Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Quiet and Still

Today was quiet. The evening is still. Still as it can be with small children. Jason is working tons. I'm amazing myself at my sanity at the moment. We're holding down the fort. Laundry is folded, placed in it's designated drawers and closets. Floors are swept, though not mopped.

When Jason comes home, quite soon I suspect, he'll be tired. The kids will be all over him. We'll talk some business. I'll dote on him with a hot meal and kindness. Like he's a weary traveler seeking sustenance and refuge at an inn, at which I am the keeper. He'll sleep better than a baby, only to be awoken by an obnoxious alarm in the dark morning to do it all over again. I wouldn't last a morning in his work boots.

I hope these long hours won't last too long. I miss watching stupid Jeopardy with him.

What to do.

Knit a scarf - practice the Purl stitch I finally have learned

Watch another girl movie. I've rented Sabrina - last night was Pride and Prejudice.

Finish reading St. John Chrysostom's On the Priesthood - required reading for our catechism

Go through all of our drawers and find placement for clothes we no longer wear

Do some baking

Have a sparkling clean home - Do the bathroom NOW.

Ready? Go!


Blogger Jamie said...

Well, you always got me if you need some noise in your ear.

11:01 PM  
Blogger jenny baker said...

i know what you mean about not lasting a morning in your husband's boots, or in my case, husband's casual shoes. i don't know what i'd do if i had to handle 30 teenagers, try and get them to listen to me for 45 minutes, and then have 30 NEW teenagers come in and do it all over again.

i would rather clean the bathroom! :)

9:37 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I love stillness. It's so rare, though :)

10:58 AM  
Blogger Bluecanopy said...

yo go, "MA"!!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

hey you. i'm blogging again. how weird is that???

4:07 PM  

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