Monday, March 26, 2012
I've seen a few bloggers participate in the The Simple Woman's Daybook and this particular Monday morning, I thought I would play along. It was a fantastically busy and crazy weekend, but this morning is meant for a bit of calm. I hope.
Outside my window... I haven't actually opened the blinds yet. In our temporary housing, our window looks directly into the window of the people who live directly across a very narrow street. I try to think that I'm living in Europe. It would help immensly if the streets were cobblestone. Living here requires Anne Powers of Imagination.
I am thinking... about how FANTASTICALLY EXCITED I am to be able to say that it very much looks in every way as though we will be able to MOVE HOME THIS WEEK! It's been almost two months since we had to move out.
I am thankful... that our insurance adjuster agreed to tear down and replace our kitchen walls last week. We had a work crew in this weekend and we should have brand-new kitchen walls by the end of tomorrow. And no smell.
In the kitchen... of either of our houses there is a great mess.
I am wearing... a t-shirt and casual pants.
I am creating... order out of chaos.
I am going... to get a lot of work done today. (I hope.) We shall start by catching up on e-mails (working on that) and cleaning up the temp house a bit. I need to pack up some of our stuff so that I can take it back over to our real home this afternoon.
I am wondering... when my baby girl is going to take off walking for good. She took SIX steps this past weekend! And oh, she was so proud.
I am reading... A Prayer for Owen Meany. I'm not sure how long I'll be reading it though. I hate it. But the storyteller is a good one and he unfolds things very slowly which keeps me reading.
I am hoping... that my son's eye heals completely. This past weekend he received a serious scratch on his cornea which turned the weekend upside down a bit. Codeine and lights kept him grounded in a darkened bedroom. Last night he was finally able to open his eye again. It looks red and puffy still, but it is open.
I am looking forward to... being done sniffing through all the contents of our house.
I am learning... oh. so. much.
Around the house... children are working on summersaults, walking and reading books.
I am pondering... the weather. Deep folks. Really deep.
A favorite quote for today...
In marriage, losing is . . . "doing what is right and good for your spouse, even when big things need to be sacrificed, like a job, or a relationship, or an ego. It is forgiveness, quickly and voluntarily. It is eliminating anything from your life, even the things you love, if they are keeping you from attending, caring, and serving."
(From this article, Marriage is For Losers, which I highly recommend.)
One of my favorite things... is watching (or listening to) my three children play happily together.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Move. Back. Home.
A peek into my day... Packing, cleaning, washing, driving, holding little hands, making food, feeding, talking, replacing, driving, sniffing and typing up lists.