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Saturday, August 31, 2013
August 31st Challenge
it’s Christina –
Saturday! First and foremost, I want to wish my Godmother a very Happy 78th
Birthday. Love you!
spent the first few hours today completely unproductive. I read articles online
about how Costco gave a mentally challenged man an opportunity for a career
with their company, giving him a sense of pride and worth. It was truly
heartwarming. Another article was about a growing trend toward childlessness –
I couldn’t even imagine. I checked out the weather for this weekend and was
distracted by various weather stories, like a man’s van getting hit by
lightning, holy crow. Commented on a few friends’ posts, and before I knew it,
two hours had slipped by. The internet can be a dangerous thing!
it’s time to be more productive! My neighbors are hosting their annual church
picnic this weekend, so I want to get some yard work done so we are not an
embarrassment to them and I’ve been bugging my hubby about cleaning out the
garage, so hopefully we’ll be able to tackle it this weekend as well. We have
an older house, and our attached garage is too small for our car (we can pull
it in, but if we do, we can’t open the doors to get out of the car), so we use
it for storage; Aka: the black hole, the garbage dump, hoarder’s heaven. It’s a
holy mess and in desperate need of a serious purge.
need to run to the post office again. B&N delivered yet another of my
daughter’s school books here instead of shipping it directly to her school. The
money I saved by ordering the books through them has been sucked up by having
to turn around and mail them up to her. If their screens would show the actual
delivery date BEFORE the order is finalized, this would save a whole lot of
problems. Even still, I contacted them MINUTES after the order was placed and
was told they would be able to correct the shipping address. One book was
supposed to arrive on 8/21 and the other on 8/22. When I received a book on
8/21, it didn’t dawn on me it wasn’t the one from B&N but from Amazon (I
thought I had cancelled it). When we returned home from dropping my daughter
off at school, one of her books was waiting here for us, which I assumed was
the one that was supposed to arrive on 8/22. Then another book was delivered
yesterday – 8 days after they said it would arrive. I will think twice before I
order books from B&N in the future.
off to be more productive…hopefully. I hope you have a wonderful day, and happy
Your Last Challenge was:
continue to sit here, will I hold Autumn at bay? I’m at the beach, so it must
be summer; and if I stay right here forever, that means summer never has to
end, right? Don’t call the men with the butterfly nets, I haven’t completely
lost it. It’s just wishful thinking on my part. Although Autumn holds a certain
charm, colorful foliage, apple picking, crisp clear days; I am not looking
forward to the drop in temperature. I don’t want to think about snow and slush,
nor the pain the cold weather causes both mentally and physically.
it’s not summer anymore, that means the holidays are right around the corner.
That’s right, only sixteen weeks left in the year. If I keep sitting here, then
year end is far away in the future. There is no need to reflect on what was or
wasn’t accomplished over the past year. I can just close my eyes, lean my head
back, soak in the warm rays of the sun and think about nothing – no back-to-school,
no cold, no holidays, no end of year, nothing.
Next Challenge is:
I can’t seem to get that song out of my head…
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.