Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm back...

     Looks like I haven't posted since the end of May.  Imagine starting something and fizzling out!  I've decided, however, that I like writing...I like at least attempting to do something longer than two days, and since I can't keep anything to myself, I'm going to blog my efforts.  So, my new endeavor has nothing to do with weight loss, or church, or my children (but you know will probably end up including all three).
    So, here's my new mission--I'm going to stop being cranky.  I know--if you actually are my friend or really even acquaintance, you know how hard this will be.  I'm not exactly sure how to do it...I come from kind of a cranky, complaining family (sorry mom!)...and I'm a pessimistic, look at the dirty, empty glass kind of girl.  But, lately I'm annoying even myself with my negativity, so I'm giving it up.  Right now.  At this very moment, I'm going to look on the bright side of life (cue--Monty Python) and think only positive things, and surround myself with positive people, and realize that I have a beautiful life...
    How exactly will this happen?  I'm not sure.  How will I measure my progress?  Again, not sure...but my guess is my children and spouse might have something to say about it.  In fact, I just told Evelyn that my new blog posts were going to be about not being cranky and she said (and I quote) "that will be a miracle..."  Obviously I have some work to do.
    So, maybe for the next few hours, I will find a few things to be grateful for....and when my eyes start to roll or an accusatory tone wants to be spoken, I will pause, take a deep breath and remember my new motto:  I am now a cranky-free girl.  Wish me luck!


  1. Oh how I miss you so much!! Wishing you luck!You're amazing so I know you can do it! Love you! Hugs!

  2. Tough task, but a worthy one. Nice timing, too, with Lent beginning tomorrow. Might I suggest a particular biblical verse as a mantra? A daily (sometimes hourly?) prayer, if you will. Oremus: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

  3. Sarah, if you would like company of your journey to optimism, I would love to join you! I have been Pr Cranky Pants lately! :) I am excited to see you back to blogging, I have missed you since I left central conference. Susie