I DO NOT INTEND TO GET SICK!!!
There. Now that I've clearly stated that (not that I can really do anything about it if I do get sick) Mom and Dad now have the cold that Colin had last week. They were getting sick Friday, and by Saturday they were definitely under the weather. So I ran errands, went to the grocery store and got groceries, and went to Lowes and Home Depot to get storage boxes and packing materials for the new dishes we got.
I also found a nifty red translucent trashcan on clearance, and got that for Colin. He stood in in his cheap plastic trashcan at some point and broke it, so he needed a new one, and this was a great deal. They seem to charge an awful lot for a simple trashcan! I glanced at the trashcans at Lowes, and there was nothing Colin would like, plus they cost more than they were worth. I did have to explain to him that it was in fact red, just translucent, because when I got home and told him I got him something, and produced the trashcan, he said "Oh, it's pink...". Sigh. Not a good start! :)
Anyway, I got some great 18-gallon Rubbermaid boxes on sale at Home Depot, and foam dish envelope thingies at Lowes, and we got the new dishes all washed and packed up. And this morning I rid the house of all the cardboard boxes the dishes came in and put them out for the recycling. So chances are, we'll need a cardboard box within the next few weeks, and of course, won't have any! :D
I went to church by myself yesterday...which felt a little strange, but I enjoyed the silence. Well, not silence, the time in the car by myself with my ipod set to play the Christian music on it. So many great songs, I can't even put one on here as being my favorite, I enjoyed them all! :)
After the morning service I stopped at Walgreens and got sinus medicine and Tylenol, and shortbread cookies. :) Errand of mercy for the sickies.
Dad is usually in charge of bringing the offering box and the recorder for the sermon, so I had to do that yesterday. Dad called one of the men that usually helps him with the deposit and stuff, and asked if he could take the box after the service and bring it to the evening service...well, he forgot, so I had to deal with it. Not a big deal, but still... Mom was more worried about my having it in the evening, because the neighborhood around where we meet in the evening isn't real great. So I made sure I went out to the parking lot with another family.
I had a big discussion with my friend (mandolinartist) and her husband last night about blogging. Her husband, Scott has a blog and we were discussing how to change the colors on it, and how if you're going to post a huge discussion of theology, it might be best to split it up into several smaller posts, etc. :) I think I'm going to have to go redesign the blog sometime, he likes purple, so I told him I could probably come up with something with some purple in it! :)
I'm trying to redesign mine right now, I've got another blog just for testing colors, and I'm working on a new design for spring. The problem is that the green background I picked looks like a sort of blue/sage green on a PC, when what I'm going for is a springy-green, which is what it looks like on my Mac. Hmmph. Dad found a green that works on the PC, but I'm going to go blind if I have to look at it, because it's shocking lime green on my computer! Very annoying. Dad told me to wait and let him see it on a computer up at work, because maybe the laptop he was looking at is showing it wrong. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that. :(
Well, I'd better get going. Dad's feeling so bad, he didn't go to work today. I think he's eating lunch now, but he was sitting on the couch trying to work on a flier for a conference, and intermittently coughing and groaning. I'm not sure how much of the groaning is because of the flier, and how much because he's sick. I don't think I want to know actually. :(
Oh, and I couldn't sleep last night for various reasons, probably partially because my body thought it was an hour earlier than it was, and the mess in my room was getting to me, so I got up and cleaned my room. My parents decided (justifiably) that I was crazy and went to bed. :D But I got my room clean, and it was nice this morning to wake up to a clean room. Well, clean minus the three piles of clothes sitting around the room. One I have to find room for somewhere, one to put in the laundry, and another to send to Goodwill.
Which reminds me...I have way too many clothes, so I intend to not buy more than three items of clothing between now and the end of the year. I'm allowing three items, in case I actually need some clothes, plus I would like to find a red short-sleeve shirt to go with a skirt that I got from my friend. Or maybe I should save it for next year. I have too many clothes. I really should just save it, and then I'll have a new outfit for next summer. So, Rebecca and Mom, if I tell you I got more clothes, or mention wanting more clothes, please yell at me, and tell me not to. Thank you. :)
Ah, I was going to mention something else, but I've forgotten it. Bleah.
Have a good Monday everyone! Oh wait, it's 1 already... uh, a good rest of the Monday. Or just be glad it's halfway over.