Sunday, September 16

Attitude Adjustment

Lately, I've just had a bad attitude. Things haven't been going exactly as planned and I've really let them get me down. In the grand scheme of things, I realize that our issues are minor and it could be a lot worse, but I guess when they pile up like this all at once, it's harder to keep a positive attitude. I'll explain... 

As you know, our moving plans were suddenly changed 5 days before we were supposed to move and then over the weekend, everything seemed to be falling apart. We moved into a temporary apartment, and our toilet overflowed not once, but 3 times in 3 days (with maintenance coming to 'fix' it after each incident). And then Maisy started acting really weird. She wouldn't jump up on the couch or bed and didn't want to play at all. We thought something was wrong with her leg, and I was completely expecting that we'd have to spend thousands on another surgery for her. (For the record, I'd pay any amount of money for this girl, but it's still not fun) Oh and then, someone stole over $6,000 from our checking account. I was furious at this point. And most of this happened during the UGA-Missouri game, which was painful to watch for 3 quarters, so it made me even more irritable (we had an amazing 4th quarter, so it was fine in the end! But still frustrating to watch....obviously, I let football affect me way too much!) And to top it off, I've had an annoying head cold through all of this.

There I go again, complaining my head off. I'm not proud of the attitude I've had for the past week. Sure, things haven't really gone according to plan and I've dealt with some less-than-ideal situations, but I usually consider myself to be a very positive and optimistic person. For the past week? Not so much

Doug has actually handled my negativity pretty well, probably because he was terrified of me :) I've finally found just the perspective I needed to snap out of this. I am very, very blessed to have a roof over my head, family who loves me, friends who support me, and food on the table. I need to stop planning every aspect of my life, and trust that God has it all under control. There are still some big things I worry about, that I can't really talk about on here, but all I can do is pray and trust in the Lord. God is good, all the time, and I need to remember that.

For the record, after a few days, Maisy started acting normal again, the toilet has finally been fixed, and we've been talking to the bank and placed the fraud claim. I'm ready for life to be a little more boring now :)

Let's end this on a positive note, shall we? Here's the rest of the pictures I never shared from our trip to Puerto Rico








13 comments:

Amanda C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww sometimes when it rains it pours. I'm sorry all that happened. Its hard to be grateful in the midst of so much crap. I hope things get better soon. I'm glad Maisy is okay.

Faison said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so sorry that you had such a crummy week! I hope this week is a much, much better one!

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

You poor thing. When it rains it pours, but your were right to check your attitude and get a new perspective. It is just so hard to do! Hope things settle down for you Julie!

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Yucky yucky yucky! I totally get how ya feel lady! Hopefully THIS week (and the next and the next) are awesome ones!! At least you have those GORGEOUS pics to look at!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

Your life has been crazy, so it's completely understand (and natural) to complain! Still, I admire your ability to focus on the big picture. You can teach me a lesson or two. ;)

I can't believe someone stole money from your account. I'm shocked right now - I kinda thought that was movie stuff. I'm glad to hear Maisy girl is okay!

Seriously, though, huge rant fest and girl time this weekend. CANNOT WAIT!!!

Those pictures are gorgeous, by the way!

Alex said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh hun I'd totally react the same way. I'm so sorry for your slew of bad luck :( I've got my fingers crossed that things will start looking up for you guys!

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

It will get better
That dessert looks amazing

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips

Aw sweet girl...I'm so sorry all of this stuff is going on.

I wish I had some pretty words to say, but you have already said the prettiest; God is good all the time...and all the time, God is good.

Pruning seasons are just hard!

Glad Maisy is okay and the bank is working with y'all!

...now if only that toilet will behave :)

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

Ugh. Hate that things have been rough on you lately. Hate to sugar-coat things, butttttt....

CHEER UP, BUTTERCUP. IT'S PARTY TIME SOON!!!!!!!!

Dianna Davis said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie! I'm new to your blog, but so sorry to hear life has been so crummy lately. That's how it always happens though, right? When it rains it pours..? Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope things start getting better!

P.S. Was looking through your house photos.. your office looks like my husband's office onmy Mississippi State and English Bulldogs everywhere. But what would we do without it?

XO,
Dianna @ Virginia is for Lovers

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

well who can blame you for a little negativity after all that. glad things are looking up friend! your PR pics are so pretty!

Edward Dowdell said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing with us.
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