Today was first Tuesday that I did not go to choir. I was scheduled to do two fifth grade Museum Mornings at the South Bend Museum of Art but they were cancelled late last night. Suddenly the day was open and free.
Before I was retired, that would have pleased me immensely. But today I was disappointed and couldn't seem to think of something that I wanted to do that would make it a good day. Plus some allergies were bothering me and I did not feel full of energy.
So it is now 5:30 pm and soon Jim will be home for supper and I will have stories to tell him after all!
I was reading a great book (Snow Leopard) and found myself reading the same paragraph three times. I closed my eyes and drifted off to sleep. I was startled when the door bell rang. A very young man said he was from the sheriff's department. He looked official enough but far too young. He said there was a burglary on Weatherstone Court around the corner and asked if I had seen anything? I had not but I had just walked that way two hours earlier and left my door unlocked.
Around 4:45, I ventured out again, this time locking our front door. There were several news organizations clustered on Weatherstone Court. I stopped and gawked and so did another woman out walking her dogs. I introduced myself and she did as well. She said she often reports strangers in the neighborhood because she is a children's author working at home.
When I got home, I looked up her books. Her name is Diane Bradley and she writes juvenile fiction set in Minnesota's past. They looked like fun for me to read. And I looked up the news online and yes, there was a home invasion interrupted by the home owner. The two suspects may have been armed. They fled on foot and have not been found yet.
Maybe this day has been turned out more exciting than I had wanted.