Bah! Justin's stupid alarm clock had already gone off five times by like 6:30am, and now I'm awake earlier than I need or want to be and can't fall back asleep.
Reframed: I'm up a half an hour earlier than Lizzy will be, and it's good for my soul to get up and have a cup of coffee before she does. I've been talking about going back to the getting-up-early routine anyway.
Bah! I totally spaced it and forgot to make a payment last month to the pediatrician!!!! UGGGHHHHH!!!!! They are going to hate me forever for this and send me nasty letters! How can I get out of this?!
Reframed: I just plum forgot--it wasn't intentional and it wasn't malicious, but it was still my fault. I'll call them later this morning and own up, and it won't be the end of the world. If I get a nasty letter, it's because they were doing their job, but the situation has been rectified, so it can just go in the trash. No biggie.
Bah! It's raining....again! I hate all this stupid rain and want some sunshine!
Reframed: We need the rain to avoid a drought this summer. Besides, I don't have to go anywhere anyway...who cares if it's raining? Perfect excuse for a morning in sweats!
I am convinced that I'm much grumpier when it's raining, and man, it has been raining NON STOP lately. Still, it's going to be a good day. I demand it--there's no reason for it not to be!