I have arrived in Arkansas. And let me just say...the water tastes great.
I think exhaustion finally kicked in today. I've been travelling and running around doing errands nonstop it seems, and several hours on the road really took its toll today. I slept a little in the car, but I felt so groggy. And grumpy. Which basically means I complained. A LOT. And then on top of that, our GPS took us to the middle of nowhere and couldn't get us out, so we were lost. No fun. [insert more complaining here] Poor Caleb is usually so patient, but I know I probably drove him crazy today.
Reflecting on my experiences today, I'm reminded of a post by Joanna Goddard on her blog, A Cup of Jo, about taking up a challenge to not complain for a week. I think I did enough complaining today (probably a week's worth), so I think I'll take up this challenge for the duration of this trip. What better time of year to stop complaining than during the
holidaze holidays? I have so much to be grateful for, and I fully understand and recognize this, but somehow massive amounts of complaining seem to sneak into my life when my routine is interrupted. I should really work on this.
Something I was very grateful for today was my over-sized, comfy sweater that was perfect for a road trip. Snuggling under my beanie also provided a great environment for little snoozes. Since I was in a car for several hours, I kept it comfortable and casual, but I l-o-v-e love the ring I wore. It added a simple, non-fuss touch that added a little something to a simple outfit.
Is a dose of the holidaze hitting you this season? Any suggestions for remedies?