Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's the Little Things

Sorry for the dearth of posts here lately. Last week was so crazy and then I had to go out of town on Sunday for work. I stayed up way too late on Sunday night, so when I got home on Monday evening I could barely keep my eyes open past 8:00.

And last night I was engrossed in a book that I wanted to finish. Not to mention the fact that I couldn't think of a thing to write about.

The weekend, overall, was a little stressful. On Saturday morning my car wouldn't start and still wouldn't crank after we tried to jump it off. Since we had just replaced the starter in Mr. Daddy's car, my mind immediately jumped to the worst case scenario. Fortunately, it turned out to be just my battery. But money has been a little tight lately so we've both been on edge a little bit. Sniping a little at each other.

But then last night we had breakfast for supper. Sausage, eggs, and pancakes. I was getting the kids' milk and when I came to the table Mr. Daddy had put my pancakes on a separate plate, just like I like it (I don't like for syrup to get on my sausage and eggs). He thinks it's kind of ridiculous, but he did it for me anyway. Because he knows that's the way I am.

And it's those little things, those little gestures, that help ease the tension. That remind me to not worry so much about every thing. That remind me how good I have it.

8 comments:

Leslie said...

I'm with you on the little things! When I got home from the grocery store last night B. and the kids had cleaned up the living room (which had been a disaster area). It made me feel so happy and peaceful to see it clean! They did it because it needed to be done, but they also did it because B. knows that it makes me happy. I'd take that over flowers any day!

Karen said...

Sorry for your lousy weekend, but yeah! for husbands who go the extra mile. Especially the mile they're convinced is crazy. It makes life so much nicer.

ImpostorMom said...

very sweet. it is the little things. while I was away this weekend and my husband was at home he sent me a text message on my phone out of the blue that just said I love you. He said later that something reminded him of me or something and he just thought to himself "i sure do love my wife"

We're not overly sentimental people but that was really small and sweet and it made me smile.

Jonny's Mommy said...

We've been having some tough times with money too. I agree..it is the little things that count at times like this for all of us, I agree.

I also don't like syrup on my sausage, etc., so I don't think it is weird at all.

Lauren said...

Hubby took the trash to the curb this morning. In the rain. Without me asking. It made my whole day...thank heavens for the little things!

And BTW, what book were you reading?

Live.Love.Eat said...

You said it, on your last line. Too true!!!!!!

Katie in MA said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the little things, because they are EVERYTHING in a relationship! I wish I still had little things. Instead, I will rejoice vicariously through your little things and be very happy for you. :) Non-syrupy sausage and eggs trumps car batteries any day!

for a different kind of girl said...

Any man who knows how you like your pancakes is one you want around even in the worst times.