I have had a productive day, today.
I had taken the day off work and spent a quiet morning while daughter slept in. I did some paperwork, cut out 3 pillowcases from a piece of satin I had in the stash (not sewn, yet, though), and went on-line.
In the afternoon, daughter and I met with my financial adviser to attend to some paperwork. I want to have everything in place for daughter, should anything happen to me. Afterwards, we stopped at another of our favorite bakeries to buy some treats. :)
After that, we went to the insurance office to add daughter back on my car insurance, so that she can drive me places, as needed, after treatment starts. Or drive herself places, such as the grocery store, when I am not up to it. I had put her on my car insurance when she first got her license, but then, took her off when she went up to Berkeley, as it was not needed (she doesn't have a car up there and doesn't need to drive). But now, she might need to drive on future visits home, so, time to put her back on insurance. We received several discounts for her being a student away from home (had to be studying at least 100 miles away and have no car at school; had to show her student ID as proof of being a student away from home), a good student (had to show proof that she's carrying a full load of classes, her grades and GPA), and for having graduated with a science degree (had to show proof of graduation). She also received a 1 year free membership in the Auto Club with my current membership.
Those were the two most important items on my To Do list for today. I had a few other errands to run, too, but we were both feeling tired by then, so, we came home. The other errands can be done tomorrow. They include buying new phones (cordless) for the house (the ones I have are over 10 years old and do not retain much of a charge - they run out of battery power after less than 10 minutes of use!); getting cat litter; and doing a stock up from the warehouse store.
We had just come home when a friend called, saying she had prepared food for us, please come and pick up! Totally unexpected! And such a blessing! So, I picked a bagful of fresh curry leaves (a type of culinary herb we use in making curries; similar to bay leaves) from a tree in my garden to take for her and daughter included a game to give to my friend's daughter, and we went over. Visited for a bit, collected the food and came back home.
Tomorrow, we'll run the rest of our errands. I've invited another friend of mine over in the afternoon, so we'll pick her up, go to the fabric store (they are having thread on sale and I need some white thread; also, they are having quilt batting on sale for 40% off and I need more batting for the Christmas gifts/Log Cabin Cross wall hangings I am planning to make), and enjoy having some company for tea.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A productive day
- Generous, helpful friends
- Bakery treats!
- Pleasant weather (not too hot/not too cold)
- Getting paperwork attended to
How was your Friday? Did you get all your errands done? What have you planned for your weekend?