Snail Kisses

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 Slow Sunday

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.)

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

  • Prinze Charming

    Thank you so much for a relaxing and entertaining post! You deserve some “me time” to relax and enjoy life yourself. I love the nurturing mother tone throughout your writing. The implication that you are allowing your daughter to sleep made me smile. I feel the same way about my fourteen year old sister. Thanks for sharing! Take care.

  • Katja

    I spent over three hours this morning getting my hands full of dirt and manure grooming mucky horses, all the while taking deep, relaxing breaths. Later I’ll have coffee with a friend and dinner with my family. Nothing of any substance will get done today and that’s what we all need.

  • Vikki Claflin

    Loved this post. Yes, we need to s-l-o-w down and let someone lick caramel off our appendages (and I thought that was just me! :) Happy Sunday, and thanks for reminding us to simply enjoy the day!

  • Javamom

    suckass? What did you say? We had the sewage back up into the house so suckass suits me just fine.

    But we’re all good now. Except a kid is sick, but the quiet one who watches hockey on the iPad all day. Currently he’s my favorite. Last week he wasn’t, so all’s fair at Javaline.

  • Mrs. Pitt (@GDRPempress)

    I knew you’d made me feel better. Laughing already, who in the world is PrinzeCharming who likes your “motherly” tone.” ???????????!!!!!!!!!

    You are awesome.

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