I've had a blogger's block for the past few days. It feels so weird. I can have days when I'll have two or three things I want to write about but restrain myself and yet lately I have nothing.
We did have a full day today. We try to save up our errands and do all our driving at once.
Here's what we managed to accomplish.
1. We went to my aunt's house to pick up a special newspaper she'd been saving for my mother.
2. Next stop, the recycling bins at one of the schools to drop off all the glass and newspapers we'd been saving.
3. Office Depot for binders and printer ink so I can complete our Japan Trip photo album. I also ran off copies of our holiday newsletter.
4. City Mill, to look for orchid bark for my mother's orchid babies.
5. Macy's! You wouldn't think there was a recession going on. The place was packed! They were having a one day sale. I couldn't help myself. I ended up buying more pots and pans for my mom. Did I (I mean she) need it? Probably not. But the set was $100.00 down to $39.00 plus another $10.00 off with the newspaper coupon. Granted the set wasn't that great a quality but it's decent. Art is just shaking his head.
6. Grocery shopping. Bought too much again. I'm thinking Thanksgiving here. There's so much I don't have yet since we moved to Hawaii or could it just be that we were hungry because we were shopping at lunch time?
7. Very bad. We ended up just eating Whoppers (no fries) at Burger King. My mom, who almost never eats fast food said, "Hmmm... this is very tasty."
Tonight, as I'm folding the grocery plastic bags for later use, the lights went out. The middle corridor of Oahu suddenly lost power. I'd left almost all our candles and candle holders in Chicago. WHY did I not think we'd lose power in Hawaii, too? Luckily, a good friend of mine, Peggy (Musings of Meggie) had sent a house warming gift to me of these battery lit candles. They were the only light we had because we were suddenly plunged into darkness. Soon, Art remembered that he'd bought a hand cranked flash light so we had that and I found a real candle also that our friend, Kathy had given us a long time ago. But we realized then that we were NOT well prepared for an emergency. Our neighbor called up to offer us more candles.
When I called my brother, Dennis, he said, "Don't you have a hurricane kit?"
Sigh......... I guess we'll have to go shopping again tomorrow.