I had a fairly uneventful day. It started with breakfast at 7 with dad and the monster–izzybella didn’t make it this morning. Then there was nappage, brought up short by the little dog jumping onto the bed and very noisily chewing a plastic bottle into shreds.
The library–I had a little bit of a fine to pay but nothing too terrible–and I checked out two books for me and 8 books on weddings for lolo. Well, they’re for me to read, but the wedding is all lolo.
Then I meandered out Dallas way, stopping at Sam Moon (one cute smallish purse, a chain for my amethyst, and a very cute necklace set) and Moon’s LDS bookstore (a dvd, 2010 calendar, a few other things that don’t come to mind right now). I drove over by the temple and sat in the parking lot for a while, praying and thinking about things, before I had to leave to meet Amethyst at Cosmic Cafe.
I know I promised photos, but my camera phone doesn’t have a flash, and it was darkish inside. But it was good, and it was good to spend some time with Amethyst. She’s a pretty amazing person. She’s very warm and accepting of others, and she’s a very gifted artist and teacher. She needs good things to happen in her life.
Then I got lost on the way home and somehow managed to end up in Grapevine before I knew where I was instead of Irving where I was expecting to find myself. It was a really odd feeling, like someone picked up my car and gently set it down in another town. I stopped at the farmer’s market for some fruit (honeycrisp apples, texas ruby grapefruit, satsumas) and veggies, and was delighted to see that they have some completely vegan black bean and corn tamales! Yes! I get to have tamales at Christmas! Woot! Then a quick stop at Half-Price Books, my home away from home, where I found a CD/DVD case that holds 400 discs; it will solve several of my problems in one fell swoop. And another quick stop at Kroger for the vegan black-bean chipotle burgers Lolo and I have been craving, and some vanilla silk, and the organic chocolate chips for the cupcakes that I’ll be making tomorrow.
The dogs were delighted to see me at home. Molly was on the loveseat by the front door and Scout was jumping all over the place. I smelled an unpleasant smell, but it took me a few minutes to find it. When I did find it, the guilty party crept down the hall and under the bed. I cleaned it up and told her she wasn’t in trouble, and gave her some kisses and booty scratches, and she felt better.
While I was sitting in the parking lot of the temple, I was reminded of when Joe and I went there to be sealed. For those of you who aren’t LDS, it means that we made wedding covenants that seal us together forever, for time and all eternity. It’s a big commitment that you make, a covenant not only between the two of you, but with Heavenly Father. I have let myself stray away from what I believe and love. I felt today kind of like one of the five foolish brides. I haven’t had enough oil in my lamp. With a lit lamp, I can be ready for the bridgroom, and shine his light into the darkness. I want that feeling back again.