Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Quiet Tuesday

I've had a quiet, but productive day, today.  I started off the day putting away a load of laundry that had hung up overnight to dry and walking around the garden to check on the newly transplanted plants (they seem to be doing OK).  Paid a bill and kept in the mailbox for the letter carrier to collect and brought in the empty trash cans from the curb.

A bit later in the morning, I video chatted with a friend who lives overseas.  Isn't technology just grand?

Afterwards, I made a late breakfast of fried potatoes, a scrambled egg and some ham, with apple juice to drink.  Lunch, eaten at mid-afternoon (3:00 p.m.), was leftover rice, sauted beef, green beans curry and lentils curry.  Dinner will be a bit later, something light - maybe a peanut butter sandwich and banana. 

After breakfast, I did another load of laundry and hung it up to dry.  I hang everything to dry indoors - most of the clothes on clothes hangers hung from the tops of the door frames (most of the doorways have wood frames) and the rest (towels, socks, other small items) on a metal clothes dryer/airer.  It's been such a warm day that the laundry is now dry and ready to be folded and put away.

Once the laundry was in the washing machine, I settled down to do some office work.  I took a short break to hang the laundry to dry and then, worked until I finished the assignment and submitted it, with a request for additional assignments for the rest of this week.

Later, I did the dishes and sewed on my quilt.  Hand-sewing is slow but meditative and therapeutic, I think.  I recite my prayers, listen to music, think about various things, etc., while I sew.  I am hoping to have it completed by the end of this summer.  
Daughter called once, between classes and work to check on how I am doing.  She was on her way to her last class of the day which ends at 8:00 p.m.  We will video chat once she gets back to her apartment.  Tuesdays are super long days for her, as her first class starts at 9:00 a.m. and the last class ends at 8:00 p.m. and she has work in between.

It is 6:45 p.m. now.  I have closed the windows (I had them open the whole day as it was such a nice, warm day), drawn the drapes, turned on the lights, and fed the cat.  I am debating if I want to make myself a cup of tea or not; I think I will. 

Today, I am grateful for:

- A video chat with my overseas friend and the technology which enables us to do so
- The continued lovely weather
- Letter carriers who pick up outgoing mail while delivering incoming mail
- Time to sew and contemplate
- Completing my work assignment in a timely manner and the technology which enables me to work from home

How was your Tuesday?  Did you have a good day?


  1. Sounds like a nice day! Mmmm ... PB and banana! I slice the banana and put it in the peanut butter sandwich with a little honey. So very good! Maybe it's a Southern thing? Although I don't fry it the way Elvis did. LOL

    1. The PB I used already had honey added to it! :D I have had grilled PB&J sandwiches but not with bananas.

  2. I like quiet days. :)
    I was thinking of you because my brother just sent us a tablet and he put an app for Skype on it- so we can video chat with him. I have never used that before, but he will call and explain it to us. He wants to be able to see the kiddos when they talk since half the fun is watching their facial expressions while listening to them. :)

    1. Dawn you are sure to enjoy the video chatting once you've tried it. :)


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