Handling the Mayhem

I'm so excited to be awake that I don't even know what I want to blog about!  People! It has been a long, tough week! I moved (but not really because there's still shit at the old house that MUST be out by 9/25) and I lost my job!  But, can I be honest with you? I'm happy. I mean no, I don't look forward to having to give up my ShoeDazzle membership or the crazy non-shopping sprees on Amazon but, what are you going to do?  I have felt ridiculously calm this week.  I would blame the wine but, I haven't had any all week long (my brother actually poured me a glass and I fell asleep on the couch before touching it).

I cannot believe I'm about to say these words but, could it be that I've matured? Um, I don't think so.  I'm at peace for a lot of reasons.  After losing mami this year, very little could top that (not that I'd want anything to, mind you - not putting THAT out in the universe).  I have felt her strongly this week.  Thought of what she would say to me in this situation.

But mostly, I think that being in her house has reminded me of what's important.  Of the fact that I have so much to be thankful for even in the midst of what I think is a storm.  Being in her house has reminded me of her strength.  The fact that as much as she lost her smile never faded. That her sense of humor was always intact.  That she never forgot to love us and was never afraid to take on the next challenge.

As the weekend inches into existence I ask you, what has brought you down this week? Is it really as important as you think? Or could you look it in the eye, smile at it and give it the finger as you move right along to the things that matter? How do you handle the mayhem in your life?