My day typically starts and ends the same way. It’s the stuff in the middle that changes drastically from day to day. I thought I’d write about the stuff in the middle for today.
My day starts out with coffee, of course! And then I check email and facebook. I find out about what all has been going on with my peeps in my hometown in Texas. We’re 13 hours ahead of them so while I sleep, they are living life and while they sleep I’m living my life. It sure makes chatting with family and friends challenging sometimes.
This morning my mom called on Skype video so the kids and I had breakfast with her while she should have been getting ready for night church. I cooked breakfast tacos and showed her my pearls and we visited almost as if we were in the same town. I love Skype!
Then I got busy cleaning a little bit and getting ready for house guests tonight. We’re going to be a ‘hotel’ for guests who are coming from Australia to serve at our church this weekend. We’re always happy to have guests. I love playing hostess and should probably have a bed and breakfast at some point later in life.
Then I walked to Holland Village. A little over a mile and I got to talk to Tori the whole way. Have I mentioned that I love Skype?!? Walking time sure passes more quickly when you have someone to chat to. And the fact that it was my daughter was icing on the cake.
I went to the bank. Sweat dripping from all over myself. It was gross really but I’m sure I”m not the only one sweating like that today. The temp shows 88F right now with 69% humidity and it’s overcast. When I walk this morning I walked in the baking hot sun the entire time. I’m sure it was much hotter than 88. Had to be!
From the bank, I went to change money for my day trip to Malaysia tomorrow. Then I went to the Holland Village shops and frivolously spent $80 SGD on a gorgeous table runner that I’ve been wanting for a while now. Thankfully it was still there. It’s made of Indian wedding dress remnant pieces sewn together like a quilt. The one I got is more basic clothing pieces so it’s not super ornate but some are and they are absolutely gorgeous. One that this guy had was stitched with silver and gold thread. It cost a little bit more than the one I got.
I went to the grocery store and picked up just a few things we needed, and a few things we didn’t, and took a taxi home. That was my treat for walking the whole way there. I bribe myself with things like that most of the time. Sad, huh?
I got home and put on some beans and made guacamole for our Tex Mex dinner. The landlord’s handyman, Patrick, came to fix some pesky leaks that keep haunting us when it rains. Maybe the third time is a charm. Maybe…
Now I wait for the kids to get home and type a blog post. I should be taking a shower because I haven’t done that yet. Boy do I need it! And I need to make a money exchange chart for our trip tomorrow to Malaysia. It helps to have this for quick reference when we’re shopping in a different currency.
Our guests will come in a little while but then they’ll be off again with things planned for them by our pastor and his wife. We will enjoy our Tex Mex dinner that Tommy will finish when he gets home from work. We’ll do the dishes and try to find something to watch on tv and be lazy for the rest of the evening.
I will finish out my day pretty much the same as any other. A small glass of wine in my comfy pj’s, thinking about Tori and wishing she was with me, checking email and facebook as Texas wakes up and I head to bed.
Tomorrow, my stuff in the middle will be quite different. Although I love the beginning and end, just like an Oreo, the stuff in the middle is the best part.