On Tuesday, the first of November, I took down and put away the Halloween decorations. I debated whether to put up the Thanksgiving decorations, but decided to wait for a few more days. I tidied the cabinet where I store the table linen, put away the laundry from the previous day, and, after speaking with the monks at the temple, set the date for the almsgiving. It will be held on the first Sunday in December.
On Wednesday, I did a little bit of housework (dusted the living room) and spent some time on the phone with the pharmacy and the doctor's office, about the status of my medication. Apparently, the medication I had been on is no longer available. The pharmacy is supposed to have faxed the doctor's office and, after I called the doctor's office, they called the pharmacy and called me back to say that a new medication has been prescribed and I should have it the following day.
On Thursday, I finally picked up my medications! That's right - the one medication, which had been a combination of two, has been replaced by two separate medications. I am just grateful to finally receive the medications.
After I picked up my medications, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things:
|November 3 Groceries|
2 Bread rolls ($.25@), 2 cans of condensed milk ($1.59@), roast beef cold cuts ($3.49), soda ($2.49 plus CRV and tax), and a yogurt ($.39). The total came to $10.61. I am planning to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from a different store, this weekend, and will do my weekly grocery post after that.
The living room mantel looked a little bare after the Halloween decorations were taken down, so I picked a few sprigs of berries from the curry leaf tree and arranged them in a vase. Not exactly a floral "arrangement", but it is OK. It brings a little color and Dancer is not interested in eating them.
Later in the evening, I experienced some trouble with my laptop charging cord! I plugged it in as usual, but the laptop was not charging! The portion that gets inserted into the computer didn't seem to make a connection! I managed to get the computer charged up by holding the cord in place, however.
Today, I used the computer for office work and it was only after I finished this week's work and sent it off, that I visited other blogs! I have managed to get the cord to make a connection and I've duct taped it in place. I guess I'll have to go to the computer store to see if I can get a replacement cord. But, in the meantime, the duct taped cord is working! :D
I also did a load of laundry and watered the front garden, today.
Today, I am grateful for:
- I finally have my medications
- Lovely weather
- Fresh guavas from the tree
- A working computer
- Keeping in touch with family and friends
How have the first days of November been for you? What have you planned for the weekend?