I walked another mile last night - the eighth - at sunset because I wanted to walk at sunset on the longest day of the year. Thanks all of you; I won't be walking as much today, though it would really help my back, because of the threatening clouds over our house. To answer your question meowmix, 7 miles is 28 laps around the house, and 8 miles is 32.
Our minivan is still in the shop, where it's been since it was towed there last Monday. My husband's parents let us borrow one of their cars (my brother-in-law's old car) and I drove my oldest son and daughter to Mass this morning. It was weird to go to a low Mass and not hear the singing we usually hear at high Mass. My husband gave me money, though, so after Mass we went next door to the bookstore and picked out coloring books for the birthday boy whose party we'll go to on Saturday. They were cheap enough that I bought some for all four of my children too. The third friend I mentioned yesterday gave me her phone number and suggested we get together at the end of July.
Now that we've eaten lunch, I left a message for Mom (she lives half the country away and misses my children; she doesn't want to be the grandma they never see, contrasted with my mother-in-law who we live near) and I'm going to:
wash the dishes
clean the table
take my thyroid pill (forgot to before Mass when my stomach was empty)
sweep the kitchen floor
look up roast beef to see if I need to add anything to the crock pot
work on summer reading program logs with my children
read to my children from Saint Benedict by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
practice "Ode to Joy" on our keyboard if the clouds go away and we're able to plug it in
water the plants...only if it doesn't rain before 4 or so (I heard I'm not supposed to water them at night)
maybe call a Midwestern friend
hopefully write in my journal
avoid the laundry...it's Sunday
read the bishop's June seminary newsletter
maybe even clean off my desk a little
at least one of them, anyway: this one in the kitchen this laptop is sitting on, and my desk in my bedroom
I second the happy Sunday!