On Saturday, while I was furioiusly cleaning and dusting my room, I came across a little crystal heart shaped box that my Granny gave me. She gave this to me when I was wishing I were pregnant for the second time. She told me it was a wish box, and that all I had to do was put my wishes inside the box, and my wish would come true. Granny has always been good at telling you just what you needed to hear....and sometimes things you didn't really want to hear!! After seeing the little box, I decided that I would call her. I don't call as often as I should. But I called her...and she sounded so excited and happy that I called. We chatted about things. She was eating a Klondike and enjoying it. We talked about the weather and the bad rain storm that came through. She sounded really good...which did my heart good since the past few times I've seen her, she wasn't feeling her best. We talked about Papaw....she said he is doing much better. After I hung up, I was just overwhelmed with emotion. I miss Granny a lot. It's hard living 7 hours away from her and Papaw (and my Grandma). I am blessed and thankful to still have my grandparents around.
Why is it that every time I plan my Saturday, it never quite works out as planned. There is a work day at church today. I told Bryan that my work day would consist of cleaning my house. That is church work, after all, since I live in the church parsonage, right? Besides, my parents will be here Tuesday, and one of my best friends in the world will be here Friday with her family. So, there is lots to be done.
I had three haircuts scheduled this morning...and had them all stacked and packed to do the job quickly so I could get to my housework. Haircut #1 arrived and finished as planned. Haircut #2 was a bit late and arrived the same time as Haircut #3. No big deal though - we're all friends...so we sat around and chatted (actually, I cut hair - they sat around and chatted). By the time haircutting was done, it was 11:00 AM. Those of you that know me well know that when 11:00 AM rolls around - life stops. It's lunchtime for me. You don't want to be around me too much past 11:00 without food in my system. It's not pretty. So, I ran to the store for some lunchmeat. Of course, Bryan asked me to pick up some pop and ice for the workday people. Did that, got home, ate myself some lunch.
By now, it's been a few hours since I've checked my e-mail. Wouldn't want to miss something important, ya know. So, I decided I would make some coffee to drink while I sat at the computer. Just a little "oomph" to give me energy to do some serious housework. We'll see....I'm just waiting for something else to happen to stall my plans.
So, Mom....Cheryl....if nothing else, I promise you clean sheets on the bed. But please don't write in the dust!!
***UPDATE: An hour and a half later: top level of house cleaned except for kitchen! Woohoo!
I haven't always been a coffee drinker. It didn't actually start until around my senior year in high school. I was working at the good ol' KFC and had a sore throat (I know, I know...prolly shouldn't have been working with a sore throat). All they had to drink that was hot was coffee. So, I drank some. Didn't like it at first. I think it can be more of an acquired taste. From there, I started indulging in the General Foods International Coffees in the little tins. I don't know what I liked more - the coffee....or their slogan giving me permission to "celebrate the moments of my life".
While shopping at Target yesteday (a favorite passtime of mine), I noticed a "limited edition" Pumpkin Spice GFIC!!! Of course, that made it into my little basket (new idea of mine - carry only the small red basket through Target - it holds less than a buggy). And as I sit here this morning typing this post, I'm enjoying my first cup of Pumpkin Spice. It is WONDERFUL...and I'm celebrating that it is finally feeling like autumn here in Maryland. And I'll be celebrating more when they clearance this stuff out at Target at the end of the season. (All of you reading this....watch the end caps for me!)
Well, today I went back to work full time. For many years, I have been working three days a week at a law firm. Last year, I started working one day per week at another law firm. Then on my "day off", I was usually booked with hair appointments. So, I might as well have been working full time already. But now, it's official. I'm working full time for another law firm that is closer to my home...which is nice (not that the other was THAT far away, but being able to be home in two minutes is pretty sweet!). A good friend of mine took my part-time job...and I know she is going to do a GREAT job!!! It was so much easier making the decision to go full time knowing I had someone to take my place. I've been at the other firm almost four years, so I had mixed emotions about leaving. But I'm excited about my new job. You can check out who I work for at www.lamorelaw.com! There is another attorney that works there, but he doesn't have a web site. Anyhoo, keep me in your prayers. This will be a bit of an adjustment, but I'm thankful to God for working out all the details.