I could write two versions of my day yesterday.
Here's the first:
I had to skip my workout yesterday to rush into town early, battling the last snarls of rush hour traffic to snatch Daniel from his apartment in time for his and the Girl's eye doctor appointments back on this side of town. It was a day of neverending errands... zipping from our house to Daniel's apartment, to the bank, to the eye doctor, to Walmart, to the mall, back to Daniel's apartment, to a corner near his job, back to the mall, to Ross, to TJ Maxx, to the college, to Randalls, and back to the house to unload and put away groceries more than 12 hours later. A day spent with two kids, picking and playing and laughing and joking while I tried to drive. An exhausting day of spending money instead of making it.
Here's the second version:
Yesterday morning, Belle, Max and I walked down our road in the magical pink glow of dawn. The sun barely peeked above the horizon and his breath was cool on our skin, making the dogs (even Max) frisky and playful. The rest of the day was full of laughter - I got to spend it with the Girl and Daniel; even when running errands they make me laugh so much with all their bantering back and forth and silliness. They can make even a trip to the eye doctor fun - they posed for me and my camera, trying on goofy glasses (with a promise from me not to post them here!) At some point during the day, I had "alone" time with each of them... time for discussions and time for just being silent together. To top it off, the Girl finally found spotted something she wanted for her birthday, and for the first time in years, I was able to see that "I LOVE it" look in her eyes over a gift. It was another day full of memories I'll tuck in my heart to pull out later, because days like yesterday are numbered and few.
It's all just a matter of perspective.