Thursday, January 19, 2006

Did I accomplish anything or not?

Yesterday afternoon I went out to run errands. I try to combine trips into town when at all possible. It is only about three miles into town but it gets old after a while. So first we went to the post office to mail some envelopes and a small present for Nina. The line is out the door - literally. No problem - I can use the computer kiosk thing to mail the package. I go hunting for one of the flat rate priority mail boxes to put the present in. None to be found - without standing in the mile long line, that is. So I get one of the regular priority boxes - but that wants almost 7 dollars postage - more than the present costs! So we leave without mailing the box. Sorry Nines - we will try again today!

On to the library - which has called to tell me that "Pride and Prejudice" is ready for me to pick up. I get there and find out that the movie comes on 2 DVDs and they only have the second half for me. When you reserve it, it does not automatically reserve both halves - nor can you pick which half it does reserve. Talk about stupid! So now I have the second half of the movie sitting at my house, waiting for the first half to be returned. It is due back today, so I will keep my fingers crossed. I did check out the first DVD of "Horatio Hornblower", another A&E miniseries. We first discovered it late one night or early one morning when I was up nursing Maddie nearly 7 years ago. It is a really well done story about a sailor in the English Navy around 1800. We watched about an hour of it last night and discovered it was one we had not seen before.

I did manage to get a pot roast made for dinner last night. This is one of the few meals that everyone in my family loves. I am raising the world's pickiest eaters, Maddie much more so than Ian. Ian will eat just about anything if you call it steak - so most meat in our house is "steak"! Neither one likes veggies, but me and DH are very particular about which veggies we like. Maddie does LOVE tomatoes - which is strange because neither me nor DH like them. For me it is a consistency issue. The slimy stuff in the middle grosses me out!

Enough rambling about the oddities of my family's eating habits! Hope everyone has a great day!

4 comments:

Laura said...

I love the Horatio Hornblower series, you will really enjoy it!

Finn said...

Hi Sarah...what a day!!! Think someone would revise that library syatem.

Going to leave my pillow comment up here...you did a great job!!!!
A hard project all the way around, but it turned out beautifully. Please stand in front of the mirror and practice saying, "I'm so sorry, I'm really, really busy...maybe so and so could help you with that"..*VBG*
You're a great gal to do this for someone at church..*VBS*

Sandra said...

We got the Hornblower series for Christmas - I've lost count of how many times we've watched it! Just a fantastic series and great to do hand sewing to.

Tonya R said...

Ack - computers. Amazing someone would want to watch the FIRST part of the series first.
I suspect my hubby would enjoy the HH series (he loves "Master and Commander") so hopefully we'll get a chance to see it one of these days.