Thursday, November 5, 2009

A snap shot

Right now I am listening to Brianna's beautiful piano playing. Simone is interacting with Eyob as she finishes her assigned book; she's enjoying two of her favorite things at once. I can hear Ahni prancing around. Abel is dipping graham crackers in a stray cup of milk. The house is strewn with the leftovers of the day's activities. We have yet to do the final cleanup. There is string strung from one chair to another about 25 feet away where once a balloon zipped and entertained. The remaining ball of yarn somehow went around the dining room table and chairs making a large seven-sided shape. There are laundry baskets that served as trains and boats and a stray pillow whose role was a landing spot during a flood. Many books and papers and abandoned kid-dreamed projects still occupy space on the kitchen table, the one that needs to be set for dinner. Lunch dishes are waiting to be reduced along with the dinner dishes soon to pile up. In my head is a giant question of what to make for dinner without a functioning oven. Soup again tonight? Now the baby is fussy on my lap and manipulating an envelope for a temporary fix. A diaper surprise beckons. This is a snapshot of a normal day. Tomorrow the flurry will repeat itself. Life is good.

5 comments:

asgoodadayasany said...

A busy paradise...ahhhh... I need to pencil your address in for a fly-by dishwashing session on my trips back from Glenwood in the afternoon. I'll just let myself in the back door. :-)

Emily said...

haha! no worries. dishes are done and ready for the pile up again today. :) but if you really want to let your self in, mi dishes es su dishes. not good spanish, i realize.

Emily said...

oh yeah and we had waffles, bacon (not enough of it) and grapefruits for dinner. Yum!

simplyserina said...

my home is often as you describe. beautiful chaos.

your newest little guy is so precious - congrats!

positivelyorphaned said...

I don't know how I've never been to your blog before! Love it. I see that you link to my site. It is no longer at hivadoption.blogspot.com. Would you mind updating the link to www.PositivelyOrphaned.ORG ? That would be so great! And do you think it would be okay if I link to yours from my "Family Blogs" page? Eyob is so beautiful!

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