Gladitude Monday

Gladitude Monday (hosted by my good buddy, Gretchen, or as I like to call her, Jewels) couldn't have come along at a better time. This weekend was a bit of a tough one for me, so it is refreshing to shift gears and focus on all the gladdiness.

10. I'm so glad that it's Monday. Not often a sentence that erupts from my I-forgot-to-wear-lipstick-to-church-yesterday lips. But this Monday happens to be the LAST Monday of the 2008-2009 school year for me! Can I hear a big Woot Woot?! Five more days, and I'll be putting the khakis away, folks. I'll be gearing up for sun kissed cheeks, weeks spent with nothing but pulled-back hair, and tan lines on my feet from entirely WAY too much flip-flop usage. Oh, and there is that other part about getting to spend day-in and day-out with my three most favorite best friendsy rascals in the world....I heart those boys. And I think I heart them just a little bit more when we are in the sunshine, and they have those adorable tan lines on their backsides.

9. I'm so glad that the husband dragged me by my hair kicking and screaming cave man style and forced me to do P90X with him last night. Oh, how that over-zealous man (the P90X dude, not Kirk) peels the paint from the walls of my brain. But, none-the-less, my muscles ache. I wanted to throw up the 13 Airheads I had consumed for my dessert. And I sweated like a pig at a luau. But...wait for it....I actually enjoyed myself. And I may (or may not) feel better for having exercised. Oh, hush. Save all of your "I told you so"s. I've just decided that now I really want that trip to Mexico.

8. I'm glad that I have cute new glasses. Because not only do the make me very Danny Gokey-ish, but....well....I can't think of anything else. They're just cute. And I like them.

7. I'm glad that Arkansas has received four hundred and eleventy thousand feet of rain in the last few weeks. Really, I am. Aside from needing a boat to float to town, my laundry is done and my house is clean. All thanks to baseball fields being turned into ponds. No baseball = Life back.

6. I'm glad that I am now Twittering....or Tweeting...or Twitting. Or whatever it is. Because it is just one more way for me to be all up in everyone else's business. And I felt like I was missing out on a good party. And I don't like to miss a party.

5. I'm glad that things are better at work with that person. Turns out they have had some things happen in their personal life, and they just tend to be the kind of personality that can't multitask their emotions.

4. I'm glad that it is summer at my church. That sounds weird, but our church actually has summer. Our schedule shifts gears, everything slows down, and a lot of focus is put on fellowship. With two universities in our town, our community shrinks drastically come summer. And with a huge portion of our church made up of students, summers allow the core body of the church to spend some quality time building relationships. I love it. And I also love that our church recognizes the need for family time. And encourages spending time with your family as a way to worship the One who created family. Last night our church had no scheduled services or activities, so the rascals, the husband, and I just got to enjoy eachother. With no where to be. And no where to dress up for. Just do what we do best....be together.

3. I'm glad for summer tv scheduling. Although it makes me sad to say goodbye to McDreamy and Idol and Dancing With the Stars until next year....I'm glad that my evenings are going to be freed up. I have DVR...but, I also have issues with all of you people telling me what happened before I get a chance to see for myself. So...I felt tremendous amounts of pressure to watch all my shows in real time. My summer tv will be sitting pretty with only The Bachelorette on the docket...and all of those trashy vH1 reality shows that lure me in like cake...nice.

2. I'm glad for a fixed air-conditioner. Luckily our AC decided to go out when it was still Springtime and relatively cool. Open windows have actually been nice for the past few weeks, but I will say...there is nothing like being chilled as a cucumber while you sleep at night with fresh sell-your-left-kidney-to-pay-for-it freon blowing atcha.

1. I'm so very glad for good friends. Compassionate friends. Beautiful friends. Funny friends. I feel like a broken record, but the girls in my life are amazing women. And I love them. My heart cries for them when I know that they are hurting. And my heart floods with joy when I know that they are happy. Blessings truly undeserved.

Go out and make it a great gladdie glad Monday.

Because just know....I'm oh so glad for you.


Kellie said...

