On Saturday morning, a friend called me to tell me that she had made milkrice (rice cooked with coconut milk, a little like rice pudding, but not sweet) and fish curry and invited me to come over for brunch. So, I took two items I had for her daughter and my postage stamp collection for her husband - he had seen it where I had stored it in the garage and had told me if I was getting rid of it, to let him know. I no longer collect postage stamps and my daughter is not interested in them, so it is better for it to go to someone who will enjoy it. I took the two stamp albums and a box of extra stamps. My friend also gave me more milkrice and fish curry to bring home with me and she gave me a lemongrass plant she had growing in a pot since my lemongrass plant died this summer.
After I came home, I dusted the living room, dining room, and family room. I wanted to do more cleaning, but I started to feel tired, so I decided to stop. Last Saturday, I pushed through the tiredness to get all the cleaning done and it took me practically the whole week to recover! So, on Saturday, I listened to my body and stopped before I got too tired. Also, my daughter begged me to leave the cleaning for at least a few more days because I am just getting over the asthma flare up.
So, instead of doing more cleaning, I decorated for Halloween!
I "refreshed" the wreath by hot gluing the mini jack-o-lanterns to it. At first, I propped the wreath up on the mantel, but then, I changed my mind and hung it up on the dining area wall, instead:
|The Wreath on the Wall|
I put the Halloween table runner on the coffee table and placed daughter's trick-or-treat pumpkin (bought for her first Halloween) on it as a centerpiece.
I took it easy on Sunday. It was a cool, cloudy day and it even drizzled a little in the evening! I remade daughter's bed in the morning and, as usual, Dancer claimed the freshly made bed! He slept on it all day!
|Dancer Claims the Newly Made Bed!|
I also hand washed a lace doily my mother had crocheted (it has been on the coffee table all summer) and swept and mopped the kitchen. Otherwise, I watched TV and played on the computer, all day! One of my aunts called and I video chatted with my daughter, who said she did laundry and cooked, today (glass noodles with butternut squash sauce; quinoa and black bean burgers; carrot-oatmeal cookies).
- Remake daughter's bed - DONE
- Sweep and mop kitchen - DONE
- Dust - living room, dining area, family room - DONE
- Decorate for fall - DONE
- Vacuum if I feel up to it; otherwise, do it on
This weekend, I was grateful for:
- Friends who cook and invite me for brunch and send me home with more food!
- Sunny, warm day on Saturday
- Cooler day on Sunday
- A drizzle of rain
- A new lemongrass plant
How was your weekend?