Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It’s ALL about Perspective…and Optimism…AND..

Being a grown up is hard.

For those of you already grown up I know you’re shaking your head in agreement. For those of you who don’t feel like a grown up yet – don’t do it!!

For years I can remember wishing and wishing to be older. As a kid my two sisters were given the luxury of playing in our attic (if you had seen our attic you would not think this was a luxury or necessarily safe for that matter) but to me it was. I would want to go play with them so badly but me and twinsies usually weren’t allowed. We needed to “wait until we were older.”

If you’ve been following this blog for long, then you know that 2012 has NOT been the ‘Year of the Ravellis’. Unless having your “Year” means that everything goes wrong. I’m lucky that God makes me optimistic and that I have an optimistic partner. Otherwise we would be screwed.

As it turns out, being grown up is hard and isn’t always as fun as playing in the attic.

But as I woke up this morning at 6:30am to get Parrish’s IV supplies ready for the 7:00am infusion, I realized that not only was I happy – I was downright giddy. I am so happy to have my hubby home and on  the mend. Even more, I am so excited that I do NOT have to drive to DUKE!

It’s all about perspective – which is what being gluten free is all about too. Perspective. And Optimism. And eating gluten free of course! But keeping perspective and remaining optimistic WHILE eating gluten free isn’t always that easy. BUT it can be done.

So this morning I am currently enjoying a giant bowl of…

my current favorite breakfast: Creamy Cheesy Grits with Crisp Baked Bacon!

I’m also multi-tasking some school work assignments for the week. And you know what I couldn’t be happier about it!!

…and this giant cup of coffee doesn’t hurt either! Winking smile