Mum vs. Dad

Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.”

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her bag. Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night Solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, “I thought you were going to bed.”

“I’m on my way,” she said. She put some water into the dog’s dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.

She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. “I’m going to bed.” And he did … without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer…?

There’s Still Nice People

I had such a wonderful morning today, like something out of the Pay it Forward movie that I just had to share. 

We were in and out of our freezer meal swap in no time today so I headed to the bank and then to the CVS right across the street to stock up on bottled water.  There was a limit of 2 cases, but the cashier let me buy as many as I wanted.  GrocerySmarts must have a typo, because $2.22 for a case of water is the 2nd lowest price I’ve ever seen for bottled water, so I’m stocking my sis-in-law and our family up for the summer!  Despite the 8 months prego belly, I was on a mission to get me some water at a great price!

So I go to check out and this lady says she’ll help me to my car.  I know I know, beware of strangers!  And then this man says he’ll help me too!  Long story short, he wheels my cart to my car, the lady makes sure I’m okay and he loads the cases into my trunk.  I tried to tip him the only bill I had and he wouldn’t take it!  I couldn’t believe it- that people were willing to help me and that they wouldn’t take $$ for their help.  I’m still in shock and I know this little incident is pretty insignificant to most, but to me it was an incredible act of service that reminds me that there still are nice people around.  Lately I’ve had a doom and gloom we’re all on our own attitude, so this was just what I needed to get myself back in check.  And you better believe I’ll be paying it forward.  Here’s to hoping you are having a really great day too!

I’ve even done a ton of dishes and cleaned the guest bathroom today!  And so far no nap for me- I’ve got energy and a ton to do before moving/ delivery day, which ever comes first!

Precious Moments

Lately Joshy has been sleeping in until about 9am every morning.  Mike brings him to me at 6:30am and then he snuggles next to me on my arm and falls asleep.  I just look at this little guy and all his cute little features and I am amazed!  I can’t complain for being able to sleep in more than normal and have a great reason for not getting things done like laundry and dishes and bathrooms, right?