I've had a productive day, today.
I went for a blood test in the morning. The technician told me that I looked much better than before. She recalled the times I'd gone in for blood tests when I didn't feel so good. She said she'd ask me how I was and I'd always say I was fine, but she could tell that I wasn't feeling all that well.
Afterwards, I put gas to the car and filled the tank. I usually try to keep the tank at least half full, so that if there is some kind of emergency and the power goes out, I have enough gas to get me through that period,. However, since I don't drive as much currently, I had allowed it to go down to quarter tank. But, a recent swarm of small earthquakes along the San Andreas fault let to a period of an elevated risk of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake occurring being declared. That period of an elevated risk of a major earthquake happening ended on Tuesday morning without any such earthquake (although a new earthquake fault was discovered!) But it was a good reminder for me to keep my gas tank filled.
Next, I went to the bank. Then, I went shopping. There is a dollar store near the bank and they had the autumn leaf patterned paper plates I wanted, but the plates were rather small. Too small to use for dinner. Instead, I decided to buy plain white paper plates, which were a bit bigger (10.25 inch diameter). I am not very happy with them and might still decide to use the glass plates, instead (my mother bought them especially for use at the first prayer gathering dinner I hosted). The paper plates can be kept for use during the almsgiving and to plate up leftovers for everyone to take home. I also bought a few other items, including two new fall themed kitchen towels.
After I came home, I did office work until 8:30 p.m. Later, I video chatted with my daughter and spoke on the phone with one of my cousins.
Today, I am grateful for:
- the blood test went well
- a full tank of gas
- the availability of gas at a relatively reasonable price ($2.59/gal.)
- getting the paper goods for the prayer meeting dinner
- getting my office work done
Tomorrow, I have a follow-up appointment with my oncologist. Later in the evening, I will attend a viewing, as a friend's mother passed away earlier in the week. In between, I have to do some office work.
How was your Thursday? What have you planned for Friday?