Morning Meanderings… and a happy ending to a crazy week


I am up and have about 30 minutes to get ready and go into town to help tear down our IHN serving week.  That will consist of grabbing all the blankets and sheets, all the food and cleaning the areas we were in.  I am hopeful to do this in record time…. one hour so I can make it to the 9:15 church service.

I have Coffee Cup by my side (hello friend!) and I have petted the dog as he got up and to go outside (hello friend!)

Last night we went out with friends for Al (hubbies) birthday celebration.  As tired as I was, I do really enjoy hanging out with friends and after about an hour of good food and company I could almost feel the stress of the week melting off.  I always have with me my trusty camera (carry it in my purse 24/7) so I had to get a couple of shots in.

Chad and Al (hubbie, hubster, birthday boy...)

Paula, me, and Amy - the friends!!!

I had such a blast and can chalk up some more good memories from last evening.  😀


Once my morning activities are done – I have no more commitments today.

Did you hear that?

No more commitments today.

The sound of silence….  crickets really…..

ooh… I like that!

I hope to do more reading a bit this afternoon and hopefully finally conquer The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and as I finish mowing the lawn I will be listening to ‘I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lipman’ on my IPOD.  I love being able to sprinkle literature through my days.

Have an awesome day!  The BIG crazy week is alas over!  Hazzah!!!!

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Want To Be Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on September 19, 2010, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. I get worn out just reading about all that you do!

  2. Oh, so true! (I agree with Kathy.) Sounds like you have good books ahead today, though! 🙂

    • Hannah – I do! I am just looking at the computer now and it is 4:50 pm. I have read this afternoon, napped and now I am going out to mow for an hour or so until Al comes in for dinner – I will be listening to my audio now and hoping I will finish it up because I really, really, want to know what happens! 😀

  3. An afternoon with no commitments = heaven! Enjoy! 🙂

  4. I love a day without commitments.

  5. I have been carrying my camera around with me lately, too; it seems that those special moments are there, and without a camera to record them…alas!

    Love the pix.

    Here’s my Sunday Salon post:

    http://accidentalmoments.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/the-sunday-salon-sept-19/

  6. Thanks Sheila for the picture on here!!! It was nice seeing you last night. I do love your blog!!

    • Oh yay Paula! 😀 Thanks for hanging out with us last night. Many more pictures will come our way soon! I am ready for a girls weekend soon! 😀

      (Amy’s birthday will be great to look forward to!)

      • The birthday celebration will be EXCELLENT, as Paula and I enter a new and bright decade in our lives……the 40’s!! Will start researching airfare, etc. soon. I’m glad you are just as excited, Sheila!!

  7. Hurray for sprinkling literature through our days! (or as I’m British – “bottoms up!”) 😉

    Have a great day, Sheila.

    • Book Whisperer -yes! My days have been a bit too literature free as of late because of a crazy schedule and I have missed just getting lost in someone else’s world for awhile. Today I spent the afternoon searching for clues with Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salender to a missing girl…… (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) 😀

  8. Good…I am so glad you had a wonderful time…I hope you can sit today and just read an hour or two away…put on a pot of soup or chili and just relax…

  9. Sounds like just what the doctor ordered!! Hope you Sunday was wonderful!! 😀

  10. An afternoon with no commitments? I hope you enjoyed it!

  11. Your night out sounds like it was a lot of fun! I try to fit in reading throughout my day too, with all of the craziness of our busy days it definitely helps me to relax and decompress throughout the day.

    • Alyce it was! One of those days where I really wanted nothing more than to stay home with a book but we had a great time and it was fun to hang out with friends. 😀

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