Monday, October 31, 2005
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today was a great day. I had the day off of work and I spent every minute of it doing things I enjoy. I woke up before the alarm sounded, which means I must have gotten in a decent amount of sleep. (Hooray for time change this weekend!) I showered, ate breakfast and folded some laundry while watching a couple episodes of "Friends." Then I headed up the freeway to spend a few hours with my little friend Andrew.
Andrew is about 4 months old and is one of the most pleasant babies I've ever been around. His mommy is a member of the prayer group that I attend. I was more than happy to sit for him for a few hours. The cutest part of our time together was when he fell asleep curled up on my shoulder. He had cried every time I tried to put him down, so I just held him like that in the chair until his mom came home. She walked in to find us both resting togther like that--Andrew sound asleep and me just soaking in the sweetness of his soft little body all snuggled up against mine.
Since I had promised my husband a clean place upon his return home, I spent the rest of my day off folding and ironing the rest of the laundry and...ta-da! As a bonus I cleaned the bedroom and the bathroom. I've been trying to rearrange some of our decorative stuff to make the living room look more put together. I'm excited about the changes that are coming up. Painters are coming on Friday to paint an accent wall for us. That should be cool. I'm anxious to see how it will turn out. The color we chose is called "Lit Consent", which sounds a little um, torrid or something, but it's really just a mocha sort of color. I had hoped for something a little more in the terra-cotta family of colors, but we have to live by the apartment's rules for now.
Not much else is going on in my little corner of the world today. Brad just got himself an iPod nano, so he's excited about that. It's actually a spiffy looking little do-dad. He's been playing with that since after dinner, and I've had a chance to get a few more things straightened up around here. I also started reading Dr. Laura's book "The Ten Commandments." So far it's really good--and that's just the foreward, preface and introduction!
All in all it's been a good day. I got in just the right combination of activity and rest to make me feel like the day was well spent. Back to work tomorrow. Yay!