It’s been a good day. Nothing to warrant a photo or blog post really but as I sit and reflect I am grateful for a mountain of simple pleasures.
My baby is in bed. I can hear her talking to herself. Little happy noises. Earlier she dragged out my highest heels and made me practice walking. These are the ones I threatened to get rid of because while they are gorgeous, they are super skinny heels and I tend to trip. My three year old loves them. She really wants me to wear them. And so tonight I tromped up and down the hall and didn’t fall over once. Maybe all the running and biking and swimming is good for heel training. Point here is that she makes me grin.
My eldest is at camp. First overnight camp. She was nervous. I didn’t tell her I was nervous too. I told her she’d be great. I sat tonight and thought about summer camp and growing up and the fact that fourth grade is no little matter. Love that girl.
My house smells currently smells like a cake baking and bread rising. My husband is making birthday treats for my dear friend. He always says yes to my plans. Currently my plans include a big pre race carb load. Fresh mozzarella and grated parmasan and sausage and pasta. Gosh he makes me happy.
My hands currently smell like lavender and basil and tomatoes from when I watered my garden. I hear my cat meowing, ready for dinner and our nightly cuddle.
Day after tomorrow is my big day. Swim and bike and run. I’m scarexcited. My Trisuit fits if you like the look of a black and pink porpoise.
Ten days out is the 7th annual Scramble for the Kids. Today I got to talk to several generous local entrepreneurs committed to helping hurting kids. I love that.
Today I also witnessed a friend climb out of a personal hole today. Miracle. Inspiring.
Talked to my mama. Planned a belated Father’s Day date with my dad and sister. Smooched one of my nephews.
Within striking range of a goal at work. I love a finish line.
Lots of good stuff. But Eaier today I got a little overwhelmed and sad. It’s because I read the news. Do you do this? Lions and babies and protests. Politics and fights and war. I am a fully engaged citizen. I read and vote and call and write and fundraise. But Sometimes it feels like the yuck is winning. I can get stuck there.
But I decided today to just not.
Counted my blessings. Said a prayer. Called it good.
It was a good day.