Monday, January 23, 2017

A Normal Day

“Later on, when they had all said “Good-bye” and “Thank-you” to Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening, and for a long time they were silent. 
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what's the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What's for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting to-day?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It's the same thing,” he said.” 

-A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Everyday I ask for a normal day. A day when my body basically works and I can do normal things like cook and eat. There was a long time when the normal things I love were not possible. I also spent a long time fighting for exciting adventures. And, after I fell really, really ill a few times, I begged for normal days. 

Today was a normal day full of routines and rituals that make me feel normal. Things like, iced coffee and sparkling water, and avocado toast and meditating, and folding laundry. I ran errands, started more laundry, and even had time to purchase a, very fancy and expensive, cup of hot water with a tea bag in it from Starbucks. I came home to a clean house, thanks to Angie, and still had time to start a fire because it is just cold and rainy enough. I popped popcorn, made a cheaper cup of tea, and caught up on reading and writing. 

Today was a very exciting and normal day. 


  1. I can't tell you how much your words mean to people like me out here...I wish I could be more eloquent, but basically you are my hero, you make sense out of my world, you make me appreciative of things like twinkly lights (I have a lot of them on all year round, but sometimes I don't see them). Please keep writing, teaching...I missed it a lot, but would pop in every night in hope...that hope thing keeps my life OK :)

    1. And, wow. You are the hope thing that keeps me life okay. Best quote ever. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for posting this. As someone who has been dealing with depression for the last few years of my life your daily goals of getting tea, cleaning and reading a book by the fire give me hope that I will be able to enjoy my hobbies again. You give me a lot of hope and I will continue to work through this.

    Lindsey Mckenzie @ Buchanan Fire And OutDoor


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