As Promised

July 5, 2011 @ 7:42 pm | Filed under: , ,

Things I did today (besides that thing I promised I wouldn’t mention this time):

* took a walk with Scott

* took a walk, later, with five of the kids

* read The Ear Book to Huck for the dozenth time this week

* and also that gem, Brave Georgie Goat

* tore my hair out, a little, over some travel plans I’m trying to arrange for Jane (totally worth it)

* dropped Jane and Beanie off at a friend’s house to swim

* played a fierce round of Munchkin with Rilla and Rose (Rilla kicked our elven patooties)

* read more Bat-Poet to Rilla (and Rose listened in because it was the part about the cardinal, her favorite bird)

* spent a perfect half-hour doing dishes while Rose, Rilla, and Wonderboy drew pictures of dolphins for me, and Mahalia Jackson poured out her soul over the speakers

* did not read any of my own books-in-progress

* did not get as much work done as I meant to

* ate scrumptious chicken stovetop-grilled to perfection by my husband

* and some rather excellent three-bean salad leftover from yesterday, which was actually four-bean

* finished an episode of Next Food Network Star (but we’re still a week behind)

* said, after dinner, “Rose, would you mind watering the garden for me?” and AT THAT VERY MOMENT the heavens opened and rain poured down through the still-shining sun

* received the copy of Letters from New York I’ve been eagerly awaiting

* and will (just maybe) read a little of tonight.

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  1. Karen Edmisten says:

    Huck is so cute it hurts.

    I won’t say anything about who went home last night on NFNS, since you’re a week behind! 🙂

  2. adie says:

    What a fabulous day! 🙂

  3. Emily D. says:

    Huck is ADORABLE!

  4. Anne Marie says:

    How did you do all that AND spend so much time on Google+?


  5. Melissa Wiley says:

    Anne Marie, see the parts where I: did not cook dinner; did not read my book; did not get as much work done as I intended to. I suppose you could add: did not whittle down the to-do list; did not answer email; did not run errands; did not weed garden. Lots of time for Google+ if you totally ignore your housework. Except those dishes! I did the dishes! (She says virtuously.) 😉

  6. Anne Marie says:

    I did the dishes TWICE and my kitchen is still a wreck because I didn’t do the dinner dishes. Lordy, I HATE dishes.

  7. Anne Marie says:

    (Is Lordy taking the Lord’s name in vain? ’cause it doesn’t seem like it, but I wouldn’t want to be mistaken on that count.)


  8. yvonne says:

    Anne Marie, It never pays to skip the dinner dishes. It takes at least a day to make up for that one act of “putting off.” I did it the night before last and I just got caught up this morning. (I have 7 kids so maybe that has something to do with it, too.)

    I love the Next Food Network Star… I’m two weeks behind. Top Chef is great too, but I’ve missed the last few seasons.

  9. Lisa says:

    Sounds like a wonderful summer day! I just requested Bat Poet–it sounds delightful! I’ll read it along with Life List: One Woman’s Quest For the World’s Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile. I’d already planned to have the Nature Handbook nearby–now it will be even more of a “vacation” read! Thanks for the tip on that little book of batty poetry!