Morning Meanderings… Meanderings


Good morning!

me·an·der  (mndr)

intr.v. me·an·dered, me·an·der·ing, me·an·ders  

1. To follow a winding and turning course: Streams tend to meander through level land.
2. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction: vagabonds meandering through life. See Synonyms at wander.


1. meanders Circuitous windings or sinuosities, as of a stream or path.

2. A circuitous journey or excursion; ramble. Often used in the plural.

I knew I had appropriately named my morning chats….. as I sit here this morning trying to think what is interesting enough share…. I feel truly this will be a meander…

On Friday night we had our annual Missions Banquet at Breezy Point resort.  It is a lot of work to prepare, sell tickets, solicit silent auction items, set up, etc…. but I am part of an awesome team that works hard and pulls it all together.  We raised $6,400 for Missions from this years banquet.  Numbers like that make the whole process worth while, even if it does wipe me out.  😀

Saturday I thought I would be a meager shell of my former self in recovery mode from the banquet – but this year, not true.  I think we were so organized going in that it only took a couple of hours to set up, and by Saturday morning I felt 100% and had a day of:


purchased new ear buds for my IPOD Nano (Podette)

Dancing and cleaning with the new ear buds and Podette

cleaned out my closet 😯 and put clothes aside that need to make a trip to Good Will

danced some more

Went to Starbucks and enjoyed a Skinny Vanilla Latte while catching up on some blog visits… a little bit of bliss 🙂

Had dinner with hubby and we watched the movie Blood Diamond (which if you have not seen, I recommend – usually not my kind of movie but the story about the diamonds being harvested out of Africa and the people who die in the process is heart wrenching and pretty sure I will never look at a diamond the same way again.  (I was not a big jewelry person to begin with….)

Which brings to this morning…. coffee blogging…. hair is a mess…. oh yeah, I had better go get ready 😀

Enjoy your day – wherever you meander!

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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

Posted on March 27, 2011, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. So glad it didn’t entirely wipe you out this year! Those kinds of things certainly have the capacity. Sounds like you’re right about having a good team!

    • Most of the people on the team have done this for years so it is fun to see us really tweaking it as the years go on… 🙂

      • Ah, yes, when you’ve worked together before, on the same project even, things are apt to go much smoother than otherwise! I love that.

        Oh, and: Blood Diamond is a great movie. Not exactly pleasant to watch, but important, I think.

  2. You’ve had a busy weekend! That is great that your Missions Banquet was a success!

    I always enjoy reading your Morning Meanderings posts. You have such an interesting life!

  3. Loved the beginning of your post, with the various definitions…

    After I read that, I had to go and grab another cup of coffee….so I could curl up and read on.

    I didn’t do much out there yesterday, but the day before, I went to the gym for a workout, and then bought an exercise bike for my bedroom. I decided that, as often as I miss the gym, I need a backup!

    Of course, the bike will now compete with just lolling around in bed with my new breakfast tray…sigh.

    Good job with the donations…

    Awesome and successful cleaning! I guess that’s where your iPod comes in handy….Then you rewarded yourself at Starbucks…way to go!

    • That closet project has been waiting for awhile now…. it was really due to the new ear buds… my old ones had lost their volume and the new ones, I was just testing at home but the beat was so great it energized me and I immediately put that to use on my home 🙂

  4. Sounds like you had a very productive day yesterday! Hope you have another great one today….

  5. Dave and I both loved the movie “Blood Diamond” and thought the acting was great. What a terrible story, of course, but we should all be aware of it.

  6. Yesterday was income tax prep day for me. I could procrastinate no longer, it had to get done. Ah… the closets. I need to clean mine out before I can buy anything else to put in there so that’s a motivator. Blood Diamond… I agree, an excellent movie, a must see.

  7. You go and go and go all week and you are still going on sunday?! How do you do it?!

    Blood diamond is an amazing movie and i came away feeling that way (i would never look at a diamond the same way) extremely sad how exploitation like that is still allowed.

    Enjoy the rest of your sunday 😀

    • I am not sure how I do it…. I have this drive and honestly have not always been this way…. I think maybe that now that my kids are grown and life is somewhat leveled out, I have time now to try things I could not before…. 🙂

      I just want to experience life 😀

  8. I love any kind of meandering…there was even a lake called Meander where I grew up…have a fun meandering day…

  9. Congratulations on such a successful banquet!

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