My day was then rounded out by having to go to Goodwill to see if I could find contest clothes for Z. By the time I got there.....I was literally too tired to function. Let me tell you though....prayer does work! I sat in the car before I went in and asked God (no...actually begged God) ever so nicely to PLEASE have black pants and shoes in Z's size along with black socks and a black belt. I knew the chances of this happening for my short (30 length) guy were slim....but I was on my last leg and David was so beyond shopping it wasn't even funny. So I walked in and went to the mens pants. The first pair of black dress pants I came to were a perfect fit. SCORE! Then to the shoes....I found not one pair but two. Wasn't sure which he would like better or would be more comfortable in....so I got them both. Now for the socks. Actually these were the most important item as the choir teacher was a stickler on black socks. I asked the sales girl if they had black mens socks and she said....."Not usually," but she would help me check. We walked over to the sock rack and low and behold, there were two pair of mens black socks sitting right on top. I grabbed them both. As I walked up to the checkout there were mens belts and a perfect black one was practically jumping up and down begging me to buy it. The whole shopping trip took me 7 minutes and I walked out with everything I needed for a little over $18. Again.....for all you doubters.....prayer does work! By this time we were pushing 6 and I was exhausted. The only place I would be walking....was upstairs to bed. So nothing went as planned, Z and David neither one got in a full day of school, I didn't even make it to work and my ideals of a 90 min. workout were a joke. Still and all though....everything turned out fine.
Another mixed blessing that I wasn't counting on was the storms we ended up having last night. I knew when I was out running yesterday that the air felt stormy. It was typical muggy, warm storm weather. The sky played between sunny and overcast almost smoky looking. Listening to the weather though......we were told that there was only a slight chance for anything in the form of precipitation and if anything developed....it would likely go around us. Hmmm.....they got it wrong again. When the first wave of storms hit.....there was lots of thunder and lightening....and then.....you guessed it....HAIL! We desperately needed the rain, and I dearly love the thunder and lightening.....but NOT the hail! Not on Z's new car! The first round we were lucky as it was about pea size and lasted only a couple of minutes. Meanwhile....Thiry calls me, and where she lives (about 8-10 miles north and east of us) she is getting baseball size hail. OUCH!
Round two of this storm came a couple of hours later and this time....the hail was much larger...half dollar to golf ball size and it lasted several minutes. Well....Z's car was pretty. Just glancing at it on the way out of the drive this morning it didn't look too bad, but it will definitely need further inspection.....as will my roof. I could just hear that roof taking a beating last night. I love storms.....but I am not a big fan of hail and hail was what last nights show was all about!
Well, much needs to be accomplished today, just not sure if the actions will equal the need. I am still on the housekeeper hunt....but until then, the job is mine and my ambition is about zero. Oh well, a little effort is better than none at all I suppose, so I guess I better get at it.
Your Photo Here.............(Day 18)
Doctors Office Picture!
Today's picture is another one from the neurologists office. This one I like much better than the big castle mural.
As often as we have been to that office over the years.....yesterday was the first time we were put in this particular room. Usually we end up in either a dinosaur themed room or a fish themed room. Yesterday though.....we just ended up in a pretty generic room. The only outstanding thing in the room was this little picture.
I loved this picture. This was the kind of thing that if I had seen it at a garage sale.....I would have jumped at the chance to purchase it....without any idea of where I would put it. There is something about those little kids and the puppy...along with the caption that makes me want to hang it in my house. I think it reminds me of my mom and her older brother. What a great Saturday picture.
So if you think about it today.....Live, laugh, and love. Above all......love! Have a great Saturday!