Thursday, October 2, 2014

A day in my life

Can you believe it's October already?  I usually do a post on a day in my life on the first of the month.  This post is about October 1, but I didn't want to skip Cooking Thursday, so I waited till now to post this.
Anyway - here's what I did on October 1.

It was my day off.  One of the best things about a day off is not having to get up early.  I had worked 2 - 12 hour days on Monday and Tuesday, so sleeping in was wonderful!

After getting up, I sat and caught up on the competer and took it easy for a bit...

 Then I went and had a badly needed manicure.

From there I went to the grocery store and picked up a few items I needed for the day.

It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the temp was 63 so I took the back roads home.

You can see just a hint of Fall color starting on the trees.

The trees on our road are still pretty green, but there are some leaves falling to the ground.

I did a few loads of laundry and cleaned the bathrooms.

I made this bowl of pasta salad for a potluck that was planned for the next day at work.  One of our aides is leaving us, and we always have a potluck on their last day.

 I went out to get the mail and along with the usual bills and junk mail I found this!  Anything that says Royal Mail has to be good, right?  It was a wonderful package from Lauren at Sola Scriptura.

She sent a tract that looks like money for Alaina to play with, and this beautiful heirloom crocheted bonnet for my granddaughter who is due in about 4 weeks.  What a sweet thing to do!  I have to say this was the highlight of my day!

I had time to work on my Bible Study.  If you ever have the opportunity to join a Beth Moore Bible study, I highly recommend it.

I made Bob's favorite supper - meat loaf and scalloped potatoes.  It's been a while and he was happy to come home from work and find this.

I spent some time after supper working on some continuing education courses I have to take each month for work.  This month there are three of them, so it's good to get a little bit done.
After that, I watched Survivor and relaxed before heading to bed, and back to work the next day.  It was a nice day off!


Karen said...

I really enjoy these posts. I'll bet it will be fun for you to go back and read them at the end of the year.

Sally Crowe said...

Goodness, Mari - you had a lot of work to do when you were OFF work. :)

Sola Scriptura said...

It sounds like a full day! I could really use a manicure! I'm glad you like my little crocheted gift.

Linda E said...

It feels good to get so much accomplished doesnt it? Two 12 hour days - I remember quite well. Everything looks so good, food bonnet, God's green earth. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Patsy said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful day off. The baby cap is so sweet.
God is good.

Stephanie said...

Hi Mari! It sounds like you had a full, but good day. And a manicure sounds wonderful - I think my nails are in desperate need of one :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Sounds like you got a lot accomplished!!

Betty W said...

Hey mari! I missed you and am trying to catch up with everyone. Sounds like a great day off you had. I love seeing that road with the trees lined on each side. Can't wait to see the fall colors. I read a while back Heather got engaged. Congratulations to her!! Can't wait to read more about the wedding planning.

Amy at love made my home said...

Sounds like a very busy day, but a nice change from work! What a beautiful gift to receive in the post, it really is so pretty isn't it. xx

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Sounds like a relaxing, but productive day! How nice to treat your hubby to a favorite meal! I always make more meatloaf than I know we'll eat because I LOVE meatloaf sandwiches :) That bonnet is absolutely precious; what a thoughtful gift!

Betsy Brock said...

That was a very nice day...I loved everything about it...even supper! of my favorites, too. I think we need to have that as soon as the oven is hooked back up!

love that sweet bonnet!

Cherdecor said...

12-hour days.....How do you do it?

I loved that little bonnet! That was a sweet thing to do and get from your blogger friend.

Our trees are really turning. I took some pictures yesterday. I hope that the sun shines sometime this month to show the glorious colors of the leaves.

Simply Linda said...

Thanks for sharing and for the smiles..I am afraid our trees/leaves have already peaked..I noticed yesterday how dull they look now and their leaves falling as well.I am going to make meatloaf tomorrow. Blessings

Beth said...

Sounds like a great one. I still miss my mother's meatloaf.

Jenny said...

Wow you crammed a lot of pleasure, industry, nature, happiness, education, glamour, culinary joy, and lovely surprises into that one day, Mari. Well done you. And TG's eyes would light up if he saw (and smelled) meatloaf and scalloped potatoes for his supper. You my friend are the total package. xoxo

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Mari, my daughter works long hours like you do! wow, can't imagine it. Your supper looks so good....comfort food for sure.

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! Wow! You had a huge day! And what a lovely package from Lauren too. How thoughtful! Our blog-friends are truly friends, they are such a blessing.
I hope you are having a great weekend :)

Jean Stauffer said...

My WORD, girl!!!!! And I make YOU tired???? I think you could work circles around me, getting all that into one day!! That salad looks amazing.

Laura said...

Wow!! The bonnet is beautiful - looks like so much work! It will be so cute to put her in it. A very special gift for sure!

Brooke said...

love these posts!
fun package in the mail.
i just started this morning the beth moore thessalonians study.

Darla said...

looks like a great day! I will be following you on bloglovin now yay! I can keep up beter this way. that pasta looks amazing. I think I will adopt this 'a day in the life' post idea.

Anonymous said...

The crocheted bonnet is gorgeous!

Glad you had such a nice day. I have never had a manicure!

Your pasta salad, meatloaf and potatoes all look delicious!