When life gives you lemons, or in my case, when hubby hangs over a neighbors fence to steal you lemons… do the unexpected.
Either way, it got me thinking.
I like the unexpected when it comes to decor, but when it comes to every other aspect of my life, not so much. I am not really a roll with the punches kind-of-gal, but lately I have been experimenting more with the idea.
Recently my daughters video monitor stopped displaying video feed, and instead of going out and buying the 4th replacement, as expected, I just decided to do without one. This is HUGE. For those of you who know me well, and have read my “31 Days: Confessions of a Magazine Mom,” you know I am neurotic to the point of intervention when it comes to sleep surveillance (well, many things really). I actually thought I would keep the monitor on my daughter until she left for college (ahem). Luckily, I still have a shot at it for my son. His monitor, is still working.
In all honesty, I am trying. Trying to be more relaxed, less serious (this is a hard one), see the good in an otherwise bad situation, take chances, use my skills in ways that make me happy, and what I need to do most, stop being so bitter! Lemons will do that to a girl, and having two (ungrateful if you will) children, with little-to-no breaks from reality, will too.
“Improving by Do-ing“, was a great start, but with any great challenge, there are set backs. These lemons reminded me of mine, and of my willingness to try new things, and embrace what I have been given.
I hope, they can do the same for you!