Today was one of those ordinary days, the kind of day that you learn to appreciate when you come to realize that ordinary days are the stuff of life. I woke to the sun shining and the realization that the only two things on my agenda were to take a walk and to take my vacuum for its yearly service. I completed only one of my goals. But I’m ok with that.
A year ago, I bought the vacuum I’d been lusting over for the past ten years. I had wanted a Miele after reading and hearing so many wonderful things about them. It’s recommended that you service your Miele vacuum once a year, and the way I use mine – well, let’s just say it needed it. And today was the day I’d decided to drop it off in Wilmington and I am being honest when I tell you how much I’ll miss it.
My husband, because he doesn’t get out much, came along for the ride. Our youngest son, who’s still living with us, came as well and we stopped at a Trader Joe’s before coming home. I didn’t buy much. I just wanted to see what a Trader Joe’s actually was, as I’d never been inside one before. (Loved the place).
After we came home and I made lunch, (awesome pizza from Trader Joe’s), I spent the afternoon working on a Shutterfly photo album for my niece. Clouds had begun to come through and although the day had gotten warmer than the 14 degrees it had begun with, it was still too cold to sit outside and take pictures of birds - something I enjoy and that soothes my soul.
I took this out the window after we got home and while I waited for the pizza to bake. I believe it’s a song sparrow. And it’s all plumped up to keep itself warm.
Birds will plump up their feathers to capture the warm air from their bodies, keeping the cold air at bay.
The height of plumping here.
And then . . .
. . . she was gone.
To me, it was a perfect day in its ordinariness. That is a word. Don’t worry – I checked.
I call ‘em like I see ‘em, which is all I can do sometimes.
Thanks for coming by today ~
ps – it’s saturday night and i'm watching a movie on netflix stream called ‘hide away’ with josh lucas. i like it. just saying.