Woot Woot! So excited for your last few days of school. I heart summer too! And love the luxury of a slower pace.

Love that you are Tweeting too. Hope you get as addicted as the rest of us...(and I mean that in a completely loving way)

Jim said...

I'm glad you're having a TGIM bouquet full of glad and glorious good git-up-an-git-at-um glads. The word GLAD, besides being the nickname of a happy looking flower, means exhilarated, animated and jovial, with a mix of encouraging, cheering and pleasing influence on those you touch, and daughter, you touch me and a lot of others, too. I'm glad I'm your dad!

mimi said...

I'm so glad for all your gladitude. That is one impressive list. I love that your church goes on "summer family time", I think that is a great idea.

Woot woot for the Bachelorette tonight!

Carpoolqueen said...

I cannot wait for discussion over the Bachelorette. Something tells it will be QUALITY viewing time, my friend. QUALITY.

Jennifer said...

I know you are R-E-A-D-Y for school to be out. Shelby's last day is 6/3. She's SAYS she is ready for school to be out but probably a week into the summer she'll say she's bored and want to go back to school! Hopefully we can find some fun stuff to do to keep her occupied!

Anonymous said...

That's a funny label, by the way, School Teacher M'am.

I hope this is your best last week of school EVER!

Anonymous said...

That's a funny label, by the way, School Teacher M'am.

I hope this is your best last week of school EVER!

Gretchen said...

Woot Woot! Do the khaki stomp off, my friend.

Here's to a gladdy mcgladacious week.

Glad things are a bit better with h.e.r.

Glad for your relaxed church schedule. Ours is going to 1 service this summer, and I'm happy about that.

Christi said...

We are counting down the last days of school too...CAN'T WAIT!!! :)

Mich said...

Does this mean you'll take my kids for the summer since I still have to work? Just a little bit jealous!

Liked your list.

Kendra said...

I loved Arkadelphia in the summer. You felt like you had your town back! Especially when you live on said college campus, which we did for years.

If you want good summer programming, just watch USA and TNT's summer line up. The Closer, Psych (FUNNY!), and Monk are three of my favorites.

Tiffani said...

Glad for/that:



White hineys and tan backs!!


Adam to win AI!!

You are tweeting!!

and for YOU!!

Glo said...

Amber, I can't tell you enough how blessed I am to have such good friends in my life, and girl, you are one of them. I know we just met Saturday for the first time, but I KNOW in my heart that we will be good friends! I am glad you like this Monday, cause I didn't.LOL Keep me positive and maybe I will be happy for a Monday some day.

Cathy said...

A couple of things:

1) LOVE kiddos and tan lines...especially the bottom ones:)

2) I despise that my hubby can use the "you know you'll feel better afterwards" on me and BE RIGHT.

3) I need new cute glasses. Mine are out dated and they really can be a fashion accessory

4) Amen to no baseball = life back. That's why we actually had a life this weekend...

5) I'm glad you're twittering.

6) I'm thankful for things slowing down. Kids club at church? done. School? 1 more month baseball? will it ever end????

7) I'll be sad to see AI go, but happy for no T.V. obligations. Oh wait. I REALLY like "So You Think You Can Dance".:)

8) How could you live in Arkansas and NOT have AC? It would be like living underwater all summer...

9) I'm so glad we "met"!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so late on reading your posts! I hate being away from the computer for days at a time because I miss good stuff.

P90X kicked my husband's butt. I didn't even try, and he can't say enough about it. I'm going to Mexico anyway!

I always miss the parties, but Twitter might be one I need to be in on. What do you think about it so far?

I loved church in the summer when we lived in a college town. It was so much more about families. But I was always so glad to have the college kids back because I missed the babysitting.

Ditto on friends. I love mine so very much. Including you, girl!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

what a great list! i love kiddos with little tan lines too and mine are already brown as little indians:) hope you have some fun planned this summer!

Michele said...

Woot Woot for all your gladdies! I'm glad for you too girl. You make me smile! Enjoy your last week of school. I heart tan lines too!