Want a taste of what my day was like? Here goes:

Yesterday is over, and this is a new day. Want a taste of what my day was like? Here goes:

  •  Early rise to drop of unwanted free-trial cookbook at Post Office – I’ll be early for class this time
  • Upon leaving P.O., realize I’d forgot something at home
  • Drive back home to pick up the forgotten item
  • Back on freeway – drive to Women’s Bible study class at Calvary Church
  • Rats! Now I’m 10 minutes late for class
  • Great sharing and learning time in Ephesians 4 and Romans12, verses 1 & 2 – don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold – be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  • Lunch with the gals at Applebee’s
  • Drive downtown in preparation for yearly mammogram
  • Am early for appointment, so I wait and catch up on the latest local women’s magazine. I affirm what I’d heard from the editor, they now use on-staff writers predominately. Free-lance writer has M.D. behind her name. Note: probably not an option this go-around unless I achieve “M.D.” behind my name. Not on my “to-do” list this year.
  • Check in at Women’s Health Center, fill out paperwork for mammogram, a.k.a. boob crusher, cruncher, smoosher as Angie says–you choose a name to fill in the blanks.
  • Re-do picture – seems an added flap of skin masked what she desired to see on the screen. So, the smoosher is applied again on each side. Comment from operator: “That’s okay; don’t see too many skinny grandmas.” Well, I’ll give her that one – I’m not skinny. But then she added, “After all, the grandkids want a smooshy grandmother!” Okay, enough small talk, get on with it lady –then, I’ll outta here!
  • Quick walk to the end of the block to see a condo sign for sale – the day is perfectly sunny and WARM – we’re talking 70 degrees in Michigan on the 16th of March! Circle back to my Jeep and off to the mall – don’t really want to be INDOORS, but duty calls.
  • Stop at an anchor store to spend a gift card, and pick up two pairs of black trouser socks for my birthday daughter born on St. Patrick’s Day—my Green Baby (I know what you’re thinking? But,  sock’s aren’t very exciting, but she’d asked specifically for them for Christmas)
  • Tried to smile at people in the mall as an experiment. It works! Everyone I smiled at, smiled back at me. Note: have to try that more often. However, from what I learned from a friend, it might not work in Abu Dhabi—they scowl at lot!
  • Body Shop – to hunt for her (and my) favorite body butter: “Satsuma.” – Yum! Bonus: it was on sale, 2 for 1 special!
  • Biggest redeeming value of mall trip: FOUND the gift we really wanted to give to Amanda – in the most unlikely store on the Way Out of the mall. Other retailers said it couldn’t be found! PTL!
  • Back home again – critique another writer’s work in prep for tonight’s writers’ group
  • Hubby – comes home, notices the warm beauty of the day and suggests we take the motorcycle for a spin. How can I resist?
  • Our glorious “spin” ends up at Wendy’s for supper – back home to drop me off, then he heads downtown for his photography class
  • One look in the mirror –talk about a flat hairdo, so I attempt to resurrect my hairdo recently created by Helmet – there’s not much hope there, so I head out to Grandville Biggby’s coffee shop for our bi-monthly writers’ group. This evening’s topic: creating that all-elusive book proposal
  • First mistake of the evening: ordering a Mocha-Mocha skinny. I sort of feel obligated to order something because they are gracious enough to allow us to use their facilities for two hours. I go up to the very-young barista at the counter: “I want that Mocha drink that makes you skinny.” His response, “Sorry, lady but it doesn’t make you skinny; it’s just called the Mocha-Mocha skinny.” Well, dummy, I knew that! I was just making a joke, can’t these young people take a joke? Guess I shouldn’t quit my day job and pursue comedy.
  • Meeting went great – received lots of good feedback on my book proposal – now I know I still have a ways to go before my March 20 on-line submission for Festival of Faith and Writing conference at Calvin in April.
  • Second mistake of the evening: refilling my coffee cup with more coffee (it was de-caff, mind you). Thought I’d be safe, after all, a couple of the guys refilled their cups, what harm could it do?
  • I found out very quickly and clearly just what harm it could do – at least in my body! But, it tasted oh so good.
  • Drove home – made a quick phone call to my niece to determine what time she needed me to baby-sit her 16-month old child on Friday. 7:00 am!!  I’m to be at her place at 7:00 am – yikes! What was I thinking?? Email to a friend to set up luncheon meeting after I baby-sit.
  • Ahhhhh!!  Bed at last! Quick check of the news and weather, and I’m off to never-never land. Well, or so I thought! I remember checking the bedside clock at least six times…12:30, 2:00, 3:10, 4:26 a.m. – guess that last cup of coffee was not such a hot idea after all! Think I learned my lesson: I should stick with water with lemon!
  • I believe it was about 5:00 am when I finally drifted, only to hear Steve’s alarm go off about 6:15 a.m. So, I’m up and at it. Do ya think my brain will track so I can get some more mileage out of my fingers on the keyboard to improve my book proposal and mediations? I must admit—I do have my doubts!  Pray for me!!

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