Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A really nice day

Yesterday was a pretty normal day around here. School for the kids, work for Chip and I — nothing out of the ordinary. But it was such a nice day.

After walking Mary Clare to school, which are no lie, often the best two blocks of my day, I returned home to work, only to hear the doorbell ring and find that one of my dear friends had sent me flowers.

At 11 a.m., I headed back to Holy Redeemer to read to Mary Clare's class. I was a last-minute fill-in for another parent, and it was a complete surprise to Mary Clare. To say that she was thrilled was an understatement. I think she gave me three hugs right off the bat, one more fierce than the last. Reading to her class was hilarious, and it was fun to put faces with names. Then it was off to the office for a super productive afternoon topped off by kind compliments from a coworker about the cuteness of our kiddos. After work, it was back to Holy Redeemer to get Mary Clare, where even more sweetness ensued. (The kid, she is killing me.) As we walked up the walk to our house, we found a sweet welcome package from our church's women's group, complete with a dozen gourmet cookies, waiting for us on the front porch.

When Chip and Charlie rolled in the door, the kids busied themselves playing (nicely, for the most part) with the awesome "Cars" play sets that my mom recently scored on a garage sale. (Said play sets are so awesome that Charlie was actually shaking with excitement and stammering "uhhh uhhh uhhh" when he saw them for the first time.) Dinner was peaceful, the cookies were a nice treat for dessert, and bedtime, while exhausting where Charlie is concerned, went by without any significant threats.

Like I said, an average day, no doubt, but a really nice average day. It reminded me to enjoy the little things and not get so caught up in all that needs to be accomplished or all that went wrong with this or that. So thanks to everyone who made my day so nice. It did not go unnoticed.

1 comment:

  1. It's so funny what we appreciate these days. And how something as little as no resistance at nap/night time can influence our mood for the rest of the day. I am glad you had a good one! Flowers and cookies and car sets! That's one for the books!


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