A Little Unexpected…well you could say that. It was supposed to be a typical day. A little more house cleaning, a little more baking, a little more sprucing of the old homestead and a little special time with friends.
“Boy did my calendar of chores fill-up the day!”
Cleaning Day…Baking Day:
It started out as usual and then, caught in the increasing current at a majestic waterfall, all my planning was swept away to be sucked over and into the rapids. I had originally planned to finalize the cleaning, soon after Hubby left, while my sweet treats for the party were baking. One cold dip…which needed to meld while two other ingredients where sautéed and cooled before mixing. Another dip was mixed and served warm but could not be baked at the same time as the sweet. “Buffalo chicken and chocolate chunk just don’t bake we’ll together.” NOPE!!!
Instead…Recording CD Day:
I was given very little notice late Wednesday night that my vocal tones were needed the next morning to record the alto vocals for one of the Patriotic songs for our Independence Day Celebration. When I arrived at my church, with two sons in tow, I was prepared to sing the one song for the altos. What started out as one song turned into all three songs. “Rut Ro Raggy! Could we please go over this song…I have not seen this one before!”
Relief flooded over me after finding out that I was not alone and that the soprano, who had been called in to perform the same function for her section, did not know the song either. 20 minutes later, when we were to be finished recording, we had successfully gone over all three songs. BUT then…my dear friend and music director was called away to a meeting. “We waited!”
For 45 minutes the soprano and I chatted about life, family, previous churches…both knowing that the time we both needed to leave was fast approaching. “Guess who came roaring back into the choir room one minute before our deadline?” Apologies were made and off we went to the sound booth. The soprano was up first…I sang along going over my part as I pointed to each note making sure I knew my part. It was then my turn…the three songs were recorded and I prepared to leave.
“Uh!…Where do you think you are going?” Said my music director “…you still need to record the 2nd Soprano part!” (I know what you are thinking…why did the soprano not record the 2nd Soprano part? Well I sight read and she doesn’t. Besides I am often called upon to sing parts other than alto. Don’t worry I am not the only person who can sight read in the choir.) I had the soprano sing her part with me as I recorded the 2nd Soprano part. Once completed I raced home to begin my party preparation.
My hubby decided he was not satisfied with the wall colors we…did I say WE…chose and applied to the walls about a year ago. New colors have been chosen…
Can you tell how excited I am about this new undertaking? The total interruption of routine is not something I am looking forward to! My 20 year old will be doing a majority of the painting but I wil have to deal with the stagnant flow of the job for several days. You know how most 20 year olds can be…yep! I am really looking forward to this change of color.
“I Need More Coffee“:
As you would guess…coffee has been intravenously flowing throughout my exhaustion prone routine. BUT…after the cleaning…after the baking…after the recording…after the selecting and buying of paint…after the party…I managed to stay awake until after midnight. I woke up before the butt-crack-of-dawn to a normal morning ritual and now sit here fighting the drooping-eye-want-to-sleep-day-after syndrome. My strong-overly-caffeinated-breakfast is not cutting it. “I guess it is a good thing that I am meeting the consultant from last night’s party and a guest from last night at Starbucks in about an hour.
I need more Coffee…I will get more Coffee!
In closing…I guess my day will be filled with picture removal and
moving of furniture…overseeing the moving of furniture. ( that was close…I could see that proverbial wagging finger rising up.) I don’t want to be in pain like before especially since I was in pain last night from the racing around I did yesterday. I better go…
Have a great day!
I have reached the end…and finally settle down and have put my feet up…
You would too if you had “Over Did It In Overdrive!”
The racing-shuttle-ushered-schedule-driven-minds to their appointed destinations.
Translation….Mom’s Taxi Service was slammed with customers today!
I forgot to eat breakfast and lunch…and managed to buy the few remaining items needed at the grocery store without giving into temptation waiting to check out.
Translation…My stomach is going berserk and I wanted a candy bar soooo bad.
And to make the day more enjoyable I have been in some soul-reaching pain.
Translation….I Really Hurt and Want Some Drugs! Okay…Tylenol!
The good news is that I will not have to cook dinner….until closer to 6:30! What a lucky break!
Have a great day!
Who, in their right mind, plans an meeting for butt-crack-of-dawn-o’clock? That would be my hubby’s boss! He has no life and goes to bed early every night and wakes up earlier than I do every day. “That is just plain wrong!” And if that’s not bad enough…add the wake-up call of the front door alarm chime sounding at 5:10 AM as my 19 year old left to work out with his mentor. “Hey…mom is trying to sleep!”
I had taken my Melatonin last night in the hopes of a longer sleep time…nope, not going to happen…
Pain meds taken gave no relief…
Even the sound of the falling rain offered no solace…
Wait a second…it will get better…it has to! I have a meeting with my youngest son’s teachers this morning and will have my “Wonderful Heavenly Brew” with me as I drop off my 19 year old at a job site before heading to the school. The good news is that my son will be working this week, and my meeting will only be about 45 minutes. The house will be quiet, the rain will still be falling, and I will be able to do what ever I want to do until my youngest gets home from school.
I could make a fresh pot of COFFEE to sip on as I go about the normal activities that fill my day. I might be able to take a little time and sort my coupons and grocery list for items not previously purchased, now that I have $$$ in my account again.
“I would love to work on my book!” It has been a while since I wrote anything and so much has happened! Then another cup of “Heavenly Brew” to enjoy as my youngest does his homework and then one for the evening filled with TKD and Basketball practice.
Yep…this is a perfect day…everything will fall into place on this dark-overcast-rainy-busy-Monday!
Need…More…Coffee! “But then again, Who wouldn’t?” I will have a fresh pot made if you want to stop by…
Happy Monday…and…Have a great day!