Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just one of those days...

Ever have a day that you just handled well? You know, where things went wrong, but for some reason, none of it really bugged you?

Normally, having Corinne and her buddy running in and out while Evan and his buddy ran in and out all day long would tire me out. Emotionally and physically, it just wears me down. Usually, having a pretty empty pantry because I still don't have a vehicle (I get it back on Saturday!!) makes me grrrrumpy and agitated. Most days that require me to hose the thick mud off of Corinne and her friends (AGAIN) will leave me exhausted and ready to tuck them all into bed, nice and early.

Instead? Today, the breeze was making my curtains billow. Today, the kids stayed out when I told them to. Instead of seeing what I didn't have in the pantry, I saw the 8 apples on their last days, just begging to be made into apple crisp. With no thought of rushing through it, I snatched Evan up and had him measure and pour the ingredients. While the crisp baked, I rummaged even further and found enough ingredients for another loaf of carrot bread (when your friend brings you 8 bags of carrots, you FIND ways to use them!). The smells of cinnamon, apples and bread filled the house even as Corinne romped around outside, coating her skin with thick, gooey muck. "Mud brownies, Mommy!" Instead of bemoaning the mess, I was glad that at least ONE of my kids would get a fast shower today! When I didn't know what I would serve for dinner, Patrick's friend showed up with his kids and spaghetti, ready to eat! And EVAN ATE SPAGHETTI. (This in itself is a miracle).

Just one of those days where things were normal but I was happier. No reason other than the breeze in the curtains and a random good night's sleep.

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

I would like to order a day like this, please.

Me said...

Good to "hear" you sounding so happy. These days? Are definitely few and far between. Tho, I think with me being pregnant, appreciating the life inside me helps me see them more often than I normally do.

kailani said...

A good night's sleep will always do the trick. I'm so glad you had a great day!

Lis Garrett said...

I *love* days like that and am so happy to hear you had one of them!

CaraBee said...

Sleep makes all the difference in the world. Glad you got some, sleep that is (not that the *other* some wouldn't be good, too), and had a good day.

beth - total mom haircut said...

I think it's always a good idea to bake on those days. It seems to make everything a bit better. Ad isn't it nice to have a post with this title but for positive reasons?! Good for you for taking it all in and recognizing it.

LceeL said...

I am so glad you had a good day. And, hopefully, better days are coming.

Gettysburg Mom said...

When all the stars happen to align perfectly, I've heard days like these can happen.

Sorry I haven't been commenting much. Had to laugh about your post 2-3 down, because I haven't been posting or commenting much either. Summer I guess.

Shea starts school on Weds. and Atlee on Thursday, so I think the access to the computer will become easier then.

Nap Warden said...

I think a random good night sleep does wonders:)

Our Little Corner said...

Mmm. I love peaceful, happy days like that.

sheila said...

You wrote a beautiful post here. I've have those pantry days too. Great innovative way of thinking you have!

Mommy Melting Pot said...

Sometimes something little like that is all it takes. For me, it's usually spending a little bit of time outside (that is, when the weather isn't a sweltering 100+ degrees).

I'm sure the good night's sleep was a big factor, too. I haven't had one in the past few days, but I'm hoping my little ones will let me start sleeping through the night again soon.

anymommy said...

It's so good to have a day like this. Like an oasis in the midst of life.

Hannah said...

Yay for having one of those (often rare) days! :-)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Well said. I managed to scrounge up the ingredients for some chocolate peanut butter bars yesterday. I tell ya homemade goodies make all the difference. :)

Debbie said...

Sounds like a great day! And a yummy day!

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