Saturday, I spent a relaxed morning, watching sewing programs on TV, reading blogs, and replying to comments on my blog. A comment by SandyExpat saying she went shopping to take advantage of a $10 off coupon and a 20% off coupon from one of the department stores reminded me that I, too, had received a similar coupon from them! The $10 off coupon was valid until August 3, but the 20% off coupon was valid only until July 30. At first, I couldn't think of anything I needed - I had already bought the pair of black pants I needed and had sewn the black blouse I had been wanting. I had enough clothes and socks, etc., but $10 off is $10 off, so I thought I would go and see if I could find something. As I got dressed, I realized what I could buy - an item that I did need and had been intending to buy "one day" - a replacement for an undergarment which was too stretched out to "lift and support" the way it was meant to! I have a particular brand of bras that I prefer; the regular price was $35, but it was on sale (40% off) for $19.99 and with my $10 off coupon and the additional 20% off stacked on top of that, I was able to purchase the item for $6.12 with tax! Now, that was a good price! Thank you, SandyExpat, for mentioning the coupon! I would like to buy at least another one more; I'm hoping I'll be receiving another coupon in the mail, soon.
After that, I went to the grocery store to buy cat food and a few grocery items for myself: milk, fruit, and pancake mix.
Later, in the evening, I attended the monthly prayer gathering. My cousin rode with me and I was glad of her company; I don't like to drive long distances by myself, these days, especially at night. The prayer gathering was held at an aunt's house and was attended by family and friends.
I video chatted with my daughter after I came home, cleaned the litter box, and, went to bed late!
Sunday morning, I woke up feeling tired. A friend and I had made tentative plans to go out to lunch, but when I called her in the morning, we both agreed to postpone our lunch date for another weekend. I had a restful morning, watching some cooking programs on TV, reading blogs, and responding to comments. My neighbor called and we had our Sunday morning chat.
I made pancakes and ate them with some of my fish curry for brunch. Pancakes are my substitute for a type of Indian pancake known as "thosai" or "dosa/dosai" (the spellings vary) which is made from a batter of rice flour and urad (a type of lentil) flour. Making thosai from scratch for breakfast means the batter must be made the night before or, if being made for dinner, the batter must be started in the morning. Pancakes from a mix don't really taste the same, but it doesn't take much preparation time.
After brunch, I ran the dishwasher and washed the dishes I had been collecting over a couple of days. (I have to collect them for at least a couple of days in order to have enough dishes to justify running the dishwasher, which, I've been told, I should run at least once a week and which hasn't been run for about two weeks!).
The afternoon was too hot to do anything much, even if I had wanted to. I cut out and sewed yet another tote bag, using fabric I had in the stash.
|Kitten Tote Bag|
Then, it was time for a nap! After I woke up, I had a cup of tea and put water to the back garden. Dinner was leftovers. Later, I video chatted with my daughter.
This weekend, I am grateful for:
- Prayers and prayer gatherings
- Family and friends (including all my blog friends) who are there for me
- Coupons and good bargains
- A seemingly endless fabric stash!
- My daughter
How was your weekend? Do you, too, look forward to the weekend all week and then, feel like the weekend just whizzed by?