Things are the same here as always for Sunday morning. It’s raining outside, and I can hear the washing machine running. The dual sound of water is comforting and familiar. There is a pork loin marinating in the fridge upstairs for me to ruin later, my daughter is still sleeping and I am letting her, and my son is on the couch watching commercials which will no doubt rot portions of his tender, still developing brain.
I have a list of things to accomplish today and can tell you right now that many of them will go undone. I have articles to write – deadlines loom and I’ve made commitments, so I will work a bit today. But otherwise I am going forward with no expectations. I think we all need a bit of a break this weekend. Whether you find that peace by spending the day window shopping, or wrapping gifts and watching movies, or sobbing silently while a stranger licks caramel sauce off your toes, whatever; I don’t judge.
For instance, later on I will eat an entire box of Toffifee while I make my kids perform a shadow puppet version of Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same,” DVD solely for my amusement.
Just do something that makes you feel good, okay? If you can make someone else feel good while you’re at it, even better. Gold stars for you.
Because YES, the world sometimes is a shit-filled, painful asscrack suckhole of a place.
But sometimes it’s not. And as long as the “not’s” outweigh the “is’s,” we’ll be okay.
Here is something I hope will ease you into a kinder, gentler week. One of my favourite ladies – Smacksy – shared it, and I want to share it as well. Please visit her, as she has lots of gentle posted this week (and always.)