After I woke up and had a cup of coffee, I removed the dust sheet (old bed sheets) from the second sofa in the family room, lint rollered the sofa to remove the cat fur that had got on it even with the dust sheet, and covered the sofa with a different sheet. Then, I did a load of laundry and washed the old dust sheets and hung them up to dry.
Then, I strolled around the garden to admire the flowers and get some sunshine and fresh air:
|Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) Flowers|
All three feijoa trees are having flowers. I learned that the flower petals are edible, but I haven't tried them, yet. The birds love them, too.
This rose bloomed since I took pictures for the Garden in April post:
Later in the afternoon, I planted the calendula plants I had bought:
|Calendula in the Front Flower Bed|
I clustered 10 of the plants in this area, where the snapdragons and chrysanthemums had been planted, earlier (snails ate all the chrysanthemum plants!)
|Another View of the Calendula|
I planted the last two plants at the base of the mail box, where another chrysanthemum plant had been (before the snails ate it!):
|Calendula and Dusty Miller|
I don't know if snails will like calendula as much as they liked the chrysanthemums! I try not to put down too many pesticides, but I might have to get some snail repellent!
These are the aeoniums my supervisor gave me which my gardener friend planted along the parkway for me on Friday:
The landscaping leaves much to be desired, but for now, getting these planted was enough.
|"Pretty Maids All in a Row"|
Another picture of the bottle brush tree in the back yard:
|Bottle Brush Tree|
One of my cousins called in the afternoon and we had a nice chat. Later in the evening, one of my aunts phoned. And, of course, I video chatted with my daughter. She went to the adjoining city to do her grocery shopping, today, as the store there was having a good sale. She called me at least three times to ask if such and such price was a good price for London broil ($2.99/lb.) and pork loin ($1.99/lb), and frozen salmon ($5.00/lb). I checked with my grocery ads for this week and told her those were all comparable prices to what's on sale here (generally, the grocery prices tend to be higher where she is). She said she stocked up on a lot of meat and other items, in part to take advantage of the sale prices and, in part to make her trip there worth while! Poor thing, she's having a scratchy throat she said. She drank some hot tea with honey and took some vitamin C, she said. I hope she doesn't come down with a cold and cough. I told her to stay home from work tomorrow, or work from home; she said she'll see how she feels in the morning. She mentioned something about a phone call she had to make or be in-on, so, I've a feeling she'll go to work.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in
- Phone calls with family and friends
- Chatting with my daughter
- Spending time in the garden
- Listening to old songs from my childhood.
Monday's To Do List:
- Dr.'s appointment
- Coffee in the afternoon with my neighbor T
- Do the dishes/run the dishwasher
- Another load of laundry
- Empty the waste baskets/kitchen trash
- Take out the recycling
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- 30 mins. of house cleaning/tidying
Well, I'm off to do the litter box and get ready for bed.
How was your Sunday? I know some of you observed Palm Sunday, today. However you observed the day, I hope it was a day of peace and rest.