Friday, March 20, 2009



Pronunciation: \ˈnȯr-məl-sē\
Function: noun
Date: 1857
:the state or fact of being normal

Normal: everyday, humdrum. How I long for humdrum. How nice it was the other evening after a long day at the hospital to run to our favorite pizza joint for dinner and just sit and people watch and make snarky comments about the behavior of other people's children instead of discussing Mom's condition. How relaxing to sit for a few minutes playing mindless games on Pogo rather than make phone call after phone call updating friends and family about how my mother is doing on this particular day. How enervating to discuss the possibility of going on a cruise to the Panama Canal or spending another month at Myrtle Beach rather than thinking about the medical decisions I'm going to have to make in the not-so-distant future.

I had an almost normal day yesterday and it felt good.


Anonymous said...

We take so much for granted in our everyday lives. So sad that it takes adversity to remind us how lucky we truly are.

Reminds me of a poem by Robert Browning:

I walked a mile with Pleasure; She chattered all the way.
But left me none the wiser for all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow and ne'er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!

A friend sent me this many years ago when my dad was very ill. It's so true, isn't it.

Sending hugs and well wishes as always.

Anonymous said...

And... that is one fabulous portrait of Patches. :-)

SkippyMom said...

[Great pic' of your kitty - made me smile :) ]

Isn't it nice? I love the part about making snarky comments about the behaviour of other's SO need to come visit. That is the only reason I like to go to our local Mall...the people watching!

I am happy to had an almost normal day and got away from it all.

Take care.

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