Friday Routine

I am definitely a create of habit. I enjoy planning and routines. (It might be the control freak in me, LOL!) Anyway, today was the last day of my current Friday Routine. During what I call “annual appeal season” every Friday I need to check the P.O. Box for work, just in case any donation checks were sent there instead of our physical address. I have been waiting on one check so we could close out this year’s appeal and it was there today so I can resume my monthly visits instead of weekly. (We rarely get anything delivered there.) This is our tiny little post office!

Because it’s in a part of town that I rarely need to visit, I always feel like I deserve a treat for going out of my way, so I usually hit up our local Stewart’s for coffee and a muffin. Their chocolate cream cheese muffins are my favorite, but I didn’t see any today so I got a cinnamon crunch muffin along with my usual dark roast. Honestly, it is probably best that I slow my Stewart’s stops down because the muffins really aren’t helping me with my weight loss goals!

Our town is very small — barely over 4,000 people. It does not have its own school district, so kids who live here attend school in one of four other districts. Also, aside from the Agway and Stewart’s, there aren’t any chains here. If you enjoy small town, country life, Clinton is definitely the place for you! We have a couple small café/delis, a sit-down restaurant, a wine shop, a gift shop, lots of farm markets, and two vineyards. You will not be seeing a fast food restaurant, supermarket, or major drug store here anywhere soon, which I like for the most part, but sometimes I wish I didn’t have to travel 15 minutes for these types of things. Of course, it is a small price to pay for all of the open space and nature we enjoy. When the weather is nicer and flowers are blooming I want to do an “around town” post to show off some of these picturesque spots.

At any rate, with the check in my bag and coffee in my hand it was time to head to work for the day. I’m not sure if I have ever shared a photo of the outside of the library on my blog, so here it is:

I also took this photo as a “before” image because we are finally (finally!) moving forward with an ADA ramp project that started in 2018. (Lots of small town government drama that we don’t need to get into.) But at the Town Board meeting last week, the bid was accepted and hopefully by summer we will have a new accessible entrance.

So that was the start to my day. I am trying to get a bunch of items checked off my to-do list and I will be super happy when 4 PM finally rolls around! TGIF!