On the last day of November, I took the day off from work.
I slept in till quite late - I guess I must have been tired. But the down side of sleeping in is I lose most of the morning!
For brunch, I cooked scrambled eggs and the shredded potato hash browns my daughter likes:
|Shredded Potato Hash Browns|
I used two medium sized potatoes and hand grated them and formed them into patties because that's how she likes them.
In the afternoon, I ran errands. First, I went to pay my homeowner's and earthquake insurance. After that, I went to Costco for a stock-up - toilet paper, cat food, meal replacement/nutritional drinks, and some holiday cookies, daughter's favorite chocolates, and pastries. On the way home, I stopped at the pet supplies place and bought two 30-lb. containers of cat litter.
All this stocking up makes me feel like I am preparing for a siege! But, I'm preparing for when I am having my treatments, since I've been told to avoid public places when my immune system will be compromised. This way, I won't have to go shopping for cat food, etc. Or ask anyone else to, either. I think it's fine to ask my cousin or neighbor to pick up some groceries, etc., when they are shopping, but I don't want to bother them to pick up cat litter, etc.
Later, I did another load of laundry and cooked shrimp for dinner (along with rice and broccoli). Took the trash cans out, too, to the curb, for pick up in the morning.
Tomorrow, daughter will go back to Berkeley for the week - she has two final exams on Wednesday and then, she'll be back on Thursday night to go with me to my treatment on Friday. Busy days for her.
Today, I'm grateful for:
- Sleeping in!
- A day to run errands
- Being able to stock up
- A friend sending me an idea for a new quilt
- Words of encouragement from friends of friends, who are themselves undergoing treatment.
How was your last day of November?