FOR TODAY July 13, 2015
Outside my window… dark. When I opened this window to start writing, it was probably in the 70’s. I’m up in San Jose with my family so it’s about 10 degrees cooler than it is in southern California.
I am thinking… about the Social Security mess that is waiting for me when I get home.
In the kitchen… Dad made spaghetti and sauce from scratch tonight.
I am praying for… a call for Jon and a bunch of special intentions.
I am going… to get a lot of walking done this week because a lot of places we go are within walking distance here.
I am wondering… about a lot of things in my life these days.
I am reading… The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows and listening to Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson on my long drives.
I am hoping… to have as relaxing a week as possible.
I am looking forward to… the Bay Area Promise Walk on Saturday. I did the virtual one for my birthday in May because I didn’t think I’d be up here for this one. It will be the 5th straight year that Daniel, Mom, and I have done this particular one.
I am hearing… crickets chirping outside.
Crocheting… Daniel’s big boy blankie — it’s the only project I brought up with me this trip.
Around the house… quiet. Mom and Dad are in bed or headed to bed shortly, their cats are curled up with Mom, and Daniel is asleep beside me.
A favorite quote for today… “Reading mysteries: the recreation of intelligent minds.” — Donna Andrews
One of my favorite things… a decent iced vanilla latté.
A few plans for the rest of the week: playground time with Mom and Daniel, assorted errands, and the Bay Area Promise Walk on Saturday.
1. At what temperature do you keep the thermostat set? Summer, winter, day, night?
Good question. I can’t remember what the settings have been in our parsonages. I know that my in-laws have their A/C set to 75 in the summer and I can’t remember what it is in the winter because I never touch it and I haven’t paid much attention.
2. What is your favorite frozen beverage?
Probably a smoothie. I can’t drink so anything alcoholic is out. I haven’t had an Icee or Slurpie in years so those are out as well.
3. Where do you keep your keys?
In my pocket or on my desk. I have to be able to physically feel them so most of the time, they’re on me along with hand sanitizer and my cell phone.
4. Have you ever really been lost?
The only time I’ve been really super lost was when I was in London 17 years ago and I was with my twin brother and our friend Eric. We were trying to get from the Underground to our hotel and we got super turned around. This was, of course, before cell phones were common and we were almost too late to meet our parents to catch a taxi to the airport to make our flight to Dublin.
5. What is the last movie you saw in the theaters?
A live taping of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me which was broadcast live to movie theaters around the country. The last actual *MOVIE* I saw in a theater was The Expendables and that was 5 years ago. (I’m really not a movie person.)
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