Well, I am feeling less sorry for myself today and have a better perspective on my list of unfortunate events. It is amazing what a difference a week makes.
#1. The dishwasher is fixed! My husband took it apart and is ordered a part. The total $20. It was worth a try before we buy a new one. It is not that we can't afford it, it is just that I would rather not allocate $ for such a thing. I thought of Ma Ingalls, my Little House fantasy, who had to fetch and heat her own water, so handwashing could have been worse, right? Savings $65, and that was just the service call!
#2. That handy hubby of mine is going to see if he can remove the tar tonight. (Did I mention that I love how handy he is?) If not, the tires will need to be replaced, but they were probably ready to be anyway. I was just not ready yet.
#3. I have introduced a cup (or two) of coffee back into my life each morning and have not noticed a change in kid #4. The truth is I was consuming way to much diet soda anyway and what better reason to give that up than for the GI health of my baby. I needed to give it up a long time ago. Once I am done nursing, I will try to keep my caffeine consumption to a minimum.
It is amazing how caught up we can get in the day to day stuff. Today I am thankful for my children, that handy husband of mine, this beautiful fall weather and a warm cup of coffee on a crisp morning. I am going to start a family "Thankfulness Journal" so we don't all lose perspective again!!