Monday, May 09, 2011

Monday Morning Musings

I slept in a bit this morning, rolling out of bed at a leisurely 7:30am. After reading some email and blogs, while drinking coffee, I made breakfast for my husband and me. (Bacon, eggs scrambled with potatoes, tomatoes, onion, celery, broccoli, cumin, and avocado - and some bit-sized scones and muffins left over from the church reception yesterday). It was good. I love to eat my eggs with salsa, something I learned in the Southwest.

Dan and I had a number of things to take care of: phone calls to our bank, our accountant, some bills, and so on). We made lists of things we have to buy, like garbage cans and drawer dividers for my utensils. I spent a little time organizing the home office - which is currently serving as our pet room - where we feed the dogs and cats and house the litter boxes. This room is the final area that needs work, but it is also the catch-all room so I struggle with what to do with some of the stuff.

By mid-morning we were able to take our dogs for a long walk. It has been a simply beautiful day - sunny, warmish, and so many flowering trees. We enjoyed our walk, and the dogs did too!

Now, I'm doing laundry and thinking about reading for awhile, as I enjoy a cup of Earl Grey tea and dark chocolate with almonds.

Is this a day off for you? Or are you busy with work?


Rev Nancy Fitz said...

Sounds like a great day. Tomorrow is my day off but today was easy. Quiet at the office, then home for late lunch after a visit. All walkable today on an awesome day. I got some work done at home for an upcoming wedding. Sounds like you are getting settled.

Anonymous said...

I need to get to your blog more often! The prayers encourage me and the reminder that I'm walking the way of ministry with so many women like you. It's just encouraging.

Today I:
sanded and stained the picnic tables
hauled yard waste for composting and recycling
made two useless round trips to the car repair shop (long story)
enjoyed the sunshine
listened to my 15 year old worry about her AP exam
held a cat
had strawberry shortcake for dessert

I'm seeing a whole lotta blessings in there, how about you?

Blessings on your settling in and moving forward with your new parish!


Lisa :-] said... was SO a day off for me. Can't even describe the feeling...!

revkjarla said...

sounds like a great day. I had to work a little bit yesterday, but got to have lunch and buy some yarn with a dear friend!

I have discovered something you might like if you have a Trader Joe's nearbye. Dark chocolate covered almonds dusted with sea salt and turbinado sugar.


revhipchick said...

you know how to eat! ;) i prefer salsa with my eggs as well--actually, chile verde if i can get it but that usually means i need to be in Colorado or New Mexico. or my mom brings it to me like she did this past weekend. ;)

my monday was busy--it was my last day of my cpe unit. it was busy busy and then we had the middle and high school spring concert to attend. tonight will be the elementary school's that time of year!

love you and may this day be especially blessed for you!

altar ego said...

Just returned from vacation yesterday, so today I'm catching up on email, blogs, housework, laundry, and on and on. A vestry meeting tonight, with a meeting with the senior warden any time now (waiting for a call from her, and then we will meet).

I skimmed your blog, and it seems as though you are settling in? Good reflection on Sunday. I was blissfully ensconced in the Sunday Times on the front porch, luxuriating in a breeze. Alas, now, back to the grind.

Sarah said...

Hi Terri! I absolutely love the baptism beautiful. I actually just started a new blog (partly due to your example and encouragement) and my very first post is about Baptism. hmm...must be the Easter season, indeed. Please come visit me at The Wiggle No more "Grace-thing"....time to start fresh. Now I need to catch up on your blog!

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