Thursday, February 7, 2008

Think Happy Thoughts


I am not so delusional as to think that "thinking happy thoughts" has any more power than your regular old hocus pocus or superstitious behavior. But really, I'm having to pray every six seconds or so that the Lord would orient my mind to more joyful thoughts right now. I mean, I am really having to look up instead of around at what all is falling down around these parts.

Like, here are a few things I should be pretty down about right now:
  • I am feeling about 70 percent yucky. I'll spare you the details, but it started a couple of days ago, and it just lingers uncomfortably. I have a doctor's appointment for this afternoon to hopefully get a round of antibiotics started and get this thing knocked out.
  • Phoebe is cutting another tooth, which means short naps, short sleep at night, and all around irritability.
  • At around 1 this morning, Phoebe woke us up crying...which is not abnormal during this teething phase. But when I popped the teething tablets in her little mouth, I realized she was burning up. In spite of the constant tylenol-motrin cycle, her fever has stayed about the same, or even gone up. I am pretty sure she's way too sick looking for this just to be teeth.
  • We slept in two hour "spurts" last night. Two hours on, one hour off, repeat.
And yeah. All that pretty much looks like the recipe for a bummer day. But I'm thankful for a husband who helps me remember to "think happy thoughts" -- to orient my mind to the ways God is blessing us right now:
  • Michael is completely over the yuck he had last week, so right now it's only two out of three with a sick-something going on.
  • We got some sleep last night!
  • What's going on with me is completely unrelated to Phoebe, we think. So I hopefully won't spike a fever along with her (unless she shares what she's got).
  • Phoebs is currently napping like a little sweetheart, catching up on some rest.
  • Nandy is going to help out this afternoon however she can, so that I can see the doctor and not bring along a sick baby, too.
  • Winter came back! It was so nice to be able to throw on a jacket this morning instead of flip-flops...I just wasn't quite ready for a balmy 70 degrees in February.
And that's just the short list! And already, that list has outgrown the earlier "bad list", and I already feel better listing that out. So maybe it is about thinking some happy thoughts, counting some blessings.

But I'm going to spend the rest of Phoebe's naptime under the green blanket, thank you very much.

6 comments:

Pops said...

Good morning my daughter :)

So blessed to see how you look on the "Brightside".

I'll be praying for you and our teething baby, while giving praise for a healthy hubby. At the same time loving all of you:)

Thanks for the update LovePops Joshua 1:6-9

THE OTHER HUSE said...

Good morning! I hate hearing about all the ickies going around lately. We just got through ours here.

I just wanted to make a comment on Phoebe. A couple of weeks ago, we thought Lorelai was just teething until she started spiking fevers in the middle of the night. Long story short, we found out that she had a UTI. I didn't even know babies could get UTIs. I've never had one, so I had a lot to learn. Anyway, she's on antibiotics now and doing very well. If you want to read the longer version, check out my blog.

But, my whole reason in pointing this out is for you to check out webmd or something and see if she has these symptoms. I didn't realize how common it was!

I'll be praying for all of you and especially Phoebe; that this is just normal teething and she'll be out of pain soon!

Allie Parker said...

so sorry you guys are feeling under the weather. yuck. i will pray for a quick recovery and lots of energy! i love the picture in your post today!

Carolynn said...

Hey friend! I'm sorry you are having a yucky day. I also have days where it is a struggle to look up.

On a brighter note...I went to Steve and Barry's(carries SJP's line, Bitten) with my mom today. Everything in the WHOLE store is 9 bucks. You heard me...$9! It's pretty picked over, but I did find some cute shoes. We'll have to make it a monthly shopping spree. Everything is normally under $20.

I hope you enjoyed your snuggle with the green blanket! Talk to you soon! Love you!

Anonymous said...

I so sorry that you had such a bad day. Maybe you should consider buying one of those ZOMBYMOM t-shirts because it sure sounds like you're having one of "those days." Haha...

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the typo...I "AM" so sorry...