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
photos: done
lunch: done
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.

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

I think your life is more beautiful than most "ordinary" ones. Lovely photos! I'm going to go clean some more now...

cindy k said...

I love ordinary most days, these pictures are so relaxing to me. I pray tomorrow will be even more ordinary than today..heart you

Jen said...

Absolutely lovely! Your pictures made the ordinary, extraordinary.

~love said...

your life certainly is beautiful..in many, many ways.

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Those pictures are so beautiful!

PamperingBeki said...

What IS it with those school papers? They multiply. I'm glad we recycle.

I'm happy for you that you can see the beauty in an ordinary life. That's something I strive for daily.

Jenn said...

yes...excitement is over-rated...unless it is a surprise trip to a tropical island, that is. yeah for you for realizing NOW how the ordinary days will remain the closest to your heart. someday we will wish these never-ending days back :) beautious photos as well dear friend!

take a bow Jenn

Geeta said...

You have no ordinary life- you have the gift of words, beautiful children, a knack for all motherhood entails....And somehow, the way you put things just made me feel much, much better about doing laundry, lunch, neatening:)

modkidboutique said...

Oh, Nic! I totally missed reading your blog. You have such a gift! This post was beautiful and it touched me so. I haven't had much time for blog surfing lately but tonight Jon is working on my Mac so I hopped on his puter and since I can't do anything on here but surf the web, I landed here tonight. So glad I did! LOVE YA, friend!!

patty

Seeker said...

I appreciate the stacks and piles of books. And the peek of the one on the treadmill. And heavens, what do you need that vintage baby scale for? Send it to me.

Day middles are valuable here too.

Jenn said...

yes...excitement is over-rated...unless it is a surprise trip to a tropical island, that is. yeah for you for realizing NOW how the ordinary days will remain the closest to your heart. someday we will wish these never-ending days back :) beautious photos as well dear friend!

take a bow Jenn

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Those pictures are so beautiful!