Saturday, March 3, 2018

Face masks and Saturday mornings

I hope this finds you leisurely basking in the whatever-ness of a clear, sunny Saturday morning.  That's exactly what is happening here.

I have enjoyed my first cup of coffee in over a week, (I was on hiatus from coffee after my bout with the flu.) a new Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask applied for exfoliation, detoxification, and brightness. 

Please don't think me vain, but obviously, I am.  As forty looms in the next couple of years, I look in the mirror and find some lines that weren't there before this fourth boy.  It seems I raise my eyebrows too much and too often.  The proof is written right there on my face, the etched forehead, to be exact.

This morning, Team Umizoomi has serenaded me with positive vibes of mighty math powers and problem solving.  I'm trying to finish a novel I started reading on Wednesday night.  It's good and keeping my attention, it's just that other things (people) need my attention too.  Who is even watching this show?  It's playing to an empty living room while I stand in the kitchen, elbows on the counter, looming over my Kindle.

Suddenly, it's 10:23!  We have basketball team pictures at 11:00.  I have to close the cover to this book.  I have to feed these little people.  We are in charge of snacks today.  Pack quickly, fill a water bottle, shove the shoes in that bag, oh, where's the diaper bag?!?  "Boys?!?"  I call out to anyone who might be listening.  "We have to go!  I forgot about pictures!"

Normal game time is noon, so we are off schedule by more than an hour.  The boys are rushing, now.  Get in the car, load the snacks, find the diaper bag.  We're going to make it, right?




7 comments:

  1. Thanks for this glimpse into your morning! You've captured those moments of calm. Welcome back to the Land of Coffee, and I hope the rest of your clear and sunny Saturday is lovely. I'm curious... what is the novel that you are reading?

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    1. I finished! I was reading Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham. It surprised me (pleasantly) with the depth of character and story. I really enjoyed it!

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  2. Love the line, “the proof etched on my face.” Made me wonder what proof is etched onto my face!? Lovely bit of writing! Thanks for sharing this, but that was a cliffhanger!

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    1. Pacing is one of my many weaknesses in my writing. It's a cliffhanger because I don't know any other way to end...so conclusion, also a weakness. :) Thanks for reading!

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  3. The life of a mom! All these crazy, hectic moments are what makes every day unpredictable and worth living for.

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  4. It sneaks up on doesn't it? Life. You have captured the slow lazy start to the uh o let's get going conclusion to your wake up regime:)

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  5. Galloping Gigabytes! I miss that show! I too had a bout with something, and it is a bummer when coffee doesn't sound good. I hope you made it to pictures! I wouldn't trade any of these moments for anything either! (Even turning 40 this year!) Thanks for sharing.

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