15 October 2009


That's been my day. I decided early on that I was going to stay home between dropping Emily at school and going back for her game at 4:00. I ran my fingers over the staircase to check for dust. Not sure what I was expecting since it's been ages since I dusted. Thought about the mess that is my basement and knew that once I got down there I could whip it into shape. What did I do? I sat on the couch with my laptop. I read the food section of yesterday's paper. I partially cleared a counter. Paid a bill. Made a doctor's appointment. Before I knew it, it was almost noon. I got a e-mail that Emily's school was canceled because of a power outage. She called to say she was going to the mall. I think half the school went to the mall. How fun for them. It was about that time I decided to give up on my ambitions for the day. Did I mention today's weather? Nasty! Temps in the low 40's, gray & windy with a steady rain. If I was at work I would wish I was home. Today I wished I was at work. Go figure. I watched 2 episodes of The Good Wife (I love this show), and 1 episode of Grey's Anatomy. I watched at least an hour of the runaway balloon on CNN. I've wasted the day away. A lazy day is not my idea of fun. Boring! I'm about to have a boring dinner. I made our favorite baked chicken yesterday morning, thinking Emily would be home alone for dinner and I wanted her to have something she could just heat up. I baked a potato for her too. Turns out the field hockey team was going out to dinner. I brought a half breast, half potato and steamed veggies to work for lunch. I had the other half breast and 1/4 potato for dinner last night. I had chicken in my salad for lunch. Emily is eating at a friend's. Guess what I'm having for dinner? You guessed it. I wonder what I'll eat tomorrow? There's still one chicken breast left.

Has anyone tried the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew? I had a sample and made a cup this morning and I give it a 2 thumbs up.

Have you ever bought a picture frame and left the stock photo in, waiting for just the right picture? I bought this frame about 2 years ago. Maybe 3. It's been hanging on the wall that long with stock photos. I finally filled it with pictures from my Cape Cod trip. I wonder when Emily will notice? It hangs in the powder room. My pictures look much better in it. Duh.

Dinner's over. It really was good. Time for more TV. DVR'd Glee.

A day off at home can be a good thing. I'll try it again another day.


Jamie said...

I know days at home bore you, but you need it once in awhile. It sounds perfectly wonderful to me, just like your dinner looks.

Happy almost Friday! Hugs. :)

happyone said...

I had a day at home too and mostly read. I like reading on rainy days. :-)
I'm going to watch Flash Forward in just a few minutes.

Lena said...

Yes, I did try the Starbucks instant coffee. My son works there and he has been promoting it like crazy. I could not tell the difference.

I enjoy those kinds of lazy, rainy days at home.

KathyA said...

Actually, it sounds kind of eventful!

SOUL said...

dinner looks yummy-- i love veggies-- and occasionally chicken-- tho we eat it way too often.

and YES, i DO have frames with the stock photo in them.. waiting all lonely for my own special pix. in fact-- i have two or three in my living room right now!

i need my own personal live in decorator for about three months. i feel like i'm living in a motel :((

happy weekend !!

kristi said...

I love a day at home alone. I always have tons of laundry to do and not to mention mopping and sweeping.
Your food looks delish, by the way!

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