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Saturday, June 7, 2008

My Seven Days

My missionaries returned home today.

In thinking about my week I have to say that the opportunity to spend seven whole days alone in my house was a unique experience.

  • I had total control of the remote.
  • I left my cloths on the floor.
  • I never cooked, not even once!
  • I did not load or unload the washing machine or dryer.
  • Went the entire week with out having to take out the trash.
  • Found joy in watching the blue birds in my back yard.
  • Opened the doors to the Dacula Ornithology Research Center (How much of a D.O.R.C. am I…..HA HA)
  • I did not vacuum or dust!
    OK, I did dust, but that was only because when I moved the furniture in the sun room to set up the observatory for the D.O.R.C. I was horrified at the layer of dust on the floor under the wicker love seat. In the pursuit of science I deemed it necessary and made the sacrifice and went to get my floor duster. (Bummer)
  • I only had to make one unplanned trip to the grocery store. I ran out of coffee, a necessary requirement in order to avert a disaster.
  • By Thursday my dishwasher was finally full enough to run a cycle.
  • I started reading a new book.
  • Wrote on my blog.
  • Read other people’s blog’s
  • Made myself egg salad sandwiches. A real treat, I never make it because no one but me will eat it.
  • I watched one good movie, one OK movie and one horrible movie.
  • Completed the rough draft on a book project! (OMG, now what do I do!)
  • Wrote another devotional, (another project in the works)
  • Had a brief (and unexpected) visit from my Beloved, A.K.A. my DS the rebel.
  • Prayed with my accountability sisters.
  • Met a friend for breakfast.
  • Had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. Comfort food, an open faced meatloaf sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum!!!!!!
  • The most strenuous activity of the week was mowing the lawn. This I did out of compassion and love as I did not want my husband to return home to find a chore waiting on him. The things we do for love!
  • I saw a hummingbird in my new back yard for the first time today.
  • Had a revelation that Special K and Rice Crispies make the same snap crackle pop sound when the milk is poured on.

In the next few hours I will be restoring some order, picking up the things that in my freedom I let lay, giving my house the once over and trying to decide what to cook for dinner. I think I can remember how.

I can confidently state that having a week to your self is a wonderful experience, at least it was for me.

I can highly recommend it.

5 comments:

Mary said...

Oh, my, what a delightful week you had! But alas, Cinderella must leave the ballroom and carry on as before! :) Come to think of it, I have clothes I need to put in the washer, NOW. But before I do, I want to thank you for sending the web page to the Callaway Gardens. SOOOOOO beautiful. I would LOVE to spend a few days there but GA is a LONG way from the TX coast.

see ya. .
mary

godlover said...

Yes, you definitely know how to live the single life. Isn't it fun when you know it isn't forever? The thing is you accomplished more in 7 days than I usually manage in 14! My butt fits perfectly on my couch and I spend a lot of time with it parked there. Granted I am usually either reading or writing. That's right, a real relic who still enjoys writing things out in longhand, have my own lap board and everything. I rarely, rarely ever compose at the keyboard. I write everything out in longhand in pencil and then when I'm satisfied I'll go type it into my computer. Makes for double work but that seems to be the only way I can write. Glad you got to do so many fun things while the family was gone. I never thought about going out to eat. I'll have to see to it that I do that next time I'm alone. I don't think my beloved is going to be taking a vacation with his kids this year. They went to Oregon last year and Arches National Park two years before that. So I think next year I'll get a couple weeks to myself. Yea!! I wasn't totally alone when Michael went the last two times. We had my daughter-in-law's brother living here at the time but he spent most of his time in his bedroom on his computer and I warned him ahead of time that I do NOT cook when Michael is gone so he better either learn to cook, plan to eat out, or starve. Those were his choices. I think the first year he thought I was kidding. He learned!! He would go out to the store and buy a can of beef stew and just eat it cold right out of the can, YUK! I didn't feel sorry for him; he could have warmed it up in the microwave. It was his choice. Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your family again. Bet DD has a lot to talk about. DH too for that matter. One of these days I'm going to get brave enough for a mission. Actually, my health and all the medications I have to take keep me from going or I would have been going ages ago. My church is having a missions trip to Germany later this year and I wish I could be a part of it. And of course we go to Mexico at least once a year. I almost decided to go last year but them Michael reminded me that he'd be stuck here with all the pets to take care of. Which he can feed them. It's getting down and cleaning out the cat boxes every day that he can't do so maybe it's more my animals than it is my health. Maybe a little of both. Glad you got to do something with your writing. Now it's time to write the book!!

love ya
Marj

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Paula (SweetPea) said...

I was going to ask how the dishwasher got full if you didn't cook but I see you still ate simple things...cereal, egg salad. Mmmm...egg salad sounds good.

Glad the week was so enjoyable for you.
Paula

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sounds like a little piece of heaven on earth...

Seven whole days. God accomplished a lot in seven days. Wonder what I would choose to do with mine?

Robin, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on my blog. The truth you write about is the Truth that claims my heart. I've been walking his path of gracious grace for a long season now, and am still surprised by his continual shaping of me. I welcome it, but nonetheless, the more I know him, the pickier he gets!

God bless you in all your doings this weekend. And that harp music...

another taste of heaven.

peace~elaine

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