November 28th, 2006


Monday was day one of my vacation. I wasn't quite sure what to do, so I thought about what some of my favorite activities are and decided to spend a little time each day doing stuff just for me. Something selfish. First I got 15 envelopes full of mailart ready and took them to the mailbox. Then I went to Half-Price Book Store (one of my fave stores) and spend about 2 hours there. I ended up buying 3 books: Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin, All Fall Down by Zachary Alan Fox, and Persuader by Lee Child. Then I drove down the street to Chili's and had some chicken crispers with gravy and honey mustard dip, fries, and black beans while I read three chapters of Sleeping Beauty. After that I went home and fooled around on the computer for awhile, then took a well deserved nap with two of the cats, waking up about time for Jana and Zephyr to return and watched the wonderful Monday night line-up on CBS: How I Met Your Mother, The Class, 2 1/2 Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and the can't miss over-acting of Horatio on CSI Miami. After that, I went to bed and read until I couldn't hold my eyes open any longer.

Today, Tuesday, I slept late and then paid bills. I had no stamps left so I went to the post office where the guy in front of me in line was mailing live chickens. Every time he picked up his package to move up in line, the chickens would start clucking. It was very funny. I worry about the chickens being mailed though. I hope they travel well. I hope they are not going to end up as someone's dinner. I was afraid to ask the man. The woman behind me was very amused also and said "Something's run afowl!" Everyone in line laughed.

I got my stamps and mailed my bills then headed straight for Walmart, where I purchased an iPod Nano Silver for myself. I can't believe I finally bought me an iPod. And this close to Christmas, when I really should be thinking about what I'm going to get for the kids and grandkids. I did get Katy some Robitussen and a stuffed dog that barks for being sick. Spent the rest of the day playing with my new iPod. I'm positively giddy about it. It has 2GB space on it and I put two Pink Floyd CDs and 4 audio books on it and still have 1.27GB free space.

Lovin' my time away from work!