Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday's Productivity

I was able to get a good night's sleep, last night.  No insomnia since I didn't have chemo.  Went to sleep a little after 1:30 a.m. and slept till 9:00 a.m.

In the morning, I washed the red sari I thought daughter will wear for the graduation.  Hung it up to dry and ironed it.

Red Sari Being Ironed
 The design is worked in a silvery-gold thread.

The Border Design of the Section that Goes Over the Shoulder
Then, I ironed the purple sari I thought I would wear.

Purple Sari Border
It looks blue in the pictures, but it is a deep purple color.

Purple Sari Being Ironed

Except, when daughter saw the purple sari she admired the color in such a manner that it became clear that she would prefer to wear it instead of the red sari!  So, we will switch the saris we will wear!  :D

I told my daughter I was happy she chose to wear a sari for her graduation; she said she chose to do so because she knows I want her to!  When I protested that I never said so, she said I didn't have to say anything, she just knew!  I guess she knows me well!  I do like how we look when we wear saris.

In the afternoon, one of my friends visited me.  She brought me a set of kitchen towels I had requested and then wouldn't accept payment for them.  My present kitchen towels are rather old and starting to tear.  I am looking forward to replacing them with the new towels.  The old towels will be used as cleaning cloths.

After tea, my daughter drove my friend home and then, picked up my medication refill from the pharmacy and a loaf of French bread from the grocery store.  I plan to make some ham cold cuts sandwiches to take for our lunch, tomorrow.  I will pack us a picnic breakfast and lunch and we'll eat in one of the roadside rest areas.

I called my next door neighbor to let her know that I will be leaving tomorrow and to ask her if her husband could take my black trash bin out to the curb on Monday; she said she'll ask him to do so.

Still to do:

- Do the dishes
- Make a list of what I need to take
- Pack my stuff
- Water the indoor plants

Tomorrow morning:

- Pack the car
- Have daughter do the litter boxes
- Make the sandwiches/pack the picnic lunch
- Put gas to the car!
- Road trip!  :D

Today, I am grateful for:

- My daughter being willing to accommodate my wishes
- My friend's visit
- The gift of new kitchen towels
- Helpful neighbors
- Phone call from aunt and cousin wishing me a safe trip

How was your Saturday?



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Carolyn. I am looking forward to it!

  2. Congratulations again to your daughter, Bless. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourselves!

    1. Thank you, Nathalie. She's not looking forward to the 6-hr. drive, but I like driving. :)

  3. I don't wear saris, I don't know anyone who does (apart from you) but I love the beauty and grace of them. They are a real statement of identity. I think you will both look wonderful. x

    1. Thank you, Lyssa. Those 6 yards of cloth can hide a multitude of flaws! :D

  4. Have a wonderful, fun, safe trip!

    1. Thank you, Jess. I'm looking forward to it.

  5. Oh Bless Your daughter is just amazing. Such a wonderful daughter. How very sweet of her to wear the saris.
    And nice of the friend to buy the dish towels for you. The world still has nice people in it. smile.
    My Saturday was not very nice. I woke up at 5am with kidney stones.. I went to ER at 7am. They did CT and I did have a stone [I think I could have told them]. I have had 2 in the past, which were too big to pass and had to have them taken out by surgeon.. I am not hurting today and pray I passed it, But, I have to see my urologist on Monday. Praying it will be gone. It only hurts when it is moving, and last times it got to the opening of kidney and stopped.
    Hope you and daughter have a lovely and safe trip. Don't forget your blanket.

    1. Judy, I am sorry to hear you were in pain yesterday and had to go to the ER. Glad you weren't in pain today. I'm hoping and praying that the kidney stone was passed and you won't have any more pain or have to have anything done. Good luck at the urologist's. I've heard that cranberry juice is good to keep the kidneys flushed. Take care.

  6. You ladies are going to look gorgeous! So glad your daughter is keen to wear a sari, too. It's important to celebrate your heritage, especially when celebrating your achievements.

    1. Thanks, Bushlady. At first, she said she will wear one of her dresses, and I was fine with that. After all, it's her graduation, not mine! But, when she changed her mind, I must admit that I was very pleased! :)

  7. I am the french woman.
    I hope you good days.
    I would like to see a picture of your daugther wearing sari.
    I look forward to reading the narrative of the ceremony.
    My better troughts

    1. Vous êtes française? Moi aussi! J'habite aux USA (Floride). Le blog de Bless est très bon, c'est un de mes favoris parce qu'elle est toujours très positive et moi je suis plutôt négative alors j'essaie d'être plus comme elle. Vous êtes d'où?

      I don't want to be rude so I'll translate what I told Vegevi: I told her that I was French too, asked her where she was from and told her that I loved Bless's blog because she is such a positive person and I'm rather negative myself so I'm trying to learn from her :)

    2. Hi Vegevi, thank you for the well wishes. I will see what I can do about posting a picture of my daughter in a sari. Hope you are having a lovely day. Thank you for commenting. Bless


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