So yesterday I shared that this is typically how we start our day…slowly. Catherine is the early, early bird and then John follows closely behind. The great thing about Catherine being older and more independent is that she gets up and either plays in her room or goes to her art table to draw and craft until John gets up. Then it’s usually off to watch Team Umi Zoomi.
On this day I had a breakfast meeting with one of my board of directors. He lives in Dallas but teaches seminary and Biblical counseling down in Houston on Mondays. We decided to get together for breakfast to go over some things that are going on with the Task Force. It was a great meeting because he was able to switch his counseling hat with his board of director hat and give me lots of wise counsel.
After that I met up with John and Catherine at the local hardware store to try and find a new bird feeder. My other one was falling apart. I’m still debating on whether to put a hummingbird feeder. I love, love, love hummingbirds (my parents always put their feeder out when we visit) but I worry too much about the cats in our backyard. Deuce is too old to hunt but Ashes is still able to catch a bird or two, just not that often anymore.
John then went back home to install the new feeders and Catherine and I went off to run errands like getting her hair cut and running to Target for some groceries. I wasn’t too happy with Catherine’s hair cut. It’s a low budget place where we go to get her bangs trimmed but this time around she needed to get her ends cleaned up…we definitely won’t be going back there again.
I came home to drop Catherine off and to pick up a stack of newsletters that I needed to mail off for the Task Force. I ended up spending about 30 minutes in the parking lot of the post office stamping nearly 200 envelopes.
After that ordeal I came home and made our favorite spinach smoothie and watched John work on the bird feeders.
And then back to work I went…with a little photo editing thrown into the mix. Luckily my commute is not very far.
Before I knew it, it was time to start working on dinner. Catherine watched a bit more tv and colored while I made fish tacos (definitely not as good as my parents make them but they work!)
We then went out on the back porch to do a little bird watching. I love that we are getting all kinds of birds right now! The cardinal is my favorite.
Although I spotted this new bird on the tree. I am not sure what it is…Dad, can you help with this one?
I then packed it up and headed to yoga. I am loving yoga right now. I am definitely the most beginner in the class which can be frustrating at times but I have been going for several weeks now and I can tell that I am progressing.
When I got home I spent some time in the backyard tending to my flowers and the garden (a nightly ritual) while John put Catherine to bed.
After that I shut my camera down and plopped myself on the couch with John to relax. It was a good, good day. Not too busy, right?
PS..I want to apologize for the picture quality. I am not spending a lot of time adjusting my camera. I’m trying to get candid shots and shoot quickly to move on with the documenting. Some of my photos are blurry or the color isn’t too great. I hope you don’t mind!