Monday, February 22, 2010

Normal Day

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.  Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.  One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.  
-Mary Jean Iron


This weekend was just another normal manic weekend. So much to do and not enough time to do it.  Working full time and not getting home until late in the evening five days a week leaves all the running around for the weekend.  Add to all the normal stuff that has to get done every weekend, a home improvement project* that I started a few weeks ago and that had to get done this weekend, and it was an extraordinarily manic weekend.  All the while I'm hither, thither and yon trying to get everything done before Monday arrives (unsuccessfully, I might add), poor Jack got very little of my attention.  Alas, my normal includes a little boy who patiently and silently waits for me to feed him, suction him, reposition him, give him something to hold, change the TV channel, put in a new movie and give him a hug and a kiss in passing.  But, the fact that I can do all that and still manage to get out of the house and get things done, counts as a good weekend in my book. 

That's my normal and I'll take it ... and treasure it.


May you all have a week filled with normal days that can be treasured.


*I decided to re-do one of our upstairs bathrooms.  I had this great idea of ripping out the old sink and the wall mirror and re-painting, re-tiling, and putting in new sinks and new mirrors Problem is, I got stuck at the "taking out the old sink" stage because of plumbing problems.  Fortunately, I have a fabulous brother-in-law who knows how to do all that stuff and he (and Mark) helped get the old sink out and the new sink in. I managed to get the painting done and we paid someone to put the new flooring in. The end product is a beautiful new bathroom finished just in time for my friend Anne, from Ohio, to come visit next weekend!  


Susan said...

Anytime I get a home improvement project done in the midst of the normal everyday stuff I think it is a miracle.

Life is made up of one normal or ordinary day at a time isn't it? I was just having a conversation with Adrian about something similar tonight. The perfect day doesn't exist.

worthy said...

Wow - manic indeed! Glad you got the bathroom finished in time for Anne's visit. I agree with Susan, getting home improvements done on top of the regular stuff IS a miracle - well done!! give yourself a pat on the back xxx

Anonymous said...

My home will just remained unimproved for awhile. I can barely get the groceries bought and put away over the weekend. Hope you have a great visit with Anne! ;-)

Anonymous said...

How do you do it all Ann??
enjoy your week :)
xo christina