Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Not a Day Wasted.....

What a beautiful Autumn day it has been here!  

You simply couldn't ask for a more beautiful day for everyone to get out and vote. I totally avoid politics here on Janie's Porch.  It's just not one of those things I want to get into, so I will leave political discussions for others.  But, I do appreciate that the weather was so delightful today, so no one around here can use that as an excuse for not getting out and doing their civic duty. Right???

Since Eddie Dale was off today, we played hooky.  You know "played hooky" as in totally threw everything else out the window and just winged our way through the day as if we had not a care in this world.  Every once in a while, you just have to do that!  All the stuff on the "to do" list will still be there the next day....you know it will!!!

We decided to enjoy Taco Tuesday at Rosa's.....and it was delicious.  As always!  Then we hit WalMart and finished up some Christmas shopping and prowled around a bit.  (I know you do not want to hear this, but I'm going to tell you anyway that we are about 80% done with our scaled-back Christmas shopping. Woohoo!!!)  We stopped by the local Department of Public Safety office and he renewed his driver's license.  Not so much fun....but, we found some humor in the situation while we were there.  

Looks like someone had a mishap in the parking lot.....how embarrassing!  And, oh, the irony.....

We even hit a couple of thrift stores.  You heard me right....I dragged good ol' Eddie Dale into the Goodwill and Salvation Army resale shops!  And, it was kinda fun, even though we found not one single thing we could not live without.....

When we got home, I headed over to Daddy's place to feed his cat, Tom Booger, and tend to the litter boxes (he has two.....and I think he pees and poops twice as much now.....).  As I was leaving, I noticed the sunlight spilling through the trees at the cemetery across the road.  For some odd reason, I was drawn there....as if gravity pulled me.  I wound around the curving roads, around the different sections of the cemetery.....Garden of Prayer, Ten Commandments Sections I and II, the mausoleum, Field of Honor, Star of David Section....all divided by winding lanes, shady trees, low rock walls and manicured shrubs.  I turned off the radio in the car and rolled the window down.  I stopped and sat......listening to the quiet.  It didn't feel macabre....or weird.....

It just felt so peaceful.  The slant of the sun was incredible, creating deep shadows and contrasts.  And, I felt incredibly alive and blessed....somehow, refocused.

Now, I am home and my chef/husband is cooking away in the kitchen.  Homemade salisbury steak with mushrooms is what's for dinner tonight, dear friends. 

What a fantastic day it has been.  I'm so thankful that we were able to take the day off, just to be together and boot out the stresses of work and the outside world.  And I am thankful for a few minutes, sitting in a car in a cemetery, to put the world into perspective.  It was NOT a wasted day.....no, not at all!!!


  1. I understand what you mean about your walk in the cemetery. It is one of the most peaceful places on earth and some cemeteries are some of the most beautiful places.
    Sounds like you spent a wonderful day playing hooky...we all need to do that sometimes.

  2. A day of playing hooky is always a good thing! Tom and I usually take a day to ourselves while Jemma is in school and just do Christmas shopping and have a nice lunch together. Sort of recharges us! No day is ever wasted as long as you are breathing and with those you love!

  3. It sounds like a truly wonderful day and I loved reading about it.

    Blessings, Amy


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