Right now…

It’s been “one of those days” today.  The kind that sends the “I want to plan every second of the day” part of me into a tailspin and causes me to drop the plan and make it up as I go along.  Which, I can do. But I don’t like to do. I’m a creature of habit.  I like my routines.

So, after I got the mid-morning call from the school telling me I needed to come get Big Girl (she is sick) I envisioned myself as my GPS whenever we miss a turn along our route…

“Rerouting” it says.

Yep, that’s what my day has been like… actually, that’s what the past few weeks have been like – personally and professionally.  It’s been one of those MONTHS.


But it’s OK.  I’m adjusting. I’m adapting. I’m surviving. (and sleeping really well at night. All this adapting makes a girl tired!)

So, today, I think I will focus on right now…

Right now: I’m nursing my sick one, making her favorite foods, keeping her hydrated and entertained (thank goodness for NetFlix streaming)


Right now: I’m enjoying a cup of a new tea I discovered at my retreat last weekend. Light and refreshing. Like Spring in a cup.


Right now: I’m wishing I had the luxury of time to curl up and read (or knit) and sip some of that tea for hours on end… and realizing I would probably be so utterly bored if I really did have that kind of time.

Right now: I’m thankful for the warm weather, tired of the rain and gloomy days, and wishing (at the same time) that we had some really cold weather and snow (Yes, I know that is a little nuts)

Right now: I’m marveling at my girls’ creativity – these are their pottery creations they painted last week on their day off.img_1226img_1228

Right now: I’m also marveling at the girls’ teachers and their creativity. Look at what Little Bit did for math this week – well, math and science. How cool?


Right now: I’m utterly hooked on Downton Abbey and watching the first three episodes of the new season over and over and over again. I can’t wait until the next episode.

Right now: I’m thankful for rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. I just don’t have it in me to cook dinner tonight. I’m thinking rotisserie chicken, rice and a salad works.

Right now: I’m trying to plan ahead, realizing that it is probably futile with a sickie in the house… but trying to plan nonetheless. I can’t help it. It’s genetic.

Right now: I’m listening to the 9,037th episode of Phineas & Ferb blaring in the living room and remembering to be thankful she is happy and occupied rather than annoyed at the sound of such a silly show.

Right now: I’m missing my momma and wishing we lived closer so we could sit together and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation whenever we wanted.

Right now: I’m going to go be with my baby.

I’ll talk to you tomorrow.


3 thoughts on “Right now…

    1. Thanks, I appreciate the well wishes for her. She needs them… I think I fool myself into thinking I have it all under control and when something comes along (like illness) and rips the rug out from under me I don’t like it very much. I think it is God’s way of reminding me that I’m not in control and that that is perfectly okay. I’m just a slow learner, apparently! 🙂


  1. I like tea with maybe, and only maybe, a saslph of sugar [must be the south in me]. Milk seems heinous and destructive; belongs only in coffee! Then again, it might be my inner hatred of milk. DRINK ON!


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