Wednesday, April 4, 2012

i smile

I have had such a rotten attitude about Eric's crappy night shift schedule (only 4 more weeks.. holllla!) so I decided to write an I smile post to talk about the good things with this schedule.
I Smile...

...because Eric cleans the house so much! I work out of town 2 days out of his work schedule so when he wakes up he is bored out of his mind. So the man cleans. Yay for me :) Oh! He bakes, too! Love that.

...because we go running together on his days off. We've never done that!
This picture is for you and Vinny, Nicole! Eric and I both got a pair of new running shoes :)

...because Eric gets 3 days off one week, and 4 days off the next! His crappy schedule entails 12 hour shifts, 7-7! Poor Eric. But we LOVE having those days off together!

...because we eat amazing breakfasts on those days off! We normally never have time for this!
That little orange totally makes up for the massive donut. YUM!

...because we appreciate our time together more than ever! We get so caught up in our every day routine that we forget to realize just how AMAZING it is to go to sleep next to each other. I don't ever want to forget how amazing Eric is... and this schedule is helping me remember :) I just need to learn how to not be so negative about it!

P.S. Another reason I'm smiling?? I got instagram for my crappy droid :) Yay! I still haven't figured out how to find people to follow yet... but until then... find me :) CourtBrink

51 comments:

thecoffeehouse said...

way to look at the glass half full! not sure i could put running in there as a +, but i do love your shoes.

Amber said...

I am going to find you! YAY! I love how positive you are, I know his schedule is crappy but to be able to find the good in it makes you a great, supportive wife! Better than me! and that tiny little orange totes makes up for the doughnut! Love it!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I bought myself neon pink running shoes. I thought that if I had cute shoes, I would run more often. I have run twice in the two years that I have had them.

Michelle (michabella) said...

That is awesome!!!! And yay for instagram!! :)

Pamela said...

So sweet!! Love how the little orange 'totally makes up for the massive donut' hah! You're too funny! I have a Droid too, but I don't think I can get Instagram on mine!! :( I have tried, ever since I saw it posted online yesterday!

Erin said...

Your new running shoes are CUTE! :)

I just got Instagram for my droid too, and I'm pumped! No clue really what I'm doing yet- but I'm on there @Emags55

Abi Tottenham-Smith said...

aw cute post!so good to think about things to be grateful for! thank you for following my blog, im now following :) xx

Alyx said...

I love your running shoes - those are cute. You need to convince my hubby to go running with me! lol
and those good breakfasts look freaking amazing!
Good for you for looking at the positives!!

Alissa said...

I love your new shoes! I need a pair.

I am finding you on instagram as we speak :)

monster cakes said...

I had a donut date with my bestie this past weekend too! YUM!

Liz said...

Cute shoes!!! And that orange completely makes up for the donut! Or at least that's what I tell myself. Hip Hip Horrayy Instagram for droid!!!

Jenna said...

Love the optimism!!

I'm following you on instagram now!

Laura Burtis said...

HAHAHA! I got Instagram on my Android yesterday too, and have NO CLUE how to use it! LOL! And that breakfast looks DELISH! I could absolutely go for a maple donut right about now - YUM!
Fabulous smiles!

Stephanie said...

That's so funny. I thought my boyfriend was the only man who cleaned and baked, but you sure proved me wrong.

I'm in the process of trying to finally download Instagram now that it's available on Droids, but for some reason my search won't find it :(

Miranda said...

atta girl!

i'm following you on instagram! follow me (mirandaeccles)

Karm said...

Your breakfast is making me hungry....

JRuud said...

I love this, and I want that donut!!!

Melanie said...

Cute running shoes girl! Way to be all positive & stuff! YOU always make me smile Court. That breakfast looks DE-lish! XOXO

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Way to stay positive, Courtney! :) I love your outlook on life and LOVE.

The new shoes are too cute.

AND so excited you are on IG now!! Yippeeee! I'm @hotchild.

lori said...

i feel the same way about my hubs schedule. its nice to have those days together, even if its a random tuesday!

Shaylynn... I BLAHWG. said...

girl. you're happily married. what a gift.

find me a dang husband already.

