Friday, May 27, 2005

Attitude Adjustment

I am working hard on an attitude adjustment and I believe it is beginning to take. I have been a bit of a grumpy gus these past few days weeks. But yesterday I decided it was time to snap out of it and take a look at the big picture.

Really there is not all that much to be so stressed out about. Paul is doing very well, the house not fallen down, the laundry has not taken a life of it's own and run amok all over the house, the kids are happy and almost healthy, I am happy and almost healthy. So why on earth am I wasting all this energy being stressed for? Paul did take it upon himself to go grocery shopping today, I may have to eat hamburger helper and potato smiles (yuck) for the next week, but all in all we will survive that won't we?

I really have far more to be happy about than I do to be stressed about. I have made an effort to switch gears and I am feeling better. I have had no desire to eat the past week or so, but I am trying to eat more and that will help me too. I have even brought some of my free weights to the office so I can get in a work out in between patients. Sounds a bit freaky I know, but exercise is a good way for me release the stress valve and get on the right track. Yesterday at lunch I met Debbles at the driving range and hit a bucket balls, that always makes a girl feel better.

I have a short weekend ahead of me, but I intend to make the most of it. I work tomorrow and then Paul and I have a golf tournament with Canadian Ski Partol. Paul will not be golfing, he is in charge of drinking beer and driving the golf cart, sounds like fun doesn't it? I am hoping to run the Blackwell Dairy 15K run Sunday morning, it is a nice hilly course around the dairy farm and followed by all the free icecream you can eat. How can I go wrong with that? I will hopefully round the weekend out with the kids and I planting some flowers together in the back yard. Then I am back to work bright and early Monday morning.

I have lots of great photos to post for you but I still do not have the right software on the lap top to do that. I will try to post some this evening.

Tonight was our regularly scheduled girls golf night, but we will be not be golfing tonight. Miss Model MacKinnon and her almost hubby have been touched by a tragedy this morning. A good friend of theirs has passed away. Darryl was out on the golf course yesterday afternoon and he had a myocardial infarct. He was 34 years old and engaged to a wonderful young lady who is also a good friend of the MacKinnon family, one of Miss Model MacKinnon's closest friends. I do not have words to express how I feel about the loss of this young man with his life just beginning, love blosoming and a wonderful life before him. We have been robbed of this young man's gifts to the world. Paul sheds some of his wisdom on this tragedy with this thought, "At least he passed away golfing, doing something he enjoyed and not at work." Hmmm, something to think about.


Wudas said...

I have observed that golf can just as often cause stress as relieve it.

Shannon said...

As far as I'm concerned golf is people walking in ugly pants. Not really interested in it but if it works for you that's great.