my unplanned day.
What a curious morning. My HusBen and I awake before all of the children. We shuffle about barely knowing what to do with just him and I in the kitchen , early in the morning. Mornings are normally an orchestra of clinking spoons and slurpy boys… but today it was just us. We ate our eggs together , he with his coffee, me with my tea. Always tea for me. He needs to rush off for important business… so we discussed all the things that needed to be rerouted for this unplanned day.
Call her… reschedule him… send him home to care for his wife…. fill out that stack for me…see if they can… don’t be late… watch the roads they’re icy…I love you…I love you more…bye.
My tea maker and his french press half exhausted from their morning duty. Breakfast dishes away and me left to the quiet of a house sleeping past their normal.
It seemed all too good to be true. Did I really get a days worth of things done before anyone woke up?
Why are they all still asleep?
One by one with puffy eyes they came into the kitchen. Coughing their way about… I put away the milk, I begin to hand out the tulsi tea….take the bowls of cereal and exchange them for granola bars and orange slices. Lift tangled hair to touch foreheads; no fevers.
Start the fires.
A fast day full of plans…slowed down with coughs.
The last to come to breakfast is the red headed boy… his eyes puffy and his voice sad and pouty, “I have a cough”.
It is just like January… if you think you are going to rush about… it loves to stand strong and make you pause.
It pushes you back into your house…. closer together… around warm fires.
January always seems to be a stickler for it’s rules.
If you try and throw it a curve ball or a “look over there!” it has already seen it all… January’s whole job is to make you rest after the busy holiday season.
So don’t try and out wit or out play …this month is half way over and it will give way to short little February, very soon.
I know everyone is dealing with it,too…. as the current top visits here on Aseedinspired are: