just yesterday, after a regular ole morning of snuggles, coffee, rocco's nap time and a couple of chores...
i loaded up my car with an ever-filling bag of stuff to drop off at goodwill, since we somehow always have excess, and handed rocco an organic mum-mum to nibble on, straight from a package someone else prepared for me in bulk...
drove to the grocery store where i had ALREADY ordered my groceries via magical screen portal. i didn't even get out of the car, they just loaded them in [?!??!!?!] and we dropped them back off at home...
we then drove through the starbucks drive-through because we are obsessed with their breads [oh my, i dreeeam of the lemon cake!], where they also threw in a free "cookie straw" for being a "great customer!"
[haha, really it was just because we had the same drive-through lady twice in a row! i still consider starbucks an indulgence.]
...and then headed over to the farm, literally to watch my mom's peony bloom, since the evening held nothing too pressing to get to, save the thrilling task of putting sheets on the bed!
and i thought... iiiiii'm pretty sure that was all way too easy!
i mean, don't get me wrong. being a mom and wife and homemaker is hard. i work hard. i'm on my feet most of the time unless i make a specific point to put my feet up. and at the very least, the emotions, the concerns, the decisions involved is exhausting regardless of the era! so, anything easy?! ummm, duh! i love it!
but i often find myself wondering how life is SUPPOSED to work. like, how it was all designed to flow? i always find it funny that we now pay to go somewhere and do manual labor for exercise and then come home and pay someone else to do our manual labor. and like, i don't think what was on women's minds in the 1700s was if their nail polish was chipped, you know?? and! when we get holes in our socks we don't "darn" them! we throw them away and amazon prime new ones, of course!
oh, and get this one! these icky stink bugs that are now everywhere that i don't remember even existing when we were little?? yeah, that's because they came from china, japan, and taiwan in the 90s. yep! guess we accidentally ordered them from overseas just like eeeeverythiiiiing else we get shipped over these days. haha. one more reason to buy local!
but, on the flip side! i'm not waiting for the town healer to come around and make some primal effort to save my child from a cold. i just run to the store and get what i need. or! i do a quick googling and throw some herbs and oils at the situation. kind of a full circle thing, there?! yes, i like it!
and hey! we don't have to wait days on end for our men to take the horses and wagon into town to buy bits of metal to shmelt into things we need. ummm, and i'm also pretty thankful we don't have to kill our own animals for dinner! yep, that's a good one! although, doesn't it make me a weaker person to not have it in me to stomach some of the things once necessary for survival? you see, these are my ponderings!!
and like, while i'm glad i don't have to ask for a new hair ribbon for christmas... what would it be like to find a brand new hair ribbon truly exciting?! not that i don't love ribbons. but all i have to do is head to michael's and stare at the large spools of possibilities and love ribbons.
oooh, little luxuries! at the end of the day i'm just truly thankful for the conveniences that allow me more time to savor and enjoy all the gifts i've been given. snuggles with my family. flowers and sunsets. organic zucchini straight to my car! IPHONES!
okay, so i really love you, 2016. thanks for helpin' a sister out! :*