I woke this morning to my husband walking past our bed fresh out of the shower in simply a towel. When our eyes met, he winked, I smiled, and fell back to sleep.
An hour later I found myself lying on my back with fingers inside my mouth and bright lights shining on my face. I was at the dentist. I had the same dental assistant as always and our conversation picked up right where it left off 6 months earlier. Holding conversations come naturally to me and I so enjoy getting to know people. This becomes a slight problem when one has three fingers, a scraper, an air sucker thingy, and a water pick all in their mouth. A side note: Do not laugh or even chuckle while getting your mouth worked on, you will spray not just yourself but the lovely assistant cleaning your teeth and all will see how red your face becomes.
On my way home from the dentist, I decided to be spontaneous. I wanted to do something for others because it not only makes me feel good but more importantly the person I did it for. It was still early in the morning and I thought, "What would make me the happiest right now, this very moment?" The answer was simple: Coffee. I drove to one of our local coffee shop and bought 5 coffees and picked up a coffee cake from Kroger. Another side note: Kroger carries this coffee cake and it is the best you will ever have in your entire life--yes, I dare you to try it!
With the coffee cake and 5 coffees safely secured in my vehicle, I headed towards Adam's office. As I walked through the door I smiled; I was excited to surprise everyone. It was a small surprise and one that did not require much work, but it let the guys know I was thinking about them and appreciated how hard they all worked. Smiles greeted me back by each individual and we all took a moment to fellowship over the treats.
I left to pick the girls up from school after receiving a few sweet kisses from my husband. The Weepies new album blasted in my car as I breathed in the cool, crisp fall air. I was wearing my boots and a light sweater with my hair down blowing vigorously in the wind. I found myself smiling more. My twenty minute drive through the mountains was peaceful and I felt God.
I greeted the girls with a smile and asked them how school went today. Yet another side note: Responses a 3 and 4 year old give are always priceless. I look forward to jotting the funny lines down when it's my turn to have children. We sang songs on the drive back and it was not long before Joy fell asleep followed by Grace.
After lunch, I tucked the girls in for nap time. Today, each girl said "I love you," before I told them-how my heart felt full. During their beauty sleep, I crafted. I sat in my bed with my big down comforter swaddled around me and Colden while I wrapped yarn around and around. Maybe the last side note: I am thinking about selling yarn wreaths at our local market for Christmas gift cash, thoughts?
When I came back home from dropping off the girls, I felt God in my kitchen. In my living room. In my hallway. In my bedroom. He blessed Adam and I with a house we own and call home. I quickly changed into my pj's and slippers and headed into the kitchen to make one of my favorite meals on a cold day, Tortellini Soup. I lied, side note time: Thank you Mom for creating this comfort meal I will pass down to my kids some day.
I finished my meal, played with my dog, and now I am sitting here telling you about my day because this Monday surprised me. It filled me with smiles and allowed me to see God in the little things. It made me envision the cup half full. How was your Monday? Did it surprise you?
2lb Chicken Broth
1lb Frozen Cheese Tortellini
Spices: Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder
Boil water. Add frozen tortellini. Cook for 10 minutes or until all tortellini float to the top. Heat chicken broth in separate pot. Add spices as heavy or as light as you prefer to chicken broth. (I suggest adding a little spice, tasting, and so on until you are satisfied with the flavor.) Drain tortellini. Add into chicken broth. Stir it together.
You can never go wrong with a little parmesan cheese on top. The best is when it melts to the bottom of the bowl and your spoon scrapes it up with each bite. Simply delicious!
Adam and I are having a few things done to the house, briefly mentioned here, so Colden has taken over our living room as his domain.
How could you resist this playful little guy.