Thursday, March 27, 2008

Day 27: "Have a Nice Day" List

Some days I'm a bit haggard after getting up early and hangin' with a three-year-old. Today has not been one of those days. Get back to me tomorrow, however--so far she has been resistant to napping.

1. Got up at 7:00. For once, did not feel like warmed-over hell. Must have slept good.

2. Jarrah was being kind of cute. And we were able to do a lot of tidying (aka, throwing stuff into closets) in anticipation of it being "Irma day" and book club tonight.

3. I showered, dressed and performed all my ablutions in blissful solitude. Dora must have been especially riveting today.

4. Mary called. So nice to hear her voice. Hi, Mary!

5. Jessica, Yea-Yea and Irma arrived all at once. And off we went, to return to a sparkling house. Woohoo!

6. Played at Toby Wells park. Relaxed in the sun. A lady and her little girl (looked about nine) murmured "Look how cute that little girl is!" MY little girl.

7. Checked the girls into KidsPlace. They never looked back. (In fact, they were both highly annoyed when we came to claim them.)

8. Yoga class, relocated to the basketball court while they resurface the studio. Huge room, lots of space and light. Challenging class, but still felt nice and noodly at the end.

9. Time for lunch! Headed down the street to Fusion for Korean BBQ and slushies. Mmmm, slushies. Mine was strawberry-vanilla. Jarrah got green apple with about 100 boba balls in the bottom. Everyone feasted.

10. Stopped at Daisao Japanese market, which is kind of like a dollar store where NOTHING is crap. I wanted everything, from the tiny fruit-shaped erasers to the stationery that read: "Happy Happy Fruit" and "Doggie and Chick felt in love with this room at first sight" and "Lovely Duck: I feel more refreshed than anyone."

11. Home for nap. Jessica was a peach and dashed to the store because I forgot to buy some things for tonight, and Jarrah was no longer manageable due to tiredness. Thanks, Jessica!

12. I'm hosting book club tonight. I don't think I've hosted in a year. We probably won't talk about the book, but we'll have lots of time to dish, and I'm excited to present my three book choices. (Whoever hosts gets to pick.) They are: The Post-Birthday World (Lionel Shriver), My Horizontal Life (Chelsea Handler) and Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris.) I'll get back to you on the winner.

And guess what, Readers? I think Jarrah is finally asleep. Off to cook. We're having penne ala vodka, sweet corn vegetable salad, marinated green beans, bread with "special" cheese (that's what Jarrah calls it--it's cheddar with pieces of apricot and fig inside) and brownies.

P.S. Book club was fun. They ate all the food, which makes me happy. And we chose The Post-Birthday World, which I really wanted.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sounds like a great day. Especially the someone else cleaning your house part. I used to have a cleaning lady--then I thought I should teach my kids responsibility. Sigh.

Caroline said...

It really was a good day. :) Dinner sounds delicious!

Smitten Knitten said...

It was a lovely day and some super delicious food both at lunch and dinner. I must get that pasta recipe from you!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Sounds like a good day indeed!

Mary said...

I love my kitty dishes!

I need to go to that store!




The Wades said...

Just reading some of your older posts. Wow! Are you ever one cultured woman!!! "penne ala vodka" Why do I keep torturing myself peeking into your world of glam? I realize how my public education (New Mexico!) really hasn't served me well. Tell me, oh wise one, where were you educated? :) So glad I found you. Fun seeing how the "others" live. I will keep checking back--it hurts so good!