Do you have days when everything (or most of the things) seem to go right? The day when you keep getting that "Yep, this is what I am supposed to be doing" feeling? Today was one of these days for me.
Nothing special happened. I just enjoyed a nice weekend with my family. First, we didn't have to work. As much as I like to make some money (especially now), it's nice to have some slower days when we can just relax.
I cleaned our house while the boys took Toby to the vet to get his booster shot yesterday, and today it's still not completely in shambles (this doesn't happen very often). And to put a cherry on top, I taught my 6-year old how to clean a toilet today. Now to pat myself on the back...:)
For dinner we decided to go out. Gasp...OK, it's not too bad :) I know it's not the time for us to go out right now but my husband received an Olive Garden gift card for his Birthday from my best friend, and we hadn't used it yet. We haven't done anything fun for his Birthday or Father's Day, so we decided that, maybe, we could do it tonight. We also used a coupon, so our total before tips was only $2. As for tips...well, it's a totally different story.
We had the most amazing waitress today. She's a tiny lady, about 5'2" and 63 years old. She loves to talk, and she actually ended up telling us a lot about herself. Her husband recently passed away but she receives a lot of support from her family. She has 9 children - all boys. But not just boys but three sets of identical triplets. How cool is that??? I can only imagine how fun their family pictures look :) And if you look at her, you would never guess she had to deliver triplets three times in her life. But what's even more amazing is that she has 15 grandchildren, and not a single girl :) She was just so awesome and loving to our sons. She definitely knows how to handle boys :)
At the very end she actually did something absolutely unexpected - she brought us a full-size dessert free of charge. Just because she wanted to do something nice for us. Honestly, it brought tears to my eyes. I can assure you, our tip was very generous :) Because she absolutely made our day, with her story and with her kindness!
To finish up this day, we went to help clean the Church before Sunday meetings tomorrow, and after that my older son and I decided to walk home. It's about a 10-15 minute walk but it was a free and precious time to spend with my boy chatting, laughing, racing each other, smelling flowers and just being together. You really don't need any entertainment or to spend money to enjoy time with your kids. All they need is care, all they need is you.
As I said, there was nothing big about this day but it was still very special, full of life's simple pleasures.
How was your day??