How would you fill in the rest of this sentence?
“You know your life is exciting when _______.”
My answers used to be fun and spunky. Well, times are a changin’, and these days, my answers are a little less spectacular. Here are just a few examples:
1. Saturday, I was folding laundry, and I actually found the matching sock for EVERY single sock! That NEVER happens! I have a ton of sad, single socks that terribly miss their partner. I’m convinced my dryer has a sock addiction.
2. When grandma volunteered to watch the kids, and we had a couple of days off, our plans to live it up in Austin, go out to eat, listen to live music, and party til’ dawn shifted slightly. I am embarrassed to admit that we rented a pressure washer and cleaned the house. I know, I know.
3. After dinner last Thursday, Evan went up to take his shower. Jay (my husband), Rylee (my step-daughter), Ganna (my mom) and I were all standing around talking in the kitchen. After a few minutes, Evan came downstairs and
said, “Guys, I couldn’t find a towel, but it’s ok. I dried off with the floor mat.” We had a full-blown belly laugh!
While I still love a good night on the town with glitz and glamour, my definition of excitement has changed slightly. I think the key is in finding ways to have
fun doing whatever it is you are doing, rather than waiting for the fun and
excitement to find you.
So, I dance while folding laundry (sometimes), and my husband and I had a blast pressure washing the house (my arms were SO sore), and Evan using a rug to dry himself off, well that’s just plain funny. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t jump at the
chance to do laundry and call that my “excitement” for the day, but with a
house full of people, it’s inevitable. So, I have a choice, I can gripe and moan about all the laundry I have to do, or I can fold and dance. So
that’s my sage advice for the week,
Find ways to enjoy what you’re doing. SMILE. Fold and dance. Fold and dance.
One of our more “exciting” moments in Disney. We’re
in the back 2 seats. Evan is in the very back, sitting next to my brother-in-law, ducking for cover!