Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 194: Going Green

Not the eco-friendly kind.

Tonight while shopping with Baby B for a mammoth amount of groceries, I saw a cute young couple. They were shopping hand-in-hand while holding only a basket to place their small amount of groceries in. They were cute, obviously in love, and both looked like they've had a chance to wash their hair at least once within the last three days.

But you know what? My Joyful Moment came in realizing that I wasn't jealous--even though I was skipping out on an event I probably should have attended simply because I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get the weekly shopping trip done with only Baby B in tow, my cart was already 3/4 of the way full with a baby carrier (don't know why on earth I didn't use the Moby wrap this time), my reusable bags, and my gargantuan diaper bag. And I can't remember the last time I washed my hair--partly because it's been a few days and partly because my short term memory just ain't all that good these days.

I was happy for this cute young couple in their blissful togetherness shopping. But I wouldn't go back to those days simply because I absolutely love what I have now. I mean that. I really do.

Take later tonight for example. I was putting the clean dishes away while playing peek-a-boo with a freshly washed Baby B. His adorable giggles filled the air with heavenly Joyful Moments. That's the most fun anyone could possibly have emptying the dishwasher. Then he started yawning, so I scooped him up, carried him to the bedroom--enjoying his fuzzy furry head all the way, laid him down in bed, and then walked away. And never heard another peep from him.

Yeah. I'm happy as a turtle. (Who can name the movie?!)

Wishing you all Joyful Moments in living the kind of life that would make you jealous, except that it's already yours!


Meg said...

That is beautiful. I love what you wrote. You're amazing.

And you know I know the movie, but I won't spoil it for future posters. Instead I'll give you another of my favorite quotes from it- "REACH!" :)

My joyful moment is that Wyatt's STILL sleeping! :)

Amy said...

I almost said the name of the movie, but I read Meg's comment and yea, I don't think I should ruin it here's another quote from it, "...and have your back legs fried in butter!"
My joyful moment came today, when I decided not to exercise this morning but to wait until later in the day so I wouldn't be so tired. Because I wasn't as tired, I was a much better mommy today and I got to look at cool leaves and stuff in the microscope with my kids and hubby today.

Linda said...

What a day! I ran more errands than I thought possible for one human being (even a woman/wife/mother) to do! And they all got done the right way. YEA! JOY!