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When you wake up

Friday, June 12, 2015

Do you start the day hoping it'll be perfect, or do you start the day knowing that you have what it takes to meet whatever crazy stuff gets thrown in your path?

Do you fear adversity? Do you fear what can happen? Or do you pretty much figure that you can handle the wrinkles in life's pants?

I just realized that with all the emo work I've done over the past few years, I'm more of the, bah, I can handle it, kind of woman now. I like that emoticon

Last night the showerhead broke, water sprayed everywhere, drenching me fully clothed and causing my autistic son to get very worried. I handled it. Thank you, duct tape. Then, afterward, I remembered I had saved our old one for parts. So today I backed the car out on my way to swim lessons w/the kiddo, and ran back in the garage (I remembered!) and got the plumbing stuff out and set it aside for my return. When I got back, I swapped out some parts that will do the trick until the new handle/showerhead/hose thing comes in. I handled it!

Today, my glasses broke. I canceled our hike (again, autie kid freaking out a little), and hunted down my glasses paperwork. Turns out I'd bought the $35 replacement guarantee. I waltzed into the eye place, and got them to order me a whole new pair (progressive/multifocal lenses, new frames, too) for $50 replacement cost! Saved at least $300.

Got home, the kiddo dropped the iPad. I calmed him down, got online and found iCracked who had a local tech who came to my house at 7:30pm to pick up our iPad, and I get it back tonight! Well, if he can finish it. Otherwise it's tomorrow morning. My son isn't (currently) upset anymore. I ordered a new heavy duty case, even though this is only the 2nd repair in the 4 years we've owned the thing. But I handled it.

Through all of these little life-wrinkles, I never felt upset. I was a little annoyed when my dh told me that the shower handle had been cracked for a couple of months (I use a different shower from he and my son). I could have repaired it easily if I'd seen it when it was a little crack rather than a gaping gash. But I didn't get angry. I didn't feel stressed. I just handled it.

So yes, I am capable, and it seems that my emotions now know it. Hey, maybe the binge eating can leave me alone now! Well, that's just 1 emo of many. I probably still have a little work to do. But you know what? I CAN HANDLE IT!

And I'll bet you can, too! I'll bet you've been through so much in your life, and that you can handle anything. ANYTHING! Are you with me?!
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    I love this. I always wanted to be a good role model for my kids. And when life happens and you have no choice.. or think you don't, you just do what has to be done. I'm just as proud of being able to juggle the bank accounts and do the taxes as I am being able to use bondo to fix a hole where there was rust on my car. They are all outside my comfort zone. When there is a problem, there's usually a solution. I've done my share of creative fixes. I'm a momma bear when it comes to the medical system even though I hate it. And, lol, I'm even learning to trust. Yup, do what has to be done and with a smile because, like you said, having a child freaking out will just add to the chaos. Best compliment from my daughter? She'd have me on her team if there was a zombie apocalypse because I'm are an energizer bunny and just keeps on going. I think we have gotten through some really really really bad times by just putting one foot in front of the other. And the blessing is being able to sit back and see the fixed faucet and the have the ipod fixed and glasses on your face and realize compared to some people, it was easy. No... never easy. But do-able compared to some other situations. We are tough... but we are also become GOOD at this.
    2199 days ago
    I like it! It's really easy to let stuff like that ruin our day...good job!
    2199 days ago
    "...the wrinkles in life's pants" - never heard this before - makes me smile!

    Great attitude!
    2200 days ago
    awesome good for you
    2200 days ago
    Great blog - and yes, I'm with you!
    2201 days ago
    Love it and, yes, I am with you. I do "panic" easily when things go wrong but, in the end, I will just deal with it! Great blog.
    2201 days ago
    Awesome positive can do attitude! Good for you!
    2201 days ago
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    Thank you for the inspiring post! I know that since I started except using regularly, my stress has gone down considerably. And I too feel like " I can handle it"!
    2201 days ago
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