Saturday, 3 February 2007

A Good Day

Did you ever wonder what a "good day" was for a typical stay-at-home mom?

Here is how yesterday went:
~Woke up, had coffee and a light breakfast.
~Prepared breakfast for my daughter.
~Posted on my blog.
~Visited from my blogroll.
~Went to a scheduled weekly Bible Study that provides free childcare.
~Had a quick lunch at Costco to include a chocolate and vanilla swirl to share.
~Went to a have a scheduled manicure and pedicure.
~Home for my daughter’s bath time and hair washing.
~Watched an hour of Oprah.
~Dusted and wiped down the television and stand.
~Landscapers cleaned fallen debris in my front yard from the damage of frost weeks ago.
~Read more than one passage in my Bible and completed a few pages of homework for study while my daughter napped.
~Brought my car to the gas station to fill up and vacuum out fallen leaves and twigs from our front yard tree.
~Made dinner, ate, and fed my daughter.
~Listened and observed my husband watching a special on Corvettes.
~Cleaned the counters off.
~Cleaned out the frig from last week's unused leftovers.
~Rinsed out both the vegetable and cold cut bins in the frig.
~Conversed with my husband about his job.
~Had a hot uninterrupted shower.
~Read a story to my daughter.
~Went to sleep.

The successes were small and probably not as significant to those of you who are still single or without children. However, to those who are parents I know you can relate. Yesterday was rewarding considering all its accomplishments. It was a productive day! Unfortunately, this is not a usual occurrence, but when it does, the day is played as a finely tuned orchestra who has practiced and prepared to produce a symphony whereby each hour segues into the next without a hint of transition. I was calm, centered, and valued my choice to be a mom.

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