I have a dozen posts in my drafts that are anywhere from having one line completed or being one line from complete, but I just don’t have the brain power available today to write anything cohesive, mostly because I woke up frustrated that it feels like everything in our house is breaking / needs replacing this month. In just the past three weeks we’ve bought a new washer & dryer because our ancient gas dryer is about dead and I currently do 8+ loads of laundry a week (and we just found out it’s on back order for another couple of weeks – PRAYING this one hangs in there that long), two windows because the old ones in our bedrooms started molding this winter and we can’t keep breathing in mold spores for goodness sakes, and a new grill for the deck because our old one quit heating up and that is where we spend the majority of our summer evenings hanging out. That’s over $3,000 of unexpected expenses in April! Then I got home from work yesterday and the main blind on our big living room window had broken, and that reminded me that the two nice window treatments we’ve bought for this house were custom sized for the two windows we are replacing so we’ll probably have to buy those again too (including the blackout shade for Stella’ s room – SUPER important)…and ya. I’m just annoyed. Sometimes I just wish we could win the lottery and not stress about money.
All in all though, I’m trying to remind myself that this is just a passing season, we’ll eventually pay off the ridiculous credit card bill that we’ll have this month, and it will all be worth it because we have a home to live in with these two beautiful kids of ours and a great marriage to be thankful for.
I also realized this morning that it was one year ago today that I posted a link to this video where we announced to my family that I was pregnant again, and I remembered that I got pregnant FOR FREE this past time, and life could be SO much harder and we could be so much more broke because of fertility treatments that might or might not have worked. Life isn’t so bad after all, right?
Instead I’m going to focus on the good things about today – showering with my little boy, having a picnic lunch with my daughter, and a sunny, breezy day, perfect for drying the diapers out on the line.