Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Perfect Moment Monday - One Day Late

Darn it. I'm always late. Like, always. In this case, however, I think it's ok. It really is the thought that counts. Or rather, the recognition of a thought, specifically a moment within the last month where you have thought, now gosh, it doesn't get much more perfect than this.

Every month, Lori shares her perfect moment and moments from friends across the blogosphere in what she calls Perfect Moment Monday. Even when I don't play along, I'm always thinking about what might constitute a perfect moment. And that is truly one of the greatest gifts my friend Lori has given me.

This month, I'm lucky enough to have several to choose from: a great road trip with my road dog, M which included a stop in South Bend on Game Day and several running routes in and around Madison, WI. I might have pointed to the night at a Buffalo Wild Wings somewhere in Indiana where we revisited one of our old obsessions: NTN Trivia. Might have...if we had won instead of gone down in an "I'm all in!!!" blaze of (non)glory. Who chooses WWII as the final subject? Gah. I blame others.

Are my tenses all mixed up in this post? I feel like my tenses are all off. Past, present? Past imperfect? present perfect?

Perhaps its because I am resting in a present that feels simply perfect. Right now. This moment. Feels perfect to me. Because I am going to be a mom. We are going to have a son. A big baby boy. Wow. F*cking wow.

 It blows my mind every day. Over and over again. And I'm sorry if I can't stop sounding incredulous. But I am. Last night I read about cradle cap and colic like they were the most fascinating subjects in the world. Because they are. This morning, I ordered a ridiculously (I mean ridiculously)overpriced onesie from M's beloved football team. Because I can. So I did.

the ubiquitous boxes
I guess if I had to choose one specific moment that embodies this feeling. This overriding hope that is just here hanging out among us, it's this:

Opening up and breaking down the boxes filled with the beautiful crib sheets and bumpers (you remember - the First Big Purchase) that have lingered in the spare bedroom as cruel reminders of the day our daughters died (final sale! no returns! of course!). Opening them up, breaking them down, pulling out the contents, saving one for a friend who is newly pregnant (YAY),

And getting one ready to use. For big baby boy.

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. What's yours?


Lori Lavender Luz said...

I *SO* challenge you to a night of NTN when we are next in the same place.

Or maybe I want to be on your team against someone else.

It makes me so happy to think of you being so happy, so content, so nesty.

lostintranslation said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's late! I just added my entry...

I remember that post about the crib sheets very well, it might even have been the first post I read on your blog... (and I'm still reading even though I've become quite the lurker). I'm so happy for you that you can now unpack those boxes and use it for big baby boy soon!

luna said...

truly perfect.

Heather said...

Love this.

Ladies Holiday said...

"Colic and cradle cap..." Ha! I love it! Congratulations!

tireegal68 said...

That big boy is going to love the red wagon!
Lots of wonderful perfect moments even if I have no clue what NTN trivia is!!!
Good for you:)

Anonymous said...

I love this post so very much. Number 1, that you could unpack those boxes, wow, what a breakthrough that must have been for you. It made me want to cry! Number 2, perfect moment Monday is something that I think I need to implement in my life! Time to learn to see the bright side. My perfect moment this week was when our social worker told me she was excited to get our adoption profile on Monday. I was like, what? our little profile? really?

Kristin said...

I am so thrilled that you are getting to experience all these perfect moments leading up to the arrival of your boy.

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dana said...

Gah. I am so very happy for you. And incredibly proud of you as well for going through old boxes.

This post made me smile. My very own perfect moment Monday.