Monday, August 30, 2010

This is the day that never ends, it goes on and on my friends

The day all began with the alarm going off at six in the morning and it isn't normal that I actually acknowledge my alarm, other than to slap snooze upside the head, but this morning I was actually moved to my feet and out to the kitchen to make my morning cup of joe then to sit at the feet of Jesus at such a quiet and peaceful time before the monkeys are all awake and I have to move on to the morning normal routine of making lunches, pleading with the littles to make their beds, yada yada yada, and then for some reason, I thought today would make a good day to bike with the kids to school so we left a little earlier and I loaded Malachi (along with all the kids bags) into the carrier on my bike, but it was so cute that I had to stop and take a picture to upload to twitter for the world to see, only in my rush, i misspelled a word (role, should've been roll, I think) and accidentally hit send before correcting it, and while I'm sure there is a way to go somewhere to fix it, I figured it didn't matter because it was already out there for the world to see and mock, but I left it because I realized that 6 of the tires needed to bike to school were flat, and needed to be filled so I rushed to do that and off we went, the whopping 1.5 miles to school that somehow takes us 20 minutes to ride, and since that wasn't enough of a workout, I continued on after kissing the babes good-bye, yup, just Malachi and I and the flying crickets took off for another 10 miles or so, only to come home and realize that I indeed did not think or plan the timing of my day very well, because see, we were planning on getting a dog today and I should have been out the door rather than standing in my kitchen realizing that I desperately needed a shower before doing anything else, so of course, I took a shower and then loaded up Malachi to head to the Humane Society to get our new dog, but then I realized that it was lunch time and we had no food for lunch, so a granola bar and graham cracker would have to do for Malachi's on the go lunch,and then as we were driving I remembered that I still hadn't stopped at the store for a leash or collar or food or any of the things they say a dog needs, so we stopped by the pet store and then made out way to the Humane Society where unknown to me, a process was about to unfold that seriously felt like I was possibly adopting a human again, it was all a little strange to me, and it took a really long time, only then to find out that I needed to wait for an hour to actually leave with Gunther (our new dog), so I realized I had time for lunch after all and off Malachi and I went to Great Harvest Bread company to share a lunch and then make our way back to actually pick up Gunther who was ready and waiting for us, and was kindly escorted to my car where they actually let me leave with him and I sorta felt like I did when I left the hospital with my first child - "they really are going to just let me leave with this thing .... what am I supposed to do with it" - but off we went just the same to arrive home to meet some friends who graciously came with treats and manuals and tips on how to train Gunther, which of course needed an experimental walk around the block, which we did only to come back for me to realize that I had 20 minutes to bike back to school to get the kids (and at this time was wondering why I bothered to actually fit in that shower in the morning because I really needed another one at this point) and I was wanting to surprise the kids with Gunther, because they didn't know that we had actually decided to get him, and what a surprise it was when the kids got home .... they were so very excited and chaotic because of their excitement, and felt the need to bring the neighbor kid over to see the dog, and another neighbor who had a horrible day asked for a helping hand which I'm always wanting to extend to them because they are really great neighbors, but then I remembered that I needed to get dinner in the oven (rosemary chicken) for Aaron and the kids to eat AT 5 because Sam was scheduled for his first football practice at 6 and I needed to leave at 5:30 as I was heading out for a night with some girlfriends, so I quickly threw the chicken in and took Gunther for another walk per the kids request only to return to the oven beeping telling me the chicken was done, so I took it out, started the rice, sat down to the computer to tell the girls I was meeting that I was probably running late, only to see an email from Sam's football coach stating that practice started at 5 NOT 6, but the problem was, it was almost 5:30 and Aaron was just getting home from Walmart where he and Sam went to get Sam's mouth guard because I had forgotten to do that earlier in the day, so I quickly turned to him to tell him he had to get Sam there NOW, so off they went, and instead of us as a family supporting Sam at his very first football practice, Aaron had to drop him off to come home so I could leave, then he ran back to get Sam (see we had to switch cars for me to leave), and I felt so bad I had to call Sam right at 6 to see how practice went (it went great), and there I was, in Boulder to meet the girls where we shared some great food, great Margarita's, great conversation, great laughs, etc, and then time to head home so I could see Gunther because he's really cute, and so I sat cuddling him a bit, then put him in his kennel where he is now barking and howling and waking my kids up at 11:38 at night and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do other than blog, because see, it's not that today was an exceptionally busy or productive or meaningful day (and was even mostly enjoyable), it was just one of those days that when I look back over the course of events, I realize that I haven't taken a breath since that quiet moment at 6:30 this morning and now all I want to do is take that deep breath and to end it it thankful for that brief moment so early this morning that made it possible for me to make it through this run on day.
Sigh. Just another day, I guess.....
(Oh, and Gunther will get a blog post all to himself tomorrow ... don't worry...)

3 comments:

Dena said...

Well THAT wore me out! I can't wait to hear all about Gunther today. :)

BMer916 said...

this is an epic post. love it.

Angie said...

I'm catching up on my blogs and OH MY WORD I'm totally stressed out after reading that post and it's barely even noon but then I just looked at the clock and it's actually well PAST noon and I can't believe I haven't even thought about lunch today and now that I am thinking about it I just realized I don't have bread and I'm not about to load up four kids just to get bread so I think we'll have chicken nuggets and leftovers instead.