Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ram's gift for me

Ram knows that I don't have to be given flowers or jewelry. Yesterday he watched the Lambs so I could go to the chiropractor and library book sale by myself. We have had trouble with Lamb 1 and 2 at the chiropractor recently so it was nice to get an adjustment without having the lights turned off! Very relaxing. Then I headed over to SD to the town 15 miles away to their used library book sale. I was able to be there the first day of the sale. I came home with a pile of books. Other years there were great finds there, but yesterday there wasn't a whole lot. I did pick up 7 Nancy Drew books for my sister. She was thrilled that she didn't have 6 of those. She has a lot of N.D. so that was impressive that I chose ones she didn't have. I picked up some other books for the Lambs too.
Every once and awhile I take just one Lamb with me for errands, but this is the first time that I remember going by myself. It was a nice break.
Then last night, Ram and I did Compline before we went to bed. When we were engaged we did Compline over the phone several times a week while he was gone on vicarage. We even ended our wedding reception with Compline. I don't know why stopped doing it. We are going to try to get back in the habit of Compline again. Nice end of the day.
After my "day off", now it's back to canning beets and freezing zucchini today.


Dakotapam said...

I don't need flowers or jewelry either! Plus, I get lots of church flowers! Time alone, is so precious! Yay for Ram for knowing this. During this pregnancy I'm referring to Matt as the poor single Dad...he is carrying a lot of burden!

Erin said...

My husband is taking all four kids for a picnic/ swimming this afternoon/ evening at 4:30. You better believe I am counting down the minutes until he comes home!!! The picnic bag is already packed!

We make time for me to run errands by myself at least twice a month. I really appreciate the time away. I always feel refreshed when I come home. I am so glad you were able to get away too.