Sunday, February 3, 2013

Life is Crazy, but still Good: Contentment Update

In one of my jotbooks I have a list of future, totally random blog topics for nights like tonight where the day has been SO chaotic, as was yesterday, that I JUST HAVE TO WRITE SOMETHING. So I've picked a topic from there. I have words itching to get out of me...and I have the need to be by myself, at my beloved laptop, drinking my evening wine, and chilling. Not running around like some sort of crazed cab driver, though not sure you can call it that when you're the passenger and have your Transporter (that's Jake's new nickname – will have to update tab above) who has his shiny new permit and all of a sudden lots of places to go, AND does the driving. He's a very good driver.

Nonetheless, I'm in the car and not at home, I'm at the auto-parts store because my car died on one of two main thoroughfares thru town, or the boys are spending their hard-earned money from today's manual labor assignments (which means pigs might fly and you might ice-skate in Hades...but The Engineer, who tore his rotator cuff, is ACTUALLY NOT DOING MANUAL LABOR) and if they don't spend it SOON it will evaporate, so of course they want McDonald's.

However, that's not what I was going to write about...that was my intro, but at 220 words, and my continued quest for brevity, I'll do this instead.

Contentment update.
  • I'm not on bed rest
  • I can breathe
  • I'm having a Superbowl Party even though my beloved Broncos won't be there
  • My family is starting to have some semblance of normalcy as I heal.
  • I'm having a BLAST meeting new bloggers as I wander the list checking out the participants.
  • I am getting to write right now, even though it's the next morning...
  • My Amazing Aunt Risky is coming for a visit in less than a week and taking the boys snowboarding ON THE WEEKEND that The Engineer and I are doing a (very unusual for us) romantic getaway. Talk about good timing, completely unpredicted or planned. We were just going to leave them home, since it's not an overnight thing, but this is oh so much better.

What are you content about? Do you get that itch to write? Is it your favorite escape from stress? Are you joining the challenge? If so, hit the tab above, then READ THE ENTIRE POST that is linked to it BEFORE you sign up. And do sign-up. It will change you blog forever, in the best way possible.

~Tina

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...glad you are up and about and finding normalcy as well...so your car broke down, ack...hope that is over soon, but glad you find contentment anyway...smiles.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. great to read - and do enjoy that time together ... seems like you need a little lightness in your lives.

Wonderful about the Transporter .. and I'd have thought McDonald's was money evaporation without much going for the evaporation! But then that's the wrinkly wisdom speaking ...

Have fun and I've signed round about 50something!!

Cheers and keep that pecker up and improving ... so pleased to read .. Hilary

T. Drecker said...

Great to hear that you're out and about! Yep, McDonalds has something magnetic when it comes to kids... okay, maybe me as an adult too. So sorry your car broke down. Hopefully, it's running well for many months to come!
And glad that you're content. That's VERY important :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

All good things!! Especially the romantic getaway. Sounds like you two need it.

Bill Somogyi said...

Hang in there. I raised 3 kids on my own and 3 years ago took pretty ill. I missed my middle sons gradutaion from high school because I had surgery the day before. I wound up spending a total of 5 1/2 months in the hospital after 2 different surgeries.

I'm in a wheelchair now and just barely made my daughters graduation from high school this year.

You know what I'm content as could be. My middle son is now in his 2nd year at Drexel Uiversity, my daughter is working with me and shining and I myself, my owner couldn't wait for me to get back to work after 1 1/2 years away.

They pick me up every day, take me home and put a handicap office and bath for me on the 1st floor. It does get better if you keep plugging away and don't blame yourself for what you can not control.

Good Luck with your recovery
Bill

Images by Bil of the 60's and 70's

D.G. Hudson said...

Romantic getaways are a good thing whenever they can be arranged. Tearing a rotator cuff is not good. I do exercises to prevent that after I nearly pulled mine a few years ago doing a workout at the gym.

I'm waiting to see if I get matched with a mentor, if not, I may do the challenge. I will visit the blogs anyway, regardless.

Family can be uplifting and trying at the same time. Glad you're feeling better!

JoJo said...

Well I was content when Russell was home but he left today so I'm feeling a bit lonely, but overall I'm pretty content. Glad that you are doing better too!

Alyssa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, that is really cool that our blogs are both called the same thing! :D

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Hope you do turn it into an overnight date since the kids will be cared for! Happy for you for the unplanned for wonderful sitter. Nothing better than being able to enjoy yourself knowing the kids will be well cared for.

shelly said...

I'm content that I feel better than I did last Sunday.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

loverofwords said...

How does the rotator cuff and the romantic weekend work out? And I figured out how to add the gadgets and the links! Wow, what a change from last year. Are you going to do Swedish Fairy Tales? I know that they have a counterpart in Russian Fairy Tales -- wicked witches, magic animals, etc.

Juli said...

I am content because for the first time I feel like I can do the things I really want to do for me and everyone else. I am also content because I have learned to say NO. But mostly, it's because I remembered to pick up the fruit dip that is oh so yummy while I was at the grocery store for my strawberries tonight. :)

I think I'm sitting out a-z this year. It was great last year, but this year I'm focusing on the tasks at hand which are numerous. And part of my being content is contingent on knowing when I'm spread too thin. I'll enjoy reading though!

Stephanie Allen said...

Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge!

I just read your post on your word of the year, and I think "contentment" is a good one! It's always good to focus on the positives!

Have fun on your romantic getaway :)

Graciewilde said...

I am sure I visited your blog before but now my feel are more firmly on the ground with this blog business. I am jazzed about participating for the second time in the A to Z Challenge. I tend to go with random posts and like the way that goes for me. It;s so much fun when I hit on the right post for each letter. I keep a list of the alphabet with ideas for each letter near my computer. I have ideas so far for about 10 letters and have already written two posts! (letters B and H).
Contentment? I SHOULD be content but I am seldom there. Always chasing after something....