Friday, August 27, 2010

Looking For The Sunny Spots

Twist: It's raining this morning
Sunny: As of 12 pm today I am on 3 weeks holidays
Turn: Our water heater broke Wednesday night ~ the warranty expired 7 weeks ago (figures!)
Sunny: Not too much water damage ~ a few rows of our click laminate which we are hoping will dry
Twist: The furnace went Wednesday night as well (was it and the water heater in cahoots with each other?)
Sunny: We will finally get a new energy efficient furnace
Turn: New furnaces are very expensive
Sunny: We will save so much money on our monthly bills the furnace will pay for itself in a few years
Twist: Last night the downstairs toilet pump blew off with water spraying everywhere
Sunny: The water was clean and the bathroom floor needed to be washed anyways
Turn: It's supposed to rain for my full first week of holidays
Sunny: I'm looking forward to watching movies and doing some crafting in my craft room
Life throws you twists and turns but you must always try to look for the sunny spots!

Have a terrific Friday ~ I know I will! :)


katrina lauren said...

oh dear. it always seems to be the way that everything happens at once! a big hooray for your holidays starting today...enjoy enjoy enjoy

Your Daily Cute said...

Oh my goodness... your whole house is in cahoots! But what a fabulous attitude. Way to look at the sunny sides!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I can see lots of pretty sunny spots in that last adorable picture, Catherine. We are having rain too!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great attitude as always! :-)

Enjoy your 3 week holiday/vacation, Catherine!!!

You deserve it!!

Blessinings & Big Hug,

S. Etole said...

There's always good somewhere ... hope your vacation is full of sunshine wherever you look.

Linda Robinson said...

I just love that! That really is a wonderful way to live... in every cloud there is a silver lining..
I hope you have a wonderful Holiday.. Hugs, Linda

Brian said...

Yep, sometimes things seem to happen all at once. I agree, look for sunny spots...then stretch out and nap!

Laurie said...

I love your sense of humor through it all Catherine! Hope the sunny's outweigh the twists and turns through the rest of your holiday! Oh, that's a hubbard squash in Jay's hands. They're really big and so good.

CatherineLovesRoses said...

Dear Catherine, from now on, when I have a bad day I know who I´m gonna call!! I love the optimism of your post, and I´m sure you will enjoy these weeks of holidays even if it rains or snows! Looking forward to see some of your crafts!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

P.S. The restaurant option seems like a very good choice to me too! ;)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

These things always happen at the same time! So frustrating, but your attitude is a great one. I try to look for the silver lining also. Our choice is to laugh or cry...I choose laugh!
Enjoy your vacation!!!

Bossy Betty said...

It really is all in how you look at things!

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very true are your words. .
I know from trying somedays and finding them. Lovely images.

Ann said...

Way to stay positive. I like the way you think :) Enjoy your holiday and have fun in your craft room.

Jacqueline said...

How right you are, my friend...Sorry to hear about all the problems with your house, but you definitely have the right attitude=I hope your holiday is filled with sunny spots!...Enjoy every moment, Catherine :) and be sure to give Banjo lots of kisses!

Anonymous said...

I had a week like that last week and it is still going - you just have to roll with the punches!

Kat_RN said...

Oh yes, we understand, do we own our homes, or do they own us.
Keep the great attitude. What do you think of the idea of things happening in threes?

Becca said...

Hi Catherine, what a great feeling is to know you have all that time off huh? Enjoy your crafting while it's raining then when the sun comes out next week you'll be ready for the garden! Good luck with your house issues...headache!

BeadedTail said...

That's a lot of twists and turns but hopefully they are out of the way and the next 3 weeks will be very sunny! Enjoy your time off!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Look at you! You have a wonderful attitude! Thank you for putting up with my whinney attitude this summer...I'll do better!

I know you'll have a wonderful holiday full of creative activities. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Catherine... YES---life is full of twists and turns --but we ALL can find that SUN if we just look....

Congrats on your VACATION.... Yeah!!! Hope the weather clears for you --so that you can truly see the SUNSHINE....

Have a great weekend.

bad penny said...

It's totally the way that these things all go at once - glad you kept your sense of humour.

We have had tepid water for months but can finally order a new boiler.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sorry you are having so many "turns!" Your attitude is great and inspiring. I have to admit your silver lining for the toilet pump made me laugh out loud! Hope the sun shines soon!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Stacey Dawn said...

What an inspiration you are! Love that you can find the positive in definitely negative feeling circumstances!

MedaM said...

Things really can be frustrating but I would say you cope well with all those twists and turns and I am really glad for that. Enjoy your holiday and have a good time!

MedaM said...

Sorry, I forgot to say that the photos you posted are wonderful. I really like them very much. :-)

Katy Noelle said...

You KNOW that I live by that motto!! =] Oh, but, I hope that you weather these storms quickly and easily. Poor Cat!

Jaime said...

Well, they say bad things happen in 3's...
1. water heater
2. furnace
3. toilet

I say you're all good from now on!

(I hope I didn't just jinx you)


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