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Keeping Things Sweet

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March 17, 2011 // Uncategorized

There are many things that make me feel frustrated and frazzled. A fussy toddler can do that to me, especially when it’s my own! An exhausting shifts at the hospital can leave me feeling annoyed. Sometimes all it takes is a rude person that rubs me the wrong way, and I can slide right into an off putting mood.

I despise how one sour event can colour the rest of my day for me. Leaving me hankering for a big piece of chocolate or some other stress buster like zoning out in front of the TV. I’d love to be that person who just lets bad stress roll off my back. Just an all out easy breezy woman! I’d love to be that woman who can handle everything and never experience those warm flushed anxious moments when things become annoying and you start to fret and lose it.

Today I had a few annoyances that left me in a bad mood. It all started because I’m tired from working many shifts in a short period of time (6 out of 8 days at 12+ hours long), I know that has something to do with it. Feeling tired always effects how I handle daily stresses. It didn’t help that the simple dental procedure I signed up for, went and turned into a complex case that was double the time, leaving me with a bunch of nerve pain. There is something about a tooth ache that can dampen a positive mood for anyone.

With all the things that are currently going on in Japan, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the good things that we have right now. Those sweet little lovelies that make the day right. Despite all the tiny nuisances that happened in my day, I still had many smiling moments and those are what I let win.

The ‘Keeping Things Sweet’ List

1. Seeing all the spring bulbs budding in the flower beds on our walk through the city.

2. Little text messages between a girlfriend who just had a baby.

3. Ben coming up to me post dental work and saying, in his little toddler voice, ‘I make mama happy!’ and then proceeding to rub my back and smooch me all over. This boy is sweet sweet sweet!

4. You all know how much I love looking forward to things, which is why #4 is: looking forward to an outing with my girlfriend and her 2 year old daughter tomorrow.

5. Picking out tulips with Ben. He was so excited to learn that tulips come in so many colours, especially his favourite colour yellow. This made his day and he currently has one bloom in his bedroom.

6. In keeping with things that are sweet, I love that my husband took a photo of these tulips just because I asked him. He is so busy with work right now and I love that he took just a few minutes to make me happy.

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Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

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