Saturday, August 5, 2017

Rest on Friday

I had requested the day off from work to recover from the root canal, so I slept in this morning and took it easy.  The tooth, however, didn't hurt me.  I didn't need to take any pain medication until late in the evening. 

In the afternoon, I did a load of laundry (the sofa dust sheets), lint rollered the sofas to remove cat fur (not sure how it gets through the dust sheets, but it does!), and put the other set of dust sheets on the sofa.  Later, I took a nap on the sofa!  My gardener friend came over to do the garden and he tidied and watered the front garden for me. 

I spent most of the day sewing on my Mountain Climbing quilt.  I've been sewing on it in fits and starts, because I couldn't quite decide on how to do the mountain, but I think I've got it figured out.  Sorry, no pictures, yet.  I am just making this up as I go.

Today, I was grateful for:
- A day of rest to recover from the dental work
- Time spent sewing on my quilt
- The abundance of the fabric stash
- My gardener friend doing my garden
- Afternoon naps

How was your Friday?  What are your plans for the weekend?


8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your root canal is healing nicely and you rested on Friday. i understand about why you cried and a little of how you were feeling. I wept when a nurse getting me ready for a colonoscopy asked about the history of my family and I explained my beloved sister had died from this terrible disease. I thought I had my emotions under control but with that simple routine question I was weeping for my loss and how much I missed her. You have been under stress of one kind or another for so long and you always put such a brave face on. It was the right time for you to have the cleansing relief of tears with a kind comforting nurse. I hope you feel better and continue to heal in body and soul.

    It has turned dull here this afternoon and we may get a little rain. Not so terribly hot now and so did a fair amount of cleaning this morning while my energy level was high.

    Sandy

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    1. Sandy, I am so sorry to hear that your sister died of colon cancer. There's a history of that in my family, too. I'm glad it has cooled off a little bit for you. It is still very hot, here. I almost retreated to the bedroom to put the air conditioner on, but I was doing some sewing and watching/listening to the TV, and was reluctant to shut myself up in the bedroom!

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  2. Hello my friend. I'm sorry I have not been reading blogs this past week. It has been a busy one for us. :)

    I'm glad you are not having pain from your dental procedure. What is it with pet hair getting into everything? I am constantly cleaning it up here too. I can't wait to see the quilt when you are done. Be blessed.

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    1. No problem, Debbie, I am behind with my own blog reading and commenting. I hope you were busy with good things. Hope you are having a good weekend. Take care.

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  3. Proud you had a day off to rest... enjoy working on your quilt..

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    1. Thanks, Judy. It's taking me longer than I thought, but it's coming along, nicely. :)

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  4. Wonderful that your procedure went well! And not surprising that your tears were flowing ... after the roller coaster ride you've been on, your emotions needed to be released. What a blessing also that you have such an understanding and accommodating employer who lets you take off whenever you like. That is a true blessing to not have to worry about being away from your job too much. It's a testament to how very much you are valued and needed.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. I am very grateful to be able to take time off. I get a certain number of hours of sick leave every year, but we can accumulate them. After 34 years, I've accumulated quite a bit of sick time off, especially since I worked from home during my treatment, rather than taking a leave of absence. Looking back, I think I should have taken some time off, because working through the treatment took a lot out of me.

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