See Good Days

January 4, 2012

Yesterday, I had a bad day.
I was sad and disappointed.

We've been trying to concieve our second child the past several months and no luck yet. When I got pregnant with Zoe, it was unintentional and in my opinion, a series of small miracles. This is my first experience with the waiting game, and patience is not one of my virtues.

So yesterday, I pouted. I cried. I prayed. I ate ice cream. and then I went to town to get some final items for Zoe's good behavior chart.

While I was in town, I went into Deseret Bookstore. I wandered around and this book caught my eye.

I picked it up and held it while I wandered around the store. I debated putting it back several times, as it's not really a "need". But when I made it to the checkout stand, it was still in my hands and I bought it.

I came home, and read it cover to cover.

It was exactly what I needed. It was the perfect reminder that even though at times, life is hard and we can't change those circumstances, we can choose to see good days.

and today, and am choosing to see good days.

Along with this sweet book, last night I took a hot bath and got to use the brown sugar scrub that my sister in law, Jen gifted me for Christmas. Well after using half the container last night, I thought I had better figure out how to make somemore.

I did some searching and found this recipe. It was the least expensive ingredients and it has the same consistency as the one Jen gave me.

Brown Sugar Scrub


1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can substitute Sweetened Almond Oil or Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E (cut open Vitamin E liquid gel caps)
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract , optional (or your favorite citrus essential oil)
1 tablespoon honey, optional for dry skin


In a medium mixing bowl, combine oil, vitamin E and vanilla. Add the brown sugar and mix well. 
To Use: In the shower, apply Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub into skin and rinse.  Can be used daily.  
Original Source: Paula Deen

I wish I could gift this book to everyone I know. My hope with this post is just to remind us all to ...
See Good Days

Holly & Co.


Heather said...

i love you! hang in there! the Lord knows his timing, even though it sucks for us! ;) call me if you need to talk! i'm here for you!

Mary Jo said...

I'm sorry.
I know it's hard and had such trouble getting and staying pregnant with my second child.
But it's such a good reminder and something I try and tell my son often. That we wouldn't recognize the good days, if we didn't have a rough one every now and then.

Kimber-Leigh said...

i am glad that you found some encouragement yesterday. (Isaiah 43 is one of my favorite places for encouragement during trying times.)

and that bookcover just makes me want to smile. i will have to check it out!

(thanks for the scrub recipe...i have looked at several, but always wanted a good recommendation before making! my oldest daughter is loving some of mine that i received as a gift. i think she would love getting to make her own!)

Jen said...

That is nearly the same recipe. I'm glad that you loved it!

Here is my recipe -- perfected over several batches:
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. raw sugar (turbinado)
1 T + 3/4 t. almond oil
1 T + 3/4 t. vegetable glycerin
1/2 T. honey
1/4 - 1/2 t. vanilla extract

I can empathize entirely with waiting to get pregnant and more. There is some sort of hormonal/chemical/woman need to be pregnant when we want to be and it has the ability to just drive us completely crazy. Hang in there.

Lisa Adair said...

What a wonderful and inspiring post. We all need to choose to see the good days!
Thank you for this reminder.

KarliJay said...

I love you Holly. I'm always here <3

Jamie and Preston said...

I heart you! Let's visit this afternoon neighbor!

Keshet said...

Thinking of you, my friend.

Aly said...

Holly I hope you find peace and love from Heavenly Father in this tough journey. We love you and are here! If you need to have a girls night let me know, I bet I could even convince Ryan to watch Zoe with my kids if your Ryan has homework. *hugs*

Jenni S. said...

I love you, Bugs. I'm always just a phone call away if you need me.

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