. . . but not until last night around 10:30 p.m. Yesterday I took the day off from the office. The boss is cavorting in Cabo and I was tired of sitting at my desk. So I had a lovely day. I have been purging my house of things that are not used or wanted, so I hauled odds and ends of the fashionista’s clothes that she no longer wants, cds, dvds, games, Christmas decorations, the vases that seem to appear for various reasons over to a friend who was having a garage sale yesterday and today. Some remaining items — 4 large bags and a wire cube and several baskets — were then taken to the Goodwill. I freecycled the hamster cage, food and litter that have been sitting in the utility room since the hamster passed on — I love freecycling!
After taking care of those things, I went to have my car serviced and hit a sale at Borders while I was waiting. I bought several novels on sale, a crossword puzzle book to put away for an upcoming birthday, and the new “green” issue of Knit.1. I have skimmed the pages, but not really sat down and actually read it. I hope to get to that later this evening or Sunday afternoon.
Then I met a good friend for lunch at my favorite Lebanese restaurant/deli/grocery. I had the Thursday special, moussaka over rice with tabouli. It was excellent as always. While I was there, I purchased a 1/2 pint of tahini sauce so that I can make falafel salad next week, a 1/2 pint of baba ghanouj, and a bag of pita bread.
After lunch I headed to the grocery store — with my reusable bags — and picked up fresh radishes, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, coffee creamer — the necessities for sustaining my life over the next week.
Then I spent some time picking up various things around the house because my carpets are being cleaned this afternoon. And I practiced music for awhile — not very long, though, because I had a 2.5 hour praise team practice last night.
I roasted a chicken and made some potato salad. Had some of that with corn for an early dinner.
After praise team, I read for awhile. I checked out the latest Precious Ramotswe book from the library — The Miracle at Speedy Motors. I enjoy reading these. In fact, I finished it at lunch today.
I have been listening to a really good book on cd while in the car. I am on cd 8 out of 9 so I am nearly finished with it. It is called The Zookeeper’s Wife and is about the Warsaw zookeeper and his family who helped Jews during WW2. Very interesting book. The author is Diane Ackerman.
Last night we had large thunderstorms move through with hail and high wind and heavy rains. I didn’t sleep very well — and couldn’t get to sleep until much later than usual, so I have been dragging all day today. It is still windy here and much cooler today. I hope the wind dies down for Herb Day tomorrow!