Believe it, or not, I have already experienced a tiny set back in my positive thinking plan for 2012. Yesterday morning amid last minute homework woes, rushing to make the bus, a stomach ache and hurrying in the cold, I lost one of my earrings. They are special to me because they were an anniversary gift. They also happened to be beautiful and probably (relatively) expensive. I’m pretty sure that it got caught in my coat while I was sitting on the bus. I heard something make a sound as it hit the floor when I moved to get off, but it never occurred to me to check beyond a glance behind me.
I am sentimental and I HATE to lose things, regardless of the cost. I’m taking it doubly hard because I actually checked that the other earring was on securely because I was rushing. WHY didn’t I check both of them ?!?! I will kick myself over that (and not checking more carefully in the bus) forever.
It’s also my “emotional” week, so you can imagine, all things considered, I was inconsolable. Hubby just held me while I got tears and snot all over him.
I am trying to keep shit in perspective, though. It was an earring. A possession. It’s replaceable.
To rally my spirits I decided to hang up the kids’ goal lists. They were so game for this! I love them so much.
You can see them (in my handwriting, except for the oldest’s) here.
My favorites from each list are:
2 fashion designs a month
I want to be respectful of everyone.
Be a good girl.
Build more box monsters.
Did any of you write goal lists with your children? I’d love to read them.