Friday, November 19, 2010
Today was absolutely gorgeous. I had so much planned for my day at home. I had even turned down an invitation to go on some family history hunting....DH went with one of my distant cousins and my aunt....all digging into family genealogy.
They got a late start...but finally got underway. I needed to concentrate on housecleaning projects.
MY day got started early...I decided to bake zucchini bread so my house would smell wonderful and I could use up those last few zukes. I stupidly tripled the recipe in my big stand mixer and made a huge mess. Nice bunch of zucchini bread DID make the house smell nice...but I had a lot more clean up.
Once the explorers finally left, I got going...and going and going. I feel like I will never manage to organize all the stuff I am trying to wade through. I don't handle paper well...to say the least. I DID pretty well but still am not done, but I digress.
Around 11 am, my dd IMd me to tell me that neighborhood dogs had just killed her beloved three-legged cat. She is grief stricken. We loved that cat. I didn't find the message until about one pm.
Then around two my husband called. HE was so excited...he has solved a mystery that has been bothering him for some time...the location of the graves of my gggggrandparents! Today, he located my gggggrandfather's grave. This is a biggy for the genealogy gang!
I got a lot done today, but not enough. Have had intense sadness and grief for my daughter's loss....and excitement and delight at my husband's big "find".
I did squeeze in my usual exercise...did eat well through the day though stumbled some tonight. I REALLY enjoyed the weather.
So, up day, down day...all in one day! (can you tell I have been reading to a toddler a lot lately!!)