It's not always fun and games over here at Calling Dr. Bombay.
Some mornings I wake up with a heart full of resentment.
Resentment over the fact that my husband won't rinse his dishes and put them in the dishwasher on a regular basis.
Resentment over the fact that I live 3 hours away from my parents and best good friends
Resentment over the fact that I live even further away from my sister and her kids
Resentment over the fact that I will never again be able to walk a straight line or trip lightly down the stairs.
Resentment over the fact that I have to go to a wedding next weekend and mingle with people I don't know.
Resentment over the fact that it is a good bet that my husband will drink too much at the wedding and I'll have to drive him home.
Resentment over the fact that my tooth aches when I eat anything sweet which means a trip to the dentist (please dear god, not another root canal)
Resentment over the fact that by the end of the day I will have developed a pounding headache which is a clear indication that I need to get a stronger contact lens prescription.
But then I sit myself down for a stern talking to and try to look for the silver linings:
1) At least I have a dishwasher and electricity and don't have to wash my dishes in a bucket of water like some people in Houston have to do.
2) That is what the telephone and the internet is for, not to mention old-fashioned letter writing
3) I'm driving up to Vermont to spend the week with my sister and her kids
4) At least I can walk unassisted and don't need a wheelchair just yet
5) I'll get a free lunch
6) He'll owe me big-time
7) This is an added incentive to quit eating sweet things
8) Take two Advil and be thankful that it's not optic neuritis or diplopia
What do you resent?
And can you find the silver lining?