Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Good Day to Blog

Today is a good day to blog.

This guy (my youngest) is 22 years old. 
So, I got his cake done.
And while I was at it, I got busy and made chili for the freezer, 
along with some grilled chicken for salads this week, 
and, why not, a meatloaf for tomorrow.

It feels good to be in the kitchen today.
Even if we are dining out for the birthday celebration tonight :)
I do miss those little helpers I used to now I settle for an attentive audience :)

While I was working away, I let my mind wander as I so often do these days.
And this is what I have learned in the last several months.

  • I don't like working overtime.
  • No matter what....never put off til "right before bed" what you can get done earlier.  When bedtime comes, so does exhaustion.
  • I'm a gal that likes a straw...and today I'm out.  Putting them on the list.
  • I have turned into my mom about a lot of things, not least of which is making lists.
  • Cooking and cleaning can wait til tomorrow....when you have little children to rock (so says the popular poem).  But when those children are all grown up, it behooves you to keep up on the cleaning.
  • If you don't keep up the cleaning, you look around one day and become mortified. 
  • Mortification is not a good feeling.
  • Having said all that about the cleaning, it's good to pace yourself. I'm not the marathon cleaner I used to be.
  • There is nothing stronger than the power of prayer.
  • I don't like overtime.
  • Making baby-sized clothing provides instant gratification.  These baby hats were fun and fast, and the peach and lavendar will have matching sweaters.

  • And finally, I have learned that life goes on, no matter how sad, lonely, stressed, worried, or tired you are.  So you may as well say your prayers, have a cup of tea and make the best of every day.  
  • And don't work so much overtime.


Thimbleanna said...

It's SO nice to see you back Amy! That's a great list -- I laughed at the one about marathon cleaning. Whatever happened to us? I used to be able to clean the whole house, top to bottom, in one day. Now, I'm lucky to get one room done. Happy Birthday to your Bab!

Gloria said...

Hi Amy. Good to see you. I haven't been visiting hardly anyone because of a busy schedule but I'm trying to catch up. Happy Birthday to your son and I do hope you are doing okay. I think of you and all you've been through. Yes life does go on as I too have learned. Life is good Amy no matter what. It's good to wake up in the morning and open the doors, step outside and say your prayers and breath in the fresh air. I like your list. Take care and be well.

Wool Winder said...

Cute hats! My son is just one year older. They sure do grow up fast, don't they?

JAN said...

Amy, I just noticed your post! I love it and yes Overtime is no fun! Keep up the posts, it is good therapy for all of us.
Oh, and it is hard to believe that Tim is 22. I remember him and Emily going with us to that store (CRS) in Port Huron and your mom also on one of our sewing trips. He was very little then.

Gloria said...

Hi Amy! I stopped by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and New Year. ::hugs:: to you and I wish you all the best in life. Take care.