Thursday, August 23, 2012

Daily 5 - Year 4, Days 1 & 2

Yesterday's Daily 5:

  1. a first class flight home from Houston, after many flight changes
  2. a long hot bubble bath
  3. the moment when my bag decided that it would also return after wandering like a prodigal without me for about 7 hours
  4. sinking into my own bed at the end of two very long days of travel
  5. a few good deals while I grocery shopped
Today's Daily 5:
  1. Two days into the fourth year of making these lists.  crazy.
  2. waking from a much needed long night of sleep
  3. organizing my kitchen area
  4. the smell of clean sheets and pajamas as I crawl into bed
  5. sharing communion with my house church friends as we prayed together tonight

Catch-Up Day

After I arrived home yesterday, my luggage decided it wanted to keep traveling without me.  The prodigal bag finally returned around 7 last night, a full 7 hours after I arrived home.

That means I didn't get to my own home (I went to my parents, since that was where the bag was being delivered) until around 8:30 last night.

Which worked fine, I suppose.

I did the majority of my unpacking, and then fell into bed and promptly gained many much needed hours of sleep.

And today? Today is a catch-up day.

I'm cleaning and doing laundry.

I'm working on making the little kitchen area I've created a bit more functional.

I'm preparing for house church tonight.

I'm wrapping a present for my favorite little guy's third birthday party on Sunday.

I'm pondering rhythms.

I'm listening to an audio book.

I'm catching up, and enjoying that this is part of my rhythm, part of my routine.  To spend a bit of time creating physical order, while my mind and heart slowly work their way towards internal order as well.

It works for me, this catching-up, and I'm enjoying it - even the blisters on my hand from turning the dozens of screws required to assemble a little cubicle shelf for my makeshift kitchen.

I'm moving slowly, but with purpose, and settling into that space of rhythm.

I'm enjoying this feeling of presence, even as I look ahead to other places and things.

I'm catching up, and it's lovely.