Happy In The Same Pants You Got Mad In

Last week was a frickin bear. Sister was baptized on Sunday, which was wonderful.

But then late that night, she got sick. Her fever (103+) lasted until Thursday morning (following the “egg cleansing” . . . more on that later). Poor baby. Thank goodness it was just a virus and she’s better now.

When I have a week like that — one that is physically and emotionally exhausting — it’s often hard to get going again. But then I remember something I read over on Rule of Scott, the blog by my childhood friend Chelsea Thornton Bucholtz. In a post titled “Things I Have Learned from Mom,” she lists a bunch of little reminders about life that her mom taught her. My favorite is an old Texas saying:

Or, as in my case, you can get renewed in the same pants you got weary in.

Or, caught up in the same pants you got behind in.

As in, you’re in charge of you. So get on with it. And there’s no time like the present.

With that in mind, I’m off to do laundry! (Because literally, I have been in the same pants for days now . . . don’t judge!) Thank you Chelsea and Mrs. Thornton for the wise words!

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2 Responses to Happy In The Same Pants You Got Mad In

  1. chelsea August 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Oh my that sounds like a terrible week! I hope this one is better. It warms my heart to know that things my mom says resinates with more than just her daughters. Thanks for the shout out!

  2. megan August 19, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    As a Mama, there’s almost nothing worse than the week you just had! And you really can’t do anything but power through. You are wise to remember this saying. I forget about it, but it’s true!

    I saw your mom and brother at the pool Friday and it was so sweet seeing her. We need to have another pool swim date before Sept!
    I hope to see you soon!

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