Thursday, January 25, 2007

And so it goes....

The good news is that there was minimal snow accumulation overnight, so I didn't have to get out and use the ol' snowblower. =)
That's it. There's no bad news. Just 'totally what one would expect' news. That is this, yesterday, while I was dealing with a dead car battery and having to learn how to operate a piece of equipment that could eat me for lunch, my hubby was enjoying being bumped up to first class on one leg of his trip, and then being upgraded at no extra charge at the vehicle rental agency.
How's that for fair?!
But that's precisely what Nitty.Gritty. boils down to. It's not just me, either. I've been getting some great emails and encouraging notes from people about other life events that have been thrown at people and they have come out from underneath them- shining. Or at least not as 'banged up' as one would expect. I have been inspired by Adrienne and the way she has faced the death of her infant son, Noah, in the last week. You can read about her ongoing journey here. Touching...and another reminder that life is more about how we react than what comes at us from day to day.
I read a great quote by Drew Barrymore in the Parade insert from the Sunday paper this last Sun. I pulled it from the interview, but you can read the whole article if you go here. Drew has been known to have had a rough upbrininging and has been through some ups and downs over the course of her 31 years of life. This was one of her responses to the interviewer who asked about how she responds to all that,
"You’re dealt the cards that you’re dealt. You can let that be your downfall or a springboard to become something better."
If everyone were open to accepting this reality in life, I think we would see a whole new world.


Anonymous said...

I love this post. So often it seems that when my husband travels for work I see only the perks; the hotel room, the dinners out the sunshine in winter etc and I get down about being stuck here with the snow and the kids. Instead I should be thrilled that my husband has a job that allows me to be at home with the three kids. Not just dealing with the deck I've been given but thriving in the experience its offering me.
Love your posts.
Jill from Omaha

Anonymous said...

Great post. I'm glad to see you didn't have to tangle with that mean ol' snowblower again. And I'll pray that you won't get too much snow until Chip gets back from his trip. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Love the post Jody - and I love that quote from Drew Barrymore! It's so true!

Anonymous said...

Glad you didn't have to fight the snowblower today. I think, if it snows, and Chip isn't home to wrestle with it, you should get to stay in and order pizza or something else yummy to be delivered, being as you are snowed in and all :)

Anonymous said...


I read your comment on my blog, so of course...I had to come check you out too. I scrolled up and down looking at your is awesome!!! Much of it, and many of your posts made me tear up...and makes me want to go home to hug my husband and pups.

Thanks for the comments on my cards, and for wishing me luck on my HOF entry. I am nervous...I have poured my heart and soul into my entry this year. always, I am worried that it still won't be enough.

I will be adding you to my favorites, so I can keep up on you and your work!


Anonymous said...

Jody, I thought you would go to CHA! Jeane