I seem to always want to do more than is humanly possible to do.
If you asked me, and I didn’t think about it, I would tell you that I spent a very quiet weekend.
But then, If I think about it, I did a LOT!
On friday night, I was exHAUSTEd. I had been up since 3:30 am dealing with the blackout on the east coast. I staggered home from the bus stop at 4:30ish, I think…and FELL into bed.
But I didn’t want to stay in bed. I wanted to be up and about. So I woke up, tireder than when I fell asleep, about an hour later, and slapped myself awake.
Oh yes! My friend had sent me a really good book, “Arranged Marriages”. I had an Amazon box waiting for me at the door. In my dazed state, I was trying to remember if I had ordered something lately. Then I thought, “I bet Bonnie sent me a present!”
She did, and that was a wonderful thing. I will write about the book later. Suffice it to say for now, that I really like it.
But I woke up all groggy, and forced myself out of the house. I needed to buy a microwave. It’s hard to make food for one person when you don’t have a microwave. I had priced a good one at Walmart. Barely 50 bucks, and the right color and wattage.
But I live in a walmart desert. It was 13 miles to the nearest walmart.
I have to say, 13 miles means something different here. There is SO MUCH in between one mile and the next, it’s an ordeal to get through it. 13 miles should only take 15-20 minutes, right?
Man I don’t undestand it, maybe I never will, but with this many people and THINGS in the way, miles are farther. It is like an obstacle course. In big cities, cars are not always the advantage you think they should be.
In any case, the great deal on the microwave had sold out by the time I got to Friday. I shopped again (thanks, mysimon.com) and found one at Kmart. Kmart is closer.
So I shoved myself out the door, in pursuit of a microwave. I woke up pretty fast when I started driving. And I went down the main drag which is right my my new place, and saw the Salvation Army thrift store. I peeled to a stop. Well, not really. But I was very excited to stop and look at this place. I’d known it was there, but I’d never had a chance to look inside.
Oh! Thrift bliss! I bought two pretty shirts and two pretty dresses for 12 dollars! I’m so pleased. I love thrift shopping. All the stores near my old place were RAGGEDY. ew. This one was perfect. You can bet I’ll be visiting it at least every week. I love clothes, but I need to save money now that I have a mortgage.
Then I ran off to the Kmart, and found my micowave. It is a GOOD microwave. Amazing what proper wattage can do. My old place had a LOW power microwave. It took 4 MINUTES to make popcorn, and the corn always came out stale and half unpopped. This one takes less than two minutes. It’s beautiful.
All that was just friday.
Saturday, I went to a invitation only designer clothing sale with a friend, bought and read a whole book for my book club, had dinner with Chris, went grocery shopping, and in between put more boxes away. Sunday, I went to church, took a nap, read more, went hiking in a beautiful park with Chris, had ice creams afterwards, watched a Gene Kelly Marathon ( i LOVE musicals!), made dinner FOR chris, ironed and fell BAM into bed.
It was wonderful. I am starting to feel more like myself.