Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Views

I took a picture of my perspective right this second...which is confusing me right now as I type and look up, so I'm not going to do that again. This is probably my favorite spot in our apartment, my side of the bed. I am laying here trying to sleep but I find it difficult to sleep without the dude and he is playing basketball until late tonight, so I guess that means a late night for me too. I am trying to lull myself to sleep with my favorite Bon Iver pandora station, but I guess I'll give blogging a shot instead.
A couple of nights ago we were laying in bed arguing over useless crap and heard our downstairs neighbors fighting (which is rare in our apartment complex..it's usually deathly silent). Suddenly we stopped arguing, and dropped to the floor so we could listen to their argument...it was some pretty serious yelling and screaming at eachother, and after 45 mintues of it, we were starting to get nervous that we might hear gunshots or see gunshots in our ceiling. Thankfully that didn't happen. And I watched the news the next day just to make sure we didn't miss anything. All clear.
Anyways, we have our windows open and I love fall! I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies yesterday, so fall can officially begin.
My grandma sends out weekly emails to all the family (all 100+ of us--the lady had 10 kids, we're talking a serious # of family members in this email group). Something she said really struck me though. She said, "It seems that everything I read has something to do with overcoming adversity, etc. Looking back we have had a good amount of experiences along that line but I don't remember having much difficultly accepting what happens and moving on. I am so very thankful for the problems we have had because I think that is when I feel the Lord's hand in overcoming them. We love you all so much and just so you know...you all have not been the trials. Just the blessings. Love, Grandma and Grandpa."

Mmm, makes me tear up just reading it. A simple testimony of how attitude is everything.
Did you read my last post? I think she wrote that email for me.
Go ahead, slap me in the face. 
Tomorrow at work, I will smile all day long.