Friday, December 12, 2014

Celebrating my last day of 45

by cleaning my house, delivering more toys/clothes to the mission, spending an interesting 15 minutes in the Canonsburg post office with my crew, lunch out with DH and crew, laundry, etc., etc.

I know, it probably sounds mundane. No lights, whistles, expensive dinners, big gifts. But to me, the blessings just keep on coming...

 - Cleaning my house usually means company is coming. This company is in the form of my 4 siblings, spouses and kids. A house full of love and laughter. Memories of my childhood as one of five while watching my own five. Surreal in the best possible way.

 - Parading (really, when I said, "where is the line?" to the man behind me he said, "you are the line" LOL) with 5 kids in tow to the post office means I am ON TIME to send a dear friend her Christmas greetings. The entire exercise had her (and my other friends who spend their days surrounded by many peeps) on my mind and made me realize how blessed I am to have these women in my life. Women who know that the act of going to the post office is as much a show of my affection to them as the gift that is sent.

 - Laundry. Tons. I think I did 4 loads yesterday and I'm on load #3 today. How blessed we are to have running water, a working machine in our house and enough clothing to keep us warm. How much we should work at helping those who do not have such luxuries (like taking clothes to the mission) - ooh, double bonus on that one!

Wishing you joy and blessings in the big and small on this wonderful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Ever perfect Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God, Pray for Us!


  1. The laundry thing has been on my mind a lot lately, too- how BLESSED are we to have these machines?! SO MUCH LAUNDRY!! :^P

    I hope you're having a blessed time with you sibs!

  2. ha - you are definitely right that we are blessed to have machines to do our laundry for us, own plenty of warm clothes in the first place, etc.....but I still find myself longing for the even greater blessing of kids who are old enough to help with the wash :-P