Thursday, March 29, 2012

Luck Perspective

No wonder I am tired by 10:00 am.  Another typical start to the day...

After rushing around to find clean...ish clothes for the kids and create edible lunches out of mysterious things from the fridge, we hurry to the car to get them to school early for a thing.

O: Look mom!  A bird has pooped on our car!
L: Eewwwww!  (slight gagging sound emerges)
Me:  Oh well, they do that sometimes....  (Auto-response has kicked in.  I have not had enough coffee.)
O: It kinda looks like a face... a sad face actually... 
Me: (Attempting to divert)  Some people believe it is lucky to have birds poop on the car...
L:  I think 4-leaf clovers are luckier. (Still a bit gaggy.)
O: Did you know that the number 13 is lucky to some people but not from Britain... blah, blah,  (insert two minute random rant on luck facts and semi-facts... then silence.)
O:  I think it is lucky to have a bird poop on your car but not your forehead.

So true, my dear, so very true.

Friday, March 23, 2012

March Surprise

You would think I would be used to it by now.  Yet the little miracles still take me by surprise. 

We have had a record breaking warm March week. It is like May and the earth is waking up.    I ignored the calendar and was raking our lawn this morning.  This is what greeted me.
Unexpected tulips popping up from the thick lavender that usually takes over the garden.  The thing is that I didn't plant these tulips.  We have been in this house for four years so they must have been planted by the former owners or, perhaps, some very organized squirrels.  Each "normal" spring the lavender grows dense quickly and the tulips just don't appear.  It is their time this year. They were just waiting for the right conditions to thrive.

I am not a religious person but I do have strong faith.  It seems to me to be a reminder that whatever is meant to happen, will happen, all in good time.  I like that idea.  I don't have to have it all figured out. Sure I can schedule, plot and plan all I like but some things unexpected will happen.  That's alright.  It may turn out to be a beautiful surprise. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Roller Coaster That Is Life

Hello dear blog.  I have not forgotten you.  It's just, you know, life that keeps getting in the way.  What sorts of things?  Well, let's see what the blur of the past few weeks has been.

Laura on skis for the first time. 
Husband returns from his travels with a man-cold.  So I take the two kids skiing on a perfect Family Day weekend solo, Laura's first time, and it was awesome!   The joy I get out of having them enjoy something new is fantastic. 

Back to the week of getting stuff done.  Visiting a chiropractor to see if I can fix a stupid numbness thing in my arm.  Meh! It is not really working.  Maybe time will heal it.  Well, that and vodka. 

Climb back up for an ultimate amazing weekend with friends I adore.  They have the power to rejuvenate with fun, laughter, tears and a ton of caring.  I loved just being myself for the few days - not a mom, wife, taxi driver and all the other things I do for others.  Awesome.

Plummet back to earth again.  DH still sick, Owen has it too. Ugh. It's alright though.  I am still coasting on my weekend buzz.  While DH is away the next weekend, Laura gets the nasty cold too.  *sigh*  I can handle this with my supermom powers. 

Then we dive lower yet. Lice has entered the building.  Aaaagggghhhhhh!!  I was about to take my dearest to see the doctor about her cough when, gulp, I saw them.  But, being amazing, I handled it all brilliantly.  I just look at it as a very long process.  There is lots of laundry being done, house has never been cleaner actually, and my kids too.  Baths galore and many hours of hair-combing.  We are surviving.

Then dive again.  My MIL is taken to hospital with stomach issues.  DH is stressed again and I must pull on my reserved again. 

It is now March Break.  We have a "stay-cation" booked which is perfectly fine with me.  MIL is healing, lice is departing, colds are disappearing and I took a nap today. 

This, too, shall pass.  Roller coasters are not my favourite ride but I will gladly take on the lows when the highs are there too.  It sure makes for an exciting journey, whether I want it or not.