Today's weather is amazing and it's just crisp enough to smell fall in the air. The following was on my calendar as I switched it over this morning. I just loved it so much I thought I'd share.
"Here comes Autumn! A whiff of woodsmoke on the wind, the first chill in the air, the woods just edged in gold, & without looking at the calendar we konw we've turned the page & it is September. Time to put the 'sweet' in Home Sweet Home."
I definitely love this time of year more than any other. There's just something so wonderful about the smell in the air, the realization that everyone's coming indoors again, coming inside to be with family, to eat banana bread and tell stories over a bowl of chili and a good cup of hot tea. I am ready for it to be here!
Over and out.
I'm still recovering from the Keith Urban concert Thursday night. This was our 4th concert, but this one was in Charlottesville, VA - about 1 1/2 hours from Richmond. The concert was great, as expected, and both Keith Urban and Sugarland did amazing jobs, but getting out at 11 was the worst part. After wading through both foot and car traffic, we finally made it home around 1 in the morning. And we both worked full days yesterday. Ugh! I threatened to only work a half-day, but I had things I had to get done and managed to make it through the whole day with a giant cup of coffee and an afternoon Diet Dr. Pepper. Here it is, Saturday, and I'm still feeling the effects of lack of sleep. I've felt like a zombie all day long. Oh well...so much to do, so little time.
I'd wanted to do some house-cleaning today, but that didn't quite happen. After sleeping as late as my growing-older body would let me (9:45), I lounged on the couch for an hour and a half, then got a call from my uncle that he was coming my way in his new Mustang. I quickly got ready and he showed up with my mom around 12:00. We headed out for lunch and then we ran errands with Mom. I got to drive his new car - it's pretty cool, although you can't ever really test the horsepower with the car's owner in the car with you. HA! But so much for house-cleaning...so much to do, so little time.
Joshua and I spent the evening with my uncle and my grandmother after afternoon errands in the Mustang. It was a nice, relaxing evening with Chinese food and MSNBC. My grandmother will forever have her TV tuned to a news station if it's not 7:00 Wheel of Fortune. You gotta love her for always wanting to know what's going on in the world. Tonight's news was about Ted Kennedy's funeral and burial. As interesting as that all is, it just amazed me how it just seemed to drag on and on and on. "Don't worry about the fact the sun is quickly setting - we're going to keep on talking...and praying...and giving our Catholic blessings." I almost found their endless ceremonies comical. The news broadcast eventually had to cut away because it was too dark to film anymore. But, you could still hear them giving speeches in the moonlight. So much to do, so little time.
We leave for vacation in a week and I can't wait. It will be so nice to get away from work and "life" for a week, and hit a few baseball stadiums and see friends while we're at it. However, with vacation comes much ado about something. Those somethings, of course, include washing clothes, cleaning the house (that I didn't start today), packing, clearing the camera's memory cards for picture-taking, stocking the house with goodies for our house-sitter, finishing up things at work all while the boss it out this week, changing the headlights in the car (thank you, Joshua, for that one tonight!), cleaning the car, getting all our addresses and phone numbers together, setting up potential itineraries,...the list goes on and on. I'm sure I'll think of something else that needs to be done between now and next Saturday. Ahhhh...so much to do, so little time!
What's on your agenda? Over and out.
Ever reach that point where you think you've reached the end? You've searched and scoured and you just can't come up with anything else to look up? Yeah, that's the end I'm talking about.
It's just been one of those weeks. A s...l...o...w week at work. I honestly woke up several times during the night wondering what today was going to be. Imagine my dismay when I realized each and every time that it was only Thursday. Only. Why, oh why, couldn't it have been Friday?
And today, only Thursday, was one of those days. I reached it. The end. Of the internet. Or at least that's what I choose to think. I just couldn't come up with anything else interesting to look up during my incredibly boring day at work. I can't believe I have to do this again tomorrow!
So wish me luck and happy searching tomorrow. Hey, at least tomorrow is Friday!
Over and out.
I've got thoughts.
1. I think hiccups are God's way of telling you to slow down and take a deep breath.
2. It's amazing to me how much better you feel when you force yourself to go outside and exercise, no matter how tired you may be.
3. Rainy and overcast days are necessary, but they sure put me in a blah mood.
4. Going to mid-week bible study puts me in a better mood. God knew what we needed when he inspired Hebrews 10:25.
5. Chili cheese Fritos taste better now than they did 10 years ago.
6. Chili and cheese will go great with college football games in 24 days.
7. Homemade lemon blueberry cake is yummy, but tastes more like a sweet bread.
8. Young love is sweet.
9. It's great to read a book that you've read several times before - there's always something new to be found.
10. "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." ~John Lennon~
Over and out.
That's the kind of relationship I have with Fridays.
On one hand, it's the end of the week and nothing could make me happier than 2 days of not worrying about work. Two days of freedom. Two days of relaxation and doing what I want to do.
On the other hand, Friday afternoons always tend to drag. Slowly. Like molasses. It's all I can do to make it to 5:00 when the office closes and the weekend officially begins.
Here's to a great weekend ahead! A fun weekend of crafting and canning with Mom. A weekend with no office work. A weekend of preparation for my aunt and uncle coming in next week to stay at my house.
Over and out.