Thursday, January 15, 2009

Good Feelings

You know when you just have those perfect days? When the air is fresh and the kids are happy and you just sing yourself through the day, grateful to be alive? That was my morning today. I don't know what prompted it but I floated on a cloud this morning. I didn't do anything exciting, in fact, I did something I've been dreading: going to Costco with a HUGE list of things to get. I never mind going to Costco to get a couple things, but I dread the bill if you need more than five items. Everything there is like ten bucks or more! So I've been putting it off and adding more items to my despair. Finally today I had to go because we were totally out of eggs and if I wanted to get off my sugar binge and start South Beach again I need eggs. (I know what you're thinking, "wait a minute, wasn't she already doing South Beach, and sugar free?" I only lasted like three days, then I made an amazing cheesecake to bring over a friends house, and of course I had to take some leftovers home. Talk about self sabatoge!! I know, I know.)

Anyway, back to the subject. So maybe I was just on a sugar high from the piece of brownie I ate on my way out to the car. Or maybe it was the pizza we had for lunch there after the $230 bill. For whatever reason I just felt so euphoric. I kept looking at my kids and thinking, "gosh, could they get any cuter?" Actually, I've been thinking that all the time lately.

With my car loaded down almost to the ground with groceries, and the pizza and junk in our stomachs, I filled my tank for less than $30, washed the outside for three bucks, and even filled the air in my tires (which is actually a big deal because I have an automatic sensor which gives a long loud obnoxious beep for each tire that is low). I felt like superwoman when I thought about all the things I had accomplished before nap time!

Of course as soon as we got home my time ran out, Jaden started crying because he had to use the potty, Carter threw a fit over something he wanted from the fridge and the phone rang. Good feelings gone. Sigh. But hey, they were sure good while they lasted!


Colleen said...

I love those feelings, when everything is just right. And I am with you on the yuckiness of the "big" Costco trips! I have one of those coming up! Your sledding evening looks so fun, what a great night! That family picture in the snow is perfect!

Trinette McCrary said...

You are so funny. I'm on a a new budget for the year. It is going to be hard. I understand the bulk shopping feeling. It saves money in the long run, but ouch it hurts when you see the total. Can you send your positive vibes my way

runningfan said...

Congrats on finding your happy place...even if it only lasted a while!