Recently I have been doing ordinary things, like up to my eyes in paperwork, constantly chasing fluffy tumbleweed (dog hair) with a vacuum cleaner and just getting on with the mundane. However when I was walking around the village with the dog I realised that sometimes an ordinary moment can light up in front of your eyes.
I hope that you see something special today during your ordinary life.
Buried in paperwork is ~"crouler sous la paperasse"
For the mundane the French can use banal.