Sigh, I made up for being home for four entire days. I had to run a few errands so I dropped Christopher off for his final Chemistry class at 7:50 AM, then took my husband to his next-to-last-day of work, and then started my own errands. I didn't arrive home until the afternoon.
My destination was my favorite nursery which isn't too far from the college. Oh, how I love walking through their greenhouses. I could spend a gajillion dollars on flowers and herbs and veggies and... well, everything there.
The place was so packed with people, you would have thought it a sunny Saturday as opposed to a rainy Friday morning. I could have stayed much longer but my will power was quickly slipping away. Even with the economy taking quite a hit in our area, people were smiling and purchasing many flats of flowers. One does have their priority. I came away with what I'd gone after... zinnias to plant in containers on the deck and a couple small basil plants.
I had time to stop by the Goodwill and the Mission thrift store in that part of town. My best purchase was a small bench that can be made into a child's table (much like a small picnic table when fully extended). I've seen pictures of something similar in catalogs for a couple hundred dollars so I knew it was an excellent purchase. We can use it as a bench and when the grandchildren visit, it can be a table.
I was not feeling well when I arrived home. I pulled a muscle in my back a few days ago by carrying a planter from the front porch to the back deck. Can we say... impatient? I should have waited for one of the guys to arrive home and I'm paying for the stupidity. Ouch...
I was stretched out on the sofa with Sasha at my feet when I heard the neighbor's dog barking (better than any fancy alarm system to tell me someone is in the area). It was my favorite brown truck (UPS), delivering a box from Colorado which held the beautiful items I won from Bernideen's give away.
Just what I needed to take my attention away from aching muscles. Thank you! If you haven't visited Bernideen's blog... click here. I would love to visit her store, especially since she's having an Anne of Green Gables tea. :)
All this to say (and make excuses) that I haven't had a chance to work on the book and film list at all today. I hope to do so in the morning. God willing, the creek don't rise (which is really iffy this spring), and I can keep nose to the proverbial grindstone...