Day 2-June 3, 2019 The Contentment Journal

Um……Ok this one is not good for me.  I did not have a great childhood.  It was not as bad as a lot of people, but is was not good.

I met my husband when I was quite young, 12 actually, turned 13 in December of 7th grade.  My older sister and my husband are the way I got through my teenage years.

The prompt asked for your happy memories with your parents……ahhhh I could only come up with one each.  Maybe things will pop into my mind as I go throughout the day. Interestingly both memories involve my own children.

My second daughter, born when I was 23, was a difficult birth as she was in the breech position.  This was 38 years ago so I did not have an ultrasound and my midwife did not know she was breech until very late in labor.  I ended up birthing her vaginally and it was very hard on me physically.  I remember my husband’s family and mine were both at the hospital viewing Emily and I was just exhausted and in pain.  I don’t remember if they gave me pain medication after the birth, I’m thinking they must have……but dad  noticed how awful I felt/looked trying to “entertain” the family.  I don’t remember how it came about, but I seem to remember dad asking if he could walk me back to my hospital room.  I remember just locking my arm with his and sort of leaning/walking back to the room.  I was so grateful to get away from everyone.

Both my parents were teachers and mom was in summer break when my third daughter was born (perfect birth or so my husband says again of another “natural” birth).  I was 29, she was our surprise baby.  Mom came over every day and stayed until my husband got home.  I distinctly remember mom making me old fashioned toasted cheese sandwiches with tomato.  You know the kind you butter both sides of one piece of bread and one side of the other piece……I remember thinking those were the best sandwiches I had ever had.

Um yup that’s pretty much it for the good memories.  I’m not sure where we are going, but I’m going with it in terms of this journal.

I kept my commitments to myself yesterday and intentionally decided to work in the yard when my husband said he planned to go to the dump to get rid of the yard waste.  I love me some dump runs so I got to work!  DH made me a grilled chicken sandwich for dinner and I made some coleslaw with half Marie’s Coleslaw dressing and the other half Bolthouse Coleslaw dressing.  It is still plenty sweet but cuts way down in the points with me being on WW.  Oh I do need to track my points from yesterday.

In other news, I am paying bigly this morning for working in the yard for 2 days.  I love my bed, but my neck hurts this morning and the rest of my upper body also.  Yes I’m writing this in bed with my coffee that my DH brought me (memory foam, dual remote control adjustable king size bed).  I dread getting up this morning a bit.

I am up and decided to read my day 3 prompt in Rachel Cruze’s contentment journal.  Today’s topic is about your home…….I will ponder this today while doing my normal stay at home wife stuff and write tomorrow.

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

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