Monday, August 17, 2009

How Good it Is

I'm on day three of a twelve day streak at home. I think this is the longest stretch of time I've been at home all summer. Just ask me if I'm lovin' it. Oh yeah! baby.

Jim left early yesterday morning to visit his brother and mother in Pennsylvania. There I was with two days all to myself. What to do, what to do? Never fear, I had a plan.

First, of course, I went to church where the sermon was terrific. I did the Children's Sermon and that wasn't too bad either. LOL. Hey, if you don't believe in yourself, who will? Right? Anyway, after church I went to brunch with my friend Nicole. Nicole is a teacher in the local Christian school. She attends our church and is the same is my daughter, Paige. I'd like to adopt her, but she has parents, so I'm just going to borrow her from time to time. We had a great time visiting and eating.
Home again, I read the entire afternoon, except for the 1-1/2 hour where I napped. I managed to consume some leftovers about 6:30 while watching Tiger lose the PGA. I was sad, but hey, you can't win them all. Or so they say. I must admit, I'd like to see him win them all.
I tried to watch 60 Minutes with Michael Vick.

I have the utmost respect for Tony Dunghy and wanted to hear what they all had to say, but they started to show pictures of the mistreated dogs along with giving details of what happened to them and I just couldn't watch or listen. I don't know what I think about whether he should play again or not. I know God can change people's hearts so I guess we'll just have to wait and see. All this to say I turned off the TV and read until bedtime. I managed to read an entire book yesterday. It felt sooo good.

I guess here is the place where I need to admit that my house could use a little TLC...and admit that it didn't get much today. The day started with a fun breakfast with my Wednesday coffee group on Monday (say that five times fast) where our dear friend Jodie joined us. Jodie is Linda's oldest daughter, a college professor in Pennsylvania. It was so good to see her. She is just like a niece to us.

The morning was beautiful. A perfect morning to walk, but alas, the soccer team was practicing on the track and soccer field. Now, I could have gone to a number of other locations to walk, but instead I sat on the sun porch to read the paper and took a two hour morning nap. Talk about a life of ease.

And now for the best part. I stamped all afternoon. I spent the whole afternoon in my workroom, talking to myself and stamping my heart out. What a wonderful way to spend a hot August afternoon. And I don't feel one bit guilty. I have, however, promised my house a little attention come about Wednesday. Until then....well, who knows?

~Hippo Hugs~

What comes from the heart,

goes to the heart.

~Samuel Coleridge


pam said...

Sounds like you have had a great couple of days. I spent my AM at the Emergency room and then the PM at WalMart picking up stuff for school.

Your day sounds much better than mine!!

hippo chick said...

Oh Pam, So sorry. I hope everyone is okay.

~hippo hugs~

Midlife Mom said...

Sounds like an amazing day to me! Reading, napping, stamping and eating, it doesn't get much better then that does it?!! :o) I need to get back to my scrapping again. I was going great guns until I did the kitchen remodel and I got out of the routine so you have inspired me to get at it again!

I could not listen to the abuse that was inflicted on those poor animals. What kind of a person would do such a thing? I agree with you that God can change the hardest of hearts and I think we need to pray that He will in this instance. Anyone who would abuse animals like this would abuse humans too I believe. I think that has been proven many times over. I don't think I could have hired him but it wasn't up to me. Such a sad story.

It's very hot here, supposed to be up to 94* this afternoon. I think I will head to Son's pool again today!! :o) With lots of sunscreen I must add!! My nose is rather red today!! :o(

I love your long comments!!!!!!! Don't stop! Keep 'em coming my friend!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

I just love your header. I have those blue flowers, too. I don't even know what they're called, but I love the color. They volunteered here, I didn't plant the seed or anything.

Well, you have been enjoying yourself! That's wonderful.

I can't even watch Michael Vick. I know he paid his debt to society and everyone deserves a second chance, but when he talks about being a role model, it just turns my stomach! Sorry, that's how I feel.

My son Greg will be here this morning for a couple of days, and I'm looking forward to it. Have a wonderful Tuesday!



Diane said...

Perfect days to do whatever you want...that's always good. No, that's GREAT! Enjoy life. Loved your random thoughts and noted similar thoughts of my own!


Cheryl Wray said...

Of course, I was very upset with what Vick did. But, as a Christian, I believe in second chances and (call me naive!) but he sounds like he has really had a change of heart. He's paid his debt in prison and I'm praying that it will really make a difference in his life now. I'm also trusting Tony Dungy's judgment, because I admire him so much. I know that a lot of people (especially animal rights activists) will never forgive him for what he did, but my heart tells me we should.