Dec 29, 2010

A paragraph isn't the whole story. It's just what happens before what happens next....

This morning I went for an energizing run in the brisk morning air. My husband had fresh squeezed orange juice waiting for me when I returned home, which I sipped while catching up on the news and cooling down. I took a nice, long hot shower, letting the steam roll over me, clearing my head and soothing my muscles. I brushed my teeth, moisturized my skin top to bottom, and combed my hair.

Then I woke up.

I was on the couch, still in my clothes from yesterday. I was sandwiched between two cats and a seven year old child. My right arm was completely numb. My head felt like someone had slammed it in a car door. I was laying on what felt like a huge rock, but turned out to be a couple of Littlest Pet Shop toys. I carefully extracted myself from the heap of cats, toys, and child, and stumbled into the kitchen to make myself coffee.

That first paragraph is not totally a dream...my life used to resemble that at one time. The second paragraph is my life now. I love it, I hate it, I laugh, I cry.......But mostly I just try to get through to the next day without being too hard on myself or anybody else. We are all in this together, and life is just a series of paragraphs. You never know what the next one will be about.....

6 comments:

  1. Great! Can't wait to hear more! :)

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  2. Also I am not in this picture. And that is sucky. LOL

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  3. I will put a picture of you in my next blog :)

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  4. J.R. Schenk1/1/11, 3:07 AM

    Happy 2011!!!

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  5. I was all excited for what you got to do....then I read you woke up.

    Genius!

    Hilarious!

    I can't wait to read more.

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  6. looking forward to more posts ! I know your an amazing mom to your kids. And Amanda speaks of you proudly. Love reading your posts.
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