The day before the day before.
Today was spent doing simple things.
It occurred to me late this afternoon that it would be a few weeks before I will be able to do the simple things again.
At least the things that require bending and stretching.
Or regular sleep.
Which, for the past few days especially, has been a lacking part of my daily routine. Bed at 10:30pm-ish. Awake at 3am-ish. Move to couch around 4am-ish. Read/try to get comfortable until about 5am-ish. Awake again at 6:45am-ish because dog is licking himself or barking at the neighbor's dogs or the birds are singing their morning songs WITH GUSTO.
|Notice the bird house. Precious.|
Repeat the next night.
I spent the day doing simple things. Emptied the dishwasher. Washed and folded a few loads of laundry. Entertained my girls and listened to their words. Ate a simple lunch. Took a nap (probably a poor life decision). Chris and I watched the girls swimming at the pool this afternoon. He's picking up takeout for dinner.
Tomorrow will bring church and my parents and a cleansing with surgical wash before bed. We will put the last things in our bags and pack the car.
I will attempt to sleep.
And then we'll be off to bring Baby O into the world at 5:00am on Monday morning.
But, tonight and tomorrow, my focus will be on normal.
|Photography by Lauren Thorn|
Going about our business.
Remaining calm and not going crazy.
Because crazy is going to arrive in about 36 hours.