So, last night I finally got the kids to bed, got all my things in order to start work on my baby shower favors, I sat down and…
the power went out.
Till 4:00 in the morning.
Needless to say, if I wasn’t feeling the heat yesterday, I was really feeling it today. I had to be at the hockey rink at 6:30 this morning, work meetings all day, get my girl at preschool, pick up some more supplies, dinner, then get started…again.
After rushing to get my oldest on the bus after hockey practice, a neighbor asked if I wanted to go out for Girls Night on Thursday. I explained how busy I was and she offered “How about we all come over and help?” I declined. But, was touched.
Later today, I could feel the tension in my shoulders as I was sitting at my computer trying to get the favor tags done. I looked down at my phone which was blinking there was a message. I listened. I smiled. It was a different neighbor offering her crafting assistance. Again, I declined. After all, I still have my nose above the water. For now.
After dinner was cleaned up, my kids sat at their computers and played quietly allowing me to get the tags done and the diapers wrapped for the cake. It was actually relaxing. I thought about how much I miss the smell of clean, newborn diapers, how blessed I am in so many ways. And all the stress just disappeared. Well, almost disappeared. It’s all good.