An Ordinary Day

clinging to sleep
refusing to rise
to the early beat
of the roofers
eyes half mast
night dreams
while I grab
some coffee
grateful for
the quick brew
computer mouse
finding friends
early risers
on facebook
lots of likes
some laughs
to jump start
the morning
Upper Room’s
new insights
infusing grace
into routines
deep cleaning
muscle work
pain excuses
taking breaks
to cull photos
from our albums
choosing among
our memories
stopping to
gather laundry
and start
today’s wash
more bending
and scrubbing
the bathrooms
finally shine
physical action
frees the mind
new insights
back to the
long enough
to blog them
fixing lunch
husband fed
dishes done
call a friend
whose surgery
keeps her home
get her list
of groceries
take a break
to sort more
family photos
years of smiles
write some bills
freshen up
fix my hair
get the car
mail the bills
buy groceries
and deliver
homeward bound
with a treat
to celebrate
years together.

About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of five. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, Was married for 60 years to an Architect in Middle Tennessee.

Posted on April 11, 2014, in Gifts of Age, Love, relationships, Spiritual and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. But what a blessed day you had. I don’t think you need to “learn ” to love – you’re doing it.


    • some days when I remember to seek grace, it comes together…been trying to balance my life better between physical stuff that has to be done, something extra for Julian, something for someone else – either family or friends, with breaks for doing something creative or reflective for me.


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