Friday, May 15, 2009

Today

I have to admit that I've been really bored lately. Bored with everything. TV shows, magazines, books, grocery shopping, life. That really sounds like complaining and maybe it is. Everyone is allowed to complain now and then; as long as it doesn't become habit. So, today I was bound and determined not to let another day go by being bored. Don't get me wrong. There are highlights to my boredom; Maddie reading her bible by saying "Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Jesus..." as she looks at every page. Or Gracie crawling into my lap and grinning from ear to ear. But, while both of them are adorable beyond words and my life is pretty simple and good, there are some weeks when it sort of lags on. Kind of like I live between preparing meals for each of them, cleaning up after said meals, changing diapers, waiting for one or both to wake from naps so that we can go somewhere, going somewhere only to realize one of them is tired again, blah, blah, blah... you get the drift. Back to me not being bored today, I took one look at my Kitchen Aid mixer and decided to put it to good use. I told Maddie, "we are making cookies today!" She was thrilled. Or, maybe she was a little excited and became thrilled when suddenly I handed her a spatula after we had made the dough, and told her to "go for it." Her big blue eyes looked at me, unsure, and then she was a little girl in heaven with oatmeal, chocolate chip dough everywhere. It was awesome. It was so fun because it's one of those things (making cookies) that you look forward to doing with your kids...but they have to be old enough. Maddie is old enough now and we had a blast :) Great day and maybe it brought me out of my funk. I'll let you know tomorrow. Here's a picture of the cookies as they came out of the oven. The one at the bottom right was snagged by Cookie Monster (Gabe) before I could grab the camera. Classic.

4 comments:

Mom aka Nonnie said...

Sarah,
I'm caught up on several of your recent blogs and thought I would just make a few comments!! First, I think it's great that you are so honest about how you feel about your life at any given moment. I always tell you the same thing - make sure you have time for yourself - find something that you can do for you. Yoga? The idea that parents don't deserve some personal time is crazy - you'll be less bored, the girls will appreciate you even more when you are around, etc. Get creative and carve out some time. Grand Jer's mouth is watering for your home baked cookies. Nonnie hasn't baked in months so he is stuck with Chips Ahoy!! And as Maddie would say, just remember Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!! She makes me laugh 3000 miles away and I can't wait until you are all back here in a few months. I love the pictures you sent of all my grandbabies - how lucky am I? Much love - MOM

SARAH said...

Thanks Mom! I looked into yoga last night and plan to call them today or tomorrow. It seems that a session is ending June 22 and that it may be best to start the new session (whenever that is). I'll keep you posted :)

Patrice said...

Those cookies taste as good as they look!!...Thank you for sharing with me :)...of course Gabe would be the one to steal the cookie, not the 2 year old....jeeeeez

rosana said...

i think we've talked about this before...but it's amazing how mothering young children is so busy and can often be so mundane --all at the same time. i've heard it put like this...time flies, but your days are incredibly long. never thought that would make so much sense to me.

i think i blogged about something similar way back when...
http://chroniclesofmomnia.blogspot.com/2008/11/can-i-get-minute.html
hehehe.

hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend! xoxo