This is the mantra I've been trying to live by lately.
It's not easy.
What with my favorite boss ever retiring at the end of next week, the truck pretty much dying on us and leaving us one car short, the whole unemployment issue (that has been going on for WELL over two years now, in case you were keeping score) which is also tying our hands regarding getting another car and making us seriously consider putting the house on the market (the house we designed and love, I might add) and a whole host of other issues that I can't blog about, it's been pretty darn hard to keep my chin up, as they say.
But I'm trying and I get credit for that, if I do say so myself.
This happy, little blog filled with the natterings of the crazy lady in Somewhere, North Carolina has taken a pretty dark and bleak turn lately. And that makes me sad because it makes me realize that the crazy lady in Somewhere, North Carolina has not been herself for quite some time now.
But, on the flip side, it warms my heart to know that you are all still here despite all my moanings. That you all are so caring and uplifting. When I read your comments, or your posts, it feels like a warm hug and that, my friends, is priceless.
I know that happiness is not directly related to your circumstances, but it certainly helps when the circumstances aren't ganging up on you. And really? If you look at the evidence (as laid out in previous posts over the past two years or so) the circumstances are TOTALLY ganging up on me; and I would complain to the authorities - but just WHO would that be? Seriously, tell me. I've got my complaint letter all typed up and ready to go.
So in attempt to get my "happy" back, I'm going to post this upbeat little video.
Because even with everything going on how can you NOT smile and relax a little when you hear this song?
And you? Thank you. Because without y'all, I seriously do not know how I would have kept my sanity, such as it is, intact.
Now, all I have to do is get through the retirement next week without becoming a total, blubbering mess and then, it will be smooth sailing.....right?