Okay, I know I was complaining about it being rainy, rainy, rainy. Well, be careful what you wish for! The last 2 days it's been 100 degrees and very sunny. EXTREMELY unusual for North Idaho in June. Have I ever mentioned that I am not a fan of summer? I don't mind it warm, but I HATE being hot. And it's hot. And we don't have A/C. And I'm uncomfortable. I kept waking up throughout the night last night because I was hot, so now I'm hot AND tired. And I have a headache. Ugh. Okay, the rain isn't looking so bad now. LOL.
On a positive note, I'm finished with all my 'required' scrapbooking. My design team work is finished and mailed off, my Junkitz entry is submitted and I finished and mailed that assignment I had to do. I completed 20 layouts and a mini album in 3 days. Yes, I know, you're in awe. And I'm exhausted.
What I haven't finished is my Scrapbooker of the Year entry. Don't know if it's going to happen now. I'm going to keep working on it, but I might just have to pass. Which I HATE to do. I know if I don't enter I'll wonder, "What if?" But I am SOOOO tired. These last few days of late nights and heat have taken their toll. But I remind myself, I can always sleep once my entry is done, right?
I was going to whine some more about the state of my life, my dislocated toe, the swimming pool I just bought Monday and that the dogs got into and popped last night, but I'll stop now. I'm actually feeling better and don't want to be a downer.
I listened to a message a couple days ago by Lucy Swindoll on Focus on the Family (they have a Podcast... awesome!) that was so encouraging. It was about how life is what you make it. Savour the moments. Take a risk. It was really enlightening. When I find myself getting into the "wo is me" thoughts, I just stop the process and start thinking of all my blessings. I really do have a wonderful life, even if it is hard. How could it not be? I have FOUR kids. LOL.
Speaking of podcasts, one of my favorites is called Manic Mommies. 2 working moms in Boston. I always feel like I've just had a gab with my friends when I listen to it. I just love podcasts. I think that's what I listen to on my iPod 95% of the time.