Forty-One Things

It’s 10:00 am. This morning I have:

  1. prayed
  2. laughed
  3. enjoyed a quiet cup of coffee when I was the only one awake in the house
  4. taken a shower and gotten dressed
  5. made the bed
  6. talked with Gerry about something important
  7. talked with Makiya about other important things
  8. blanched and froze green beans
  9. offered suggestions on what to take to school for lunch
  10. said “no” to a half-hearted ask for a ride to school
  11. lost a chess game
  12. put dishes in the dishwasher
  13. ground coffee and filled reusable Keurig pods
  14. cuddled dogs
  15. settled the littlest dog in a bed next to where I was working in the kitchen
  16. given treats to dogs
  17. sent an e-transfer to the dog groomer
  18. sent a couple of emails
  19. deleted a LOT of emails
  20. made inquiries
  21. stood at the window captivated by bright yellow fall mums on the back deck
  22. hugged my husband
  23. decided what to make for dinner
  24. firmed up afternoon plans to get he pups to the groomer and back and Makiya to theatre
  25. watered the sunflowers on my dining table
  26. fed the dogs
  27. given Murphy his meds
  28. sipped a lukewarm mug of coffee (still sipping)
  29. checked in on the judging for a poetry competition I’m coordinating for Story Circle Network
  30. enjoyed the silence
  31. enjoyed the noise
  32. watch smoke curl out of a neighbour’s chimney
  33. folded a sweatshirt that I restored to its former white glory and put it on Makiya’s bed
  34. doled out three sets of vitamins and taken said vitamins
  35. tossed laundry in the washer
  36. made the bed
  37. felt content
  38. groaned inwardly when my MacBook told me it needs to be plugged into a power outlet
  39. tiptoed from the room to avoid waking a sleeping dog (it didn’t work)
  40. put a piece of paper on the kitchen counter so I won’t forget to take it with me when I take Makiya to theatre
  41. written a blog post

I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I am fascinated by this post…where did the number 41 come from? I apologize for not catching the explanation if you provided it in another post.
    What a beautiful way to recognize all we do in short periods of time.

    1. No special significance to the number 41. I was trying to go for 50 but had to quit to move on to other things!

      1. LOL! Thank you for the answer..and I love this explanation.

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