Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ain't Life Grand?!

Awww thanks Margo over at Life In the Short Lane for This Grand Award! And thanks for reminding me that Life Is Grand: full of Grand Blessings in the grand scheme of things. And here are my Five Things about Life that are Grand Right Now:

1. This is Son at the Grand - thought it was fitting to show this photo - and fitting this week to be grateful for his grand performances. He and Daughter are off to Disney with the Band, the Jazz band and the Choral Group to compete. He'll be accompanying the Choral Group during their competition. She's playing the flute in the Band. I'm very proud!

2. Job Job Job. Life is Grand when you are not only employed but you are also doing what you love. I do love my job. OH not every minute every day, but overall? It's a great place to earn a living and maybe help people once in a while, too. And yes I am so thankful to be so blessed.

3. Unexpected surprises from friends: Yesterday when I got to my desk, there was a cute heart-shaped pillow leaning up against my pink keyboard. It said, " coffee, chocolate, men. Somethings are just better RICH" My co-worker saw it and thought of me. We had a good giggle today then I hung it on my wall.

4. Finding Courage: Lately the Ex and I have been battling through email. Truthfully it's a bunch of stupid stuff, but he has a way of belittling me with his words and donning his annoying, superiority complex. Until I asked the Captain one night, "WHY does he annoy me so badly?" And the Captain quietly answered, "Because you let him." So here's to not letting him annoy me or make me feel negative about anything and feeling grand about who I am, or who I am becoming, without worry about what was.

5. Blogosphere Friends. It's truly grand to have this world of friends, supporters, entertainers, huggers, believers. People ask me, "Why do you blog?" Sometimes, just because I know you'll leave a comment and give me a little boost.

My Grand Friends? I'm not sure of the Rules, but here are some Grand Frequent Commenters:
Cheri at Blog This Mom - I enjoy her comments here and on other blogs. She's amazingly witty.

ChiTown Girl with her awesome Son who shaved his head for Kids with Cancer.

Suz at Busy Bee who is always there for me, making me laugh, rubbing in her spectacular Florida weather...

Bumpkin on a Swing what's not to love about hanging out on a swing in the lovely, warm, southern weather?!

And all you frequent commenters - thank you and please play along!

Go Forth And Be Grand!


ChiTown Girl said...

Aw...thanks my Bloggy Buddy!

Katy said...

What talented kids you have! And that Captain, he is one smart guy - which I'm sure I don't have to tell you. Glad life is GRAND for you!

Fleur de Bee said...

LOVE your answers!! I too sometimes blog just to get comments as they truly boost your day! Maybe that is why I have been doing it for over 7 years now eek! I am going to re-open my personal blog. Watch for an invite.


Busy Bee Suz said...

I love all your reasons for life being grand...and you are right...we have lots to be thankful for right now.
Thanks for passing this on to me...really, do I rub it in that I am IN FLORIDA all the time???
kidding...in JULY I will be begging to head north for some coolness. :0

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I love the pic of your son playing the piano. You must be so proud of your babies and how talented they are.

#3 is so funny b/c it's true!!!

The captain is a very smart man. Don't let your next door neighbor make you think any less of yourself. Why should he get a vote on anything except for the children? He belittles you because he's insecure about himself. It makes him feel like a big man to put you down. Too bad he doesn't know it makes him look like a little man with a closed mind.

Love your list. Thanks for sharing.

Much love from NJ,

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Awwww. Shucks.


The Captain? Wise words. Keep him around for a bit. ;-)

Margo said...

Next door neighbors are so overrated. Thanks for playing. I love your answers. Want to arrange a marriage for your son with one of my daughters? They could be the next Five Browns!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Kife is not all sweet tea and sunshine in the swing, but hey at least it is sometimes. Coffee is a 2pm if you ever come through.

just jamie said...

I LOVE the Captain's response. A good piece of wisdom for us all.