On the Bright Side…

The past few weeks, I haven’t really had much to complain about.  There was a pretty bad stretch in there where everything broke and flooded and was a mess.  But things have certainly been looking up.  But I knew it would happen.  I knew the day would come where I would have a laundry list of complaints.  And, my friends, that day is here.

  • I usually make oatmeal in advance, because it takes forever to cook and I don’t have that kind of patience in the morning.  But yesterday I ran out and I was feeling lazy last night, so I had to get up and cook it this morning.  I also had to make myself lunch for today, so I ended up standing in the kitchen the whole time the oatmeal was cooking.  It was the last place I wanted to be at 6:30 this morning.  The bright side is that I was able to catch it before it boiled over and dripped all over the stove (which it does every. single. time).  So I was able to have delicious oatmeal for breakfast AND I still have a clean stove!
  • I’ve been very frustrated lately because I have insulin resistance, which makes losing weight soooo hard.  I’ve been taking the medication the doctor prescribed, walking over 5 miles a day and I’ve changed my eating habits (somewhat…I’m still not where I need to be, but I’m better) and yet, I have not lost one single ounce.  Now…I haven’t gained anything either.  But every time I get on the scale and see the same exact number I want to scream.  The bright side is that my friend, who is very wise, suggested I find some books on the subject and see if there are some other things I can do.  So I did…and I did!  I learned all a ton about how insulin works and what happens when you are insulin resistant.  I also learned that it’s not only what I’m eating, but how I’m eating it that matters.  And…I found the most awesome nut butter at the grocery store.  It’s peanut and almond with cranberries, sunflower seeds and assorted other goodies.  It’s seriously heavenly.
  • I have to go to CT tonight.  The house is a mess and we are having company this weekend, so I have to clean it.  So tonight, after working a whole day and then grocery shopping for the weekend, I get to go clean the house.  I’m sure to find dead stink bugs, because those things are all over the place and so gross.  I’m not looking forward to it.  The bright side is that I get to have a night off from dog walking and other dog related duties.  And I get to sleep in the bed all by myself…with no snoring boyfriend and no dogs kicking me and laying all over me.  I’m looking forward to it.
  • J is lazy…and this makes me bananas.  He does things like getting up to help carry in groceries when there are only two bags left in the car or waiting until I’m in the middle of dinner at 8:30 to tell me he’s been home since 4:30, but he hasn’t yet walked the dogs.  These things make me want to spit nails and some nights…like last night…it takes all my patience to not fight with him.  But while he’s been trying my patience, he has also made me laugh.  In fact, three times over the past two days, he’s made me laugh until I cried.  And having a boyfriend who can make you laugh in any situation…well, that’s the best bright side of all.

I think I did pretty well this week.  Everything is on my nerves, but I’ve managed to look on the bright side…mostly.  I tried cottage cheese for the first time today and, well, there just is no bright side to that stuff.  Gross.

What is your bright side for the day?