|21 Bags of Donations Waiting for Pick Up|
Early Monday morning, around 3:30 a.m., I woke up to the sound of rain falling outside my window! A steady drip-drip. At first, I couldn't believe it was rain I was hearing, so I got out of bed, walked over to the family room and looked out the sliding glass door. The back porch light revealed that it was, indeed, raining! Not a very heavy rain, but a steady shower. Enough to wet the ground. It was still raining when I fell back asleep just after 3:45 a.m., but had stopped when I woke up later in the morning. We needed that rain so much, especially since the temperatures are back up in the 90s, this week (tomorrow's highs are supposed to be in the triple digits).
Monday afternoon, my daughter went back to Berkeley. I sent her back with one of the 10 lb. bags of sugar I had bought last week and lots of leftovers from the prayer gathering dinner. I put away a few more items and took the trash cans to the curb, but for the most part, I rested. I was having some problems with my asthma flaring up, so, took it easy.
Tuesday, my nextdoor neighbor called and came over for a visit. I sent her home with the rest of the pineapple pie. She laughed and said I was always giving her food.
I also called my doctor's office to request a refill on the antibiotics, as my sinus infection hasn't cleared, yet. I was told that the doctor will want to see me if the infection doesn't clear after the second round of antibiotics. Between the sinus infection and the asthma flare up, I decided to take it easy and did the minimum.
Salvation Army called, too, on Tuesday morning, to remind me that I had scheduled a pick up for today (Wednesday). So, last night, I kept all the bags ready at the door for pick up in the morning.
This morning, they came and collected the donations. I had told them 15 bags when I called to schedule the pick up and that's what they put on the receipt. But I actually had 21 bags, because I found a few more items to add to the donations. They didn't mind having to carry 6 additional bags of stuff to the truck.
The two young men who came to collect the donations were funny! I had piled some of the bags on the sofa, as can be seen in the picture, and they pretended to lift and carry out the sofa along with the bags! LOL. I told them I'll be getting rid of the sofa set eventually, but not today!
My living room sofas are 20 years old and need replacing, but that's for another day! I am well aware of how these things go - once the old sofas are replaced, the shabby drapes will need replacing and then the walls will appear even more in need of a coat of paint and so on and so forth! I am not well enough yet, to do any major redecorating. So, "shabby chic" shall be my decor for another year, or so.
I have been working on office stuff for the most part, today. In between, I did a load of laundry and ironed one square table cloth; over the years, I've found that it is best ironed while still quite damp.
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Office work - In Progress
- Donations pick up - DONE
- Load of laundry - DONE
- Iron table cloth - DONE
- Empty dish drainer/put away dishes - DONE
- Put away big rice cooker
- Put away big serving dishes in bottom of china cabinet/tidy bottom of china cabinet
- Take stock of items (paper goods, etc.) needed for the December almsgiving (I think all I need are some white paper napkins)
- Watch tonight's debate.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The donations being picked up
- Being able to donate more than what I said I would
- Being able to work from home
- Sunshine and warm weather
How is your week coming along?