A Normal Day on Day 33
By Renée Bodkin
After some pretty intense days, today was a “normal” day for me. And for that, I am grateful.
In the past, I wouldn’t find gratitude in this “normalcy” because it was in fact a pretty “normal” kind of day.
Alarm goes off, get ready for the day but for work and for the boys’ school day, help Philip with a few things before I dashed off to work. Work was a “normal” kind of day, too. I wasn’t too sure if I’d be at work today so I had “sub work” prepared. This made for a low-stress work day. Lots of independent work for the students so I could get grades finished up since they are due tomorrow. Yep, this girl is a procrastinator. Work day done to come home to some more “normal” — helped the boys finish up some school work then I actually rested a bit because I didn’t have to cook dinner (thank you, Mary Beth… the mac and cheese was perfect and the boys LOVED it). Then off to Cub Scouts where I actually didn’t have to run my Webelos II den meeting because I have great friends. Our friend, Mr Stouter, gave a fabulous interactive presentation for the boys’ Readyman pin. They did first aid stuff and I was “off the hook”. Thanks Steve!! Then home for prep for tomorrow. Boys have homeschool gym and swim at the Y which Grammy has fortunately agreed to take them to tomorrow. **Blog edit** Grammy is off the hook and Mr Stouter is taking the Bodkin boys to gym/swim. I organized some bills and here I am… blog writing.Now off to make lunches for the Bodkin and Stouter boys for tomorrow.
So yes, I am grateful for a normal day. Albeit the overtiredness (yes I made up that word) and overwhelmedness (that word too) and my hubby who is slowly recuperating… I am grateful for all the little things that got me through my day “normally”.