Wednesday, January 06, 2010

gratitude: all filled up

You'd think that since I write daily for OLM, that writing here wouldn't be difficult, wouldn't you? Especially because I'm a Mama that loves to get inside her own head for at least a little while every day.

This morning (pre babes waking) I am grateful for the thoughts and ideas and happiness that are filling me up!

We've had adventures away from home the last two days, and have a park date with friends planned for tomorrow, and have a date on Saturday with Grandma and African Drums...
So today is all about home and the things I've been pondering.

My head is filled with ideas of sugar cookies - heart-shaped cookies with pink frosting and redhots
and walking with the babies up to the neighborhood craft store for some plaster of paris and red ribbons and several sheets of felt (I have a few ideas brewing)....
I'm thinking of when I asked Maddie a couple of days ago how she would choose the three of us to spend time together... she said "Play downstairs!" so I'm thinking we'll get to play with lots of interesting things and clean up the playroom today....
I'm thinking that my house is pretty clean, and won't take much to get it in ship-shape...

My head and heart are tapping and stomping and ready and happy and so eager for this day...

for this day.
For this now.
For this ordinary life that we can live and appreciate and celebrate as if it's extraordinary.

...For this life that we shall live and love and celebrate as if it is extraordinary.

4 comments:

ladybug-zen said...

mmmmm! redhots! it's been decades since i last had a redhot on my tongue. thanks for reminding me of the good ole days :)

question: how do you keep your house so clean? i ask this in all seriousness. i've yet to find a way to meet my needs in that area.

slim pickins said...

how did i forget about this part of OLM? maybe it's because i found the other part first and assume i'll always wind my way here, and i forget that i have to turn the page as it were. thanks for mentioning it in your post today and reminding me...i really enjoy the process and the reflection and so wish for a sit down with some something warm to drink and a few extra hours on hand.

The Powell Family said...

I love your outlook! I only wish I had those moments before everyone woke up to gather my thoughts and take in my morning coffee. It seems like they beat me to the punch these days. I too have been trying to think up more V-Day projects and had just promised my oldest that we would make heart shaped cookies this week. I better hop on it!! Oooh, I love anything cinnamon!!!! Great idea!

Nancherrow said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm having fun nosing around your posts...I aspire to be an unschooler but have yet to go all the way.

Alison