First things first.......
My husband took this picture as he was leaving for work this morning and his caption was:
"Who says God is invisible?"
I love that man!
Well, it's Wednesday and that means we're usually all dragging around here. I usually let Collin sleep a little later on Wednesday mornings, just because he's at co-op all day on Tuesday and has to be at church early on Wednesdays to practice for the youth band. Of course, we squeeze school in for a few hours too. Now that he's playing with The Altus Brothers, we have those gigs to add to the week, when they come around. He actually has one today, so school has to be done before we head out for the afternoon. And what's that they say about SOCIALIZATION?
Anyway, I had a great day yesterday! Since Collin is at co-op all day on Tuesdays, I've been blessed with a day to myself. The past few weeks I've had things to do around here, plus we went to Houston one of those days to adopt Banjo.
So, yesterday I had two options: come back home after dropping Collin off, work around here doing housework and most likely end up on the computer - or - get out and do something fun for me.
I chose the second option :)
After dropping Collin off, I ran a few errands, paid a few bills, then headed to the big city to do a little shopping. Of course, as you know, I'm really focused on my little daily planner right now, so my first stop was Hobby Lobby. Apparently the entire city got that memo because all 6 lines had about a 15 minute wait!
Then a horrible thing happened...........I discovered the new and improved way of scrapbooking and all the amazingly cute supplies they have now!!!! NOT GOOD!
Years ago, I gave up scrapbooking. It gave me nothing but stress to know that I had a cabinet FULL of supplies and no time to work on it all, so I gave the whole thing up. What a relief it was!
For these years since then, I've only put my pictures on the computer and have made the occasional digital scrapbook for family members, but for the most part, I've done nothing but store my photos in this big, electronic box!
So, when I headed down the aisle, looking for cute things to add to my planner, I ended up right in front of an entire row of the most adorable scrapbook albums, stickers, labels, pockets, notepads, and anything else you can think of. It was torture!
I hope no one was watching me because I looked like one of those guilty shoplifters that pick up something, put it down, look around, pick it up again and do that over and over for about 30 minutes! Only, I wasn't trying to steal anything - I was trying to talk myself out of stuff!
I even took my planner out of my purse and measured some paper that I wanted to buy, to see if it fit. At one point, an employee did walk by and it seemed like he looked at me funny - but I might have been imagining it, since I was acting like a crazy woman, picking things off the rack, putting them back, picking them up again, and so on.
I literally stood in that same spot for about 30 minutes, having silent dialog with myself, as to whether I would actually use this stuff, if I bought it. In the end, my good sense prevailed and I walked away.
However, I wasn't empty handed! I did buy some supplies for my planner and although there are a few things that I have no idea how I will use them, they were too cute to pass up.
After standing in line to buy all of this cute stuff (and believe me, I questioned the worthiness of it all, as I was standing in that line for 15 minutes!), I headed over to JoAnn's Fabrics to see what they had, but I wasn't that impressed, so I went to lunch.
Don't you hate eating by yourself? I do!!
However, it was a nice change, to be out and about, so I endured it, but I had a book with me and it kept me company for the next 30 minutes. Good book too (I'll tell you all about it another time, but let's just say that a man named Matthew West wrote it and it's good!).
Well, I had to make one more stop before going home for the afternoon and that was to the popcorn store, where I bought two fun bags of sweet and salty popcorn, both containing some sort of chocolate. Hey! What's a day out, without chocolate?
When I got home, I got to visit with Ted a little, then although the laundry and other duties were calling, I actually sat on the couch with a cup of coffee, some popcorn, and TV and enjoyed another hour all to myself.
Ahhhhh........refreshment! We really should do it more often.
And guess what? When I was done with my day off, the chores were still there, the computer was still there, no one went hungry, no one had a melt down - all because MOM took a few hours off!
This may just become a Tuesday routine - you never know.
When's the last time you took a day off?