This morning, I made this Facebook post: "I am drinking my coffee black this morning; those of you who know me may remember that I usually have a bit of coffee with my sweetened milk that has cocoa powder in it. I wish I could say that I'm saving a lot of calories with my black coffee this morning, but since I'm eating a donut from yesterday's meeting, I'm probably consuming more calories than usual. It's from Dandee Donuts, so it's worth the calories."
Yes, it's been another week of meetings and e-mails, a mix of hectic pace and more relaxed time. The meetings went well--hurrah! We had a Readiness Series presentation on Time Management, an all-school meeting (but without students), a Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce Education Committee meeting, and a meeting with the principal of a charter school--no wonder I was tired by yesterday.
Let me make a list of what's making me happy at the end of the week:
--My spouse's sister is in town. Last night, we walked to the beach and had a seafood pizza at the organic brewery--delicious pizza, delicious beer, and a beautiful view.
--We walked down to the bandshell, where a band played all sorts of music. I loved seeing the toddler in a tutu twirling to "American Girl." But what was even better was the older woman in a wheelchair rocking out to "I Want You to Want Me."
--This morning, after I made the Facebook post, I went to the WalMart Neighborhood Market, where I got all sorts of good deals. The best deal: canned pumpkin on clearance for 75 cents a can. I thought there was a pumpkin shortage, so I was surprised to see that the store had so much pumpkin left. Autumn must be completely behind us if we're trying to get rid of the pumpkin. I bought 6 cans and would have bought more if I had storage space.
--Today we will go to see Wicked. I read the book long ago and loved the concept, but I've never seen the play. In fact, I'm still a bit amazed that I spent so much on these tickets. Sigh. I worry that the full-throated singing will bug me. I'm hoping that I have this dread because I've just seen so many bad interpretations of "Popular."
--Tomorrow will be a family afternoon after church: my spouse's sister, her grown up daughter, my spouse's brother, his wife, and perhaps their children. I've bought the food, and that makes me happy. I am taking various paths of least resistance: a variety of grilled meat plus grilled cabbage, roasted potato chunks (the family prefers mashed potatoes, but I'm not making mashed potatoes for so many people), and ice cream for dessert.