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Monday, March 07, 2011

Dream a little dream....

I am typically "off" on Fridays from my beloved job.

When I tell folks I have a day off, they ask how I plan to relax. I generally have lots of ideas about what I will do, but inevitably I usually end up crossing things off my to-do list. My sweet hubby will come home from work and ask what I was up to that day. I rattle off a LONG list of tiny accomplishments (the more I have, the more impressive I seem) and he calls me the bestest wifey in the world. I love this ritual we have going.

I tend to not get around to the relaxing part of the day because time runs away from me. I must say though at the end of such a productive day, I imagine what life would be like if I stayed home instead of working. (Disclaimer: I LOVE what I do!)

I imagine myself as yes, a SUPER WIFE, with powers to slow time to get done all that I want to accomplish. My husband will come home to find a sparkling house, a made up gorgeous (skinny!) wife, dinner on the table and dessert in the oven, laundry done, and all my craftiness on display. I of course imagine that with all that time on my hands, I would be quilting and sewing and making fun things all day long every week. What a Proverbs 31 woman I would be!

Then reality sets in and I am happy that the laundry got done and the dog is clean, even if nothing else got accomplished that day. I am happy to know my husband doesn't care if the house is a bit dusty or if I am still wearing my sweatpants when he comes home or if I laid on the couch and read a book all day-- as long as I am there when he gets home, that's all it takes to make him a happy happy man.

Blessed, indeed.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

One of these days...

Today is one of the days I hate. The sun is shining (after being dreary for oh so long), the temperature is mild (an indication of coming Spring), and I am dying to be outside in the gorgeous weather.

Unfortunately I am stuck inside today working. Not a bad thing in and of itself, but the other side of my giant office window beckons to me today.