As a storms blows in this evening I can’t help but reflect on what life has given me today.
The past day has been eventful to say the least.
In the past 24 hours my dishwasher quit on us for good, my oven element blew up (it’s only two years old) and the hubster axed our sprinkler line trying to help me cut out a monster bush I have been working on.
In the past 24 hours I have prepared an eviction notice to deliver bright and early tomorrow morning to our renters who are two months delinquent in their payments. The joy of being a slumlord… I mean landlord.
In the past 24 hours Lil Miss has thrown about 30 tantrums (her daily average: maybe more) one of which resulted her slipping on the tile in our entry way, knocking her head on the electric outlet hitting hard enough to crack the casing, and only leaving a minor mark at her hair line. Thanks goodness for her tough hard head.
In the past 24 hours Lil’Miss stripped naked in her room when she was supposed to be sleeping, relieved herself on the floor and emptied the ribbon/gift wrap bin stored in her closet. I found her tangled in curling ribbon and tissue paper, curled up asleep in the nude.
In the past 24 hours I chased Lil’Miss from the middle of Kmart to the front door, where she was about to book-it outside. In my franticness, I left Lil’Bean, along with my purse and shopping basket right in the middle of the store. All were found safe and unharmed. I should call her Lil’Stinker!
In the past 24 hours I have endured hair pulling, screaming and kicking from my sweet, teething 6 month old Lil’Bean.
In the past 24 hours I tweaked my neck for the second time this week. It is a good thing I have another chiropractor appointment on Monday!
In the past 24 hours I have wondered if I was going to lose it, more than once.
Okay, so now for the good news. Although it has been a challenging day it hasn’t all been dread and doom. There was good to be had today.
This morning I was given a sweet gift from Lil’Miss. Every day we sing songs together. Sometime through the day but usually before she goes to bed at night. I guess I should say, I sing songs. She gets in an occasional “tinkle” (twinkle) here and there. This morning I was singing to her and I would leave off the last word of the song and she would say the remaining word, completing the line. It was so cute. I have tried this with her just a few days ago and she would just wait until I finished the song. It just made me smile and feel joy and was fun to hear her little words. She is starting to label and repeat everything! Watching a child learn and grow is amazing.
Even though our oven element blew up and created a whiff of smoke, we were still able to enjoy our dinner. I just left the food to cook until it was done. It didn’t even taste smoky!
The weather was beautiful and I was able to get in a good walk. The air was fresh and light. Deep breaths, lots of deep breaths!
My mother-in-law came and visited. We enjoyed chatting and laughing over Lil’Bean’s sweet smile. His smile makes me melt. I love it when he is happy.
I was able to finish planting some flowers in my front flowerbed. Never mind Lil’Miss trying to pick them dry. If you come to visit and see flowerless, flowers you will know who the culprit is.
We received a generous surprise in the mail that brought tears to my eye. Grateful tears. Thank you!
My neighbor brought by a bag of onions that I can cut up and freeze for later. I know I am digging here, aren’t I. But I am grateful for her thoughtfulness.
The hubs and I brainstormed back and forth today over email which was fun.
Life is moving. Where, I am not quite sure. Even though we feel poor and like our lives/houses are falling apart. I am grateful I have blessings to count!!
Post Script: I just realized it is Friday the 13th. Again, Murphy’s Law…..