Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday morning

there is sun and blue and a wild turkey walking slowly, but determinedly, across the park outside my window. I think it's going to be a good day.

I had the kind of day, yesterday, that was full of contradictions.

::I didn't do anything much productive all morning, because I've been sick. But then I kicked into gear and worked steadily in the afternoon, got all sorts of things done. Things I haven't tackled in weeks, seemed urgent and do-able.

::I spent embarrassingly too much time with my head up the computer, but took a long, happy, patient walk with Anna afterwards.

::I had very little stress put upon me, yet still lost it my composure, more than once.

::I had very few groceries in the house (see above, about being sick...), yet managed to assemble quite a few tasty dishes.

::I got all of the laundry done, but even when I realized I had forgotten soap in one load, folded it and put it away, anyway.

::I thought about calling all sorts of friends, but barely spoke to anyone outside of my house.

::I meant to go to bed early, but stayed up late.

Today, I think things are going to be different. I'm going to:

::meet a friend for tea

::get some groceries in the house

::feel better

::keep my cool

::wear something pretty, for it looks like Spring may finally be here

::give birthday presents to my newly-minted teen-aged stepdaughters

::write and mail a thank you note

::ignore the laundry

::give myself a break

Hope you do (some of) the same.

Enjoy the day. Thanks for reading.

ps: I put that Flickr badge over there on the sidebar all by myself. Come visit.

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Anonymous Alexis said...

Even on your off days, you are so much more productive than I am on my good days!

Congratulations on putting the Flickr badge up by yourself! I am very impressed indeed!

April 16, 2009 3:07 PM  
Blogger julochka said...

i'm glad i'm not the only one who has days full of contradictions.

i spend embarassingly too much time with my head up the computer as well (love that way of putting it) and i always stay up too late...

love the pic of the child and the guitar.

and i'm very proud of you for managing the flickr badge. :-)

April 16, 2009 4:10 PM  
Blogger tangled sky studio said...

i can't fathom running a house with eight girls OR adding a flickr badge to my blog by got it goin' on girl! i hope your day turned out even better than planned....

April 16, 2009 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

What days! Even the blah, contradictory ones are just so.incredibly.full. Beautiful.

April 16, 2009 8:06 PM  
Blogger Adam Glenn said...

You are now officially a flickr-meister :-)

April 17, 2009 9:58 AM  
Blogger Char said...

I wondered over here from Julie's blog and I must say I felt at home. So warm and real. Thank you. I am always full of contradictions.

April 17, 2009 11:02 AM  

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