:: ashley :: said...

way to look at the positive! running & donuts, delicious combo :)

Carlie said...

I love maple donuts. Well donuts in general.

Emma Frances said...

Oh my goodness that maple donut looks amazing! I need one! :] And yay for looking at the bright side even though it's hard to see sometimes. And yay for getting Instagram! I'll be following you super soon!!

Eloquent English said...

I love Mizuno's!!! Enjoy your time together! xoxo A-

Kylie said...

It's so hard having opposite schedules. TJ and I did that for the first year and a half of marriage, and it was rough. Keep looking for the positive and console yourself with the fact that it won't last forever!

memory said...

Love those running kicks! Obviously you both excersice in style ;)
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Kasey Lynne said...

Great post lady!! Only 4 more weeks...you can do it!!

And I wish I could have that type of breakfast EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! YUM.

Yay for finally having instagram! Following you now!

Kristin said...

way to look at the positive!! i have the same hours as eric, exhausting!

Whitney Leigh said...

whoa whoa whoa droids have instagram now? Holy crap, I gotta go!
p.s. this is a delightful blog post. :) you guys are adorable.

Eesh said...

I love this! Continue with the positive outlook but I know you can do it. Trust me, I know first hand how hard it is to spend time with your significant other because of clashing work schedules but those days off together are HEAVENLY!

xx

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love instagram!! Totally following you now!

Shauna said...

Being positive never hurts :)
And I totally did the orange for the donut, Im going to have that next time ;)

Keri said...

Ohhh I love this perspective! Good for you, seriously! It takes oomph (yes, that's a word! hehe) to choose not to wallow in whining.

Oh, and, that donut seriously made my stomach growl. HA

Janna Renee said...

Only 4 more weeks?! That's great! Your breakfast just made my stomach growl. YUM!!

kyna... said...

If I haven't told you lately...you have an AMAZING smile! I absolutely love your smiling face! And I absolutely love these smiley posts!! :-)

BTW, where are you guys staying when you go to Maui in May??? I feel like I have so many fun tips for ya!
♥ Kyna

Christianna said...

What a cute blog! Thanks for stopping by and joining the fun over at The Girl With The Blue Bow!

Oh and I am actually LOVING "Jane Eyre". I never believed all the hype, but it's pretty awesome! Sweet, snarky and dark all at the same time.

Mindy M. Harris said...

that breakfast looks to die for, honey. thank you for your blog comment tonight. i know you've made others, and i so so appreciate it.
lots of love,
mindy

Diane Writes said...

Wow! I guess everything still boils down on how you spend your time together. You maybe apart for some time, but you equally share those priceless quality moments. You two are indeed blessed.

The Adventurer said...

I am so happy you posted this! You're optimism, is oh, just the greatest! And PS. 4 weeks is so totally doable. I BELIEVE IN YOU!!! And Eric, too.

Kristen said...

I love how you said he bakes, my boyfriends loves to bake!

Xoxo

Just when you thought

his little Lady said...

ha, you are too funny girl. i definitely eat the little healthy things thinking that they counter balance. but that maple bar donut is looking heavenly right about now!!
and yes, it's all about appreciating and not taking advantage of your time off together ;)
xo TJ

Clayton And Leslee Family said...

LOVE THE SHOES! Mine are that same Brand but BRIGHT Terquoise! :) Way to Run! Keep it up. It's the best Therapy for those of us that have a few down days :)

amber d* said...

I love your mix of healthy and unhealthy for breakfast :) And a guy that cleans AND bakes?? You're a lucky lady!

Natalie said...

Don't forget the bacon too!!

Gosh I love bacon...

I found and followed you on Instagram. Pardon my Droid parody... I found some funny things!

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Amy said...

love it

Alexis Kaye said...

this is so cute! :) It's so important to remember all your reasons to be happy in a crappy situation :)

That Girl said...

It's so impressive you've found a man who bakes!

Katie said...

so sweet that you got to go running together! my husband did it once with me and at a mile he dramatically feel to the ground grabbing his heart, saying I was going to give him a heart attack. needless to say, it's been years since we ran together. : )

Tiffany said...

I totally am smiling by I can finally have instagram on my droid. Thargett126