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Monday, March 28, 2005

What A Week . . . 

"Time is life.     It is irreversible and irreplaceable.
To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master
your time is to master your life and make the most of it."

-- Alan Lakein

In addition to my usual "hectic" week, last week was especially hectic.     As if Monday through Wednesday wasn't crazy enough, Thursday was my s.o,'s birthday, and my parents traveled to see us to celebrate with us.     It was great having my parents come to visit.     Prior to my s.o. arriving home from work, my parents and I watched Harvey - the Jimmy Stewart movie.     Neither my parents nor I had seen it before.     What a great (entertaining) movie!

I had gone to the butcher's shoppe for steaks earlier in the day, and he cut four beautiful marbled NY strips for me.     I baked sweet potatoes to which we added butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.     The salad was filled with all sorts of yummy things, and the bread was warm and toasty.     It was a very nice birthday feast.     There was also a carrot cake (my s.o.'s favorite) and ice cream for dessert.

On Friday, my parents and I went out for breakfast before they headed back home.     From there, we parted ways and I popped into a little boutique in the center of the town's antique and specialty shoppe district that is going out of business.     I found some great gifts (well, . . . gifts for myself . . . . . .) that I just couldn't pass up.     When I checked out, the cashier said, "You saved $152.76 today."     I looked at her and said, "That's great.     But, if I hadn't stopped at all, I would have saved $81.00 today."     Either way, I got some terrific home-dec items that add a real charm and distinct display of my personality to the house.     And, I loaded up on a ton of candles that were 50% off!     (Yeah, I'm a candle-junkie!     And, these are scented "grapefruit-raspberry" and smell divine!)

It was also a beautiful, bright, warm day on Friday so I dropped the top on the new convertible and enjoyed the sun after a long winter of being indoors.     And, with forecasts for the weekend of rain, I took advantage of a day when I could enjoy the weather.

I worked at our store on Saturday (as usual).     I had forgotten to stick my cell in my pocket, and I missed a very important long (long-) distance call.     At least he left a five-plus minute message, so it was great to hear from him, and to know that he's okay so far away from home.     He said he would call again soon, so (hopefully) I won't miss the call the next time.

Sunday, we traveled to TN so that my s.o. could celebrate his birthday (and Easter) with his family.     The weather was horrid -- hail, tornado-warnings, heavy rains -- but, it was something we had to do.     Afterwards, we stopped by our Harley-riding friends' house to check out the new boat they just bought.     It is beautiful -- and, if the weather cooperates as it is supposed to on Tuesday (clear and 80 degrees), we're all scheduled to take it out for its first GA run tomorrow.

I took some time last evening to try to get my PDA and cell phone information in-sync better than it currently is.     I have bits and pieces of information, contacts, calendar dates, etc. scattered everywhere.     I'm still very disorganized (sad to say).

Someone introduced me to this link -- PostSecret -- a site I can relate to, and I can understand why people choose to be anonymous, because I have been in so many situations where total strangers feel compelled to share their secrets with me.     Check it out . . . it is very bittersweet (and quite interesting).

And, my friend Kathy Patrick of Beauty and the Book has (finally) joined the blogging ranks.     Check her out at the Pulpwood Queen.

Enough ramblings . . . I have another busy day ahead of me . . .
Happy Monday, Everyone!

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