Saturday….I’ll get to do it on Saturday. I will sleep late. The kids will play together well. It will only take an hour or so to clean up the house. I’ll spend some time soaking up the sun. I’ll run in and out of the grocery store. The pantry and refrigerator will be fully stocked. I’ll start and complete that project that I have been thinking about. Poor Saturday, it really gets a lot of pressure from me!
Today, I got out of bed early. Everyone was out the door and to the Farmer’s Market by 8:30. I had visions of buying a flat of strawberries. I had read that they would finally be available this week. Strawberries for breakfast, strawberries muffins, strawberry smoothies…..I had as many plans for strawberries as Forest did for shrimp. So you can imagine that my happy got bumped when I circled back to buy my strawberries after we “looked” over the rest of the market! Sold out! What? Next week?!
Truth be told, most of that time was spent with my seven year old in tears because the local animal shelter had puppies (full grown dogs, actually) that needed a home. It is amazing what kind of dog you can lure kids with when you add a pink bow to its head! I spent at least 45 minutes trying to convince her that we would think about this 50 lb “puppy” and talk about it later. So, we went for strawberries and we almost got a dog.
Just now, I was sitting outside soaking up some much needed sunshine. I had coffee. I leaned back in my chair. Heavenly. Then, I could hear faint screams. I let them go for a good ten minutes. No reason to come inside for a false alarm. “I had it first.” “It’s mine.” “You didn’t even ask.” I literally slung my flip flops off and came inside with my “heavy feet” to take care of this. It was over a plastic horse. Dumping out the other 99 horses from the basket fixed the problem.
It’s the afternoon now. So, I’m just going to put this clean laundry right onto the couch. I’ll put the to-do lists away for today. My expectations of perfection on Saturday need to be lowered a bit. For now, I’m just going to stick with being blessed and sometimes stressed.
I’m sure I’ll catch up next Saturday!