Woke up by 6:00 a.m. and did my usual morning routine of morning devotions, feeding the cats, having a cup of coffee, getting dressed and calling daughter to say good morning to her (and let her know it was time to wake up!) Then, a slow drive on the freeway to the office. It seems there's more traffic on the freeway every day.
Today wasn't as quiet as yesterday. I received an alert notice from the bank, about "unusual activity" on a credit card, which caused a bit of concern and required an unplanned visit to the bank, during my lunch break, to attend to that matter. The fact that I was able to resolve it, without any unpleasant consequences, is a blessing and something for which to be grateful. Since I was already at the bank, I went ahead and took care of one other item I had needed to do. It meant one less errand I had to remember and do, later this week.
And, since I was already out and about, I stopped by the pharmacy to pick up my medication refills.
Later, on my way home from work, I stopped to put gas to the car. Once I was home, I put water to the back garden.
Then, I video chatted with daughter, who was feeling very homesick and sad and overwhelmed and in tears. What she wanted was a hug, but all I could do from 400 miles away was talk to her, and sympathize with her and reassure her that it would be OK, she will be fine, the challenges she's facing can be overcome and she will overcome them. I said a blessing over her and a loving-kindness meditation on her behalf. I like to think that it helped.
I had planned to do some cleaning and sewing, but those projects didn't get done. It doesn't matter. My daughter needed me to be there, talking with her, more than the kitchen floor needed mopping. There will be time for housework, later.
Daughter thanked me before she said goodnight. I think I made the right choice to spend time with my daughter instead of doing housework, don't you? My kitchen floor never thanks me for mopping it.
How was your day?