07 November 2013

A Day In The Life

Once again, I'm laughing and kicking myself a little bit for the prompts I went with for this challenge. One of the most gorgeous things about my life is that no two days are alike. Yes, many of them consist of the same elements and tasks, but the lessons and reflections are ever growing and evolving with each rise and set of the sun. However, my days are full. I strive each morning to remember to be present in each moment.

These days I'm embracing sweet Sookie laughter, snuggles and praying over her in the morning. Intense hugs as I realize the weight of being given another day with my family. Coffee sometimes, water always, carrot juice with morning meds. It helps to ease the unavoidable nausea from Cystagon. These days are candy pink boas, apple green fairy wings and singing at the top of our lungs. These days are rainbow colored pony tail holder soup. These days are bug pillows and grapes in bed and cozy feet snug inside slippers.

Today? I'm treading water furiously to stay afloat. I'm struggling with energy and the spoons I want to give back to the world, but my family comes first. I made scrambled eggs with garlic, rosemary and bacon. I called a specialty pharmacy back to set up a shipment of my eye drops and went over the fact that they have to be frozen (even though I do this every 4 weeks). I stayed patient while the woman explained to me that I have to unthaw them 24 hours before I put them in my eyes. I said "Yes, I understand that." when she told me they are to be put in my eyes every hour I'm awake. I grinned as Sookie splashed in the tub, reenacting scenes from Tangled.

My heart swelled to three times its original size as I watched my dad build Miss S a lion cave out of couch cushions. I giggled as he and I attempted to convince Sookie that the dragon she was fussing about wasn't really bad, he simply needed friends and perhaps we should invite him in for tea?

Driving home I chatted with Sook about the cheshire cat moon. She insisted it was a crescent. She told me a story about "Last time when I was a baby, and I was a bird and I fly high in the sky..."

My sister gave me a pair of Spongebob Squarepants earrings for the last Christmas she was here with us (8 years ago). She was bursting with joy for me to open them. I was a brat about them; ungrateful and annoyed that they weren't something else. Sookie found them tonight in my old bedroom (her playroom at my mom and dad's). I was crying, laughing, crying, crying, laughing, laughing, and crying. Life lesson: don't be a brat. Cherish Spongebob earrings.

And with that, I say goodbye to this day with these words repeating in my head:

Even scientists say
Everything is just light
Not created, destroyed
But eternally bright
- Live; They Stood Up For Love

Link up your posts about a day in your life. I can't wait to read them. :)


  1. An ordinary day but each day is special in its own way.

  2. "Maybe the dragon needs friends. Perhaps we should invite him in for tea?"
    That is a great life lesson right there....

    1. Thank you! I strive so hard every day to remind Sookie to reach out to others. xoxo.

  3. Visiting from SITS! Couldn't agree more that no two days are the same! Just linked my post about getting out of the house with 3 kids under the age of 4... probably more action in that one hour than some people have in an entire day!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the color and life you bring to an ordinary day. Message well received!