Thursday, January 12, 2012

This Woman's Work

Today I'm a working mom. 

Working to take care of a Squish who woke with a nasty stomach last night and is spending her day curled up on the couch.   Tending to some chores that have been neglected for a bit too long.  Reading the same SkippyJon Jones book to one silly little man who laughs at the same places every time.  Making plans for an upcoming party I'm helping to throw.  Working my body into a healthier state despite the freezing temps outside or the fact that my muscles have yet to forgive Jillian for what she did to me yesterday.  Figuring out what to make for dinner that will leave everyone happy.  And satisfied.  Planning the upcoming weekend with some very special visitors.  Keeping myself busy by making yet another scarf that I will wear far too often.  Making arrangements to move an event I'm passionate about to an even better location.  Emailing those that have the answers I need and praying it all works out. 

None of it is all that  important.  Most of it could be done by someone else.  But this is the stuff of my Thursday and I want to remember how it feels to be a woman who does when I get bogged down and forget my purpose.  Because even though it doesn't seem like I'm doing all that much, I am. 

Today I'm a working mom.  And it sort of rocks. 


Marilyn said...

Karen, thank you so much for your comment. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one feeling this way. And I live your blog. You are real, and for me... that's the #1 ingredient for a successful blog. Thank you, for keeping it real, and for being a good friend to me.

Marilyn said...

*live? I meant *love*. You know? Chubby fingers and typing on a phone don't go that well together :)

Melanie said...

You are living the dream. I never thought I would say that about a day like yours today, but as time marches on I want to hold onto those moments and do that work more than ever.

and to Marilyn- I thought you meant to put live. It totally made sense to me:)

tharker said...

I don't think anyone who knows you *at all* could ever describe you as not doing "all that much". You can do everything and not only that, but you do it well. And for that I completely admire you. (and am secretly jealous of you) ; )

Jenn Warnick said...

You know what I love best about these kind of days? When I sit down to do absolutely nothing and not feeling the least bit guilty because I had such a productive day. I was going to ask you how that Jillian thing was but I guess now I know!

Sarah said...

It is such a great feeling to know you were there for your kids when they needed you most. They will always remember that! You are a wonderful mother.