I have to admit today I was a bit grumpy. No apparent reason, just not in a great mood today. We had a very nice morning at Mass. The girls were all very well behaved in church and well that always makes me happy. I'm sure I am not the only parent to say this, but sometimes having the girls in church is very stressful. It shouldn't be, but it is. It will be so quiet you can hear a pin drop, and KABOOM one of them yells or laughs. I am hoping maybe we crossed a bridge and they have learned how to remain quiet for an hour or so.
The only thing I can think of that made me a grump is when I was doing our grocery shopping and came out of the store the sky opened and it poured...All over me and all over the groceries. Oh well. Not much I can do about that :-)
I think when I came home and put the food away I convinced myself to turn my bad mood around. I decided to put my mood into action. I decided to clean out closets this weekend. I love having a clean organized space. Even if it only stays that way for a short time!!! Three young kids, pets and well life...our space is not always clean and organized! So, yesterday I did my closet. WOW!!! it looks amazing. My husband even called it beautiful. Now, that is a compliment. I had two bags one for donation and one for trash. I am pleased to announce they both were full. It felt so good to clean it out, now it makes me smile to just walk in there.
I felt like I was on a roll, so I cleaned under our bathroom vanities and all the drawers. It was liberating!!! Then today I did the storage closet in our master bathroom. How is it possible to collect so much "stuff?" I think not being in a "good" mood worked to my advantage because I was getting annoyed at all the "stuff" and just wanted to rid of it. Maybe I need to have these moody days more often :-) It certainly is a positive cleaning strategy!
Isn't it funny how when you are in mood and your patience is thin, your children can do something funny and it instantly makes you smile. When I was putting the girls to bed tonight, my four year old wanted to tell me a joke. We had already read our books, said our prayers and talked about our day. All I wanted was to close the door and go sit down. I REALLY did not want a joke. She was persistent, so as I was closing the door she told her "funny" as she calls them. Honestly, it didn't even really make sense, but she thought it was hilarious. She was laughing and had her big sister giggling too. I started to chuckle because it was hard not to. The funniest part was after I closed the door, she added another punch line and then I heard her crack up. She was cracking herself up! That my friends was the perfect ending to my day. It brought a huge smile to my face.
Hope ya'll had some precious smiles this weekend.
A smile can brighten the darkest day. ~ Author Unknown
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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