Ups and Downs

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I woke up today hopeful it would be a great day… There were ups and downs.

Last night I was notified our good friend was in labor and I woke up to texts of a beautiful baby boy born over night. Pure joy and happiness and the most amazing thing to start the day off with!

Shortly after, I received a call from Hubbs that an employee had a car accident. No one hurt. Just property damage and it was so stupid. The employee was careless and reckless… And guess who pays the price! We do! Having a business is so stressful and I often (like daily) wonder if the risk is worth the reward (especially when there is barely any reward to be had anymore between taxes and employees). Hubbs was so upset all day about the incident (we have had more “incidents” this year then in the last 10 yrs combined. It’s been a challenging year to say the least. And we got our insurance renewal quote. Doubled from last year. Stomach turning…). Well, I was truly afraid for Hubbs health today, he was so angry!

Brings me to Peanut. Especially in the summertime, Hubbs and I will sit on the deck in the evening after the kids go to bed. We have margaritas and listen to Eric Church. This is our release from the stress of the work day. Some nights there is more margaritas then Eric Church, and well… Now we have Peanut.

20120720-233225.jpgPeanut doing his Eric Church thing!

Starting my morning out with stress means I crave junk food… In particular, chocolate. And so I had to make brownies.

20120720-233449.jpgKeep Calm and Eat Brownies… With extra chocolate… And marshmallows…

With breakfast out of the way, I got to work. I actually feel good about how productive I have been the last two days work-wise. It’s a good feeling.

Once Hubbs got home, we decided to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. Yummy food and margaritas. Great way to end a tough day.

20120720-233751.jpgIt’s been a long 10 months, my friend. Great to have you back!

What? You don’t converse with your favorite alcoholic beverage? No? That’s a shame…

We left the kids at my in-laws while we went to dinner. I think Peanut was a little disturbed that I left him… When we got home, it took him a while to relax and he wanted to sleep in my arms instead of his bassinet. He finally settled…

20120720-234250.jpgAll is well.

I try to read to the kids in the morning from their Daily Word book we get from Church. After our stressful start this morning, I read to them and I then started to read more to myself… Looking for some guidance through my thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, I just want to sell everything and go off the grid and live a simpler life! I read this:

20120720-234932.jpgThis really helped me put it all in to perspective. Everyday above ground, is a good day… No matter the challenges. Keep moving forward. We will work through it. Have Faith. Everything will be okay.


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