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Nichole's WW journal




the books of 2007
  • "The Children of Men"
  • "A Spot of Bother"
  • "At First Sight"
  • "The Night Gardener"
    the books of 2006
    books to read


    The Best Ribs
    Dad's Ever Had
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
  • The Alton Brown recipe Nichole made
  • The ribs at that place in Branson
  • Carolina Barbecue
  • FireBonz
  • ...

    Saturday, April 08, 2006

    Real Life

    It's Saturday, but it's pretty late and the Sunday Scribblers say it's OK to go ahead and post my response. This week's prompt is Real Life. I first tried to craft my response yesterday, but everything I wrote was pretty dreary. So I'm going to try it again with, we'll hope, a little more sunshine.
    Sunday Scribblings

    "Real life" is not what I'd expected it to be. It's bills and dishes and baked potatoes and vacuuming and scrubbing the bathtub and diapers diapers diapers. But it's also so much more than I could have ever hoped. It's Alex bringing me breakfast in bed. It's Piper's sweet smile and her giggles and her toes and her soft, shampoo-perfumed hair tickling my nose. It's a warm cat, a cozy afghan and a good book on a chilly morning. It's pie and ice cream on my birthday. It's my friends and my family and knowing that I am loved. Knowing that I'm blessed.

    And I am blessed. Every day. I know that, but it's so easy to get bogged down in what "real life" was supposed to be, what "The Cosby Show" and the cotton commercials and the Lifetime movies said it would be. But I wouldn't trade my real life for all the funky sweaters in Cliff Huxtable's closet.

    posted by Nichole @ 11:17 PM  

    . . . . . comments . . . . .

  • Marilyn says, "Real life does indeed shower us with ordinary things...that can bring us extraordinary happiness. Well put." (6:19 PM, April 09, 2006)  

  • Living Part Deux says, "This is full of sweetness, like the theme song to your own precious reality show. So lovely; so honest." (7:03 PM, April 09, 2006)  

  • In Otter Space says, "Oh the smell of a baby's freshly shampoo-perfumed head! Yummy.
    What a lovely and soothing post this is!" (7:51 PM, April 09, 2006)  

  • Laini says, "What's more wonderful than a warm cat, a cozy afghan and a good book? Ah. Maybe tea or a glass of port to top it off! I love this glimpse into your life! It's true - real life is the mundane and the routine, but some mundane/routine things, like an afghan and a book, are the best of all things!" (8:29 PM, April 09, 2006)  

  • Paris Parfait says, "Lovely piece. It's true that real life is so much more interesting than anything on television!" (8:34 AM, April 11, 2006)  

  • birdie says, "There's nothing to compare with the smell of a baby freshly washed in Platex Baby Wash. If you close your eyes you can almost touch it. Real is good.... a wonderful post." (12:38 PM, April 13, 2006)  

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