Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Z is for Zeal

This post is part of the A-to-Z Challenge.

My daughter was home for the weekend. We had a huge list of things to do, mostly revolving around her need for a vision checkup and new glasses.

I took a half day vacation and picked her up at her college around 3:30. I had already been on the road for 3 hours and was settling in for another 3 hours back.

We made it back in time to grab a bite to eat for dinner. I had the best (and cutest) chicken pot pie. The little pie crust topper of a chicken was tasty too. Daughter thought it was a whale.


We then headed to a bath/body store to buy soaps and lotions. Also went to a sports shop to purchase some running shorts and spandex shorts for daughter. That was all we could squeeze in for Friday.

Here is our list for Saturday so you will understand the Z is for Zeal title.

  • 9:30 appointment for eye checkup.
  • Take new Rx to new optical place.
  • Daughter found frames for sunglasses, but not for regular glasses. Ordered the sunglasses; they will ship them to her.
  • Go to another optical store and try to find acceptable frames. Yay, found some and get those ordered. They will be ready in an hour.
  • Meet with my mom for lunch as we all have April birthdays. Tasty lunch for our 3 generations!
  • Pick up new glasses.
  • Daughter shops at Victoria’s Secret, while I shop at another store.
  • Stop to pick up running shoes for daughter; these were preordered and just waiting for us.
  • Stop to get frozen yogurt milk shake and a smoothie. Yum!
  • Take eye drop prescription to be filled. Will take about 15 minutes, so go run another errand.
  • Returned to first optical shop. They made a mistake on the bill, so we returned to settle up.
  • Back to drug store to pick up prescription.
  • Go home to take quick nap; we both are tired.
  • Wake up refreshed and hungry.
  • Daughter crawls into crawl space to turn on water for sprinklers.
  • Oops, there is a leak and a problem. I fix both. Aren’t you impressed? I was!
  • Daughter and I move patio table from under the deck to on top of the deck. I can’t do that one alone.
  • Research and purchase daughter’s plane ticket to Japan. She is going for 17 days to visit her many many Japanese friends.
  • Go to a favorite restaurant to eat and also have a legal drink together. We had strawberry daiquiris.


Had to get up early Sunday so could drive daughter to meet her ride back to college. So I got up even earlier to make lemon poppyseed muffins for the ride. I think they were a hit!

Daughter was back at school, I was exhausted, and the only thing we didn’t get done were pedicures for the both of us. But that wasn’t a top priority, so I hereby deem the weekend mission a huge success!

And that is what youthful zeal can do to your day!

The April A-toZ Challenge was just that… a challenge to post (almost) every day. But I did it and discovered several blogs to follow. I think the best part is that I actually finished something. That’s a Win-Win for me so I will carry that success forward. Spring cleaning and back to quilting. Wish me luck.


Comments on: "Z is for Zeal" (1)

  1. This was a fun series and I applaud you for doing it such zeal! 😉

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