Yesterday, I froze in the office and had to wrap myself with the crocheted blanket I keep in my desk drawer! Today, I wore a scarf and it kept me warmer. I think I will take a spare scarf and keep that at the office, in addition to my blanket.
We had our annual earthquake preparedness drill ("Duck, Cover, and Hold" - the building alarm sounds, we are told to pretend there is an earthquake and we practice ducking under the desks and holding on for the duration!) I have been in the office during several earthquakes, so, I've experienced the real thing.
I had a very productive day at the office and accomplished all what I had wanted to accomplish this week, and more. Which was good because I had planned to take tomorrow off and I don't feel guilty about taking time off when I've completed my work for the week.
This whole week, I have been eating from what I had in the pantry, fridge, and freezer, augmented by some of the yogurt and apples that were at the office. But, I have been wanting a Big Mac for a couple of days and, today, I gave in to the craving and bought myself one for dinner:
After having a piece of cake at the office, too! (We were celebrating a colleague's birthday, which will be tomorrow.) There goes my reputation for eating healthy! Oh, well, I believe the last time I ate a Big Mac was in early April. Once every 6 months isn't too bad, though, is it? Once again, I didn't get any fries, only the burger! It came to $5.01 with tax.
I had planned to get a little more cleaning done, this evening, but I didn't do any of it! Instead, I played the piano, sang (more songs my mother taught me), watched some TV (a program about the planets on the science channel), had a phone call from a friend, and video chatted with my daughter. I will do my cleaning, tomorrow.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Feeling better
- Productive day at the office
- Safe commutes to the office and back
- Songs my mother taught me
Here's today's song my mother taught me: there's a bit of a story that goes with it - almost every weekend, we used to drive the three hour journey to my step-father's hometown, where he had a second dental clinic. Our car didn't have a radio and so, we sang during the drives there and back. One day, my step-father sang "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" and my mother sang this song in response. Of course, I learned both songs!
When Our Dreams Grow Old
When our dreams grow old, our love will always be young
While we can still remember the melodies we have sung
As we go through the years with all their laughter and tears
The songs we've sung will make our hearts young
When our dreams grow old
I did a search and found several versions, sung by Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, and others. I hope you are able to find and listen to one of them.
What are some of the songs you learned when you were growing up?