Friday, October 23, 2009

Just another day in paradise

I think I have a theme song for our family. In fact, it is actually my husband's ringtone - something that we can relate to on a daily basis. The kids and I know exactly who is calling when this song plays. Granted we don't have kids screaming - they're teenagers now... But when I hear this song, it puts a smile on my face because somehow Phil Vassar's Just Another Day in Paradise makes it seem so much more normal and okay.
The kids screamin', phone ringin' Dog barkin' at the mailman bringin' That stack of bills, overdue Good morning, baby, how are you Got a half hour, a quick shower Take a drink of milk, but the milk's gone sour My funny face makes you laugh Twist the top on, and I put it back There goes the washin' machine Baby, don't kick it I promise I'll fix it 'Long about a million other things Well, it's okay, it's so nice (It's) just another day in paradise Where there's no place that I'd rather be Well, it's two hearts And one dream I wouldn't trade it for anything And I ask the Lord every night, ooh For just another day in paradise Friday, you're late Guess we'll never make our dinner date At the restaurant you start to cry Baby, we'll just improvise Well, Plan B looks like Dominoes' pizza in the candlelight Then we'll tippy toe to our room Make a little love that's overdue But somebody had a bad dream Mama and daddy (Can) me and my teddy Come in and sleep in between For just another day in paradise, oh yeah Well, it's the kids screamin', the phone ringin' Just another day Well, it's Friday, you're late Oh, yeah
Well, this week I've lived this song - the washing machine did break. I can't tell you the last time I visited a laundry mat, but a sweet friend helped me find the ONLY one we have in our town! Yep, just one and thankfully it was pretty empty for my 8 loads in those tiny washers and I would have rather not spent close to $20 on this adventure... Yes, I'm so thankful that there was a laundry mat and I didn't have to drive to the next town. Through this little break down in our daily lives, God reminded me of how well he has provided for me... No we didn't win the lottery, but rather He gave me a husband that isn't afraid to tackle the job himself - and I must say he succeeds most all the time. Life doesn't always go smoothly, dr. bills, boy scouts, algebra, and - oh yeah, what's for dinner, I can't find any clean jeans... I'm trying to figure out how to get it to all gel together, but we're two hearts, one dream... Just another day in paradise!


Sandy said...

Aww, sweet.

Hey you can come over and use my washer/dryer anytime! Really. I remember those days in the rent house when we didn't have our stuff and the hassle/expense it was to do laundry. So please call me and come do the laundry for free!

Aspiring Mom2three said...

Thank you so much Sandy! Dave tore the washer apart, cleaned behind it (that was horrible), installed a new part and got it running. I hung some clothes out on the line today and so thankful for the fixed washer. Thank you so much for the offer to let me wash at your house. That was so sweet! Eva and Tracy both offered to let me wash at their house as well, but I did 8 loads - would have been 4 regular loads. I would have been there FOREVER!

Flourchild said...

Thank for the nice comment on the was so good!

Alexis said...

This is a GREAT post - I just love that song. No matter what I say, I love living in "paradise" and I wouldn't trade it for anything.