Sunday, February 22, 2009


That's how the following list of tasks, each of which I accomplished today without undue ado, would have looked and felt to me a year ago. Actually, many of these individual tasks and any two of them in combination would have been daunting, never mind the whole list.

And yet, it's all just regular stuff.

  • Made my bed
  • Did last night's dishes
  • Did second load of weekend laundry so school uniforms will be ready to go on Monday morning
  • Got breakfast for three kids (we imported one yesterday afternoon), including sending Julia to the corner store for missing items
  • Watched Robin and her friend practice their choreography
  • Took the extra kid home and stopped by the park for a few minutes with my own so they could skateboard/sneaker skate, respectively
  • Got lunch for two kids
  • Helped Robin with her homework, with no angst and not at the last minute
  • Walked back over to the park because it was fun the first time
  • Gave kids generous turns on the computer and let them choose the music for much of the day
  • Planned school lunches for tomorrow and dinner for tonight
  • Did breakfast and lunch dishes
  • Got Julia bathed and shampooed and entirely presentable for school tomorrow, despite the current lack of hot water in the house, and with her willing participation
  • Cooked a dinner all three of us enjoyed
  • Read a chapter of Harry Potter to the girls - and then another one
Regular stuff is nice.


Lisa February 23, 2009 8:22 AM  

What a difference a year makes, huh?

Actually, that list wears me out.

juliloquy February 23, 2009 12:17 PM  

So the difference is the girls' level of maturity, your frame of mind, or both or?

But it's a great list.

The Cunning Runt February 23, 2009 6:37 PM  

I love this list. It reminds me of the lists I make when I'm down and struggling, which always include a few "gimmes," like "get out of bed" so I can start the day by crossing something out.

Which is not to imply that your situation is at all analogous to mine, but rather that I dug your list, in part because it illuminates the priorities of a wonderful Mom.

Your Gurrrlz aren't just beautiful; they're also very lucky.

Erin February 23, 2009 8:11 PM  

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you're in a better place. :)

I'm glad that you are doing well.

kkryno February 28, 2009 1:53 AM  

Sometimes making a list is daunting enough!

Mine is down to three items, and there always seems to be one left over. :[

Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

I'm glad you're enjoying life more these days.

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