Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Days, New Beginnings




The sun peeked through my blinds, washing my face with its delicious rays. He reminded me of the magic of a new day.

I jumped up, grabbed the Queen from her crib, and made some breakfast. I determined that I would do those dishes that have been sitting in my sink for the last week.

I took a shower. I changed diapers. I got everyone, including myself, ready for the mother's group we had scheduled.

We set off in our double stroller. We met a friend. A mom who also has a toddler and a 2-month old. We walked to the house of the gathering.

Inside, there was resplendent chaos. Children screaming, toys strewn about the floors, and mothers talking. I was happy.

The Queen, unfortunately, decided she did not want to play. She was tired, and, doggoneit, she was going to take a nap. So, after only 40 minutes worth of fun, we took a traipse back to our home.

I put the Queen down, and she slept. Oh, she slept. I held Manly and wrote a little bit.

After lunch, the Queen wanted another nap. I complied. She slept, Manly slept, and I slept. It was glorious.

When I woke up, I tackled the dishes. I made dinner. I was quite content.

After dinner, Mr. B bathed the Queen and put her down for bed. And, there she lies, sleeping like an angel. In the meantime, Manly and I enjoy our time together. He smiles and coos, I smile and coo back. We snuggle. I write. I clean.

Thank you, God, for the sunshine after the rain.

I forgot to mention one very important event that is happening tomorrow.

My very first guest post!!!

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10 comments:

  1. Kristen @ MothereseJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    So pleased that you got your own rainbow yesterday. :)Isn't it amazing the world of good that one day - or even one moment - of sunshine can do?

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  2. Beautiful! I'm glad things cleared up so your mind could press pause. And enjoy your life.

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  3. Aren't our lives magical, just the every day?Off to do the dishes in my sink as I have someone stopping by today.

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  4. I love extra nap days. And productive days when your babies are so small really are a ray of sunshine. Glad you still aren't stuck in the rain!

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  5. Oh the sweetness! I'm so glad for you!

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  6. Sleep! Wonderful! (Sunshine, indeed.)

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  7. Naps are the key here- don't we feel so much better when our kids nap and especially when we get to nap, too!!!

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  8. Sometimes the most amazing things can happen when I just do one thing, and then do another thing, one after the other. I don't try to tackle a whole list or the whole world, but just one - like dishes. And, like you, my world starts looking a lot better and I start feeling better about it and less overwhelmed.

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  9. And there is such sweetness in sleep. And in you.

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