Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Sweetness ~ A Normal Day

For the last few weeks we’ve been living in chaos.

There have been water damage repair companies, plumbers, insurance adjusters, contractors, contractors, more insurance adjusters, and did I mention contractors? in our house.

There have been fans, dehumidifiers, and plastic containment barriers up in our home.

There is no immediate end to the chaos in the near future.  We need to get used to this being a way of life for the next few months.

But last Friday? 

Friday was the first day in over 2 weeks where we didn’t have some stranger come into our home to look at something, or test something, or do something, or quote something. 

No, Friday we woke up had breakfast, and ran errands just like any normal day.  I got to play with my two younger boys.  Buggy was calm and not scared and clingy like he had been for the last two weeks because of the sheer volume of strangers in our home.

I got to put Buggy down for a nap.  ON TIME!  And he slept so well.

I got to rock with Sweet Pea, read him a few books and then let him have quiet time while I went downstairs and sat in the silence of the house. 

By the time Big T got home from school everyone was up and rested and ready to have some fun. 

It was a typical normal day, and I LOVED every minute of it.

I will think back and remember that day whenever I feel myself feeling antsy because I need to be “doing something” other than they typical normal day-to-day stuff.

Because sometimes a normal day is just what the doctor ordered.

Do you find pleasure in your normal day?


Kate F. @katefineske said...

Yep! I finally had a more normal day yesterday. It's nice isn't it? Does you good... And does the kids good!

Hope you house is doing better???

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Normal days are underrated.

Glad you managed one amid the chaos! Hope the home gets into ship-shape soon.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I never realized how much I value a normal day!

Our house is at a standstill, the repair work hasn't even started yet. It will get there though, just is going to take some time!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Normal days ARE underrated! I'm hoping for more of them in the near future!

Tammy said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me! :) I love days like that. But it would be a nap for me when the kids are at school! :) teehee!

Komberly said...

In my current state, a nice normal day is what my soul is craving right now.
Glad you had yours ;)

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

sometimes it takes crazy chaos to realize just how awesome normal is!

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel with the people in and out of your house fixing things and quoting crazy amounts of money you don't have. In the time span of about 3 months we had our water heater explode, the dryer died and my freezer stopped working. It was not a fun time at my house.

I'm so glad you got to enjoy a normal everyday kind of day. Those are the best!

Jessica said...

In times of chaos a normal day is exactly what is needed. I'm glad you got one.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


Oh a nap mixed into a normal day. Sounds like heaven to me!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


I so hope you get what your crave, and soon!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


You are so very right!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


It was so nice. This week we were right back into people coming in and out and in and out and no work has been done yet. This is just the bidding part. It's going to be a long month. Hopefully I will be able to squeeze a normal day or two in from time to time!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...


It was exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm ready for another one!