A Mis-Scheduled Day

June 26, 2008 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

i felt like I had this smoothie today, but I didn’t.

Wednesday: visit here with friends from Lexington.

Wednesday night:  cooked supper for our finance class…good times, good people!  Will miss that group!!!

Thursday: SBDM training meeting (I thought).  It’s actually tomorrow.

Friday:  full day SBDM training, take two!

Because I had unexpected child-care and a morning “off”, I got up early, ate a tasty breakfast, drank some fresh coffee, and went to a meeting…one which is TOMORROW.

So, ran to the store for supplies, came home, enjoyed a very long and restful prayer-devotional time on the porch.  Breeze.

Also installed Mozilla Firefox today.

Then, feeling refreshed, I picked the boys up early, arranged a “date” with my oldest, and took him to lunch.  Went second-hand shopping, something he loves to do.  I didn’t feel like shopping, but ended up with a new pair of jeans, a new 10 cup rice cooker (we are HUGE rice eaters), a bunch of new current magazines, and some large print Reader’s Digests (still on the mend with the eyes).  All that for FIVE BUCKS.  Plus, he found a COLTS car flag he is MAD about.  What a refreshing day with family and the Lord.


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