Finding the positive this weekend

I noticed that around Thanksgiving (well, the entire month of November), a lot of friends were posting daily things on Facebook that they were thankful for. Quite a few bloggers were blogging the same. I had so much going on, that it wasn’t something I could keep up with. But I am thankful, even though I definitely have moments when I feel sorry for myself.

Friday was a mopey day for me. We had 5 days with J before he had to head back out of state. He’s attending Navy training and won’t be back until March. We can go visit him, but it’s a long drive or expensive flight. Either way, I have to save money before going, or it’s not going to happen. After he left, nothing got accomplished. I do think part of that was because I ran out of coffee. I’m such a caffeine addict!

Then Saturday morning, I woke up, shook off the funk, showered, dressed, got Jeremiah up, and headed to the car to run errands (uhmmmmm….buy coffee). And my car didn’t start. Let the stress begin. I found a random stranger in our parking lot who had cables and was willing to jump my car, which he did. Turns out my battery was bad, so I had to pay for a new one.

This morning, Baby J woke up at 5am with a cough and low fever that hasn’t gone down. I hate seeing my little one sick.

But you know what? My life really isn’t all that bad. So J’s gone for work…I’m thankful he has a job. I’m thankful he’s not deployed, so we actually have Skype and can “see” him daily. I’m thankful I have a car. I’m thankful it was an “easy” fix, and really not that expensive. And although Baby J’s sick, he’s not that sick. He’s not sobbing, and he’s eating fine, just a little clingy. Everything’s going to be okay. Whenever I start to throw a pity party, I try to remind myself that there are so many people worse off- people without jobs, people whose loved ones are seriously ill, people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and on the list goes. I am blessed.

It may not be November, but I’m still thankful.

So now, on a more practical note, what are your tips for keeping your toddler happy when he/she isn’t feeling well?

Don’t have a toddler? What are you thankful for?

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Giveaway: Holiday Tots, 12/1-12/20

Welcome to the Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

Hosted by Conservamom and VivaVeltoro

There will be 3 winners who will each win a great gift package for the tots in their life!


Each winner will get one of the following packages!

The Snow Baby Gift Pack Includes:

Retail Value $617.72


The Sugar Plum Fairy Gift Pack


Retail Value $268.88

The Little Nutcracker Soldier Gift Pack


Retail Value $283.39


So enter below for your chance to win one of these great gift packs! Make sure and stop by Conservamom everyday for a “spotlight” post where you can get extra entries for this giveaway!

Open to US only, ends on 12/20 at 11:59pm

Good Luck!

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Note- My Life: A Work in Progress is not responsible for fulfillment of prizes. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlet. If you have any questions or would like to see your business featured in the next big event please contact Conservamom.

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