Being Thankful through the Bitching

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.



  1. mcmissis · · Reply

    Dude, bitch on! $3,000 on home repairs sucks. You look so happy in the shower pic (brave much?!?) with Harvey 🙂 I can’t even re-watch that video of you today. I remember it from last year and am extremely teary today without watching such a happy-cry-maker!

  2. Yikes, that is A LOT of unexpected expenses. I don’t even know what we would do if that happened to us. Scary to think about. I hate money and money stress and how much it keeps me and so many others up at night worrying. Uggg. However, all that said I am glad you are choosing to focus on the positive things in your world.. those beautiful kids, that amazing view, all of it. It makes it all worth it.

  3. Good. I totally feel you on everything breaking. I feel like my house is going to cost me $10K by the end of the summer. And that is $10K I absolutely don’t have. I hope you get your dryer soon. Until then, sun drying cloth diapers is good for them!

    1. Ya, I like drying my diapers outside. This is just the 1st sunny day we had in forever – it’s been cloudy and snowing. 😛 More worried about the rest of my laundry!

  4. uggggh. I’m so sorry for all the unexpected expenses. So frustrating. hooray for a great marriage and healthy kiddos though – definitely need to focus on the positives. hopefully nothing else breaks for a while. ugh, adulthood.

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