It's been a full day, yet when I look around, it doesn't look like I've done anything.
I found myself making a mental list of my activities today (Yes, Bets---a LIST!):
*got out of bed (it's a good day when I accomplish this)
*took a shower and put on real clothes (it's a great day when I accomplish this!)
*talked to my [recently retired] mom
*went to the doctor for my yearly physical (where I took off the real clothes and put on paper ones---joy!)
*visited Kmart for the first time in over a year (I didn't purchase anything)
*talked to Betsy
*ate at KFC for the first time in many years (and it will be many, many years before I eat there again)
*visited Melisa and talked about teaching writing to a 7th grader
*collected a black swallowtail caterpillar and a whole lot of parsley from Evonnie
*deposited same caterpillar into our recently vacated Butterfly Treehouse
*collected an unidentified caterpillar off of my miniature rose plant (no, it's not a rose slug)
*learned about rose slugs from the Internet
*got mad at Michael (he asked "What's for dinner?")
*cried A LOT
*made up with Michael
*ate popcorn and Raisinettes
*did some laundry and loaded the dishwasher
*filled two 30-gallon sized lawn trash bags with stuff to donate to Good Will
*took four large-ish boxes to the curb with the trash
*made a list that I count as a blog
Looks like I did a lot.
Doesn't feel like it when I see the stacks of toy totes in the living room and the sea of stuffed animals on the floor in Cami's room.
Thank You, Jesus, for a house to clean and food to make dishes dirty (and a dishwasher to clean them!).
Thank You, Jesus, for a soft bed and pillow to sleep on--and a loving husband to sleep beside.
Thank You, Jesus, for a healthy imaginative child to leave toys everywhere.
I really am blessed beyond measure.