A Fun Day

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What strange bird is perched in my peach tree?

Tonight at bedtime Bella declared that today was “a fun day”. When I asked her why, she answered that it was because we went for a walk.

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Kind of sad that we do it so infrequently it makes for a banner day. I’m working on getting us out more often.

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While we were out I noticed our roses were blooming. I decided to cut a few to put in front of our Mary icon. One of my resolutions for this year was to cut more roses to bring them inside where we can enjoy them.

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While I was snipping roses, the kids were busy exploring. Suddenly I heard a voice behind me: “I’m pretending I’m a bird.”

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I looked back to see Bella perched in our peach tree.

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While I was sweeping the dining room during Ben’s morning nap (See, going for a walk energized me and I had a huge cleaning binge. My living room is now gorgeously clean.) I noticed a white spider on the dining room curtains. You can’t really tell from the photo but he really blends in with the crinkle pattern of the fabric and can’t be seen from more than a couple of feet away.

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The smell of the roses filled the dining room. Every time I walked through it caught me unawares yet again. So sweet. A breath of a prayer.

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I’d have said it was a peaceful day. One where work and leisure achieved a healthful balance. I didn’t lose my patience or my temper. I remembered to laugh and to pray. A rose-scented day.

But “fun” works too.

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