Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday: Sewing and Gardening

I stayed up till 2:00 a.m. on Friday night, so, slept in on Saturday morning!  I did wake up once, at 7:00 a.m., but decided I needed more sleep and slept till 10:30 a.m.!  I did a load of laundry to start the day, went on-line while I had my coffee, and video chatted with daughter for a bit.  Had hash browned potatoes and a scrambled egg for brunch.

Later in the afternoon, I sat down to sew!  First, I mended two skirts; one needed a stretched out elastic replaced and the other needed a fraying seam resewn.  Then, I cut out a set of placemats, but didn't sew them yet.  Instead, I sewed another nightdress!  I now have sufficient summer nightdresses, so I will move onto sewing something else.

In the evening, I watered the front garden.  Fried rice with chicken curry for dinner.

It was cloudy day and so much cooler as a result.  Some areas received a light rain, according to the news, but we didn't get any rain where I live.  But I was grateful for the cooler temperature.

So, I spent a very relaxed day on Saturday, sewing and gardening, instead of cleaning and attending to paperwork!  Will need to make up for it on Sunday.

Grateful for:

- The cooler weather
- Time to sew
- Phone chats with friends
- Video chats with daughter
- Another new nightdress

How is your weekend coming along?  Did you have a good Saturday?  What are your plans for Sunday?



  1. Do you think it's healthy to stay up to 2 AM? Aren't we advised to stay with a sleep routine, at minimum 7 hours? Are we more productive/sharper doing tasks in the early hours than the really late hours? What does your doctor think?

    We're having extremely hot weather for our region [30C/86F] so media offers keep cool ideas since AC isn't prevalent. We're told to emphasis cool feet by soaking repeatedly in a *shallow pan of cold water, adding ice cubes. Make use of our basements, developed or not, *sweep out an area, add any * folding chair/chaise lounge, a small table from anywhere in home [make one by stacking a few bins topped with duct taped, flat folded, packing boxes]. Store a *flat sheet in the freezer to use on bed just before bedtime, *spray or keep your shirt slightly damp, * keep hair up, off neck, find a way to wrap a small, thin, damp, kitchen type towel turban style around your head or at least on your temple bandana style. Drink as much water as possibe to stay hydrated and use a crockpot/slow cooker rather than oven. They can be plugged into an external outlet. Seniors are advised to use their low cost access to public transport to spend part of their day at the AC malls in the early afternoon which isthe hottest part of the day. Problem is getting back to their home at 4 pm..ish I think, it's so extraordinarily hot!

    1. Hi Hon. 86F is unusually hot for up there, isn't it? Especially if it is humid, as well. Great "keep cool" tips! Hope all is well with you.

  2. So proud you got to sew and enjoy your Saturday. Know your thankful for the cooler day.It has been cooler in our area for the past couple days..Wonderful.. We
    took advantage of it and worked in the garden. . and I did some extra cleaning.
    I stay up at night sometimes and sew or do things I want to get done.. I make up for it the next morning , .It always works out.ha

    1. Glad you got to work in the garden, Judy. I tend to be a bit of a night owl, so, stay up too late!

  3. Hope you all are staying cool. Here in Texas we're back to summer temps. Our "feels like" temp was 109F a few days ago and the humidity has been super high. Fortunately we have central a/c that really helps. Take care!

    1. It was quite hot, today, but I was in the air conditioned office all day, so it wasn't too bad. Came home and opened the windows and have the ceiling fan on. Right now, just one fan is enough. Later in the summer, I'll have the ceiling fan and 2 stand fans on!


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