Shifting my perspective


I worry. I worry about my bank account and my weight and my future. I worry that I am on the wrong track. I worry about gas prices and war and skin cancer. I worry about my lack of health insurance. I worry that I am never going to have the opportunities that I hope for. I worry about the fact that I am building nary a family nor a resume nor a nest egg.

But then I remember that everyone in my family is safe and healthy. I have been given the opportunity to chase a dream – something that not everyone has. I spend my free time going on walks with two working legs, and cooking delicious food, and thinking big, luxurious thoughts. Somehow, every month, I am able to pay my bills (almost) on time. I have a lot of shoes and a lot of clothes and a whole lot of washcloths. And I have a hope and a future.

So guess what, Tuesday? You can’t get me down.

I am back from illustrious Overland Park, KS, where I spent Memorial Day weekend. Currently, there is a lot to worry about. And there is a lot to be thankful for.



  1. Greta on May 27, 2008 at 10:51 AM


    The boys are adorable too.


  2. Why Mom Drinks Rum on May 27, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Funny…I spent last night worrying about a bunch of that too.

    And I don’t mean haha funny. Stress sucks poo.

    Glad you aren’t letting your Tuesday get to you….mind is kicking my ass.

  3. MB on May 27, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Glad you have a proper perspective. Family does that doesn’t it.

    I wish I was back in OP! I’ve got family that lives there too. I actually worked at a Wolfe Camera in Overland Park for a year before I was a teacher. Man, I haven’t thought about that in awhile.

    Good times.

  4. I am Kate Maxwell and home is in on May 27, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    your nephew is almost as cute as mine :)

  5. Greta on May 28, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    *Also, your sisters and Hannah and Ashley are lovely too. I only saw the picture of you and the boys the first time I loaded your blog. Didn’t want anyone to think that I was ignoring them on purpose. :)

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