Taking Joy In An Ordinary Day

It’s been awhile since my husband has been home for ALL of his days off in a single week. His being home made for a very productive day for all of us.

Our weeping willows were in terrible need of a trim, and my husband worked out in the heat until all five of them were done. They’re nice and neat and Aaron will be able to drive the mower under them now without as much trouble.

Dani continues to work on merchandise for her new Etsy shop. She’s still hoping to open the shop on July 1. I love the sound of her sewing machine humming happily along! She has a great eye for fabric, and she’s a skilled craftsperson. I can’t wait for you to see what she’s been up to!

Dani also harvested the first Zucchini from her garden this morning. In fact, she brought in four.  Her garden looks amazing, and we’ll soon be blessed with lots of potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes and squash.

The boys homeschooled. It was my day to take care of all of the outside watering and irrigating. There was laundry and the regularly scheduled household chores. I took care of a bit of advance preparation for tomorrow’s meals. It was a day that we were blessed with plenty to do, and plenty of time to do it, working at an easy, steady pace in the heat outdoors and enjoying the cool of the air conditioning indoors.

There’s a lot that’s just good about a regular sort of day. Nothing out of the ordinary going on. Plenty of work to be done, but no rushing around to accomplish things. Enjoying the peace of a home filled with folks taking care of their own business and working with their own hands.

I love days like this! Days when we’re all home, and we’re all busy. We might not have been working on the same projects, but we were together and that makes a mama’s heart happy!

Did you have a regular sort of day? Did it bring you joy?

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10 comments to Taking Joy In An Ordinary Day

  • tammy

    I love easy goin productive days! Ours was not a regular sort of day ,but it had wonderful doses of joy! Coffee with a neighbor, lunch with an old friend, my girls had friends over ice cream for supper (not on the meal plan ;-)!). A very good day. Your yard looks so peaceful and beautiful. I am thankful and glad that you had such a nice day at home. Lord Bless you.

  • quite busy! both my sisters are home from out of town and i rush around to get things done so that i can sit a spell. hubby is in the hay fields and kids are working on their 4H projects. everyone is home…like you said it makes a mother’s heart happy!

  • Jeanette

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Although self-employed, my hubby doesn’t get to spend many days around the home, but I sure love it when he does. Even when we are on opposite sides of the yard, it is such a great feeling just knowing he is close. 🙂

  • Jeanette

    I should also mention how timely your meal plan series has been for me. At first I didn’t think It was relevent to my life right now, but last sunday when that familiar panicky feeling set into my chest at 4:20 p.m., I realized that my menu plan method was in serious need of an overhaul! Not to mention my grocery shopping methods! I ran out of flour, oil, milk, and potatoes in the same day! (If I knew how, I’d insert an embarassed smiley face here

    So I now have grocery shopped and have a menu plan in place. Thank you!

  • I can’t wait to see Dani’s Etsy Shop! What a girl! Sewing, gardening, baking and cooking… you have taught her well!

    I enjoyed your post. I have been too busy outside the home (Dr. appt., shopping, helping family) the past few weeks. I’m pulling in the reins. Life seems out of kilter when I’m gone too much so I can relate to your post and how much you enjoy being home with everyone working.

    Hope you are doing well!

    • Dani is a talented young woman, though I’m not sure I taught her much of it.

      I understand that out of kilter feeling that comes from being away from home a lot, but sometimes it’s needful.