Day 16 - MC
Monday Monday. So good to me…Monday Monday. It was all I hoped it would be.
I get that happiness is a choice but I still find it so much easier to be happy on warm sunny days than cold dark days. Many self-help books will tell you that weather shouldn’t really matter because it’s all mind over matter blah blah. Well, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter ;) But I still can’t help myself. Today was warmer than most and sunny. 7 degrees Celsius at one point and I didn’t need a winter coat. First time in 4 months. It seemed that everyone who I bumped into was in better spirits, including children.
Be it the sun or some other stroke of dumb luck, the day went by without a hitch. The icing on the cake; Ellil crossed a milestone in the evening. She got out of all her clothes, took out her pajamas from her dresser and completed her entire nighttime routine by herself! This includes brushing her teeth and applying lotion to herself. And she did it smiling, yapping about her day at school while I got Ro changed. I sat and watched in quiet jubilation, celebrating every win with pursed lips. I know if I get too excited too fast she gets all embarrassed and stops midway through the activity so I had to contain myself until the very end. It was so fulfilling to witness but slightly melancholic as well. My little girl is growing up so fast. Sometimes, too fast.
Another wonderful thing that happened to me today, totally unrelated but had to be mentioned is the fact that I got two letters from a dear friend of mine. Actual letters in the mail written on paper with a pen! At first I got scared. I assumed it was bad news for some reason. I mean, why else would someone go through the trouble of writing their thoughts down on what appears to be such a slow medium and then mail it in the regular mail? And then I opened it and I was so relieved that it was not bad news at all! It was a letter than informed me how she was doing, the way letters are supposed to! And I felt so special that someone went through the trouble of sending me this with words of encouragement about my blog. She too has a blog, This and That by Din. Check it out. She is a do-it-yourself maven and has essential tips and suggestions about how to make home projects easier and simpler.
Thanks so much Denisse! I miss you and wish we lived closer to each other. But I will visit during this mat leave. I promise.