No More Gimmies

I wanted hardwood floors.

Can’t stop dreaming about the next vacation.

Lusting after the Prada dress and Louis Vuitton Bag.

The neighbours can afford to put in a hot tub and they just bought a cottage up north too?

Good grief how has that women had twins and look like THAT in a bikini.

I am tired of headaches. Like all the time.

Jealousy was making me green.  So not my colour.  Feeling sorry for myself, so not my thing.

Then, I spent the day around the pool with my girls giggling and playing.  We all ate freezies, and used up every drop of the sunscreen.  Invited some friends over.  Didn’t worry that the house was a mess, and shared a big dinner on the back deck.  Capped off the night with a long drive under the stars.

Lying in bed, reflecting on all that I do have, I realized how crazy it is to get caught up on the little things I don’t.

I am blessed, lucky and happy beyond belief.

Time to stop waiting for the house to be perfect, for the stars to align, or for the other shoe to drop.  Always afraid that something will happen to shatter our happy little place in the world.  Time to be grateful for the sun and for the storms.  After all, as they say, you can’t have a rainbow without a little bit of rain……

Hope you all had a beautiful weekend.

I’m going to take a couple days off commenting to play with my girls and be thankful for all that makes me smile:) 

*Oh might also cram in some after hours super crazy packing for BlogHer!  Thanks to ShesConnected and 3M Canada I will be whooping it up in San Diego from Wednesday to almost Monday.  Hope you enjoy some of my favourite and/or most controversial posts while I am away.

I will miss you!



  1. Sing it sister!

  2. smiles. have fun with those girls cause that is what it is all about…

  3. have a great time at BlogHer. I’m definitely jealous. Kinda ironic after reading this post. I totally get being jealous of things others have and then I remember all I have and the jealousy eases up.

  4. I’m am so, soooo with you! Glad you had a good time with your girl friends!

  5. So true! Love what you have and who you’re with!

  6. Have a blast at BlogHer!! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  7. ditto to EVERYTHING you said.. i work on not being jealous.. (it IS hard sometimes) but i’ve discovered it only makes me bitter, bitter!!!

  8. See you in like… TWO DAYS OMG! So excited. I’m a wee bit emotional too, just finished a blog post about my son turning 6 today and it’s always hard to leave my kids for conferences, you know? Sigh!

  9. I’m in the middle of trying to make myself realize that certain things I’m striving for are making me miss out on what’s already here. So I agree with you completely!

    Probably wise to take a couple of days off from commenting, etc. prior to the madness that will begin late Wed at BlogHer. Hope to see you there!

  10. Have a nice, relaxing time!

  11. It’s easy to get caught up in the jealousy trap. I’m so guilty of it. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful. 🙂

  12. Great post…I agree…we have SO much to be thankful, but sometimes we forget this.
    Enjoy your trip!!!

  13. Ooh, I’m so jealous! Promise to have extra fun for me 🙂

  14. Ahh perspective…it’s very refreshing, yes? 🙂

  15. Love this! Sometimes you just have to be still to realize how blessed we really are!

  16. I hate feeling jealous of everyone else lol, but they have money, no kids and still have their youthful beauty lol!

    always strive to be better right?

  17. Beautiful. Good for you. Life is too short not to take in each day with the happiness of your surroundings. I wish I was going to see you in San Diego. Have a wonderful time. If you meet someone named Kendra from Headless Mom she is my friend IRL.

  18. Well said! Enjoy those girls!

    I’m trying to practice a little bit of contentment myself, it’s not going too well.

    Hope you have a blast at BlogHer!

  19. Great post! I have the same trouble sometimes and like to think about how our families lived back in the day. They didn’t need huge houses, fast cars, the best of everything and they did just fine.

  20. Will it make you feel better if I proclaim jelousy over your pool??!!

  21. Love this-and it’s so true. There’s a saying that goes something like (and I’m VERY badly paraphrasing here) that “where you are today was once what you only dreamed” …or something. If you look back at yourself 10 years ago-I bet THAT self would be super jealous of THIS self. At some point, we have to just learn to love where we are….I’m working on that, too. 🙂

  22. Lovely words and I couldn’t agree more!

  23. Have a wonderful time!

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