A few days ago, Sue at Sullivan and Murphy tagged me to post five things about myself. I've participated in a couple of these blog tags before, so I've been wondering what I could share that would be new and different. I finally decided I would post about five of my pet peeves, and I've spent all week thinking about what to include, and the more I thought about it, the madder I got.
All of that was before Joycee at Granny Mountain introduced me to Positive Day. Positive Day is the creation of Jennifer at Dust Bunny Hostage and was inspired by her 13-year-old daughter. Since I've always considered myself to be a "Glass Half Full" kind of person, I decided that I had wasted enough time this week thinking about my pet peeves so I would instead post five positive things about myself. Here goes.
- I couldn't ask for a better family. How did I get so lucky? First, I had a happy childhood with two wonderful parents and two siblings that I still love to hang out with. Then I was lucky enough to meet LBeau and acquire another great family. We raised three outstanding boys, and we now have two beautiful daughters-in-law and two precious grandchildren. And I'll share a secret. We're expecting grandchild number three in February. Congratulations to Ben and Claire, who are shown practicing for parenthood with our granddaughter Lauren.
- I have some terrific girlfriends, most of whom I met through church, so I need to give a shout out to Asbury United Methodist Church as well. We share books and other stuff (thanks Janice), give parties when our children are getting married (that's happening more and more these days), offer advice, do lunch, and just enjoy being around each other. Judging from this picture, I'd say we are doing our best not to contribute to Alabama's ranking as one of the fattest states.
- I love my home. When we built it in 2001, we built it as a spec house, never intending to move in. We had our old house on the market and had bought a lot to build on. However, our house sold before we even broke ground, so we decided to move into this house "for the time being." So eight years later, I think we're here for a while. I'm lucky that my job provides me with great resources for keeping it "fixed up." Today I'm getting a fresh coat of poly on the front door.
- Now that my children are "on their own," I'm fortunate that LBeau and I have been able to do some traveling. It's such a thrill to be able to see the beauty and wonder of God's creation.
- Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve the good fortune of being born in this time and place. When I think about all of those people who don't have the privilege of living in this great country, it just boggles my mind. Accordingly, I'm feeling pretty positive about the ability to delete all of those emails I get that go on and on about some injustice or another in our country, most of which aren't even true. Okay, I'll admit that this last thing about the emails was going to be one of my five pet peeves, but see, thanks to Joycee and Jennifer, I can focus on the positive. I can choose not to read those emails and simply hit the "delete" key.
So that's what I want you to know about me. Now you can head on over to Dust Bunny Hostage and see what everyone else is positive about.