My neighbor called me in the morning and we had our usual Sunday morning chat. Later, one of my cousins called to give me the news that a family friend/distant relative of my mother's had passed away. Cousin said she'll inform me of the funeral arrangements once they have been finalized.
Later, in the afternoon, my aunt called to confirm that she and cousin will come late in the evening (after 9:00 p.m.) - she and cousin will be visiting Lourdes, France, later next week and I wanted to send a donation and a letter of thanksgiving through them. I asked about dinner for them and aunt said not to prepare anything because they were coming for a quick, 15 minute visit, as it was a working day in the morning. It's aunt's birthday, next week, so I quickly made her a card:
I gave aunt one of the tote bags I had made:
|Apples Tote Bag|
And cousin got another tote bag:
|Kitty Cats Tote Bag|
I spent most of the afternoon sewing. I sewed one side of the central panel, but when I went to lay it out on the bed to pin the other side (I don't have a "design wall", the bed is my design wall), I found the bed being occupied:
|"Silly, Mummy! Beds are for sleeping, not for designing quilts"|
Aunt and cousin came over around 9:30 p.m. The visit lasted much longer than the 15 minutes aunt had intended! Cousin played the piano, I sang, and I quickly made some fried rice for a snack dinner! It was past 11:00 p.m. when they left! But it was a lovely evening of celebrating the good news of my mammogram results and aunt's birthday to come.
After they left, I video chatted with daughter for a little bit.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Aunt and cousin's visit
- An evening of music and celebration
- Being able to put together a quick meal!
- Phone calls and emails from family and friends
- A lovely day
I hope each and every one of you have had a blessed day, too. Are you ready for Monday?