Monday, July 6, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

For today,
Monday July 6, 2009

I am thinking... that we had a really nice weekend. Daniel had off on Friday and we took some sand (that was in our yard) to some friends. I went shopping with Rachel while Daniel and Mike unloaded the sand. Saturday was a long day, driving to the Valley and running a bunch of errands. It was nice to see so many people, though.

I am thankful for... finding my purse last night. When we got to church (early) I put it in ONE SPOT. When I went to get it an hour later, it was G.O.N.E. We checked lost and found, asked several people, looked everywhere, and could not find it. It's not totally unusual for strangers off the street to walk in, but we couldn't figure out how or why they would look "there" for a purse and then take the whole thing. I was getting pretty nervous, thinking about stolen identity, having to change all our cards, accounts, getting new insurance cards, wondering if insurance would pay for new glasses, would I have to file a police report, etc. To make matters worse, there was one homeless man in the service that night. A couple people "randomly" strolled past where he was sitting to see if he had a bag he might've put it in, but he didn't. About the time I was ready to give up and declare it stolen, somebody went and looked in the church office (it stays locked and nobody was there) and somehow, somebody had put it in there. We are still totally clueless why (or who) it had been moved - I put it in that "one place" quite often while we're at church doing other things and I can't keep it with me or in sight all the time.

From my kitchen... I baked a loaf of bread early this morning in the bread machine. I've been having trouble with the recipe I was using being too doughy, so I added what I thought would be enough extra flour last night when I was putting the ingredients together. When it started up at 3am this morning (I had it on a timer), I woke up and thought for sure the machine was getting ready to fall off the counter it was clunking and clanging so loudly. Turns out I'd put in enough flour to keep it from being doughy! It was very stiff. I added some water and piddled with it for several minutes. This morning it is one ugly loaf, but it was better than nothing.

I am going... to Food Lion just down the road this morning. When I was shopping last week I totally forgot that I have a meal to deliver today. So I need to go get stuff to make that. And hopefully when I deliver the meal I'll get to hold little 1 1/2 week old Theo :) He was at church yesterday morning and so little and cute :)

I am reading... all kinds of things right now.

I am hoping... for a wonderful, productive week this week! And that my garden doesn't need watered too much since it's rained some this weekend.

I am creating... this week my goal is to clean our bedroom. When I packed up so much stuff a couple months ago (because somebody was coming to look at the house), the stuff that didn't get completely packed got put in a pile... and that pile has turned into the "catch-all".

I am hearing... the birds outside chirping and cheeping.

Around the house... not much is going on. I need to do laundry and cleaning today, just same old, same old.

A few plans for the rest of the week... I hope to add in another "loop" to my daily (or as daily as I make it) walk this week. Right now I'm doing 3 loops which makes it right about 9/10 of a mile. I think each loop is 3/10, or it might be exactly 1/3 mile. I've driven it a couple times, and it's one of those. Close enough I consider it a mile. Adding another loop wouldn't hurt.

A picture thought... crawl back in bed and dream a little :P That's what I want to do. I probably shouldn't. Maybe if I get moving around I'll feel more awake. Breakfast might help, too.


Maria D. said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad that your purse was safe and sound! Those "missing" moments are always scary!

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you are off to a good start for the week. I hope it goes really well for you. Thanks for stopping in on Saturday. We enjoyed the short visit. I'm sorry Paul and Hannah didn't get to see you though.

I'm really glad you found your purse. That would have had me sweating!

A family at our Wits End... said... [Reply to comment]

YAY! Baby Theo! The meal was wonderful! I thought Eden would eat all the peas by herself! Thank you! Oh, and I just saw that y'all are camping with us over Labor Day! Fun!