Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Perfect Day

Last week, I was at a conference in Cleveland. I know, you're jealous, right? But I did get to stay at a fancy hotel and my co-workers and I got the celebrity treatment. But it was a week away from home, which really puts a cloud over things.

I got home Friday night and posted about how good it was to be home, but blogger ate it and I was too tired to even remember what it was I said. I went to bed before the children and slept the sleep of the just.

Yesterday, I got up and got my day started. Riley and I went to the store to get some Diet Coke, without which I wouldn't have been able to get through the day. Here is a list of things I got accomplished:

  1. Finished painting the kitchen
  2. Cleaned the kitchen
  3. Cleaned out the shed
  4. Cleared out the flower beds, with the help of my Mom, Grandma, and Riley
  5. Mowed the lawn...ok, well, the neighbor boy mowed the lawn, trimmed the edges, cleaned up the trimmings
  6. Had a great time hanging out with Elizabeth and Doc

Of course, I'm paying for all that accomplishment today. I'm a bit sore and still kind of sleepy, but the sun is shining and I believe I've got everything I need. I'm also looking forward to Monday to return to work with an amazing team doing worthy and necessary work.


  1. AH!!! I'm sorry I missed you, we could have hung out or done dinner or something while you were here, but I was sick all week and wouldn't have been able to come out even if I had known! ;( Crap. I will see you guys soon though.

  2. Glad you are home safe, and that your trip went well!

  3. I'm always amazed by what you can get done in a day.