19 July 2010

Little Things

I do mean to continue my series of thoughts on normal life, but updating here just isn't the priority it used to be. Giving thanks, on the other hand, is always a priority.

  • The moment while watching BBC's Emma with Dave and Mirren playing on the couch between us, when I realized I was relaxed and happy. 
  • Watching my water baby kick around in the pool while Daddy held her.
  • The happy faces prunes bring (seriously, the child loves prunes . . . spurns just about everything else, but loves prunes. Go figure.)
  • Sleeping through the night!
  • Finding that it doesn't have to be perfect to be good.
  • Anticipating vacation
  • Finding out we're still loved by old friends
  • Playing "Where's mama?" (over and over and over again)
  • The sweet sensation of being held, body mind and soul
  • Sun-dried skin

8 comments:

terri said...

mmmmmm. i love all this. thank you friend.

christianne said...

I love that BBC version of Emma! Saw it for the first time recently. And it makes me smile to think of you sitting on the couch watching it with Dave and suddenly realizing you're relaxed and content. So glad for that moment for you.

kirsten michelle said...

I love this. I love all these "little things" that really aren't so little, after all, because they make up a life that is blessed and beautiful.

Tammy said...

Hi Sarah.
You are still giving thanks I see. That is precious. I can't say I have developed that one. It is a wonderful trait.

Nonetheless, it is funny to me that you get my smart mouthed humor even when it is crude. You really get me.

I like it when you approach me like that.....you get that I am feeling the way I do, but you are not tip toeing around like I am too fragile to joke with about all of it. You get my harsh way of conveying it and articulating it.

I am glad that you understand me well enough to do that....laugh with me. Dear God I have to laugh to keep from crying.

Nathan understands me that way too. I will tell you what happened to me the other day. I have been under sooo much stress that I can't even think straight. (there is a pun in there somewhere- ha ha). Anyway, I have a paper shredder and I have a paper shredding addiction from hell.

Earlier this month I shredded my pay check. Mind you- the company charged me the 35 dollar check canceling fee. Oh it gets better. Then just a few days ago I go to Wal-Mart and purchase a 425 dollar money order to pay my rent which is due in about 6 or so days now.

You know where I am going right? Yep. I shredded it. Not only did I shred it, I spent about 3 hours sifting through every single shred of paper in the shredder piecing that money order back together. Oh it gets better........almost all of the pieces were at the very bottom.

Oh, it gets better. I call money gram and they tell me that it will take 30 to 60 days to replace it with some fee attached of course.

So, I was telling Nathan this long spill and he starts laughing and says that reminds me of a clip in a Batman movie where Penguin finds those papers in the sewer and black mails that corporate dude with evidence that he pieced together from his trash.

So, we both busted out laughing. He knows me and I appreciate the fact that you get me when I am in those moments where I just want to jump off a cliff and you can joke with me about it.

I get very melodramatic when I get really hurt or stressed and honestly I mean for it to be funny. It is the only way I know how to process my anger........the worse the hurt- the more crude I get. Little psycho babble insight.

I wrote you a book Sarah. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the insight.

Sarah said...

I'm glad you're glad when I find you funny, because I find the fact that you shredded your paycheck hilarious. Not in a good way, but hilarious.

Amy Sullivan said...

Ohhh, I'm into the "Where's Momma?" game with my daughter...I love how happy she is to see me!

emily wierenga said...

ahh... the sweet sensation of being held... i know this. by both babe and baby. i love your blog, and i love that you stopped by mine today. i'm following you now. :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by, Emily! It's great to have you here.