Friday, August 17, 2012

Half-Full or Half-Empty

How was your week? I hope that even if it was crazy and hectic that you still found a few moments to stop and appreciate the little things. Today I thought I'd recap my week by showing you how it's all in your perspective and you can either choose joy or to complain. I feel like in our over-sharing and instagramming world that it's easy to look at the perfect parts of other people's lives and compare our current situation to theirs - resulting in feeling ungrateful and just general crankiness when honestly, we all have so much to be thankful for and our lives are largely what we make of them. Or maybe I'm the only one that has that issue...

Half Full: I got my first frappe in forever. Maybe 9 months since my last one? It was mocha coconut (I didn't even know that flavor option existed but I'm so glad it does). Lil and I shared one (because that makes it calorie-free) and snuck extra sips in when the other wasn't looking. 

Half Empty: It was a viciously hot day, we were running a ton of errands and the car's air conditioning  decided to give up the ghost. So it was a car full of sweaty tired people.

Half Full: When a doodling opportunity presents itself, the husband usually doodles with our initials. And I love that. 

FYI - he wrote this upside-down while holding Harper so our middle initials are backwards. hehe. :)

Half Empty: I was honestly a mess ("I got the frustration inside me" - Junie B. Jones)  when the husband's doodle session with the kiddos was happening. I had very little sleep the night before. Lillian had been super emotional all day (we're talking 5 major crying sessions). Harper didn't nap very well so she had been cranky all afternoon. I was trying to get dinner made in time to go try an exercise class with a friend. The dinner I was making kept needing to be revised because I forgot to pick up a few things from the grocery store. 

Half Full: I had been meaning to introduce this lady to the ice cream truck all summer - we finally made it happen! She couldn't have been more thrilled. I couldn't have been more thrilled about making her day. 

Half Empty: Our ice cream man only comes around during quiet time. Which means I lost my time to get stuff done/not be asked questions every fifteen seconds. 

Half Full: I read this book and completely enjoyed it. I love me some good suspense. 

Half Empty: It took me forever to read it because I kept having family-related interruptions. 

Half Full: Our dogs love our baby. I'm so grateful for that. Except when they lick her face. 

Half Empty: The dogs like to check on Harper while she's napping. Which almost always wakes her up before she's actually ready to get up. And when she's awake, she's awake. 

This post is linked to High Five for Friday with Lauren at From my Grey Desk


  1. Good perspective. And we'll go workout one night when we are both in good moods rather than hot messes :)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE all these pictures! :)


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