Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"I Get To" Tuesdays

The thought behind this is to list a few things that could come under the category of "Ugh...I have to (you fill in the blank)". However, I want you to look at these "have to's" as blessings of "I get to". We all take for granted such things as our health, jobs, family, friends, etc. and sometimes don't appreciate them or see them as blessings as we should. So here are a few things for me this week.

I didn't do this post last week because I was away and my internet connection was very iffy. I want to continue on with this and hope that some of you may join me by blogging about your own "I Get To's".
  1. As I said in Sunday's post, Eric & I and the other couple we were vacationing with went out on Friday night to celebrate Eric's birthday. Normally, this wouldn't fall under an "I Get To", but I wasn't feeling well. I went to bed the night before at 7:50 and didn't get up until 9 AM the next morning. It took me two more hours to feel kind of okay, and I did pretty well all afternoon. However, I started feeling yucky again right before we went out. Thankfully, we had a lot of fun and I really perked up!

  2. On Sunday I got to take a very long car ride home from our lovely vacation in a vehicle with no air conditioning!

  3. On Monday I got to go grocery shopping and unpack. Two things I detest, but at least I can buy groceries and I had a nice vacation.

  4. Also on Monday, I got to listen to my kids complain as I doled out chores before they could leave the house. It would have been easier to do the chores myself, but hopefully, they'll make good husbands someday!

  5. While we were gone, our vegetable garden really took off! I got to sweat it out in my kitchen (hottest room in the house) while I washed, cut up and stored some of our fresh, homegrown veggies.

That's my "I Get To" list for this week. If you decide to post your own "I Get To" list on your blog, please let me know, and I will post a link to your blog here.

Remember, try to find the blessings in your "I Have To's" and turn them into "I Get To's"!

Sam & Coop catchin' some waves!


Andrea said...

What a beautiful "I Get To List." My heart grows each time I read your lists. It changes ones attitude when we look at it this way.
Blessings and lots of love,

PS: I am very thankful we were able to meet this weekend. What a special treat!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Love your list and I think I will join next week if that's ok with you? Love your photos as well. Looks lovely!

Heart2Heart said...


I love this post! It makes our attitude more grateful when we can change our view on how things can look instead of how they are! Blessings in disguise!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sue J. said...

All right! There are the waves!! WOO! You really are making me miss the beach--that's two posts in a row now....

It really has been warm. I've been showering in the mid-afternoon, and it really does help me get through the rest of the day.

Chatty Kelly said...

Lot's of "I got to's" this week, but next week you GET TO GO TO A CONFERENCE AND MEET A BLOGGY FRIEND! Woo!

On Purpose said...

This water looks very inviting!! It's way HOT here in the Pacific Northwest!