Thursday, May 26, 2011

Silver Lining

Things are slowly, slowly getting back to normal around here.  The river has dropped a lot in the past few weeks so the hard task of cleaning up sandbags and dikes has started.  This means that roads are opening around my suburb and evacuees may be able to go home soon.

There have been some good things to come out of this disruption in my life:

The early wake up and bus departures has given me time.  I can drop off the kids and be home before 0830.  If I am smart, I use the time to do chores and my house is looking better and better because of it.

Emptying out my basement to prepare for possible flooding/sewer backup  (that never came, thank goodness) has given me the opportunity to purge our belongings and get rid of toys, books and clothes that we don't need anymore.

Congregating at the bus stop every morning and afternoon has given me the opportunity to meet the parents of a couple of Emmett's friends.  Hopefully some more playdates can happen because of this.

There is always a silver lining, right?


LaughingLady said...

There is! Sometimes it's a little tougher to find, but we're so much richer for it if we try!! There is something to be said for slowing down our pace and focusing on the essentials ~ whether by choice or by necessity! I hope these are changes that will be permanent in your home ~ they sound positive and wonderful!!

craftosaurus said...

Yes, there's always a silver lining, and those are some great ones.

Yay for starting to get back to normal, too!