Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A New Year Day

It's a New Year, and here we go again. The first month is halfway over already, and time is going just as fast as ever. Next thing you know it's going to be New Year again, but for now it is *still* 2009.

I got my Man off to work this morning, and that left me home alone for most of the day, a rarity around here the last few months.

It was cool this morning, though not too cool to go for a walk in the park with my friend, but the rest of the day turned out cold (well, cold-ish) and clammy. The kind of day that is perfect for sitting in front of the fireplace, only we don't have one. How is it that the chimney sweep doesn't have a fireplace...???

After my walk I did all the everyday things: phone calls, paperwork, errands, paperwork, tidying up, and did I mention paperwork? The bane of my life....

Late in the day we had a visit from C and De and the kidlets, who were passing through town. De was offered a job in the next town over and will almost surely take it, so big changes coming up in that quarter. We all went out to dinner (Does Taco Bell qualify as a *dinner*-worthy establishment?), and then we parted company.

On another front, this afternoon we heard from M that he has been assigned his spot in the Inaugural Parade: 2nd from the right in the 2nd row, so we will know exactly where to look for him, and I can't wait! My Man is taking the day off from work so he won't miss a thing.

Tonight we went to the Bible study where we have been studying Luke for the last oh-so-long. When we study something, we study it thoroughly ;-)

Afterwards there was a phone call from M! I see him pretty much daily on IM and text messages, but we don't get to talk often, so it was the perfect ending to a perfectly ordinary day.


Jan said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Northern Maine is definitely not Texas as far as weather is concerned.

Cathy said...

Hello Marytoo
Thanks for dropping by and commenting - fresh sheets off the line are the norm here 'cept for days it rains, which isn't very often at the moment :)

You asked what a doona was - thats what we call a duvet/continental quilt here in Australia. Filled with feathers or a man made fibre. I have them on spare beds but not on ours. Still like my sheets and blankets as I can regulate the temperature better that way.

Welcome to the life of the empty nester - quiet some days full of children and grandchildren the next lol

Will drop in again some other time
Take care

Cathy said...

Me again
Forgot to mention many years ago Dh's father was a chimney sweep. In school holidays Dh used to go along and was the one to run in the house and tell his Dad when the brushes had reached the outside of the chimney pot. He used to sweep many of the really old houses on country estates in Essex - the ones where there was a chimney in every room including the big kitchen below stairs.