Friday, June 19, 2015


Today was a typical work day - up at 6:00 a.m., morning devotions and routines, a cup of coffee, a quick shower, give daughter a wake up call, and drive myself to the office; spend the day at work, then, drive myself home in the evening.  Sometimes, I try to vary the routine a bit, by running errands during my lunch or breaks, or on my way home from work.  But, for the most part, my day varies only after I come home.

Today, after I came home, I video chatted with daughter while I had a cup of coffee.  Then, I spent an hour and a half in the garden, weeding and watering.  Afterwards, I put away the laundry from yesterday. 

Dinner was the last of the Brussels sprouts salad - I added some slivered almonds to it and it was very good.  And then, I cancelled out all the benefits of eating a salad by eating ice cream for dessert!  LOL. 

A little TV, a little reading, an email or two and just like that, it's time to clean the litter box and get ready for bed!  Seems like the day has just whizzed by! 

Today, I am grateful for:

- An ordinary day
- Time spent in the garden
- Ice cream!
- Exchanging emails with friends
- Bird song

How was your Thursday?



  1. Days do fly by don't they. Dessert is always nice :-) I can't eat ice cream though :-( Although rarely I still do even though I know it will make me sick. My Thursday was good. Same old days, but still good,

    1. Sorry to hear that you can't eat ice cream. It's one of my favorite desserts. Yes, sometimes the days can seem like a repeat of the day before and the day before that, but, as long as they are good, that's what matters.

  2. The salad sounds good, I bet adding the almonds were very good. And eating the ice cream just topped off a good supper.. [Just think... by eating salad, it was ok to eat ice cream , because if you would have eaten a heavy supper, and then ice cream..ooops.. ---Now. aren't I good at making excuses for myself.hahaha]
    My routines are pretty much the same too..
    I love that you add what your thankful for on each post.. so nice.. I would like to say, I am thankful that I found your blog..I really enjoy reading about you and your daughter.. Hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Judy, what a lovely thing to say! Thank you! I like your logic regarding the salad and ice cream. That was exactly what I thought, myself! The ice cream was justified because I only had salad! :D

  3. Your days are super busy, Bless. I was always amazed at how little sleep you need. It's hard to believe that just a few years sgo you were also driving your daughter to school and ballet/dancing. Time sure flies ny quickly, doesnt it?

    1. Carolyn, yes, time flies! As recently as last year, I was driving 4 hours a day (2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening) every weekday, as I drove daughter to the campus (1 hr. drive from home to campus) and then, myself to work (1 hr. drive from campus to office) in the mornings and reverse the drive in the evening. We'd leave the house at 6:30 a.m. and not get home until 7:30 p.m. or later (on the days when she worked at her part-time job on campus). Back then, I had even less time to do anything!


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