My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Monday, March 21, 2011

Count your many blessings

Here are some things I found to be sincerely grateful for today:

My sweet kids, who played nicely together, and then surprised me by cleaning the house while I was at the grocery store.

The 52° weather.  It means that summer is not quite upon us.

The heavenly smell of the orange blossoms in my driveway.

The proximity of Taco Bell.  Otherwise my daily craving for a bean burrito would be quite inconvenient!


  1. Well when you come to Seattle you will see we have a Taco Bell about 2 blocks away! Good news!

  2. It is nice having kids that are old enough to recognize sometimes when you could use a little help. We're grateful you chose an ice cream cake for your belated birthday :)