2017 Life Logs, Days 164: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Weather: Temp Around 80 degrees F, Bright and Sunny
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
This was what I call a “If you give a mouse a cookie” day. This is the title of a children’s book that I have often mentioned before, but today was classic. If you give a mouse a cookie, he is going to need a glass of milk. And if you give him a glass of milk, he is going to need a napkin to wipe off that milk moustache, and on and on. Each thing you give him requires that you give him something else. I got up this morning, fully intending on spending my entire morning working on the family history project. But when I went to make my green smoothie for breakfast, I discovered I was almost out of almond milk. So I decided to head across the harbor to the market. BUT then I thought that if I was going to go out, I should also go get the oil changed in my car. And if I did that, I might as well go to the bank to deposit some checks. And if I was at the bank, I should stop at Kappy’s on the way home to recycle some bottles. So, you see how my morning went. When I finally got home, I made that smoothie and had a long phone conversation with Mark’s sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Lee, just catching up on life. Then I launched into a furiously paced session on Ancestry.com entering more family members from the way distant past. Before I knew it, it was time to head to Hyannis to get the tow hitch installed on my car so I can safely cart my new bicycle around. I made it back to Heather and Jed’s in time for dinner and we got to discuss some details about childcare for the summer and our trip to West Virginia next week. It was decided that I will drive with them instead of driving separately. It was a fast paced and very productive day. I didn’t get as much genealogy work done as I had hoped, so tomorrow is dedicated to that project.