Thursday, June 4, 2009

The best medicine...

is laughter. That's one thing I haven't been doing enough of lately. I've been pretty stressed out about this move. Although the adventurous side of me is absolutely thrilled about this exciting time in our lives, the side of me that needs order and structure is trying not to completely lose it.

So the condo I was gushing about? It's probably going to be sold to someone else. :( We were all set to go, but then an offer from a buyer came in and it looks like they're probably going to take it. I don't blame them. I guess that's what I get for lusting after it anyway. :( But there goes 2 weeks when we could have been looking for another place to rent. And the homes we're currently looking at, just aren't working out for one reason or another. I'm trying to exercise patience, but I'm getting a little nervous now. Jon starts his job in less than 4 weeks, and we have no where to go! And our house is filled with boxes, we have endless projects to undertake, and just as quickly as I get stuff boxed up, the kids get into them. Then since I'm all stressed out, I end up scolding them more than usual, and at the end of the day, I feel like a complete failure. :(
Sorry for the rant, I know I have so much to be grateful for, but it's just been one of those days and I'm really worried about getting it all done. I know that "faith and worry cannot exist in the same mind at the same time" so I guess I just need to have more faith.

So anyway, in an attempt do something fun with the kids this afternoon, we made some goofy aliens, fish, and ducks for lunch. It was really silly and simple, but it seemed to help keep things more light-hearted around here...




Thankfully, my husband has an amazing outlook on life, and he helps me try to see the positive in every situation. He makes me laugh every day. I read recently that the average adult laughs an average of 15 times a day? That's pretty sad considering that the average child laughs up to 400 times a day!

But seriously, how could I not laugh when I asked the kids to get dressed this morning, and they came in wearing these ensembles...



So my goal for today... be a little more childlike and laugh a little more than I did yesterday.

3 comments:

Saquel25 said...

I can completely sympathise with you right now. Moving with children is SO hard. I look back now and it doesn't seem so bad and you will be there in not such a long time. You'll find another lovely home and start a new exciting life. Laughter is definitely the best medicine and you have four of the funniest little people around to help you out. We are looking forward to visiting you sometime in the future since you will be living close to Gary's Dad. We can wear cheese hats and go crazy together!

Adam and Christine Jardine said...

Oh Nicole! I wish I could come to your house and have a good cry with you! Because, we went throguh the same thing. But. . .we had no job, and no place to live, and a new baby coming in two weeks. We finally made a decision (prayerfully) and then miraculously three opportunities came, and we bunked with Seth for a month while things worked themselves out. I know it's hard, but it will work out. And it will work out even better than you can imagine! I'll send you my joke book to get you through, okay?

Jill said...

I'm so sorry, Nicole! What a difficult predicament you are in right now. It sounds like you need some help - what can I do for you? I can watch your kids sometime or come hang out and while them while you pack or schedule some girl time with you or plan a double date to the temple! Which would you prefer? I'm here to help and would love to do so!!! xoxo

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