Saturday, July 19, 2008

My day of rest

Yes, that is correct. I had a day of rest today. I got up at 5:30 this morning to go to work, like usual. When I got there, another girl was pulling in behind me. No problem - I was supposed to be letting a girl shadow me for her internship hours. But this wasn't that girl. Turns out another girl thought she was supposed to work today. After politely debating for about 30 seconds over who would stay (I didn't want to seem too desperate to have some time off!!) I told her it was totally fine for her to get some hours. After all, I'll be there all night tomorrow night.

Well! A day with nothing to do? This hasn't happened to me in so long I didn't even know what to do! Well, not exactly. I knew enough to hop right back into my pajamas and turn on the TV. We started watching Stand By Me almost a month ago, so we finished it before it was even 9:00. Then we decided we wanted to grill steaks tonight for dinner. Not really a problem, except for the fact that someone in our household donated our grill to our church a couple of weeks ago. So we went on a trip to town. We first stopped by the Coalition to donate an old headboard and footboard. I shopped, but didn't buy anything. That's right, not even a book! Aren't you amazed? Then it was off to compare prices at Lowe's and Walmart.

Long, boring, tedious story short, we picked a simple yet nice gas grill from Walmart:

We both worked for a couple of hours this afternoon on homework - Stephen on discussion boards and myself on my midterm exam. Our reward tonight consists of steak, a little vino (me, not him), and watching UFC for three hours tonight. And I just so happen to have a pint of Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra in the freezer calling my name for dessert.

I have needed this day for so long now. I think God gave me today as an opportunity to refresh myself and get some much needed rest!! I am thoroughly grateful!

1 comment:

jennifer said...

Lady, you earned that day off. Unexpected rest is twice as sweet, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Love you.