Saturday, February 12, 2011

Just One Of Them Days

You know the ones . . .

When everything seems to line up, and you just go "Ahhhhh. Thank you God for this glorious day!}

That was yesterday.

We had to go grocery shopping. No, we *got* to go. Got to. Right, Connie? We got to the grocery store, found a cart, and proceeded to shop. We were stopped by a very nice woman who told my girls they all looked beautiful.

By the time we were ready to check out, it had gotten quite busy. There were long lines. I picked one, and as soon as I did, a checker came right up to me and said he could help me on aisle two. Thank you!

We strolled out to the car, unloaded the bags, and then I proceeded to put the cart away. On the way back I was stopped by *another* lady whom we had run into {not literally} several times in several aisles. She just wanted to tell me that my girls were so well behaved and sweet. She said "you don't often see that nowadays". Awwwww.

By this time, it was lunch time. There is a McDonald's across the parking lot. {Don't judge}. We were the first ones in line at the drive thru. By the time we were leaving the parking lot, there were seven cars in line, and more waiting to turn in.

We drove down a little further to the gas station. This gas station is notorious for taking *FOREVER* to receive help {we live in Oregon ~ no self-serve pumps}. As soon as I pulled up, someone came right over. I was in and out in a jiffy.

I had one more stop on the way home, to pick up an ink cartridge for our printer. We got a parking place right.up.front.


Now, don't get me wrong. We had our fair share of frustrations yesterday too. Life is especially stressful right now with our new house, appraisals, inspections, and the interest rate climbing every single day. But sometimes I think that if we stop and take note of the little, precious, day-today things that make us smile, we will find a lot more joy.

It's really all in how we view it, don't you think?


Now, what's made *you* smile recently?

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mountain mama said...

i *LOVE* days like that!!! praise God!!!

yes, our fist time in oregon we though it was a bit strange that someone was pumping our gas! :)

we visit ontario, do you live far from there??

Foursons said...

It sounds like a fabulous day! And I have no doubt that you have the sweetest, nicest, girls. I'm sure they were perfectly behaved. But really? No self-serve gas pumps? I don't think we have ANY full-service in the entire state.

Kelli said...

What a great day! It's nice when things fall into place. I'm smiling because my house is clean!

Connie said...

I love it!

Today...I got to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a Bubble Tea while my hubby and kids played in the sporting goods store.

And then I got to enjoy a lovely dinner prepared by my husband.

Great day!

Jenny said...

Perfect day! It's been a long time since I've been to a place with a gas attendant. How much do you have to tip them? That would get annoying. LOL!

Your girls are so cute!

jennohara said...

Doesn't it make your day when someone says how well behaved your kids are?!
They are the sweetest!

Miller Racing Family said...

Don't you just love days like that. I now understand how precious those days are because with kiddos sometimes the little tasks can take forever.
Something that has made my day lately was finally seeing Trey doing things on his own. Like picking up his room, taking his plate and others plates to the sink, you know the little things. It makes me feel like our parenting hard work is paying off. Blessings!

Colleen said...

My Dad used to always say when he found a close parking space, that God rewards those who do His Will. So congrats!

Rachel Sue said...

I need a day like that. Because, lately it seems my days are full of sick and grumpy kids and a lot of spilling and dropping things.

MomBrose said...

I like that you focused on the positive :) We are blessed indeed!


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