Normally, my Mondays are spent in Columbia, at my quilting group's weekly gathering; eating lunch with those friends and running errands: a stop at a grocery store, or a quilt or yarn shop or both, etc. Some Mondays I'll go to Nordstrom for lunch...as I did last week and have a delicious salad - shrimp & arugula anyone? And tomato basil soup. This Monday, I had a luncheon engagement with another friend who I don't see frequently enough and cancelled because Norman had a doctor's appointment that was also cancelled ...but not soon enough for me to reschedule my date...bottom line: I wound up at home which was just fine with me because I really didn't want to do any driving so soon after my trip across the Bay...I needed the rest and quiet and have spent most of today polishing off a variety of to do items left over from last( and previous) week/s. None of those items required much energy: water a plant; send an Amazon gift card; charge my FitBit; complete my scheduled weekly review and planning - that I normally do Sunday mornings...which as I type this, reminds me of my iCal reminder from yesterday, @ 5:52 am: "Weekly Review & Planning... Traffic is light. It will take 1 hour and 52 minutes to get to my house..."
I had to laugh - my friend and I live 105 miles - as the crow flies - apart. And iCal, since I'd indicated WR&P takes place in my house, calculated the amount of time I needed to leave Kathy's in order to arrive home within my scheduled planning time...My phone generally sounds an alert...and it didn't fall down on the job. The first time I was alerted, I looked and rolled over and went back to sleep only to be awakened again...the next time, I got up; well, I read a bit and then got up.
Mail over the week included 4-5 new books from Amazon, a lovely thank you card from friend Mary, a request for an info update from my high school alma mater and a fascinating catalog from The Great Courses. Flipping through I see a few I'll put on my list to consider...and I've made a mental note to cut some of the photos out for use in my journal... Journal Club resumes on the 26th. I'm ready!
And that's the way it was last week. Joining Sian of From High in the Sky ...do drop over to her blog for a visit.