Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ladybugs and Such

this week it was inventory week at the library. every book had to be found, checked off a list, and then the shelf under it had to be cleaned. this meant for a long, long week. a week full of 8 hr days at the library, while still maintaining a busy banner order week and church stuff.
needless to say, I lost my marbles a few times.

like forgetting my wallet twice in 24 hrs and not realizing it till I reached the check-out portion of my trip to the store & restaurant. thank goodness for the kindness & understanding of friends.

also,i have gone to bed fully clothed one more than one occasion this week.

and i forgot to call my sister on her birthday (though i did send her some flair on facebook - does that count?) did i mention that she lives in germany and i only see her twice a year if I am lucky? (happy birthday jemimah!)
plus i am pretty certain I have forgotten to make some phone calls, return some emails and do some other important stuff that will come to me in the middle of the night i am sure...

but this afternoon, while sitting on the porch, enjoying a brief glimpse at pretty weather and watching Miles run to meet Wylie, and feeling slightly guilty that I wasn't glittering something, or calling someone, or cleaning everything, a ladybug flew in from the south and landed on my lap. and i was very, very glad to be sitting still in that moment, sun on my face, hands idle.


  1. hey thanks for the shout out. and remember something you told me once: "don't should on yourself" i love lady bugs + you!

  2. Love the shot of the ladybug! How wonderful! A good remember to enjoy the simple things of life. I hope you can have a nice relaxing weekend.

  3. Jerusalem, I can so relate with the business! I am glad you had a calm moment and I hope you have a restful weekend. :)

  4. that's awesome! reminds me of the part in You've Got Mail where Kathleen Kelly is telling the story of a butterfly on the subway :)

  5. we all need a bit of time to come up for air and smell the roses, or nurse the ladybird! I can't count how many times I have stood in the cue at the Post Office or grocery to find that my card is at home, in the back pocket of the jeans I had on the day before!!! Oh and one year I forgot my Mothers birthday completely!!! Rachaelxo

  6. LOL. YOu must have caught my chicken with it head cut off syndrone.

  7. Thank you for this perfect post. I think most of us spend too much time on the "shoulduvs" and not enough time on the being part of living. So glad your your ladybug reminder - and that you shared it with us.


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