Today was a normal day; it was busy and fun and loud and full of the following:
-washed dishes 2 times
-2 math lessons taught
-1 spelling lesson taught
-explained some Spanish and Latin
-went shopping for a couple last minute birthday party supplies
-got 2 school books coil bound at Office Max
-went grocery shopping -2 stores
-took Ellie to Target because her birthday gift card was burning a hole in her pocket and "her" boots were on sale
-picked up Nate from basketball
-watched half of Jake's football game
-gave orders to the Young'uns
-picked up lots of odds and ends around the house
-watched a fashion/singing show by Abby and Ellie
-delivered a cake and gift for a new sweet baby and her family
-worked at my "work from home" job for a while
-made the cake part of Ellie's birthday cake
-dropped off and picked up Nate from his calculus class
-had some conversations with the Young'uns about the miners in Chile, slums in India and our lonely alcoholic neighbor
-dressed a 2 year old (three times)
-kept working at potty training a 2 year old (see above)
-washed Lip Smacker off of 12 Webkinz (compliments of the 2 year old)
-sewed the nose and mouth back onto a Webkinz (Yes, her again. Thankfully, she has a gracious older sister.)
-sent and replied to some emails
-spent a few minutes (really truly) on Facebook
-laughed a bit with a couple of friends and my family
However, it's not the lack of "all done" marks on my physical or mental checklist which gives me pause tonight.
A little earlier this evening while scraping butter into a mixing bowl, I realized something very important which has gone undone today. I've cooked and cleaned and taught and shopped and even talked with my kids, but I'm not sure if I hugged all of them and looked them in the eye today.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this: I "touched" their lives physically, but I think I might have failed to touch their hearts.
Guess what's going to be at the top of my list tomorrow?