I double booked myself for a coffee date this morning. I realized it in time to cancel the second one, but when my original date called to cancel, I found myself with a day at home. I'm such a homebody. There is nothing I love more than spending an entire day at home.
I noticed the camera on the counter beside the coffee pot this morning so I grabbed it with an idea in mind and started snapping pics. Here's my feeble attempt at a (very random) photo-documentary of my day.
Starting the day with coffee. I'm addicted to this gingerbread creamer, but I'm not quite as addicted as Michele is. Starting my requisite two loads of laundry. Checking email. More coffee. See that lovely Arkansas mug? For my birthday, my dad replaced the one I broke. That mug makes me happy. Ugh. I am not a fan of talking on the phone. I had to make a couple of calls this morning. I like to get my least favorite chores out of the way first thing. Listening to music helps me get going in the mornings. John brought this cd home yesterday. I've always liked Brian Doerksen...this newest cd is great. One load of laundry washed, dried, folded...waiting to be put away. I rescued this Polly Pocket from the jaws of Jack the Beagle. Obviously, I didn't save her before he chewed off her hands and feet, so I "hid" her in the trash can. I doubt my girls will miss her since we only have 50 versions of Polly living in our house. These two books are next on my list...after I finish the Twilight series, of course. Two down, two more to go. Uh-huh. Our dog is so sneaky. In the blink of an eye, he found the Little People dad and chewed his hands off too. I wasn't feeling the doggy love today. And yes, he has chew toys, but he seems to have a taste for things that belong to other people. Checking email...again. I conveniently left out photos of the time I spent on Facebook Crackbook today. (Hat tip to Fran for that very appropriate terminology.) One very clean bathroom. My to-do list is something I can't live without. Since I'm being transparent here, you should know that mopping didn't get done today. Neither did the cd burning (sorry, Tiff). Oh, and I'm going to Co Springs tomorrow for a brunch, so I had to make a list of errands to run while I'm there. You know me and my errand-combining-gas-saving trips. Lunch break. This looks like a lot of food, but it's actually only 5 fajita nacho chips left over from our dinner at 3Margaritas last night (with a side of fresh guac). That cheese looks unnaturally orange, doesn't it? It was gorgeous here today...sunny and unseasonably warm. I went for a hike with a friend, and it was the highlight of my day! I'm so sad I didn't take my camera with me because the sky was a beautiful, cloudless blue, and looked amazing against the mountains. Waiting in the pick-up line at school...talking to my sister. I'm pretty sure the lady in front of me was watching me take a picture of myself and talk on my cell. Whatever. Checked the mail on the way home and found our first Christmas card of the season waiting in the mailbox. The Turners are making me look like a slacker certainly on the ball this year. I don't know that I've ever received a card before Thanksgiving. John had a dinner meeting tonight, so it was chocolate chip pancakes for the kids (leftovers for me). They love it when I make pancakes in the shape of letters. A & W are no problem, but my S's always break. Poor Sarah. We worked on our Thankful Chain after dinner. Abbey is our lefty. Check out that beautiful ring she got today from the treasure box in her classroom. John missed out on a fun 2 hours of homework. Can I just say that's my least favorite thing about being a mom? I know it's part of my job as a parent, but I doubt I will ever be a fan. Also got a movie it the mail today...The Family Stone...another one of my favorites (you probably know by now that I have many favorites). I'm off to watch it now! Good night.