Monday, April 20, 2015

Parting on Monday

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?


  1. Can you please bottle up some of that amazing energy you have and send it to me? :) You get so much done in a day's time.
    It sounds like you had a really nice weekend. Do you go to visit your daughter regularly?
    My day was spent getting things done around the house- it seems like Mondays are the busiest days here for me because I am catching up on cleaning and laundry from the weekend. Today I am going with my daughter to the nursing home to visit my grandmother. We are going to visit around the time when she is served her lunch tray. We will take some sandwiches for ourselves and "have lunch" with her. We may also sneak some goodies in for my grandmother too- I just made banana bread this weekend and she will appreciate it! :)
    Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

    1. Dawn, I'm sure your grandmother looks forward to lunch time visits from you and your daughter! Especially when you bring her your homemade treats!

      Daughter and I try to visit each other once a month or so. I was just checking air fares for her to fly down for Memorial Day weekend. We are not thinking of these 2 years of being apart as "2 years of being apart"; we are thinking of them as "4 weeks till the next visit"! :D Then it is, "3 weeks, 2 weeks, and you'll be here this weekend! *Happy dance*" :D I know, we are a little crazy!

      As for the energy: I have it some days but not on others. But I'll gladly share what I have with you - I'm sending you the energy bottle! :D

      Have a lovely visit with your grandmother.

  2. I'm glad you made it back safely. My Monday was okay. Work went alright, but I'm always happy to get back home to my son.

    1. Jess, I'm glad to hear that work went OK. And it's always so nice to come home to your baby, isn't it? Even if he is teething and unhappy. Hope he's feeling a bit better. Hope your Tuesday is going well, too.

  3. So happy that you had the lovely weekend with your daughter.. And had a safe trip home.
    No matter how old they are.. it is so sad/hard to leave our children or watch them leave our homes.. I miss my two terribly .. But , like you, am so happy to have that bond with them.

    1. Judy, thank you. We are already looking forward to being together in May! How lovely that you, too, have a close bond with your children. :)


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