My daughter came home, yesterday, for her week of spring break! So happy to have her home! So thankful!
Yesterday (Saturday), I changed the sheets I use as "cat fur covers" on the family room sofas and did a load of laundry. Dusted daughter's bedroom and remade her bed. Tidied the family room, cleaned daughter's bathroom, and cleaned the kitchen.
Later in the afternoon, put gas to the car ($30) and did a quick grocery shopping - eggs (18 for $2.49), bananas ($.59/lb), some yogurt (4 Greek yogurt cups with fruit on the bottom on manager's special for $.49@), and 2 bags of the spicy snacks that daughter had requested ($1.79 @). I spent $9.78 on groceries. Since I had $10.12 left in my March grocery budget, this means I have pretty much spent my entire month's grocery budget! I've just $.34 left!
Grocery totals to date: $64.88 + $9.78 = $74.66
Amount left in budget: $75 - $74.66 = $0.34
I am not too concerned. I have more or less everything I need for the rest of the month. I might need another container of milk and maybe another loaf of bread (if my bread making attempts don't work out), but if I do, I will take $10 from April's grocery budget (or from my Miscellaneous budget).
Came home with the groceries, put them away, called my cousin, sent a quick email to a friend and then, it was time to pick up daughter from the airport! In fact, she called to say that she was at the airport, just as I was locking up! Her flight arrived a few minutes early! Fortunately, the airport is a 10 minutes drive from where I live, so she didn't have to wait too long.
It was so good to see her again! And to be hugged by her! And to hug her in return! Such a blessing! We chatted, had coffee, and chatted and hugged some more! LOL.
Then it was time to get dressed and go to the monthly prayer group meeting. My cousin and her daughter gave us a ride to the prayer group meeting which was held at an aunt's house. It was this aunt's 83rd birthday, as well. I took a jar of my homemade tomato chutney as a gift. Aunt had enjoyed eating it when she had been to my house, in October of last year. And the last time she saw me, in January, she told me my tomato chutney was very good and she had never tasted a better chutney. This aunt is an expert cook and will tell you if something was not very tasty, so praise from her is high praise, indeed! She had suffered a fall, recently, and, according to my cousin, had lost her appetite; maybe the chutney will help to whet her appetite.
We came home by 11:30 p.m. and then, daughter and I stayed up till 2:00 a.m., talking! Have I mentioned that I love having my daughter home?
Today, daughter will go downtown with two of her friends to have lunch out. She's been friends with one girl since middle school and the other girl since high school. They both came over this morning, and I can hear lots of giggling and laughter as they catch up with each other (they last saw each other over Winter break).
I am planning to do some laundry and paperwork in the afternoon when daughter is away. I've an appointment with my tax preparer on Tuesday, so I really need to get all my papers in order!
How is your weekend? Hope it's as filled with joy as mine is!
(Did I mention my daughter is home?! LOL.)