Good and Bad

I am having technical difficulty this morning.  My pictures wouldn’t download on my desktop so I am blogging on my phone this morning.

I follow a lot of BBQ people on Instagram.  The good after Hurricane Irma?

This guy and his catering company opened his house and grills and would cook up any of your defrosted meat with the power outages going on in Florida – full with tents, ice and water.  If I lived anywhere close to there, I would have jumped behind a grill in a heartbeat ?

My parents in law are still without power but the good?  They only lost three roof tiles  and have a small tear in their screened lanai.  They have an outdoor kitchen and my MIL pulled out a camping stove to cook and they are doing fine.  She did say that Naples as a whole looks like a war zone.

The good?  We have settled on the date and details for Hannah and Jacob’s wedding shower and wedding!  In 31 days they will say I DO. ?

The bad: Jacobs grandma’s cancer is back and we are not sure of the prognosis, hence why Hannah and Jacob wanted to get married so she would be here for it.

The bad: my Instagram friend and fellow WW ambassador Kelly just found out her Mom has stage 4 breast cancer – she’s having a fundraiser in the link in her bio below:

So I have talked about being in the struggle bus and realized it’s the good and bad of what’s going on in the world that wakes me up and makes me realize I have so much to be thankful for.  I will always miss my husband but that doesn’t mean I can’t live each day to the fullest.  No one is guaranteed tomorrow.

Let’s all focus on the good today, shall we? Leave a comment below – I’d love to hear what good things are happening in your life.

Make it a great day!

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  • Diana
    September 13, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Biz, this post couldn’t have come at a better time for me, I have been down in the dumps about the little things and I need to be thankful for all of the good in my life. I am thankful for my HEALTH, my family and a job I am good at! Make it a great day.

    • Biz319
      September 14, 2017 at 7:10 am

      I am glad I could help – it helped me too! I sometimes get bogged down by all the small stuff, and in the whole grand scheme of things, I have so much to be thankful for. Have a great day!

  • Charlie Hills
    September 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Not to jump into a heated debate about national health care, but “the bad” is that we somehow live in a time and place where people with serious illnesses are forced to start fundraisers. I ran into one last year: brain tumor. Trying to raise $75k on their fundraiser page. There’s gotta be a better way.

    • Biz319
      September 14, 2017 at 7:12 am

      I couldn’t agree more. Jacob’s insurance changed through his Mom’s work, and she picked a $5,000 deductible not realizing that they would have to pay the first $5,000 out of pocket for everything – including prescriptions. One of his medications costs $241 for 30 pills – crazy!

  • Kris
    September 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Well as if 80+ degree temps weren’t enough to make me smile my Dad is celebrating his 80th birthday Friday night and I have a fun weekend at the lake planned. Bring on the weekend I am ready until a lunch time walk and a “cute” outfit will have to do lol. Happy Hump Day everyone and Congratulations Hannah and Jacob.

    • Biz319
      September 14, 2017 at 7:13 am

      What a fun weekend planned! My Mom is turning 77 this month – I told her she doesn’t “seem” 77, but then again, I don’t feel like I am going on 50!


  • Lucyle Merriwether
    September 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

    At least you did not have a Hurricane. I was lucky with debris in yard but lots of areas were
    flooded in HHI. Rocky and Grace left Key West and are headed to Virginia. Asked them to
    come here but they were going to Va. Tee Merriwether in Naples had damage. Chuck fine.
    We are blessed by so many things and I too am so Thankful. Love you. Aunt Cele
    I stayed here and it was scary but Columbia where I was going was worse.

    • Biz319
      September 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

      I am so glad you are okay Aunt Cele – and happy that Rocky and Grace left Key West – I know Mom was checking her facebook page to see if they were leaving. Love you!

  • Jan Schifter
    September 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Thank you for this reminder Biz. Our positive approach to life should always pull us through the hard times. I am grateful for the life I share with my husband. He is kind and understanding. I will try my hardest to search out the good things each day while I look for a job. Worrying certainly doesn’t help. Keep well Biz and Congrat’s to Hannah and Jacob, they seem to be a perfect match!

    • Biz319
      September 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Sending positive thoughts on your job search! I am not sure what kind of work you do, but I got my job through a temp agency – I knew I wanted to work in a large firm, and once I got hired as a temp, I knew it would only be a matter of time before they offered me the position – which they did.

      I am very excited for Hannah and Jacob 😀

  • AJ
    September 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I just found out I’m pregnant! I’m incredibly ill with heartburn like whoa but happy to have the reminder!

    • Biz319
      September 14, 2017 at 7:17 am

      Congratulations!! So exciting – hugs!

  • Kym
    September 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Great post and a great time to be reading it. Our family considers ourselves beyond lucky only minor damage from Irma. So many in our area have suffered such a loss. The good- happy to have power,and minor loss. The bad- gained weight from eating up all the food in our freezer/fridge so it wouldn’t go bad. So glad your in laws did okay. I know you were worried about them. Naples was hit so hard. So excited about the wedding date. I agree with you and Charlie, something needs to be done to our healthcare system NOW!