No school after work today, so I came home to my poor allergy-slammed son and made sure he was okay, before passing out on the couch. Sometimes you need to wake up from an unplanned nap before you really appreciate sleep, and that was me today. When I came to I saw that I had missed a phone call and a text from a friend, so I quickly responded to those and then crawled into the kitchen to make dinner. Like clockwork at 6. Tomatoes, black beans, rice, asparagus, chocolate milk. At 6:55 pm Geo had to run off to be the bishop, which is a sacred time not only because of the nature of the position, but because it is a place where he feels useful and removed from other stresses in his life.

I thought about doing laundry but soon found myself sitting in the living room with boys 3 and 4, laughing at silly ringtones on our phones and letting them teach me teen slang. Then I shooed them off to bed while I got the rest of the dishes into the dishwasher and coached my number 2 son on online job applications for some open BYU Summer jobs.

Now it is quiet and I sit here in this same room again where I slept and later laughed with my boys. I am in my blue and white pin-striped cotton robe clacking away on my laptop and waiting for my bishop. Full day. Good day.


Heidi | May 13, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Golly, do you always eat that healthy? I feel slightly dirty, now . ..

Lara Neves | May 13, 2009 at 10:46 PM

That meal looks yummy!

Sounds like a nice day...especially if you got a nap in and quality time with the kiddos.

MakingChanges | May 13, 2009 at 11:19 PM

WOW. A nap, can I come to your house and have one of those?

I love that you took time to be a mom to the boys. Laughing, playing and teaching. You are great, you know that?

Melanie Jacobson | May 14, 2009 at 1:22 AM

That's an excellent day.

charrette | May 14, 2009 at 6:58 AM

Sounds pretty close to perfect.

(I wish ANYTHING in my life ran like clockwork!)

And there's nothing more delicious than an afternoon nap.

LisAway | May 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM

I need some of that dinner RIGHT NOW. I'm so hungry and that is EXACTLY what I want.

I feel like I was at your house yesterday. (minus the tummy full of good food)

Linde | May 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM

I'm sure you are so busy! School, work, keeps you on your toes! Gotta love those naps!!

wendy | May 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

The simplicity and sense of peace at how you describe your life is pretty awesome. I could use a little of that I think.

Kazzy | May 14, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Heidi- no I don't (as I sit here eating malted milk balls)

Lara- I love black beans

Youngblood- spending time with the guys is my salvation.

MelJ- it was a nice afternoon!

Charrette- 'em!

Lisa- it is SO hard to read about food when you are hungry, huh?

Linde- totally swamped, but it's all good.

Wendy- it sounds peaceful because I didn't start telling you about my day until after spending six hours with special ed kindergarteners.

Dedee | May 15, 2009 at 1:39 PM

What an awesome day! Those days are the best!

Kimberly Vanderhorst | May 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

I nearly had a similar nap today. Kept starting to nod off at the oddest times . . .

How lovely to look back on a day and feel that kind of contentment. I need to take the time to do that more often.

CHERRANNE | May 15, 2009 at 9:56 PM

:-D Cool, Kaz. Your Guys are VERY Lucky.

Little GrumpyAngel | May 15, 2009 at 11:35 PM

Sounds like you have a piece of heaven in your home. Beautiful and blessed.

And hey, that plate looks like a lot of the meals I eat :-) well, except for the black beans. I'm not a beans person. But rice, tomatoes, and asparagus I can eat everyday.

Mrs4444 | May 17, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Aren't we blessed to have such "normal" days?