My calendar is getting full... really. Last night at my Bible study, we were passing around the treat calendar, and I had to pull out my calendar to see when I could commit. You know... there are just days when there is no room for even one small addition. And there are days when there is so much to fit in... so many places to be... that it requires careful, precision choreography. Today is that kind of day... or at least, it was.
Last night we sat down and figured it all out... Odyssey of the Mind rehearsal? Check. Work? Check, check. School? Check. Pick up from school for the Dentist? Check. More Odyssey of the Mind? Check. Dinner? Check. Every moment scheduled... extra people driving here and there across town so that not one important item would be left out... and a kid wouldn't be left standing on the street corner wondering where she should be! It was to be a marathon day... but we figured we could pull it off.
And so there I was this morning... rushing around... preparing for the race... when Camden came in and laid on my bed. What's up, Cam? When he told me his head really hurt, I reached out to ruffle his hair on my way to get the motrin... and nearly burned my hand. Fever! I just shook my head and giggled to myself... as I changed out of my work clothes and into my jeans. So much for MY plan. And I had to laugh... just because... because I should know better. I knew there was too much planned for today... but I went ahead anyway... with MY plan.
Just before I was supposed to leave for work, Eric came in to grab a cup of coffee... and he gave me the look... you know... the are you ready for this day look? And I smiled... and said Cam has a fever. His reaction? Knee slapping laughter. And I think I fell in love with him all over again... right at that very moment.
What is life without laughter? And once in a while it feels especially good to laugh at yourself... most of all, because I know that God is laughing right along with me.