so, while ive been feeling all hum-bug-ish, and wallowing in my own bath of self-pity Jenny (the blogess) has been spreading lots of christmas joy all over the world. on her blog she has matched up people who have christmas needs with people who want to help. at last count I think she had coordinated helping out like 800 people. amazing. that really makes me smile. I like her!
check it out, the comments will make you cry http://thebloggess.com/
Trying to keep the “happy face” on.
Trying to keep the house merry and bright.
Trying to not cry.
Trying to not miss Jeff too much.
Trying to establish a “new” normal.
Trying to focus on the good.
We got the stupid tree up, after two weeks of Sally begging. I pretty much let the kids do it all. It looks a little bit “odd”, but the munchkins are happy. Every year I debate putting up the “memorial” ornaments. Each year the girls want to place Jeff’s funeral program on the tree. Ugh! No fair!
but… I’m working on the happy face 8) <—-see
I can do it!!
I have decided to put my focus on a few things.
1. Instead of focusing on what was taken from me, I will focus on what was/is given.
2. I can not control my circumstances, but I can control my reactions to these circumstances. I get to choose how I react.
3. Stupid and cheerful is always a great plan B.