Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm so glad I decided to do it

My FJ1W goal of keeping a gratitude journal went splendidly. Over the course of 7 days, I found I had 35 things to be grateful for. 35 things in the midst of kind of a crappy week.

On Monday, I took Tyler, Cameron and Avery to my sister in law to get their hair cut. She found they had a little surprise waiting for her. Lice. Yes, lice. It was in the very early stages, but it was still disgusting. The course of my entire week changed after that. I spent days washing hair, clothes, floors, furniture & toys. You name it, I washed it and then sprayed it with a lice control spray. Then I washed it and sprayed it all over again. I'm still washing and spraying. I think I'm going to be paranoid it will come back for many weeks to come.

Despite finding disgusting creatures living on the heads of my children, I was still able to find some good.

  • I was grateful I had a sanitary cycle on my washing machine.
  • I was grateful I could buy a shampoo to treat the problem.
  • I was grateful that it was caught in the very early stages, but I'm taking no chances. ☺
  • I was grateful I was able to focus on other things besides the lice. It was hard, but I did.

The decision to do keep a gratitude journal couldn't have come at a better time. I think I received a little divine inspiration. The Lord knew I would need a little help finding the good in my days last week. It's made me so happy, I'm going to continue to keep the journal.

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This week, I'm going to finish Tyler's Halloween costume. He decided he couldn't continue living if he couldn't be Link. So, that meant I had to make a costume. I have everything to do it. I just need to actually sit down and do it. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it. Not because I don't know how to go about making it, because I'm feeling lazy and I don't want to do it.

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What's on the menu today: Cheesy Mini Burgers. Another one submitted to the ward cookbook by this person.

11 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Lice? Man, I'm sorry. And when is your anniversary? Is it November 8???

Christa said...

My anniversary is September 11th. My birthday is in November. It's on the 3oth.

Kristina P. said...

Wow, lice is HORRIBLE! But there's always things to be grateful for.

The Boob Nazi said...

oh hahahaha I was reading it as a countdown on the side there. hahaha like you had about 3 weeks until your anniversary. Ummm I don't know. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night.

Anonymous said...

What is Link?

Christa said...

"Link" is Link from the Legend of Zelda games.

Rosie and Derek said...

Ugh, we had to deal with lice this past spring. It was SO HARD to get rid of! I've never vacuumed so much or had so much laundry to do in my life. And yet it kept coming back. Did you use just the over the counter shampoo? Email me if you want to hear the nitty gritty...

Hizzeather said...

I had such lice problems as a kid from others at school that my mom just chopped all my beautiful hair off. I'm not bitter...much.

Kristen said...

That is so funny, my friend Amanda (used to be in scrapbook group), just went through the same problem last week with her little one. Crazy how kids can pick it up anywhere.

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