There is a book I have not had time to read yet – it is called, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage. I love it though, based upon the title! Ordinary days that just have a crazy element.
Yesterday was Memorial Day – and thank you to all those that have served our beautiful USA for our freedom. I was so happy and excited to have a day at home … to work. Now there’s an element of crazy. Many people flock to our pretty, small rural town by Lake Shelbyville. We don’t own a boat. I didn’t have a Memorial Day cook-out to attend. My oldest son had to work for the Corps of Engineers to help keep our Lake Shelbyville beautiful for the tourists. My husband mowed the pasture. I washed laundry by the bushel baskets – and had time to hang it out in the summer breeze to line dry. I made toffee-bit cookies. I started cleaning in my bedroom. Crazy idea for a holiday. Even crazier? I enjoyed it. Later in the day, a sweet, like-family friend came out to wash her 4-H heifer and steer, Abigail and Spur.
All day I kept thinking how wonderful the day was! Doing chores and tasks that normally feel like burdens but this time, taking pleasure in having the time and energy to enjoy them. By evening, I was still seeing all the things I didn’t get to but I felt relaxed by all I had accomplished and enjoyed. Crazy, I know.