Ordinary People


We’re just ordinary people.
We don’t know which way to go.
Cause we’re ordinary people.
Maybe we should take it slow.
~ John Legend

While John Legend is singing a beautiful song about the ins and outs of relationships, these words pertain to everyday people living everyday life as well.

We just left Orange Beach, and the entire experience is completely bittersweet for me. I could not even sleep last night thinking of the laundry list of items I have to complete today.

1. Send Sandra P. her paycheck from camp (due 2 weeks ago)

2. Setup and call all the children’s parents from Camp on our new call system to remind them of the cook off extension program (due last Sunday)

3. E-mail BCHS my official resignation letter (due in May)

4. Send letter to BCHS to verify my teaching experience

5. Call BCHS to switch over benefits for Brett (my husband)

6. Stop by the bank for a new debit card

7. Call NORD to setup a follow-up, closing interview

8. Call accounting about NORD final paycheck

9. Get reimbursed for final camp expenditures

The list of course continues with the things I want to do around the house – stuff that normal moms do like a load or two of laundry every day so that it doesn’t get overwhelming, washing the counters daily, sweeping the floor daily, etc. I’m at the weekly portion where I am trying to implement vacuuming, washing tubs and toilets, and mopping.

I, of course, must take time out with the husband and kids. I’ve been trying to finally make our home feel complete with all of the pictures I undoubtedly love taking and Pinterest projects begun and only half finished. Luckily, for once in my life, dinner for tonight is already ready (mostly because I forgot to turn on the crockpot as I heated last night’s dinner, and it was not warm in time for bed for the family).

I chose the name “ordinarily extraordinary” on accident. I actually wanted “extraordinarily ordinary” and it was taken. I figured the words meant the same thing, but they really don’t – not at all. However, the word choice is perfect for all people everywhere. Everyone shoulders volumes of worries with warm smiles.  We attack our laundry lists and endless “to-do’s.”  We are all regular people just trying to make it through this chaos we call life.

I thought that I would have things all figured out by now.  I would have no worries about time  or money.  I would balance all areas in my life from family to work and everything in-between.  Truth is – I don’t.  Who  knew?

I started this blog because I know I am not alone.  I’m not the only one whose life is not as “figured out” as she thought it would be.  We all have a unique story to tell, and our stories are what make us special.

So perhaps, we should take the advice of good, old John Legend and “take it slow.”  Savor every moment.  Feel the depth of every experience.

That being said, welcome to my page and kudos all the ordinary people who recognize that every occasion, each unusual circumstance makes us who we are – naturally…ordinarily…extraordinary.

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