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Just an Ordinary Day . . .

Thursday, March 24, 2011

. . . and my goodness, how I cherish such days after a time of "crisis"!

My workout felt good: I'm using the 8 km podrunner downloads on the elliptical trainer since running is not working for my knees, and the music keeps me moving efficiently.

I enjoyed my lower body ST routine afterwards, and a little stretch, and a little chatting with my gym buddies, and my post-workout treat: German chocolate cake coffee (no calories).

Followed by my Greek omellette, newspaper, Charlie time, light box on a very cold but sunny morning.

I've got a steady day ahead but no pressing disasters (that I know about yet!!).

Now: what to wear to work?? Hmmmm. Pale yellow wool jacket to inject a note of spring into the day despite the temperature: and olive green pleated skirt, green and yellow silk scarf. OK.

The pleasure and deep comfort of the quotidian:

The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask;
Room to deny ourselves, a road
To bring us daily nearer God.


OK, maybe not QUITE as Calvinist as that -- but yeah. Ordinary. Good.
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    Celebrate the ordinary day!! Why, you just did -- beautifully! You workout, your treat, and your outfit all sound wonderful. Here's to many, many more ordinary days!! -Marsha
    3298 days ago
  • JOHAL52
    Love it, love it. I bet you looked lovely!!
    3298 days ago
    I just love it. You are so cool!
    3298 days ago
    Reveling in the ordinary is an extraordinary talent. It sounds like you had a perfect day!
    3299 days ago
    Here's to Good!
    (and finding the joy in the ordinary...)
    3299 days ago
    Some ordinary days would be nice!
    3299 days ago
    Ahhh....ordinary. I am enjoying my second cup of just-ground Sumatra Blue Batik, strong flavored, full bodied beans with sharp vibrant taste, an exquisite daily ordinary ritual in my life. I will follow in the steps of Calvin, offering a prayer for the ordinary. Can you guess who penned it:


    It doesn't have to be
    the blue iris, it could be
    weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
    small stones; just
    pay attention, then patch

    a few words together and don't try
    to make them elaborate, this isn't
    a contest but the doorway

    into thanks, and a silence in which
    another voice may speak.

    3299 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2011 9:24:08 AM
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