Today I'm enjoying all the little things...
the extra kiss from my little boy...
as he very excitedly hopped into his daddy's car to be driven to school
it pulled at my heart strings to see his reaction over this...
this is a very rare occurrence in our home because of his daddy's job
the extra long squeeze from my 8 year old as she whispered in my ear...
"i will miss you on my field trip...hopefully the next one you can go with me"
two seconds latter off she went with a bounce in her step as she climbed into the car wearing her mustard yellow rain boots, hat and scarf
for an all day field trip outdoors without looking back!
Today is a big, messy, loud, messy, big, loud, messy kind of day
and it's not going to end today....
but it's all okay because the Christmas spirit is alive and running through my veins
it's in the hearts of my chickadees
it's focus is on the reason of the season
it's just not visible by my decorations....
Why on earth not you ask?
A month ago... November 4 to be exact
I discovered a horrible, this really can't be happening discovery...
our dishwasher was leaking
pouring gallons of unseen water out
being happily absorbed into our hardwood floors!
base of our kitchen cabinets
ceiling to our basement
It's been a month of estimates, research, quotes what needs to be done... and so one...
The wood floors were destroyed
when I heard that bit of news I gasped but handled it fairly well
until, they told me my entire custom kitchen island needed to remove
taken completely apart
the entire elephant in the room must be...
in order to rip the floors out!
Today, it's in pieces
today I see sub floors where I once saw wood
Today you will see a toilet laying in my grass for the reindeer's to use or for Santa
depending on how fast they can repair the damage!!!
Today, I feel extra blessed!
I am grateful for everyone who touches my life.
For the latte my husband brought me after taking our little ones to school before he dashed off to work
For having a friend who will help me transport my chickadees from school without hesitation.
For the friend who just called me and told me she picked up a box of vintage ornaments she knew I wanted!
For the early morning phone calls from another friend that starts my every day!
It's truly the little little things that warm my heart
and light up my world!
That having me singing Christmas songs amongst the noise
This is the Christmas goodness you can't wrap and put under the tree!
But, don't think for a minute that I'm not decorating
not to worry my friends
there will be a Christmas tree
there will stockings
presents wrapped with care and love
there is still time!!!
Santa has not left the North Pole yet!!!!