Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Not all bad.

My efforts to plow through my "to do" list did not begin very well. Even my orange tennis shoes didn't help.
My landscape guy was supposed to show up at 9 am. I was folding laundry while waiting for him... and waiting and waiting. And then I was reviewing in my mind our phone conversation and I heard myself saying "9 am, Monday, Februray 18." Wait a minute!? 18? That's next week. No wonder he's not here yet. When I was speaking with him, I had my calendar open to next week, I was thinking Monday -- and I just disconnected on the date. Sigh. Anyway, I called him and we rescheduled for the afternoon.

So then I gathered my stuff to run errands including picking up the mugs. I looked at receipt and discovered that they are closed on Mondays. Grumble. Apparently, Mondays are all wrong for me. Cross that off the list.

Then I went to return library books and pick up a book I had on hold. I couldn't find it on the hold shelf. I asked the library to help me out and she told me it was reserved at the other branch location. Jeez!

I did find success at the post office. I'm stumbling on the Tactile Architecture artist's statement. I had a good run at the grocery store and I even remembered my canvas tote bags. The birthday party location will be fine. Now I just have to get Benjamin to make a good guest list. The Lent Dinner Theater was also quite nice.

I also squeezed in a trip to the bookstore to buy Valentine's gifts for the kids. Look what I found!
Zen Ties. A sequel to the brillant, award-winning, Zen Shorts! I haven't actually read it yet. I think I bought it more for myself than for the kids. (I bought Valentine's themed Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew books for them.)

I also set the table for our family candle light dinner to celebrate Valentine's day.
I'm hoping to be equally productive today. But I've already gotten sucked into reading tons of blogs, so it's not starting off too well. Maybe I should try different shoes.


Anonymous said...

I have to apologize for chuckling while I read this.....so nice to know that it isn't just me.....

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Gerrie said...

Oh, no. Here is the reason for all of this: (according to my friend Reva)

At 20:32 UT (Universal Time), on Monday, January 28th, 2008, Mercury the cosmic trickster, turns retrograde in Aquarius, the sign of the Water-Bearer, sending communications, travel, appointments, mail and the www into a general snarlup! This awkward period begins a few days before the actual turning point (as Mercury slows) and lasts for three weeks or so, until February 19, when the Winged Messenger reaches his direct station. At this time he halts and begins his return to direct motion through the zodiac.

Everything finally straightens out on March 10, as he passes the point where he first turned retrograde.

momma helen said...

What a lovely table.
Willing to share what your little placard says? It's enticing...