Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So Tired of Complaining

Warning: Do not do a google image search of tetanus.
I really should have known better. 
I feel like I spend a good portion of my time complaining and here's the thing: I really am quite happy with most aspects of my life. Okay, I want to go back to school and head down a different career path and yes, I would love for a really rich relative that I don't know all that well (like well enough to know they are rich, because I've got no one in mind) to kick it and leave me debt free and able to pay for said school. But that's all transitory stuff. It sucks to not have what you need. But you might get it tomorrow. You just don't know.

In the grand scheme of thing, I am entirely and completely blessed to have beautiful, smart children with no real medical issues. I am lucky to have bought my house before the real estate bubble burst and it became important to have decent credit in order to purchase a home. I am grateful to be surrounded by family that loves me enough to rescue me from crisis and loan me cars and offer to drive over my piece of crap with a Hummer. The important stuff - I gots it.

Which is why I'm not going to tell you about how Brynna stepped on a nail, I lost my grandma's credit card, shredded my mom's tire, spent a half hour in the pitch black basement during a power outage/tornado warning scare, wrestled a two-year old who thought that the tornado siren meant time to get up and play, debated a six year old who could not understand that I couldn't turn on the fan and the TV because of the power outage, carpooled with my husband (which is kinda like carpooling with a slob where kinda=exactly), and had an unspecified calendar difficulty. All. within. 12. hours.

I'm not going to tell you any of that because even though I think it's all hilariously funny in a fml kinda way, I've decided to stick with the positive.

10 comments:

Orlandel said...

The positives are she didn't have to have stitches or a tetanus shot, no one used the card before it was cancelled, the tire was replaced, the power came back and the tornado didn't, the 2-year old eventually went back to sleep and the 6-year old now can explain the theory of electricity (and probably re-wire you house), your husband had a car to carpool in, and unspecified difficulties don't count!

Jessi said...

Have I mentioned that I am also blessed with this woman as a mom?

Suze said...

I love this!!! And the comments, too.
(And I'm glad Brynna's foot is okay)

Ady said...

I love you Jessi!

Jessi said...

Suze - Thanks, it is the smallest possible wound one can get from a rusty nail, I'm pretty sure. More on that later, though.

Ady - I love you too!

Jennifer said...

Oh, honey, I hear you! And I'm glad you're able to keep your sense of humor when the fecal matter impacts upon mechanical electrical objects designed to improve air flow. Have a mentioned lately how blessed I am to have friends who write things that make me smile and feel much better than I did five minutes before I started reading? Well, I am blessed. Here's hoping the rest of your week gets better. *Hugs*

Jenn-Jenn the Mother Hen (too lazy to sign out of google and sign back in)

Jennifer said...

Oh, I can tell you one thing that might make you feel better.... New season of Doctor Who premieres this Saturday night! Woot! Go to the BBC America website to watch full episodes (usually a day or so after it's on TV).

Jessi said...

Yes! Yes. I cannot wait for Doctor Who. It has been a long, long time. I'm hoping that they are going to do re-air the wedding episode before the premier. That is one of my all-time favorites. I get so teary when Amy climbs up on the table and says the something old, something new bit.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Love it, too!

DolceMia said...

Jessi, you are a riot! Having a day like that and keeping your sense of humor is a gift. I so want to be there!

Rita