Friday, January 13, 2006

I better avoid ladders

New snow makes the world look so fresh and clean. Compound it with morning sunshine, a brilliant blue sky, and the countryside as seen by driving the back roads and I started this morning on a great note.
True, I had to go to an interview, but I took my camera with me ~ and on the way home I stopped and snapped a few photographs.
I was in this cheerful relaxed mood when I applied the breaks as a cat darted across the road.
“Watch out,” I said to myself.
Then I noticed the cat was black.
“A black cat crossed my path,” I though. Some people would consider that unlucky.
Then I remembered today was Friday the 13th and started laughing. It’s a good thing I am not superstitious.
While today has not been at all unlucky, it has been odd.
School is out today and Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I knew this was going to happen, because DH had plans to visit his family for his father’s 80th birthday party.
But, all week I’ve been thinking of Friday as if it were a regular school day. When someone called to arrange for the 9 a.m. Friday interview I hesitated, because Friday is my “day off.” Usually I spend about an hour volunteering in the school, but the rest of Friday is my day to relax.
Then ladies from the church called and wanted to set up an appointment for me Friday morning too.
I figured the day was a wash. I’d go to my 9 a.m. interview, meet with the church ladies at 10 a.m. and go to the school at 11 a.m. At least I’d have the afternoon to myself.
Hah!
I have done my interview and my church lady visit, sent DH to visit his family, taken the boys to get (long overdue) haircuts, struggled to communicate with the teenaged employees at Quiznos, (do teenagers have to pass a mumbling test to be hired at fast food places?) and finished off my shopping expedition at the big blue W. *shudder*
But now we are all safely home, trimmed, fed and playing with “Floam.” Don’t ask me, the boys wanted it and I figured it was going to be a l-o-o-n-g weekend without some form of entertainment.
It is now 2:30 p.m. and I am just now getting to sit down and do my usual morning routine.
Maybe tomorrow I can have a day off.

4 comments:

Big Sis. said...

No wonder my day was crazy! Even though I have written the date two or three times today, it just now dawned on me that it was Fri. the 13Th. Any day where you have to start at 5:00 A. M.!!! (That is start work. not start to get up) isn't exactly a lucky one. However it was luckier than I had thought, now that I realize it was the 13th. Anyway i made it through and don't have to show my face there until noon Mon. I love the first photo! It looks like a bunch of bib faces with extreame geled crewcuts! cute. What is "Floam". It sounds fun

Jennifer said...

Oh, I just love your kitty picture :)

Wyo sis said...

Haircut is cute. I got a haircut too, mine is also cute. For 'big sis" Floam is momicide by mess. Friday the thirteenth has always reminded me of dad so I love it. Have a relaxing 14th.

Kari said...

I saw your picture and thought I know that is Utah. I would know *my* mountains anywhere. (grew up there) anyway, thanks for the pic and the read. KAri