bod in the morning, but it is so darn hard to fit those babies in when there are so many other things to get done.

BUT...this gives me a great reason to try out my new bow flex weights I got for Christmas!! There's gotta be some sort of 10 minutes workout for those puppies.

Gonna Sweat 'Til I Don't Jiggle Running Tank Top Flowy Racerback Workout Custom Colors You Choose Size & Colors
New workout gear couldn't hurt either...

4. Hair appointments take so long. Like...so long that I would rather let my dirty brown roots grow in for three weeks than go. Like I'm doing now.

BUT...if I bring my new Nook from N I can have an excuse to actually read and relax while those chemicals seep into my brain and turn me blonde for two hours. 

NOOK HD+
If you don't have one...shame. Seriously the best gift I have ever gotten. 

5. This is odd, but it really annoys me to no end when I sneeze and nobody says "bless you." Yes I know it sounds Catholic-esque or whatever but really, it's JUST POLITE! 

BUT...this is just a great opportunity to post this picture of Will Ferrell because I love it. And it reminds me of my college roomie who sneezed 25 times in a row.

Seriously..Christin!! lol
I guess there is one exception.


Alright everyone...let's choose joy. Shall we?
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