Today I have been working on our family room. I took apart our at-least-30-years-old brownish metallic ceiling fan and spray painted it. It takes a few moments to write this, but most of the day to do it. I unscrewed the bulbs and removed the glass shades. I wiped the dust bunny colony off the blades, washed the glass shades, and found a pleasant surprise: they weren't really frosted yellow, but clear glass! The metal parts got a new, shiny coat of silver, and the blades went white. I actually got it put back together before dinner.
I made dinner. Yes, with spray paint on my fingers. It was pizza and I didn't make enough (durn growing boys). I washed, folded, and put away a load of towels. I washed a load of jeans and gently dumped them in the middle of the floor because they look nice there. I drove carpool to the school in the morning and in the afternoon, and went back again later because David had to stay after school (too many missed math assignments, I think. Must have mother-talk with him.).
I listened to Alec tell me about how he asked a girl out to Prom (filled her locker with chocolate kisses. She opens her locker, they all spill out, and she finds a note to the tune of "now that I've kissed the ground you walk on, would you accompany me to Prom?" I also gave him a shoulder massage. He loves me now.
I did my Pilates workout. I didn't complain too much. I visited with my amazing mother. I babysat two of my adorable nieces. I let the big boys watch Psych (their favorite show), and the little ones watch Green Eggs and Ham. I acquired a gallon of "oops" paint in a lovely minty-sagey green color - just perfect for my bedroom (thanks, Erica!). I did the dishes. I made sure two scouts got to their meetings on time. I held and loved on my babies.
But I didn't pay the bills, or get to the grocery store. Good thing there is a tomorrow!
Today I am happy.