02 March 2009
the middle of the day
laundry: 4 loads completed, 3 to go
treadmill: 1 mile down, 4 to go
sewing: .75 projects done, 1.25 to go
neatening of household clutter: done (and yet somehow never done)
there are still bills to be paid, papers to be sorted, emails to respond to. and in twenty minutes the boys shall pound through the front doorway with their heaps of homework and energy and retellings of recess capers and general school paraphernalia. we'll do math facts and spelling words and snacks and dinner. we'll fold laundry and play games and brush our teeth to the background cacaphony of a family of six.
but for just a minute, in the middle of this half-finished day, i breathe in the quiet. and i relish this moment where it couldn't be clearer how beautiful an ordinary life can be.