I got up very early at one point, this morning, maybe around 5:00 a.m., when I heard it rain! Yes, the sound of rain is still novel enough to wake me up! But I resisted the urge to run to the window to verify it was really raining (seems like the first thing we here in So. California do when it rains!). I fell asleep again, listening to the sound of the rain, and woke up again at 6:00 a.m. I tried to go back to sleep, but I felt wide awake and wanted a cup of tea. So, got out of bed, had a cup of tea, and replied to comments on my blog. Later, I had a tuna sandwich and a fresh orange for breakfast.
I've had several phone calls this morning. My aunt called to check on me and said her daughter, my cousin, has also come down with a cold and cough. Cousin had been wanting to accompany me to the doctor's appointment, tomorrow, and I had been telling her it was not necessary as I didn't want her to get exposed to my germs and get sick, herself. I'm sorry she's not well, but glad that it wasn't due to coming into contact with me! My cousin gives piano lessons and a sick day means she's unable to teach and a loss of income for her, and I didn't want that to happen because of me. After that, my neighbor called for our weekly Sunday morning chat. Except I couldn't really chat this time without much of a voice, so we rang off after we exchanged greetings. One of my friends called, too, to check on me. Again, we spoke very briefly and I assured her that she didn't have to come to see me as I don't want her to catch anything from me.
Then, my other cousin called me to say that the friend who hosted the prayer gathering had sent a plate of food home with her to give to me and that she'll bring it over later, on her way to church. I had assumed as much when she didn't call or come by, last night. It was probably quite late when she got home and she would have assumed I'd already be in bed. She dropped it off around noon, and I called my friend to thank her. She had sent me vegetable rice, with beef curry (at the top at 12 o'clock), shrimp, eggplant, potatoes, chicken curry, and an egg. A lot of food and I keep seeing a smiley face on the egg!
I had hoped to take a nap in the afternoon, but I did some office work, instead, and it took me longer than I thought it would.
Later in the evening, I watched the Academy Awards and video chatted with my daughter. She had gone shopping, earlier in the afternoon, to buy some craft supplies she needed for the gifts she was making for her friends' birthdays. The craft store is in an adjoining city and it is a bit of a bus ride there and back. I have always worried about her traveling to and fro on her own, but certain recent events have made me feel even more nervous. But she had a safe shopping trip, bought what she needed, and made her gifts, so all is well.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Rain in the morning
- Feeling much better even if I lost my voice
- Daughter had a safe shopping trip
- My friend sending me a plate of food and my cousin bringing it over to me
- Family and friends calling to check on me
Tomorrow, I have a follow-up appointment with my radiation oncologist, in the early afternoon. I am not planning on doing anything much, other than that, but trash cans need to be taken to the curb and the dishes ought to be done!
How was your Sunday? Did you have a good day? What have you planned for Monday? If anyone has made any monthly goals, how are you coming along with attaining those?