just another day in paradise...

welp, i'm back, and boy have i missed the world of blogging the past 36 hours!
{such withdrawls are not good for an addict.}
i've been redic-busy with my scrapbook class, bazzill projects, and all the other crazy and equally dramatic adventures that life: as me entails.

so yesterday, i was feeling a tad bit...okay, okay, a lot bit overwelmed. while drivin' to my class @ sbetc i was doing the opposite of counting my blessings, and rather just thinking about all my unfinished/overdue assignments, my house that looks like hurricane katrina, and my eyelids that were having the hardest time remaining in the open position.

then, i heard one of my fave country songs of ALL time on the radio & it made me
{really} happy:

aka just another day in paradise by phil vasser

here's my favorite verse:

the kids screaming, phone ringing
dog barking at the mailman bringing
that stack of bills - overdue
good morning baby, how are you?
got a half hour, quick shower
take a drink of milk but the milk's gone sour
my funny face makes you laugh
twist the top on and i put it back
there goes the washing machine
baby, don't kick it.
i promise i'll fix it
long about a million other things

well, it's ok. it's so nice
it's just another day in paradise
well, there's no place that
i'd rather be
well, it's two hearts
and one dream
i wouldn't trade it for anything
and I ask the Lord every night
for just another day in paradise

nothin' like tender mercies o' the heavens above slash reminders that life rocks, i have so much to be grateful for, and that:

we may not have it all together, but together we
certainly have it all.


Julie said...

Oh Angie...You are the best! This is about the best post I have seen in a long time! So so true. As long as we keep remembering that, then it's all worth it! It's me Julie Spils from the scrapbook store aka Izzie! Ha! (do you feel like everyone knows you and you don't know them?) Thanks for letting me peek! Love the blog!

angiedunn said...

Oh thanks Julie/Izzy!! Make your way over to my nerdy blog anytime you want! Seriously, I wish I had a picture to post of you on my blog, so I could show the world how much you look like Izzy from Greys. Anyhoo...I want to look @ your blog!! I was just telling Shaundra that last night! Have a great great day!!

The Kewpie Klan said...

i have those moments...you feel like your swimming up stream with your head barely above water...but you are a rockstar and in my opinion, SHE-RA! Just know, that your endless efforts make other moms like me have something to look forward to every month away from the little one...you're awesome!

Kaytie Brown said...

love LOVE that song!!! I get goose bumps whenever I hear it. (cuz I'm silly like that). I too forget to count my blessings, but when I do... oh the pure joy that follows!! We are SOOO beyond blessed for sure.

chris+amber said...

I don't know how you do it. Be a mother, wife, AND teach classes @ sbetc. You are the bomb diggity. It's so hard! I enjoyed reading the lyrics to that song. I love your blog! It's the "nienie" blog on my list. And I mean that as a huge compliment! ;o)

Unknown said...

i love that song too! my favorite part is about putting the milk BACK in the fridge even though it is bad already... cause we all do it! ha ha! and my days are also better when i focus on positive things instead of negative ones! you rock! it was fun to see & talk to you yesterday! you are so talented... i wish i could scrapbook like you!

HooHoo said...

Thanks for helping all of us count our blessings in the midst of feeling overwhelmed. You're the best! and very cute at it too.

Coree Adams said...

Wow Ang, isn't that for dang sure! Funny cuz I heard that song the other day and got all choked up. Life is crazy and so many times crap happens and things just don't go right, but when you step back and take a look (past the dirty dishes and hurricane Katrina house...which is my place of residence as we speak) life is great and there REALLY is so much to be thankful for! Love ya Ang...you can always make my day a happier one!

Staci said...

Love the song lyrics! Made me happy:) Glad you are back to the blogging world!

Julie said...

Angie- I got told AGAIN last night and this morning that I looked like Izzie... it's happened almost 20 times, no kidding!! And YOU started it all! (That was the only way I could figure out how to let you know who I was commenting on your blog!)
So, I would love for you to look at my blog but I am a nerd and have it private so I need your e-mail. Does Shaundra have it? We'll figure it out! �

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