Thursday, December 03, 2009


Laundry! Cooking! Grocery shopping! Order Christmas cards! More laundry! Email so-and-so back! Check your voicemail! Take someone somewhere!

Your to-do list probably looks different than mine, but we all have them, either on paper or in our heads. We all have things we need to do each day and sometimes the list grows too long and stress comes creeping in.

On days like today-- a busy yet good and productive day-- I am so thankful for the things I have in my life that help me relax. When I take the first sip of coffee in the morning or that first sip of wine in the evening I can feel all the tenseness leaving my body. I guard those sips jealously and usually devise a way to have those few moments alone by either getting up before the kids or by letting them watch some television program while I prepare dinner.

My to-do list for today is almost entirely checked off. I have told the kids to just be quiet already for ten minutes and I have a nice shiraz breathing in one of our Reidel wine glasses that Joe and I splurged on when we were first married and couldn't afford them. I am very much looking forward to that first sip.


Bob said...

Another way to relax when I get home from work-- -chase Buckley around the house...then wine with dinner.

nina said...

You deserve those moments! Have another one on me.

I am so very glad that you never neglect your blog. For me, reading it is like having a second family!

So, thanks for keeping it there on your to do list!