|All Nice and Tidy|
I have the day off from work, again, today (once every 2 weeks, I get a regularly scheduled day off; we earn it by working an extra hour a day on the other days). I am very grateful to have this extra day off, which gives me a long weekend every other week.
The first thing I did today, while having my morning cup of tea, was make my to do list for the day:
- Put away laundry from yesterday (hung up overnight to dry) - done
- Do another load and hang to dry - done
- Put gas to the car - done
- Go to the grocery store - done
- Go to the dollar store (right next to the grocery store) - done
- Clean out the fridge - done
- Take the trash cans to curb - done
- 20 mins. of paperwork
I put away the laundry in the morning and ran my errands in the afternoon. I filled the car with gas for the week; gas prices have gone up 50 cents per gallon since I put gas last! It was $3.78/gallon, today.
I was hoping to find terra cotta pots at the dollar store, as I've seen them there, earlier, but I didn't find any, today. Instead, I bought some disposable gloves, toothpaste, and green grapes (2.02 lbs. @ $1.29/lb. = $2.60).
At the grocery store, I spent a total of $27.72, but that included a bag of cat food ($9.99 + tax), 2 boxes of facial tissues ($2@ + tax), a box of small trash bags ($1.79 + tax) and some personal care items ($3.99 + tax). These non-grocery items and tax ($1.78) added up to $21.55. The grocery items I bought were:
1 box store brand pancake mix ($1.99)
1 loaf sandwich bread ($1.29)
1 box store brand saltine-type crackers ($1.50) - I've been craving crackers and didn't have any in the cupboards
1 bunch (6) bananas (2.02 lbs. @ $.69/lb = $1.39)
The groceries added up to $6.17; plus $2.60 for the grapes = $8.77
I put away all the groceries as soon as I brought them in, so no photo of them, this time.
I had a banana and a slice of buttered bread for a very late brunch (eaten at 3:00 p.m.; antibiotics have left me with little appetite), followed by a slice of my chocolate cake, a bit later. I also took about 1/4 of the cake over to my neighbor, to share the calories! :D
Dinner tonight will be some of the roast chicken I made yesterday, with some broccoli.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A clean and tidy house
- An extra day off from work to rest/run errands/prepare for the week ahead
- Chocolate cake
- A sunny and warm day
- Having sufficient to share (the very definition of abundance, in my opinion)
I am looking forward to a quiet evening and video chatting with my daughter. Hope you all have a wonderful Monday.
Your dining area looks so inviting! It sounds like you had a very productive day. I giggled when you wrote that you shared the calories with your neighbor when you gave her the chocolate cake- although now you made me want chocolate cake- haha. I am glad that you get an extra day off every couple of weeks- I think that is a really nice thing for your workplace to do for it's employees. Hope the antibiotics are doing their job and you are feeling much better today. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dawn. Yes, I'm feeling better. So, are you going to make a chocolate cake?Delete
Very nice. I just find something relaxing about having clean areas. It is a never ending work in progress for me. That sounds like a very nice place to work, getting that extra day off!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jess. I am trying hard to have more clear surfaces. Hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of having to go to work.Delete