Saturday, December 22, 2007

Silent Night

It's been a busy day for Clew. I got up at 7:30 (which, actually, is sleeping in for me) - Hub was working most of the day so it was just Incrediboy, MBDog and me. I tried to get some chores done but it was difficult, as Incrediboy was in the mood for company and MBDog was being a general pain in the butt. I did manage to get a few loads of laundry done and get the kitchen cleaned, but weeding out toys in preparation for the new deluge in a few days has been slow going. And I never did get my morning plan of mopping and sealing the hardwood done until after Incrediboy was asleep tonight.

An immensely busy day considering I really didn't get too much done. But that's how it goes sometimes. And that's okay :).

I have a lot left to do in the next few days. Incrediboy was sick for the latter half of the week so I'm even further behind on chores than I usually am. But I also have a lot done. Presents for Incrediboy's best Christmas ever are wrapped and hiding in our bedroom closet. The infamous tow truck is in the trunk of my car, waiting to become a part of something amazing in a little boy's eyes. These, the important things, are done.

Hub turned in early after his long day and MBDog joined him. I just got out of a desperately needed shower and am sitting with a nice cozy cup of gingerbread spice tea. The TV is down low and the lights of our Christmas tree are sweetly serenading the corner of my eye. An entire corner of our family room displays Christmas cards from the friends with which we are richly blessed. Our stockings drape gracefully from the mantle, waiting patiently to be filled. Visions of sugarplums are dancing in the blue bedroom down the hall.

I should be doing some more chores instead of sitting on the couch in my fuzzy robe, drinking tea and blogging. My folks are visiting in a few days and I pretty much need to clean every room but the kitchen - and that too will surely need cleaned again by Tuesday. But just for tonight, I wanted to slow down. I wanted to pause long enough to savor the company of the holiday's quieter side. It's been a long time since I've done that.

Merry Christmas, friends.

11 comments:

martie said...

It sounds as if you have accomplished a lot in spite of Incredibly being sick!

Clew, it is sure to be one of your best Christmases ever.........you are an awesome mom to make everything wonderful and pull it all together.

Blessings to you and yours! I love you all and will be thinking of you! Hugs

Danielle Blogging for Balance said...

Such a perfect end to a perfect day! I have more lights inside my house than outside. I love to turn off everything but the strings of Christmas lights...it's beautiful and very relaxing for me. I played the Charlie Brown Christmas album literally all day yesterday. I was definitely in 'chill' mode...all is done but the wrapping..I'll do that out in the garage on Christmas Eve ;)

BTW did I ever mention a book called The Invisible Woman by Nicole Johnson...it will really lift you up on those days when you don't feel as though you accomplished much.

It sounds as though life is becoming pleasant for you again...I hope you post a photo of Incrediboy and his truck!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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Spin_Doc1 said...

House cleaners are the best, I just saying...

Lori said...

Sometimes you have to put the chores aside and just take in the Christmas magic. There's always cleaning to do...but those sweet moments pass by all too quickly. It sounds like you have it just right to me.

Merry Christmas, Clew!

McSwain said...

Ah, Clew...I miss seeing you around. Wishing you much peace and relaxation this season.

Slick said...

And enjoy I hope you did.

Popping in to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, buddy.

coffeypot said...

Merry Christmas, and be good to Santa. He deserves it.

Jody said...

Hey there sweet Clew! Sounds like you're ready! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Shawny Sun said...

Merry Christmas! Sleeping late for me is around 7:30 am too. :)

Lori said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Have you heard Josh Groban's song, "Thankful"? If you haven't, I've posted a link at my blog. It is so beautiful...and since you are a fan of his too, I thought you would enjoy it.

Blessings, my friend!

ramblin' girl said...

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!