The stew in lieu (of a post)

October 29th, 2007

1. Wake up.
2. Realize it is Monday.
3. Realize the phone is ringing; answer it and agree to teach yoga this morning.
4. Realize that by teaching this morning I can be home this evening instead of taking a class.
5. Realize that I need to check my calendar to be sure.
6. Realize it is October 29.
7. Realize that today is my 12th wedding anniversary.
8. Realize I need to buy a card.
9. Realize I need to buy a gift.
10. Realize the gift should be something my husband really wants.
11. Realize that would be a 90-minute massage at the health club.
12. Realize I could make a nice dinner.
13. Realize it could be something my husband really likes.
14. Take daughter to and from school, walk the dog, answer email, teach yoga, pick up dog poop, go to market, get card and gift certificate, talk on phone, chop veggies, make pot roast, receive magnificent floral delivery, help daughter with homework, clear table, bring in mail, vacuum, empty dishwasher, take out trash and chill champagne.
15. Realize that I can stop pondering the imponderabilities of today’s potential profundity
16. Because whenever I wake up and realize that my life as it is is perfectly OK it answers Karen Beth’s question from yesterday about my practice.
17. And thus comprises my post as promised.

In a variation on trick-or-treat, this is Grab Bag week at Cheerio Road. I’ll let your comments ignite the topic I take up each day. If there isn’t a gust from you – a question, a comment, a change in direction – we’ll just have to sit through the wait. At the end of the week, there’ll be a goodie at the bottom of the bag.


  1. Ahhhhh, life. As it is is perfectly OK, for sure!

    Hope you are enjoying your evening.

    Comment by denise — October 30, 2007 @ 2:02 am

  2. Thank you, beautiful soul, for answering your email today. You are lovely.

    Happy anniversary!

    Comment by kathryn — October 30, 2007 @ 2:25 am

  3. Happy Anniversary. Here I was annoyed with my husband and now I feel better. Thanks for that.

    Comment by marta — October 30, 2007 @ 3:01 am

  4. many happy returns of the day.

    Comment by Wendy — October 30, 2007 @ 11:43 am

  5. vaccuum? oooo, fun with Dyson! Hope you had a lovely Anniversary!

    Comment by Shannon — October 30, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

  6. Happy anniversary.
    Enjoy your perfectly ok life, just as it is.

    Comment by bella — October 30, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

  7. Sometimes I wish my life were MORE okay just as it is. Your post gives hope though.

    Happy Anniversary!

    Karen Beth πŸ™‚

    Comment by Karen Beth — October 30, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

  8. happy belated anniversary karen!

    Comment by stella — October 30, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

  9. Thanks, Honey. The stew was delicious!

    Comment by Anonymous — November 1, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

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