Saturday, March 17, 2012

Perfect Days

Some days are just too wonderful to put into words. Not because extraordinary things happen. Not because of anything life-changing. Simply because to anyone else that perfect day would seem...boring.

Yesterday I went to Ikea with my husband.

I picked up my punk kids from school and fed them lunch.

We assembled the baby's dresser as a family.

The room is finally starting to come together, and that fills me with the weirdest sense of joy. I have pictures to paint for the walls. A quilt to sew for the spare bed. Small stuff. Lovely stuff.

I spent the afternoon cleaning my living room and kitchen and playing little games with Ninja Girl on my iPod.

I went out to dinner with close friends to celebrate their good news and birthdays.

We got dessert after.

We talked late into the night.

It was a simple day. A perfect day. Filled with family and friends, work and play. I find it interesting that these are the days that are hardest to write about. Of course it's because there isn't really any conflict in these days. They unfold beautifully, becoming everything you hoped for. They are the best part of life for those experiencing it, and yet the most "uninteresting" to those on the outside. It's days like yesterday that remind me to keep the story, the drama, and the conflict on the page where it belongs. I'll keep the boring "happily ever afters" for myself.


  1. You deserve a few perfect days! :)

  2. I had a wonderful day with my family yesterday too! Good Mexican food. Guitar Hero. Chai tea. Mango Margaritas. Watering some flowers. No conflict. Just a beautiful day.

  3. We all deserve days like that! Too bad nobody wants to read about them so we can spread the joy around...

  4. Sounds like a great day. It's so important to treasure the simple joys in lifee

  5. It was a perfect day for me, too. Thanks for the reminder to treasure the happy times. :-)

  6. This sounds like my kind of day. A little busy, but laid back :)

  7. It is strange how simple things can bring so much pleasure. It is nice to acknowledge them.

  8. With my busy schedule and day I find it very relaxing to have a day like you describe.

    By the way, I really like the colors in your blog - great choice.

    And those iPods, did you know that Apple stopped making them? That's what I was told anyway. I have the iPod 4 and enough games on it to keep me busy when I encounter waiting periods. My fave? Action Bowling! It's very addictive (I also have it on my iPad2).