Friday, March 24, 2006

The Incredible Day Ahead of Me

I am so excited about today. I can hardly wait to live it.

Here is a multiple choice test for you. Can you guess why I'm so excited about this day? Choose one:

A.) Tom and I are traveling to Disneyworld and we'll be there a whole week.
B.) I won $1,500 in the lottery and I'm going big-time shopping today.
C.) A dear old friend from Nevada is coming to visit.
D.) I'm going to a Victorian tea party.
E.) My first book is hitting the stands today!
F.) Tom and I are taking a romantic river boat ride.
G.) All of the above.
H.) None of the above.

Ok, so which answer did you choose? Are you ready for the correct answer? The correct answer is..... drum roll.... H.) None of the above.

Heh. Not that I wouldn't love any of those things (how do you think I came up with that list so fast?).

No, I am so excited about today because it is one of my altogether-rare Suzy Homemaker Days. Yep, that's all!

Tom drove away at 6:30 a.m. to work day shift so now I get twelve whole, golden hours to myself. And ok, so I am car-less, but who cares?

I can feed the backyard birds and drink coffee and read books upstairs in my dream room and spend time up there with God, Himself. I can catch-up on my email or write an old-fashioned letter (remember those?).

I can wash dishes during Regis and Kelly and laugh with my arms in suds. I can make my own mixes and tuck them away in little sandwich bags in secret places. I can wear an apron and iron clothes and watch a lovely movie or listen to Big Band era music and feel like I've traveled back in time.

I can take a walk past big old family houses built in 1910, houses where other homemakers are busy and happy inside (I live in such an old-fashioned town--you wouldn't believe it...). I can walk to a neighborhood convenience store and smile at everyone I see and then walk back home with a snack clenched in my hand.

I can create another collage in my art scrapbook, read decorating magazines for ideas, or paint a chair, a wall or a table.

I can sing while I'm dusting... dance while I'm exercising... and dream while I'm folding clothes...

You'll have to excuse me... After writing that list of possibilities, I am nearly excited out of my mind--and I can no longer wait to get started.

And yet, for you, I am wishing you a day twice as special as mine, in whatever you may be doing.

P.S. Would you like to go on an incredible snow trip right this very minute? Go here and start clicking on 'previous'. Do not stop clicking until you reach the horse-drawn sleigh (you can stop sooner, of course, but I'd hate for you to miss the horses and sleigh in the photo labeled, At The Tree Farm). This woman is one amazing photographer and you are in for an unforgettable snow vacation!

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." ... Chinese Proverb

"Any day is what you make of it..."

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