Monday morning, I dropped daughter off on campus and drove myself home, again. It was hard to leave. Daughter wanted me to stay a little longer. I wanted to stay, but had to leave. I am truly blessed with the close relationship my daughter and I have with each other.
I had a good drive home. There were many blessings - I had a safe drive, there were no accidents, no car malfunctions, and no unwanted indicator lights except for the one reminding me that the car was due for a service, because I have now put 10,000 miles on my car!
As soon as I came home, I called the car service people to schedule an appointment. They asked me when I wanted to come in and I asked if they could fit me in today. They checked and said they had an opening at 2:45 p.m. It was 2:25 p.m., by then. I said I'll be there. I quickly put away the perishables daughter had given me to bring home (coffee creamer, salad dressings, salsa, etc.), and drove to the car service center. I pulled into the service bay at 2:41 p.m.!
I chose to wait while they serviced the car. I relaxed in the customer lounge and read my magazine while they changed the oil, rotated the tires, and checked whatever else they had to check. They even washed the car for me (it was bug splattered!), which was a big blessing! By this time, I was starting to get tired (and hungry - I hadn't eaten anything except for a curry puff for breakfast), but I decided to go ahead and put gas to the car on my way home from the service garage. It meant one less thing to do tomorrow, either on my way to work or on my way home.
Home by 5:00 p.m. and a combination late lunch/early dinner: rice, chicken curry, sauted cabbage, followed with more jalebi for dessert. I cleaned the litter box, phoned my cousin and my neighbor, took the trash cans to the curb, put water to the front garden, picked the last of the loquats, and video chatted with daughter.
It's back to work, tomorrow. My long weekend break has come to an end. Tuesday's to do list include:
- going to the office
- watering the back garden
- bringing the trash cans in
- some paperwork
How was your Monday? Did you have a good day?