A Day in the Life

Before I forget, Felicia had asked about where we live, and I finally found a picture of my house:


My house is a traditional sort of house, dining room on the left, living room on the right, master bedroom on the far right. There are two more bedrooms, a den, and the kitchen & laundry room on the back half of the house. It’s L-shaped, with a driveway long the left side leading to a garage in the very back. I’ve lived here about 5 years, and I like the neighborhood. It’s only a few miles from work and from an interstate connector. I can be in downtown Memphis in about 15 minutes. It’s a good place to live.

So, gorgeous day today in Memphis, if a bit cool. One of those Saturdays that was extraordinarily ordinary. I like those.

For the play-by-play:
4:30 a.m. – Woke up. No, no, it’s SAT-urday! Arrgggh! Wide awake. Since I had Things To Do this morning, I got up and managed to get a few of them done before I left the house at…
6:00 a.m. – Read the newspaper to Wally, an elderly man (a former neighbor), who has macular degeneration and can’t see well enough to read. About eight years ago we started meeting for breakfast every morning, during which time I read the sports page and other assorted articles to him from the paper. He’s a life-long Chicago Cubs fan, so the summers can be quite long. :)
7:30 a.m. – Hit the gym for 30 minutes of elliptical and then went to McD’s for a yummy strawberry yogurt parfait.
8:30 a.m. – Cleared living room staging area of all boxes destined for my father’s Men’s Club rummage sale. Did one last tour of the house for anything else to add to the pile and amazed myself by finding quite a few more things to donate. It’s starting to look simpler around here.
11:00 a.m. – Target. Picked up a gift card for my sister’s birthday gift. She’s moving, and I thought she might prefer a gift card for any of those “new home” things she might want to buy.
11:30 a.m. – Subway. Turkey sub on whole wheat, fat free chips. Then home again.
12:50 p.m. – Nap. Ahhhh. A whole hour.
1:50 p.m. – Piddling around time. Read a few blogs, began getting ready to head out to an early dinner for my sister’s birthday. My dad has major acid reflux and has to eat pretty early.
4:00 p.m. – Family dinner. A very early dinner. We went to Leonard’s Barbecue Restaurant, a Memphis mainstay. I had the brilliant idea to order the Deep South Salad, a plain old salad with barbecued pork loin on it, with the meat on the side. About 200 calories of deliciousness! I can’t ever imagine ordering anything else but this from now on.
5:30 p.m. – Reebok Outlet Store. I bought four new workout t-shirts. All of my shirts hang on me, and I thought the snugger fit on the new ones would provide a definite reminder to keep that “navel into spine” during my workout.
6:00 p.m. – Home. Shoes off. Bra soon to follow. Blog time. :)

So I’m nosy. How did you spend your Saturday?