It may only be lunchtime, but today has been absolutely perfect in it’s ordinary-ness.  And for that, I am SO grateful.

I had a great morning with the kids, even if it did start at 4:30.  I had a great class at the gym, and had the chance to catch up with a few friends.  I did a few errands, including picking up bat-shaped pasta for the kids to have for dinner tonight.  I did some laundry.  I had a quick lunch.  And then I sat down to get some work done.

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Yup, it was a perfectly ordinary day.

“It has taken awhile, but I certainly do know it now – the most wonderful gift I had, the gift I finally learned to cherish above all else, was the gift of all those perfectly ordinary days.”
-Katrina Kenison

I discovered Katrina Kenison a few years ago, and absolutely love her writing – her books are true gems, gorgeously written, and filled with wonderful little quotes like the one above.  If you have time, you absolutely should pick up one of her books . . .

But I digress.  I was so happy today, and so filled with gratitude to have this perfectly ordinary day, that  I chose to celebrate with a small slice of leftover cake from our family celebratory dinner last night (the Husband planned and made an amazing dinner for my whole family to celebrate the 5-year mark of the surgery).  The cake is from The Rolling Pin – it was the Dulce de Leche cake, and it was PHENOMENAL.  While I don’t normally eat sweets at lunch, well, I don’t normally eat too many sweets period, I’ll take my small slice of lunch-time cake over any halloween candy my kids might bring home later tonight!

On that note, I’m going to get back to my ordinary day and see how much work done before I get to pick up my little ones and hear all about how much fun their halloween celebrations were at school today!

And yes, in case you’re wondering my work today is pretty tough . . . it involves lots of photo editing and photo book creating . . . with some last-minute planning for our upcoming trip to Disney sprinkled in too!

Have fun tonight – enjoy your little ones, or if you don’t have any little ones at home, enjoy seeing the little ones out and about tonight!  And I hope you can find some joy in the gift of your ordinary day today.