Saturday morning, there were several phone calls going back and forth, coordinating rides to that evening's monthly prayer gathering. The first phone call woke me up and I followed it up with two phone calls. Then, I went back to sleep, only to be woken up by yet another phone call!
In the afternoon, I put gas to the car and did the weekly grocery shopping. In the evening, I drove myself to the prayer gathering and gave a ride to a cousin and her daughter. It was an hour long drive, each way, and this time, I didn't take the wrong freeways (three freeways)!
My friend who hosted this month's prayer gathering had prepared Indian food for the dinner - rice and a type of Indian flat bread called parathas served with various curries - chicken, green peas with spinach, eggplant, potatoes with cauliflower, cucumber and yoghurt salad, and the one non-Indian dish, which was sausages with mixed bell peppers and onions. For dessert, she had made a fresh fruit salad and there were some mini cakes as well and another friend had made sago pudding - sago, boiled with coconut milk and jaggery.
On Saturday, I was grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in between phone calls
- Being able to drive myself without depending on others for rides
- An evening of prayers and fellowship
- Getting together with friends and family
- A safe drive to the prayer gathering and back
Afterwards, I video chatted with daughter.
Saturday night, I couldn't fall asleep until 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning!
I had a very late night/early morning meal on Saturday night and that was a mistake - I
woke up about 30 minutes later and found myself throwing up! But then, I
changed and slept again. My neighbor T's weekly Sunday morning phone
call woke me up and then, I dozed off again until my daughter called me. Even then, I stayed in bed for another half hour or so before I finally got up! I felt fine the rest of the day.
I did two loads of laundry in the afternoon and hung them up to dry. Daughter called a bit later in the afternoon to tell me she was going shopping
for some items she needed. She asked
me if I needed her to pick up anything for me, to bring down when she
comes to visit at the end of this week. I've my own personal shopper! How fun is that? I asked her to pick up another
packet of socks for me and to see if they had a plain black blouse in
"my style". She sent me a picture of a black blouse, but it had cut out
shoulders, which wouldn't be suitable for office wear. I told her not
to worry, I will shop for the clothes on my own. She did find something
with Pokemon on it for a friend's daughter's birthday which is coming up in August
and bought it; we've learned to buy these specialized items when we find them because, too often, they are not available when we want them! I will pair it with a gift card to a bookstore and that
will be a good gift. When daughter came back from her shopping, she called me and we video chatted so she could show me what she bought. I love it that she wants to share such things with me.
Later in the evening, neighbor T knocked on my door with a small problem and she was so flustered that she couldn't remember her daughter's phone number. I was able to help her with her problem, but I suggested to her that maybe I should have her daughter's phone number with me so I could contact her if needed any time in the future. She called me back, later, and gave me her daughter's phone number.
One of my aunts called me in the night and we had a nice chat. She was concerned about my upcoming dental procedures and wanted me to let her daughter know when the extractions are scheduled, so my cousin could accompany me! Earlier, I didn't think the extractions were anything to worry about, but now, I am starting to feel a bit anxious about them!
I also pinned the hems on the new pair of pants I bought, but I didn't sew the hems yet. I also removed the waistband of another skirt I want to alter. The original waistband was fitted in the front and elasticized at the back, with the elastic sewn with 3 or 4 bands of stitching. Not something I could alter by replacing the elastic. So, I just cut the entire waistband off. The skirt is long enough that I can refold the top to make a new waistband and pass an elastic through it.
On Sunday, I was grateful for:
- Feeling fine after that one episode of being sick in the morning
- Being able to help my neighbor with her problem
- Daughter offering to do my shopping for me and showing me what she bought, afterwards
- She was able to find a gift for my friend's daughter's birthday
- Aunt was concerned enough want my cousin to accompany me to my dental procedures.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special for Father's Day?