Thursday, March 18, 2010

Different than I imagined

It's been a crazy day.  The family has been sick.  I've been racing from one thing to the next.

At a certain point I stood in my doorway wearing an apron and holding a hammer and thinking that this was certainly not where I thought I would be.  My morning had consisted of laundry, cleaning bathrooms, making bagels and bread, feeding the chickens, the dog and whoever wasn't sick.  I had stripped beds and vacuumed.  I had emptied trash and washed out recyclables. 

In the middle of all of this, J came running over to tell me that the chickens had escaped.  We then spent the next few minutes catching rogue hens.  It turns out that I'm a pretty good chicken wrangler.  Don't be jealous of my talents, people. 

While we were at it, we took off the lights and removed the water heater.  Then moved the chickens to the front.  This is when I got the hammer to remove the plastic from their tractor.  Thus, I now had an apron on, bread in the oven and a hammer in my hand. 

The thing is, I'm having a blast.  I'm not a Nurse Practitioner working in an ICU, which is where I was headed.  I'm a Mom, teacher, head chef, chicken wrangler, housekeeper and kisser of booboos.  It's so much better.  The rewards of a happy,( usually) healthy family are so much more.  I love my life.  Even when it's crazy.

7 comments:

Daphne said...

I hope your kids get better soon and your chickens stay where they belong.

farmwifetwo said...

Life couldn't get any more different than I imagined...

Right now it's spinning and that's never a good thing....

Potatoes should be available the last week of Mar, first of April. If it stays this dry and warm I just may have them in before May.

To do, to do... UGH!!!

kitsapFG said...

You go girl! Such an image of you in that apron with hammer in hand. :D

The Mom said...

Daphne, thanks, everyone is doing very well today.

Farmwife, spinning life isn't good. I hope it gets better for you.

Laura, it was funny!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Great post----I sometimes need to count my blessings, esp. when I'm feeling spread way too thin. When I think about how I was walking through Soho on the way to a meeting just 10 years ago, it kind of blows my mind to think of where I'm at today.

kiwi gomes said...

You are blooming where you were planted my friend!

The Mom said...

Christina, it really amazes me how much my life has changed. I love it though.

Kiwi, I'm trying!