Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Unexpected smiles when you need them.


I got into bed last night with a song stuck in my head: "I Got a Feelin'" by the Black Eyed Peas. As I layed down, the lyrics kept running through my mind (as they do when songs are stuck in your head). I got a feelin', ooo hoo, that tonight's gonna be a good good night ... feelin', ooo hoo.

I was hoping it was an omen - that meant I would sleep through the night. I felt tired, I had been yawning for a good two hours, I had high expectations ... if it did happen (it being sleeping through the night), it would be the first time in over 5 months now.

It didn't happen. I tossed and turned all night long, woke up sore, with a headache, and not too happy. Sophie missed the bus, again, after just having the conversation with her yesterday about why it is frustrating to her mom to have her miss the bus by two or three minutes in the morning.

I got home after taking her to school (which is inconveniently a good 30 minute trek there and back). It is trash day on Tuesdays. I figured I may as well empty all the trash cans in the bathrooms since they were overflowing ... I don't really like picking up overflowing bathroom trash. I took the kitchen trash out too. I noticed that there were a few things in my side yard that could go in the big trash cans, and then noticed a couple pieces of trash on the loose in my neighbor's yard ... and then in my front yard and gutter. (At this point I was feeling like I needed an orange jump suit and a number for putting in my community service time.)

I dragged my fatigue back inside and decided that I better fold the load of laundry in the dryer before I showered for work.

As I stood over the washer, stacking the folded white load, I heard my son upstairs whistling.

It made me smile.

My dad used to point out my whistling when I was younger. He said he got such a kick out of it.

I love my dad.

When I went to close the dryer, I saw two little socks in the bottom of the bin. They were Libby's.

It made me smile.

I have a little grandbaby. And I get to babysit her tonight. It's gonna be a good day.


  1. Thanks now *I* have that song in my head. hehe

    My granddaughter makes my entire life better. Aren't they the sweetest??!! (I even like doing her laundry because then I get to look at all the cute baby clothes while I fold them.)

  2. i wondered where those socks were. ha. ;) sorry she was crabby today, i think it's because she doesn't sleep either. we're working on it.

  3. I love this!!! So sweet those tiny lil socks! And I loved when the Black Eyed Peas sang a version of that song for Oprah...didn't you??? My favorite video with all the dancing! I should remember to play it whenever I am down!