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Monday, April 4, 2011

Decide on Five

A list of decisions I have made:

1. Put Cohen back in school.  This decision scares me to bits.  I imagine children giving him tips on how to drive me crazy, torment his siblings even more than he already does, and develop unhealthy habits like drinking milk through his nose!  School is a scary place.  I should know I lived taught there for a few years.  I know...I know...he will be fine.

I just love this picture of my first and last. Sweet!


2.  Embrace my domestic life.  When my husband's cousin read that I wrote for Blissfully Domestic she laughed and made fun-just a little.  I felt a tinge of hurt but dismissed the thoughts that carpooled along.  I tried to explain that I am not living in la la land.  I know that parts of my life scare most people - even me.  But I do find bliss throughout my life in little pockets on my apron, in cheeks full of home cooking, and size 3 overalls.  I love being at home.  I wish I could conjure up a list of reasons right now.  But it is more about the things I can't describe or take pictures of.  The pauses.  The luxury of time.  The learning woven in and out.  It is in pyjamas at noon and time to make filet-au-poivre just because.  It is making rainbows throughout the day, and Costco runs with the Besties.  Okay I said I wasn't going to make a list but I did.  What can I say- I made a decision.

The epitome of domestic bliss!


3.  Take a compliment.  Thank you.

4.  Take care of myself.  It all started with the girls weekend away.  I washed my face- at night.  I bought my favourite body product and dressed in the light.  I even looked in the mirror up close and from afar.  Something in me clicked.  I wanted to paint my toes, wear lipstick that didn't blend, and wash my face every night.  It felt good.  It made me feel human- again.

We really did not want to leave.  


5.  Dream.  Which would involve sleep.  So on that note good night.

What's your five?

5 comments:

Mandy said...

Nicely done. I hope your son excels in school, as I'm sure he will! Taking compliments isn't alwasys easy is it? I'm guessing that you're pretty good at doling them out...that's the way it usually works!

Mining for Diamonds said...

I write for Blissfully Domestic too! Well, I'm supposed to, lol! I haven't lately. I only have like 2 articles posted!

Trust me, I'm sure it is a much bigger laugh that *I* write for them!!

Your children are lovely!!!! And yes, he'll be fine!

Sherree said...

Compliments are hard to take, but very needed in our lives. Especially, a mother's.

The Mom Chef said...

I like this list. I wish I could just rattle off five things, but I have to think through them and figure which are the top five.

I know "Commit to cleaning" would make into the top five so I'll give you that one. It's the one part of being at home that I hate. I'd rather visit the dentist than get started on a cleaning job. Once I get going, I'm happy and see it through to the end, but beginning is pure torture. :)

Honeybee said...

"Drinking his milk through his nose?" =D I haven't decide my list yet, because I have a lot in mind. BTW, I want to share about Paris Hilton New Luxury Car: How Car Can Cause Cancer.Looking forward your next post. I am ur new follower.